Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by dewaltdisney, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. dewaltdisney

    dewaltdisney New Member

    Hi all,

    I am thinking of getting a dedicated mortiser to suit my needs as a hobbyist level woodworker. I cannot find anything under £100 so any advice appreciated.

    Muchos gracias

  2. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    The only advise I can give is to NOT buy the mortice attachment to fit a drill press. I bought the Ferm drill & mortice attachment, when they were advertised together, only to find that it was impossible to fit. I tried every bolt combination possible for 3 days before deciding to return it. I then ordered the dedicated morticer (Ferm) & the nice Screwfix lady on the phone said that many had complained about the same thing.
  3. westbrom22

    westbrom22 New Member

    screwfix's one is only a smidgeon over your £100 - - -£109, page 361 in 72b
  4. Ilfordjedi

    Ilfordjedi New Member

  5. herman gelmet

    herman gelmet New Member

    If you are going to do a lot of morticing over the next few years try spending as much as poss. Every wobble leads to innaccuracy, and means more work later on . I got a fairly good one a couple of years ago at axminster. www.axminster etc. It was their own brand, cost around 200, and I still wish I would Have spent. Have you thought of mortice/tenon attachment for router?
  6. Thermo

    Thermo New Member

    Depends on the money you want to spend, but i picked up a bargin on e-bay for 65.00! its worth having a look
  7. harry

    harry Member

    check out the fox morticer at rutlands.
  8. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    look 4 a second hand multico,may b a bit more dosh,but yul never regret buying big boys toys :)
  9. dewaltdisney

    dewaltdisney New Member

    Thanks for your replies which was really helpful. After a lot of browsing I hit on a bargain Draper Mortiser for £99.99, which was on special offer reduced from £170 with three chisels. If any of you are interested this link is worth a look

    Thanks Again
  10. RH

    RH New Member

    Ages ago my local B&Q were selling off all of thier draper morticing chisels at half price, I brought a set, then got the drill attachment from draper online.

    It worked out a bit cheaper than the offer above, but not by a lot. If I was buying them now I'd just get the £99.99 deal.
  11. thehush

    thehush New Member

    I needed one too in a hurry, so tried the screwfix one ....good move on my partdoes the job pretty well in soft wood but it now sits covered in dust as the job Idid paid for a grade A thing though the 16mm chisel didnt fitwell the shank on the drill was short so had too extend it. not bad runner in my opinion for the diyer/occassonal user.

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