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General International 5/8" Hollow Chisel Mortiser

Item #829232
$629.99
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4.5

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Product Information:

The model 75-050T M1 is designed specifically with woodworkers in mind, General International's 5/8" Hollow Chisel Mortiser is made with heavy-duty, precision-machined cast iron. The gas head cylinder provides smooth performance through the full 9" chisel stroke. Control rods provide accurate depth and length stops while the hand clamp secures the work piece. Includes sleeves for both 5/8" and 3/4" chisel shanks. Heavy-duty rack and pinion allows the entire head to be lowered to more accurately feed the bit in the work piece. Head also swivels and tilts 180 degrees. Includes 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" chisels. Enclosed, 1/2 HP, 110 V, fan-cooled motor drives chisels ranging from 1/4" to 5/8".

  • Head slides on precision machined cast-iron dovetail ways
  • Head tilts up to 30 degrees left or right for angled mortising
  • Adjustable head height extends working capacity by up to 3” (up to 9” under chisel)
  • Equipped with easy to adjust dual depth stop for complete control
  • Motor 1/2 HP, 110 V, 1 PH, 3.8 A
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    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Easy to use (2)
    • Good design (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional use (2)
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    5.0

    Bench top Mortiser

    By  Sage

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Quality Tool

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Craftsman Furniture
    • Professional Use

    Comments about General International 5/8" Hollow Chisel Mortiser :

    A great tool for furniture making.

     
    4.0

    Best value in mortisers under $1K.

    By  Karl

    from Northern California

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to set up
    • Heavy duty for price
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Front hand wheel is junk

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs

    Comments about General International 5/8" Hollow Chisel Mortiser :

    [...]The hand wheel assembly that holds the workpiece to the fence is a great feature, however is poorly designed and not easy to use, and thus time consuming and annoying . Although the machine is designed to be able to mortise at an angle, I see no way,using the scales on the machine, to accurately set the angle, or even the 90 deg. setting, other than using a square or bevel square. They would have been better off just leaving those scales off the machine. That being said, I just finished a prototype 30" X 80" frame and panel door with twelve mortise and tenon joints. After playing with the machine on scrap and getting used to it's personality, the twelve mortises on the prototype went off without any problems, and all were very consistent. I am considering making a second plunge handle for the machine. It turns out that, on taller workpieces (I was at 5.5"), with the handle in a comfortable position to start the plunge, the handle hits the workpiece before the chisel reaches the bottom of the stroke. I think that a handle with a bend in it would allow the use of the upper handle position, and still put the handle grip in an easy reach position. All in all, the machine is far better, quality and feature wise, than all the other machines in the $200 -$600 range. The extra few dollars for this machine is well worth the price. This machine is "rock solid". I did not purchase the optional stand, but rather built my own out of scrap pine and plywood, resulting in a sturdier stand, with locking casters, for less money. My usage would not justify the machines that are over $1K, if I were going to be using it a few times a week, I would have gone for a more expensive machine. All in all, I think I got my monies worth, and I would make the same choice again if I had it to do all over again. BTW, it was cheaper for me to purchase this machine online, rather than at one of their retail stores. Go figure.

     
    5.0

    Hi Quality tool that is worth the $

    By  Letterpress man

    from Indiana

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Use

    Comments about General International 5/8" Hollow Chisel Mortiser :

    I've used this to make furniture in a variety of woods, and the tool has performed excellently in all cases. Easy to set up and use. Accurate adjustments and quality chisels make the cutting of mortises very smooth. I've enjoyed using this tool and the quality of the work I can do with it.

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