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1/2 HP Bench Top Mortising Machine

  • Easy and open access to drill chuck for bit changing
  • Large cast-iron base with center through hole
  • Gas-filled head-stabilizer
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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-degrees 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
  • Gas-filled head-stabilizer reduces motor vibration

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Specifications

Dimensions

Base Length (in.)
16.5
Base Width (in.)
13.5
Product Depth (in.)
16.25
Product Height (in.)
30
Product Width (in.)
13.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
9.8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Mortiser
Chuck Capacity
3/8 In.
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
5
Horsepower (HP)
0.5 hp
Included
Bits
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1720
Minimum Speed (rpm)
1720
Portability
Bench
Product Weight (lb.)
74
Returnable
90-Day
Spindle Travel (in)
0
Swing Distance (In.)
5 in
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Parts and Labor

Questions & Answers

11Questions12Answers

can you mortise in the end of boards? I need to mortise in the end of 7' long 2x6.

Asked by knucklehead April 8, 2019
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I would not recommend it! You will need a Horizontal boring machine! A short cut to this is to mark the area, drill out majority of material and then use a wood chisel to square it up. This is of course the mortise you’re attempting is not very deep!

what is max depth of mortise, stroke on machine with 1/2" bit

Asked by TomS December 27, 2018
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I have this mortise machine and love using it. I tell people all the time I have a drill press that drills square holes. They have to see this to believe it. I have used it many times and I do not know the depth of the mortise this will cute. But it seems to me that 4" might be the max. Oh yes this mortise machine makes the job much better.

What is the max depth of the work piece that can fit under the mortising machine - in other words...

Asked by madmax November 14, 2018
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It is adjustable and should fit a piece up to approximately 6" in height.

What size are the chisels and bits?

Asked by Sandy October 23, 2018
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1/4 3/8 5/16 1/2 One problem. The chiseled for the 1/4 and 1/2 inch did not fit entirely up the shaft.

Can I rent 1

Asked by Mikewoods651 May 21, 2018
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If I rotate he head 180 degrees, could I use it to mortise for square iron balusters. The stair...

Asked by Ken November 23, 2016
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If you are wanting to put square holes in metal, the answer is NO. For that it needs to be done by a broaching machine, or a 20 or more Ton press with a broach mounted on the press. You can buy broaches at machine shop supply companies like MSC, etc... This machine will only work on softer materials like wood and maybe some plastics, like PVC or Teflon, nylon etc...To mortiss with the head reversed, you would have to have the table bolted down onto a bench, or something. The head of the machine is also where most of the weight is.....As far as plunging below the surface level goes, I made a leg for an old dresser with 2" deep mortises, so (without knowing the specifics of your project) you'd have to compare the stroke of the machine to the depth you want to make - you may have to make a riser table to set your material on, and a way to hold it down, like a step clamp set up, or something to that effect.

max height of adjustment

Asked by prc61 May 9, 2016
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With the 1/2" chisel & drill, the height above the table is 4.5" above the table. The smaller size drill/chisels increase that clearance as they get shorter as they get smaller. The 1/4" has about 6" clearance from the table. If you install the 2" riser add 2" to the clearance.

What is the run out specs for the drill? Thanks

Asked by Turboflyer April 5, 2016
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As far as slack in the drill itself, probably not very much, meaning it's as tight, or tighter than most good drill presses. Which is to say probably no more than .010" ...If you need tighter specs than that, you really need a vertical mill anyway, whether a bench top, or a floor mill...What I do know is that once you have the fence set up for your material, along with the hold down fork, this machine does good repeatable work...For instance to make several window screen frames, on one end of your 1 x 3's (or whatever size it is), you can set up a stop so that it's easy to do 10 pieces on one end, then the other end. For the middle mortiss, you'd have to set the stop up so the whole piece sets where you want it to, and it does take a little time to get it right, but once it's set up, you're good to go.

What is the country of manufacture?

Asked by Brenda December 7, 2015
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This machine is made in China.

IS THERE A VICE THAT CAN GO ON IT

Asked by BIG DOG January 13, 2013
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You could, but it would take some adapting to do it. To put a vise on it, and we are talking about a drill press vise, you would have to take the fence off of the machine, and there is no way you could use a mechanics' vise, as they are way too tall. So, you could use a drill press vise, or maybe a cross-feed vise made for a good sized floor model drill press, but again, you'd have to take the fence off of the machine, as well as the hold down fork and post which holds it. Now you could also put the extension in place (making the rack & pinion which moves the fence useless), and use your drill press vise for the fence and hold down.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 36 reviews
  • 86% recommend this product
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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.
by LGM683
8 people found this helpful
This item was easy to assemble and I was pleased...
This item was easy to assemble and I was pleased with the purchase
by greg
Easy to setup ...
Easy to setup
by ROCKLON
A capable machine. This is the second Delta Mortising Machine I have used for building furniture...
A capable machine. This is the second Delta Mortising Machine I have used for building furniture. The first one lasted 16 years. The set of hollow mortising chisels included with the mortiser are not the best quality and I would recommend purchasing good quality chisels and sharpening tools. With careful setup and sharp tools the Delta Mortising Machine is capable of making excellent mortises in furniture grade hardwoods.
by lelmo
5 Star Review
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by Dennis
The machine works very well. Easy to setup and use....
The machine works very well. Easy to setup and use. The adjustments are easy to use and the chisels are sharp. It is fun to make square holes!The only issue was that one of the small screws in the motor housing was missing.Richard
by Richard
5 Star Review
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by Tommy
Tool required some additional time square up the mortiser head...
Tool required some additional time square up the mortiser head unit to the fence. Otherwise it is very well built. I'm very happy with performance of the equipment. I made eight 6" mortises in 15 minutes on my current project. Mortises required very little clean up with chisel.
by Steve
1 person found this helpful
Its easy to assemble it has the power to do the job and its nice and quiet very pleased with it
Its easy to assemble it has the power to do the job and its nice and quiet very pleased with it
by Gumbyg
Machine was well packaged and coated with oil. Assembly was easy. Instructions, all but the riser...
Machine was well packaged and coated with oil. Assembly was easy. Instructions, all but the riser block installation, were clear. Machine is heavy and solid. Machining was a disappointment. The chisels did not fit the head they had to be polished and oiled to get to fit. The fence is 2 degrees from square with the table and chisels
by Ken
1 person found this helpful
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