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Delta 3/8 in. Bench Top Mortising Machine
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Delta

3/8 in. Bench Top Mortising Machine

$313.95 /box

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Accurate, easy to setup and operate, the Delta 3/8 in. Bench Top Mortising Machine is designed for the professional user. Including a multi-position hand lever and rotating mortising head for off-table projects, this machine also has adjustable height for added versatility. Powered by a 1/2 hp, 120-volt, 60 hz single-phase induction motor, this machine produces smooth-sided, burn-feed results. Built to handle your toughest jobs, the heavy-duty cast-iron base with center through hole ensures stability, while an adjustable stop makes repeat mortises easier.

  • Easy and open access to drill chuck for quick bit changing
  • Large cast-iron base with center through hole for strength and stability
  • Adjustable rack and pinion fence and rack and pinion head raising and lowering
  • Mortising head column can be turned 180°s and remounted for off-table mortising
  • Includes: 1 mortiser, 3/8 in. capacity chuck and key, four mortising chisels and bits, tool and chisel holder and riser block
  • 5-year warranty on parts and labor

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IS THERE A VICE THAT CAN GO ON IT

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January 13, 2013
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miami, Fl.
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October 27, 2013
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yes a small drill press vise can be attached. the Irwin drill press vise that is sold in the store fits well on the base and it's $20.00
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A vice? I am unsure what would be held in an affixed vice. The work piece?
There is no suitable area to affix a large and/or heavy component, such as a vice on this machine. There is a fork-shaped clamp which holds the workpiece down to the base of the unit during operation. Other than this, there is nothing attached or other additional part (known to me) designed to hold something else in place.
A vice? I am unsure what would be held in an affixed vice. The work piece?
There is no suitable area to affix a large and/or heavy component, such as a vice on this machine. There is a fork-shaped clamp which holds the workpiece down to the base of the unit during operation. Other than this, there is nothing attached or other additional part (known to me) designed to hold something else in place.
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Is this item available in a store?

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November 28, 2012
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Everett, WA
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July 15, 2015
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No, one can only order on line.
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Wisconsin, USA
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November 29, 2012
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It's possible. It is more likely to be in stock at a brick and mortar shop if it is one of the "high volume" or high capacity stores. Other smaller stores will not have this unit on display, since it takes up valuable space, and they will likely only sell one or two a year.
You can always consider buying it online and having it shipped to your nearest store. Also, you may be able to have it shipped to a
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It's possible. It is more likely to be in stock at a brick and mortar shop if it is one of the "high volume" or high capacity stores. Other smaller stores will not have this unit on display, since it takes up valuable space, and they will likely only sell one or two a year.
You can always consider buying it online and having it shipped to your nearest store. Also, you may be able to have it shipped to a store for purchase. I cannot imagine HD would pass on an opportunity to sell you one of these units.
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max height of adjustment

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May 9, 2016
i am looking to make a table with beard board ends, will this machine fit a 5 inch tall piece?
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May 10, 2016
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It is adjustable and should fit a piece up to approximately 6" in height.
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What is the country of manufacture?

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January 21, 2016
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This machine is made in China.
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3/8 in. Bench Top Mortising Machine is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The choice came down to this or the bench top Jet machine. There are pros and cons to each but t... The choice came down to this or the bench top Jet machine. There are pros and cons to each but they looked largely equivalent to me. The price on this was less which became the decider. In operation I have no complaints. I like the high fence and cast iron base. Very sturdy and stable. I don't have mine bolted down and it does not need to be. Hold down is solid. The depth stop works well. After pounding mortises by hand for years this seems too easy.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta mortiser This came in just in time for a project I was working on. Two days early. It took a few minutes to set up and get adjusted but once I did it worked great. Very happy with this unit.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointed, housing was broken I selected the Delta over the Jet based on reviews and maybe a little on the cost. The package came and the box looked as though it had been properly handled. when I opened the box, everything seemed to be in one plastic bag. The box was so heavy I decided to unload the box piecemeal and carry to the basement for assembly. I picked up the housing and noticed the back was broken off. The package was shipped directly from Delta, and it looked to me as though the sent me an item that had been returned and not checked. I bought the Jet.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great investment for someone wanting to perform repeated quality mortising This unit is solid, and extremely heavy. However, interestingly, it requires being secured to a work surface to perform safely on larger pieces of wood; the weight of the wood and tension from the machine can lead to awkward tilting during operation. The "shelf" on the rear of the machine seems misplaced, but it does not hinder operation. A better holder for the chuck key would have been a minor, yet very helpful improvement in overall engineering. The only complaint I have about the machine is the depth stopping mechanism; it tends to slip and does not connect squarely with the main column, which can lead to varying depth over time. Like me, you may need to really, really secure the depth stopper to have it work flawlessly. Also, the stopper itself needs to be secured in alignment with the holding screw properly; the flat face of the stopper should be aligned with the holding screw, else it may rotate and shift. I do not understand the way the stopper was designed for this device; the bent part of the non-square stopper contacts the top of the column, instead of the base of the device as one would expect. Overall, this machine is an incredible workhorse, and a great value for the price. I wonder about availability of chisel and bit replacement, but the included tools are very well performing. The motor has a tendency to buckle when being fed to quickly into a workpiece; stopping the unit and turning the chuck by hand seems to clear it up easily, but I am curious about why this is so often necessary for such a powerful motor. I would recommend this machine to anyone serious enough about quality mortises to consider purchase. A drill press bit cannot compare to the overall operation and performance of this superior piece of equipment.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not impressed Machine sets up fairly easily, but mine needed some extra attention with the mating surfaces that the head slides up and down on. They still don't line up exactly but it will suffice, almost no play now anyway. The post that the work piece holddown slides on is very rough and has to be pulled up on evenly to get it to move. In spite of what the instructions say, you will need an additional hex wrench for assembly. The lever that moves the head assembly only goes into position 2 ways. One position is too far back and the other is too far forward, making it awkward to operate. This is my first mortising machine but I certainly would have to think that other cheaper brands would be better than this one. Rather disappointed, Delta used to be an excellent brand.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heads above other cheaper machines of the same type. Mortise and tenion work requires accuracy and this machine deliveres. I admit that I have done M&T work by hand before and it is really a choir to make it come out in an acceptable manner. I reviewed other machines and and this machine was the recommended model. Have never regretted its purchase and it is certainly accurate and easy to use.
Date published: 2012-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great mortiser for the home workshop Very useful tool for the home woodworker to make mortise and tenon furniture. Fence takes a bit of time to adjust accurately, but improves as the user gets more used to using it. Great mortiser for the beginner-intermediate.
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is so efficient. I was apprehensive purchasing this machine because of lack of experience on my part. But this mortising tool is so good I will probably make so many more mortise and tenon joints. I am anxious to see how long this mortising tool will last.
Date published: 2012-10-16
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