Mortise douber.

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by tore81, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    Does anyone have this bit of kit.

    Can anyone recommend it.

    Thanks tore
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Have you spelt that correctly :)
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  4. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    I saw that film Mrs Doubtfire.......................
  5. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    Souber mortise lock fitting jig.

  6. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

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  7. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Looks well made, but if you already have a router, then you could just get a lock jig...
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  8. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Seen them, quite clever, but need to set up so time consuming, ordinary lock jig quicker.:)

  9. mr moose

    mr moose Screwfix Select

    If Your doing lots then great ,if just occasional, hammer and chisel.
  10. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    Do you have a router?

    Jig and router all day for me. Minimal setup time and a clean result every time.
    I tend to use a trimming router freehand and finish with a chisel for hinges.
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  11. vivaro man

    vivaro man Active Member

    Tore, yes I have a Souber and I think it's brilliant. Got it for £90 on Ebay and it's saved me so much time putting new locks in, especially in rentals. Just got to keep your eye on the cutting bits when you hit a piece of metal. Need a good corded drill with a bit of grunt to power it.
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  12. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    Yes vivaro it's got great reviews on Amazon etc, but I thought what people think on here.

    I like the fact the door can still be hanging. Often get digi locks to fit and if you drill slightly off can be a ball ache.

    I'm tempted as it looks easy as the door can still be hanging.

    Is set up quick as it looks it on you tube?
  13. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    Yes I do the same for hinges but for putting on locks I don't half a 1/2 router and have to remove the door.
  14. Joe95

    Joe95 Screwfix Select

    Fair point.

    It does look a good product though, defiantly well designed. It looks like it will put a lot of pressure on the drill though, so unless you have a high-torque battery drill a mains drill would be preferable.
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  15. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Souber have range of different width carbide wood cutters for use with the jig.
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  16. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    Got a couple of key pads to fit.

    I have used flat drill bits in the past, bit brutal.

    Any bits anyone can reccomed from the host.
  17. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Be very careful with the spiral woodbits as they can pull themselves into the wood very, very quick
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  18. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    Yes the ones I have a brutal I got away with them last time but I'm sure there is something better.

    Looking at the forstner bits
  19. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Did you buy the souber?

    Any good?
  20. tore81

    tore81 Screwfix Select

    No I didn't JT end of the month I had vouchers to use with Screwfix. Bought the small festool rail.

    I'm getiting the DB at the end of the month! Everyone seems to rave about it. I let you know

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