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Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table

Item #861204 Rikon
$379.99
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3.5

(5 reviews)

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Product Information:

The Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table offers outstanding table movement and control for boring precise mortises. Like a mechanic’s vise, the machined steel table easily moves left and right and forward and back on dovetail ways. It features adjustable stops for setting chisel depth and mortise lengths. Forward control wheels let you position your work in the precise spot your mortise needs to be, and the powerful 1/2 HP motor will not bog down, even when working the densest hardwood. The table is all cast-iron and machined steel construction.
Includes: Mortiser with Dual Axis Table, 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" Mortise and Chisel Sets, 6" Extension Rods, Tool and Chisel Holder, and User’s Manual with Parts Breakdown. Five-year warranty.

Specs:
  • Motor: 1/2 HP, 120 V, 60 HZ

  • Spindle Speed: 1,700 RPM

  • Chuck Capacity: 1/2" (1.5 – 13mm)

  • Chisel Range: 1/4" to 5/8"

  • Chisel Stroke: 5"

  • Maximum Hold Down Width: 3-7/8"

  • Maximum Height Under Chisel: 5"

  • Table Movement Left to Right: 6-5/8"

  • Table Movement Back to Front: 4"

  • Fence Size: 2" Height x 7-1/16" Long

  • Base Size: 10-3/4" Width x 12-1/2" Depth

  • Weight: 86 lbs.

  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good design (5)

    Cons

    • Underpowered (2)

    Best Uses

    • Home use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    4.0

    Great bargain for the money

    By  What-the-Chuck

    from Pullman, WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Safe

    Cons

    • Underpowered

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table :

    I bought this mortiser for two reasons -- #1 -- it was on sale, and #2 -- it had the excellent moving table. This makes this machine so much more useful than one without. I bought the machine at my local Woodcraft store. It was in pretty good shape, but a couple of cooling fins on the motor were bent. Not enough to re-pack and return to the store. The manual must be updated from prior complaints, because I thought it was quite good. I assembled it in about an hour, and tried out the bits included. People have complained about the bits, saying that they are worthless. Mine were just fine. Nope, they are not the $50 variety -- but I polished up the outside, aligned them in the machine, and they worked just fine. For the price, I thought everything was quite an excellent bargain. I polished the outside of my chisels to 8000 mirror finish with my Japanese waterstone and Workshop combo. This machine is not a $1K mortiser. But it works fine, and when I finally get around to zooming through a bunch of chair legs, I'm confident it will do the job. The dovetail way table is a key feature -- I can't imagine clamping/unclamping the work to cut every hole. With the nice table, you don't have to.

     
    4.0

    Great Machine But Poor Documentation

    By  Tedd

    from Colorado Springs

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Design
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Home Use

    Comments about Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table :

    This is a very good machine but the documentation is very poor. If you are new to a mortiser like I was, I strongly recommend that you Google mortisers and watch a few of the videos on setting-up and using mortiser machines. There are some great ones out there. The documentation says nothing about how to make sure that the chisels are square and while it refers to spacing the chisel above the auger, neither the manual or email support is of any use in figuring out what spacing to use for hard or soft woods. There are resources out there that do that but you are left to your own devices to find them.

     
    4.0

    Not perfect, but a great deal for the $

    By  Paul

    from Appleton WI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Design
    • Solid construction

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Chiselsbits

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table :

    The machine itself is great. Very durable and heavy duty. The obvious flaw is the poor quality chisels and bits. Even after spending a great deal of time sharpening them with a diamond stone, they failed to hold an edge for more than a few holes.

     
    2.0

    Poor Quality Control

    By  woodpro

    from Austin, Texas

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Good Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table :

    Looked used out of the box, with dents, scratches, paint chips and smears and poor overall quality from the factory. Chisels are useless. Installed chisels from my other mortiser and it worked fine. Otherwise the machine works well and has features not available from other manufacturers. Would not consider Rikon on future machine purchases.

     
    3.0

    dril and chisel sets are poor quality

    By  bob

    from wisconsin

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Design

    Cons

    • Underpowered

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Rikon Mortiser with Dual Axis Table :

    drills and chisels are poor quality, very dull, need sharpening before use. one drill was bent so it rubs on use.

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