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Forum topic by TechTeacher04 posted 03-17-2014 03:40 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2014 03:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question chisel joining arts and crafts

I just purchased a Powermatic 701 Mortiser. I have some old bits from a Delta drill press mortiser I am going to use until I can order new ones. Does anyone have any suggestions for high quality bits on this or any mortiser. I am looking for 1/4” and 3/8” to start. Thank you

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 04:00 PM

I would love to know this too… so I have nothing to offer, but am watching intently.

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 05:14 PM

From what I have read so far, Lee Valley make 2 different lines of bits the standard ones are about $15 and the premium are closer to $50.

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 04:14 AM

Haven’t tried them, but Grizzly has Japanese morticing bits that they tout very highly. I just use the standard ones that came with my Delta morticer, and they have been quite satisfactory (using in oak). I sharpen with a conical grinding wheel in my drill, and lap the outer faces on fine wet or dry paper.

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