I'm new to this newsgroup posting, but have a question about setting up a
mortising bit on a drill press.
I am trying to make a set of cabinets and want to use a mortise and tenon
joint. I bought a mortising bit and set it up on the drill press but I'm
having problems with stability. Can someone please tell me how to properly
set up a mortising bit? The chisel comes in contact with the drill chuck and
I have to hold it in place. This doesn't seem right. Is there anyone out
there who knows how and can explain to me the proper way to use this bit?
You have to buy the outfit that holds the bit/chisel set for one thing... both
Delta and Grizzly make them, wider choice of sizes from Grizzly. I think it
goes according to the diameter of quill, which would the collar size of the
jig. It's called a "mortising attachment":
DAMHIKT but when you get the mortising attachment, make sure you have a
piece of wood covering the drill press table (especially that little
hole) while you are mounting the chisel in the mortising attachment.
For some reason that chisel has a nasty habit of slipping out before
you tighten the screw. Dropping it into a nice soft wood a few inches
away is preferred to the steel table top or when that little hole is
lined up properly (you can bet it will be this time) the steel base.
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