Hi there! Well, I have a mess of mortises to cut, and have decided to get a
benchtop mortiser... I've been looking at the Delta and the General Int'l,
and am leaning toward the GI unit.
Wood magazine *just*
came out w/a review of benchtop units and gave two GI
mortisers some good marks - they reviewed the 75-050M1 and 75-050T, the
difference in the two being that the head on the latter unit tilts for
making angled mortises. When I saw that, I said "SOLD!" General's tilting
head mortiser w/a sliding table is 800, and that's a bit rich for my tastes
at the moment.
The kicker, of course, is that *Nobody Knows*
about the "T"... It isn't on
General Int'l's website, and calling the 3 General Dealers in my neck of the
woods, they haven't heard a thing about a 75-050 with a tilting head - they
all refer me to the larger 75-075... so...
The review in Wood Mag had TWO separate General Int'l mortisers, bigger'n
God's Ass, but damned if I can find one. They had it listed for $340,
street price. If you can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate
it. A DAGS comes up empty..
Thanks in advance!
Lakeport, Northern Calif