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Ben Lippen

Using a mortising bit in a drill press.

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I mean without a mortising attachment. Just the bit and chisle in a regular drill press. Anyone ever do it? Is it safe? Do-able?

I'm not trying to be cheap, just dont have the cash right now for the attachment for my press. I only have four mortises to cut, and I could do them by hand (how I learned). But I was thinking a 1/2" bit and chisle is only like $15.00, and could save me some time.

 

What says you guys?

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View PostHow would you keep the chisel from spinning?

 

That's what I was thinking, you could rig up your own fence and clamps, but you definitely need the chisel holder that clamps on the drill press spindle.

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View PostThat's what I was thinking, you could rig up your own fence and clamps, but you definitely need the chisel holder that clamps on the drill press spindle.

 

 

Yeah. Like I said, a dumb idea.

Didnt think it through.

 

I'll do 'em the usual way.

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View PostTo bad you weren't closer, I have one of those drill press setups that I never use.frown.gif

 

I've seen your plug drawer, I'm sure we could work something out. cwm40.gifwink.gif

 

 

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Ben I dont know what you project look's like but..A router bit in a router table..just make a few passes to get the depth...

 

Drop the work into the bit & mark off you start & stop point..

before I had a mortise machine that's how I did it...

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