Do you guys chop out the mortises rounded ends or what's your pleasure? do those little gadgets for chiseling corners work? I saw 4 different kinds at a WW show and couldn't see how you locate it over the work precisely. And how deep do they go? Is it far better to have a chisel narrow enough to chop down the end of the mortise? If I'm only going to CLEAN a mortise, but not create it with a chisel, do I buy a different chisel type than a mortising chisel?
I want to do mortising the easiest way (read fast) and accurate, without buying expensive dedicated tools. Am I going in the right direction to consider using upcut spiral bits in the router table, clean out the ends and either make a tenon or make 2 mortises and make loose tenons? There's lots of choices but I just feel there has to be a "best" way.
Thanks, as always!