Folks, before my father passed away, he had purchased an AMT mortise
attachment for his drill press, a 3/8" mortise chisel and drill bit,
and some sort of fence attachment. Unfortunately, I do not have any
instructions on how these may work together. Does anyone know, or
perhaps can point me to a website where I may obtain instructions on
how to attach the mortise attachment to the drill press? The fence I
can figure out, it looks as though it has two round arms that would
hold the work in at the fence for support, but I'm not sure how to
attach and adjust the drill attachment, nor how to adjust properly the
chisel/bit combination. Thanks so much in advance, Richard
The Delta manual should help you understand how to set it up, but
do be careful with that chisel. As far as I know, AMT was the only
manufacturer whose chisels are 3/4" where they attach to the chisel
holder. Everybody else's were/are 5/8". I don't know where you'd
ever get another.
It is alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking
which we are supposed to use for posting
larger files like pictures etc. If your
internet provider doesn't carry it, I guess
I could "sneak" it in here.
Let me know.
Lou, I found some woodworking pictures on xusenet, but there were like
~900 pictures there. How would I be able to know which one has your
document? If you post it here, I will download it and you may delete
it thereafter, or please let me know how I might be able to retrieve it
from xusenet, thanks so much! By the way, I did download the
delta instructions, but I don't think that I have all the parts that
are listed in the Delta pdf file. I have the chisel holder that gets
attached to the drill press, the chisel and drill bit, and the fence.
I wasn't real clear on how to attach the chisel holder to the drill
press, and I have no alignment pin, as is illustrated in the delta
file, but I suppose that I could just put a drill bit into the jacobs
chuck, to align it. At any rate, thanks for all your help, Richard
Thanks so much, Lou, and everyone else for your insight and help. I
did successfully receive the instructions, and will try to get this
going. I have a Delta/Rockwell radial drill press (which was dad's),
and I'm not at all sure that he got it to work, nor am I sure that I
have the little rubber ring mentioned in the instructions. I guess I
have to extend the quill, then clamp the mortise guide attachment to
I don't really know how much dad spent on this stuff, but Harbor
Freight has a mortising machine for ~$100.00 (with 20% off coupon), so
I'm not willing to spend much money on getting this attachment to work,
when I can purchase an entire mortising machine with several
chisel/drill sets for that price. Thanks so much again, Richard
I'm glad you finally got it. FWIW, I paid
around $250 for the floor model AMT drill
press and $35 for the mortise attachment.
This was about 15 years ago.
A couple of years ago, I finally sprung
for a delta bench top mortiser, so I don't
use the drill press for that task anymore.
The 3/4 inch shank makes getting chisels
& bits too difficult for the AMT.
Well, Lou, I removed the drill stop collar from the Rockwell/Delta
radial drill press, and the mortise attachment fits on the quill
precisely! Now the next thing that I need to do is put something into
the chuck, in order to help center the mortise attachment, then replace
that with the drill bit and the chisel, and it looks as though I might
be in business!
If I used a bushing that was 1/16" thick, wouldn't that work? :-)
loutent (in 220120061451406265% email@example.com) said:
|| Thanks so much, Lou, but what is ABPW? Please let me know so that
|| I may download your instruction sheet, thanks, Richard
| It is alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking
| which we are supposed to use for posting
| larger files like pictures etc. If your
| internet provider doesn't carry it, I guess
| I could "sneak" it in here.
Ouch! More warning please, so I can at least tell my poor, brain-dead
client to ignore additions to the thread.
BTW, only parts 0, 1, 2, and 5 made it through news.qwest.net
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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