A local cabinet shop bought the equipment from another shop that closed,
kept what they wanted and had a auction today for what was left. I wish I
would have had more space & money. Anyway I bought a Shop Fox mortiser (with
the switch missing) and
a new set of 4 chisels for $100.00. Brought it home and rigged up a temp.
switch and it
works. It came with a 3/4 chisel in it and the sleeve that was in it
wouldn't fit the
Shop Fox Chisels.Figure the switch and sleeve shouldn't cost much. Not sure
compares in quality to a Delta or Jet but think I did ok. Shure would have
liked to have gotten the Jet 14" bandsaw that went for $210. or the Jet
Shaper that went for $235.
I purchased a Shop Fox Mortiser (new) about six months ago. I have been happy
with the results, although I have found that I usually need a riser block under
the work piece to be able to stay above the hold down post (even the short one)
for narrow work. I have done projects with through mortises and blind mortises.
I doubt that this is unique to Shop Fox, but the though mortises suffered minor
tear out on the bottom of the hole. In the future, if at all possible, I will
stay with the blind mortises.
New Eagle, PA
same with my Multico. In addition, I have to use additional clamps to keep
the piece being mortised from rising as I withdraw the chisel.
to be able to stay above the hold down post (even the short one)
again, same with my Multico. I found incising(with a sharp marking knife)
the bottom side in the outline of the mortise will prevent much of the
Me, I have been able to just cut the mortise 60% through and then flip
the workpiece over and cut the remainder from the other side. No tear
I use the Shop Fox too, but didn't get it for $100! You suck ...
Charles Jones -- Loveland, Colorado
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