Reply by runswithscissors

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Grizzly G7947 well would a mortising attachment work?

View runswithscissors's profile


3081 posts in 2582 days

#1 posted 09-29-2018 11:59 PM

I tried that, and found it a disappointing experience. The problem isn’t the DP’s horsepower—you’re usually not driving more than a 1/2” auger (often less) into the wood—it’s the insufficient downward force you can impart to the chisel. Also, the kit I used had inadequate hold downs for when you withdraw the mortising chisel. Very frustrating.

Actually, that last part is typical even of dedicated mortisers. I modified mine (Delta bench top) with toggle clamps which helped a lot.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics