Delta Enterprise 1/2 HP Deluxe Hollow Chisel Mortiser

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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.
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Product Title Delta Enterprise 1/2 HP Deluxe Hollow Chisel Mortiser
Manufacturer Delta Enterprise
Lowest Price $329.89 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.6 | 11 Reviews
User Reviews
great mortiser for the home workshop
5 Star Review   By thor on Home Depot - Feb 19, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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This is a great investment for someone wanting to perform repeated quality mortising
5 Star Review   By PatentDude on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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This product is so efficient.
5 Star Review   By tjg326 on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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Heads above other cheaper machines of the same type.
5 Star Review   By WarDog on Home Depot - Sep 26, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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Delta Mortiser
5 Star Review   By Sawdust11 on Home Depot - Feb 16, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Arrived in great condition due to being well packed. 30 minute assembly and immediately made a 3/8th inch mortise in hard maple. All adjustments seem to be right on the money from the factory. Would recommend this product.

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Drill press verses Deluxe Hollow Chisel Mortiser
4 Star Review   By karpat on Home Depot - Mar 6, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Hands down the Mortiser is the tool of choice. The direct drive verses belt combined with the long handle leverage makes mortising a much more likable job.

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delta mortise machine
4 Star Review   By bmn47112 on Home Depot - Feb 28, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

delta machinery is the best around. you cant go wrong if you need a specific machine to do your work, you at least better think of delta first.

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Best in its class
4 Star Review   By Handy2 on Home Depot - Jan 4, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

A lot of machine for the money.

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Delta 1/2 HP Deluxe Mortiser
4 Star Review   By member jfontecchio - Feb 11, 2008   

Strengths: This mortiser is a heavy duty piece of equipment. It is a well made, quality tool. It was easy to set up and use including the easy to follow owners manual.

Weakness: None yet.

Although I have been woodworking for many years this is the first mortise tool that I have purchased. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to setup and use. My first mortise joints looked like they were done by a pro(thanks to the machine). The craftsmanship and quality of the product is all that you would expect from Delta. It is a heavy duty piece of equipment and should more that last the life of even an avid woodworker. This piece of equipment has opened up a whole new list of projects that I have avoided due to not having a mortising tool. This tool is a must to fill out a well equipped wood shop and I would recommend it to others.

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Great Tool
5 Star Review   By member johnhst - Mar 14, 2007   

Strengths: Very easy to set up. Took about 15 minutes and was ready to make first test mortise. After half dozen test cuts, I had the feel for how fast to feed the bit and the amount of preessure required.

I have avoided Mortise and Tenon joints for years. Even tried an attachment for the drill press with very poor results. This tool works. Great for the hobbyist or low volume professional. I cut 16 one inch deep and 5 inches long mortises in Black Walnut in not much more than an hour. Chisel stayed sharp and toll performed just as good on the last as the first. Buy it you will enjoy it!!

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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.
Summary
Product Title Delta Enterprise 1/2 HP Deluxe Hollow Chisel Mortiser
Manufacturer Delta Enterprise
Lowest Price $329.89 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.6 | 11 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Color: Multi
grill size: 8-inch
Parent Retsku: B00006K00N
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User Reviews
great mortiser for the home workshop
5 Star Review   By thor on Home Depot - Feb 19, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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This is a great investment for someone wanting to perform repeated quality mortising
5 Star Review   By PatentDude on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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This product is so efficient.
5 Star Review   By tjg326 on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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Heads above other cheaper machines of the same type.
5 Star Review   By WarDog on Home Depot - Sep 26, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

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.

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Delta Mortiser
5 Star Review   By Sawdust11 on Home Depot - Feb 16, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Arrived in great condition due to being well packed. 30 minute assembly and immediately made a 3/8th inch mortise in hard maple. All adjustments seem to be right on the money from the factory. Would recommend this product.

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Drill press verses Deluxe Hollow Chisel Mortiser
4 Star Review   By karpat on Home Depot - Mar 6, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Hands down the Mortiser is the tool of choice. The direct drive verses belt combined with the long handle leverage makes mortising a much more likable job.

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delta mortise machine
4 Star Review   By bmn47112 on Home Depot - Feb 28, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

delta machinery is the best around. you cant go wrong if you need a specific machine to do your work, you at least better think of delta first.

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Best in its class
4 Star Review   By Handy2 on Home Depot - Jan 4, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

A lot of machine for the money.

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Delta 1/2 HP Deluxe Mortiser
4 Star Review   By member jfontecchio - Feb 11, 2008   

Strengths: This mortiser is a heavy duty piece of equipment. It is a well made, quality tool. It was easy to set up and use including the easy to follow owners manual.

Weakness: None yet.

Although I have been woodworking for many years this is the first mortise tool that I have purchased. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to setup and use. My first mortise joints looked like they were done by a pro(thanks to the machine). The craftsmanship and quality of the product is all that you would expect from Delta. It is a heavy duty piece of equipment and should more that last the life of even an avid woodworker. This piece of equipment has opened up a whole new list of projects that I have avoided due to not having a mortising tool. This tool is a must to fill out a well equipped wood shop and I would recommend it to others.

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Great Tool
5 Star Review   By member johnhst - Mar 14, 2007   

Strengths: Very easy to set up. Took about 15 minutes and was ready to make first test mortise. After half dozen test cuts, I had the feel for how fast to feed the bit and the amount of preessure required.

I have avoided Mortise and Tenon joints for years. Even tried an attachment for the drill press with very poor results. This tool works. Great for the hobbyist or low volume professional. I cut 16 one inch deep and 5 inches long mortises in Black Walnut in not much more than an hour. Chisel stayed sharp and toll performed just as good on the last as the first. Buy it you will enjoy it!!

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All the best features and a great price
5 Star Review   By member ruddn - May 30, 2006   

Strengths: Tool-free micro adjustable fence, Cast iron table top, Multi-position lever adjusts quickly without tools, Very good starter set of bits

Weakness: none yet...

I purchased this machine from Amazon for a very good price. I was considering getting a mortising adapter for my drill press but questioned how much it would get used because of the set up involved with such an item. Also, the investment in various sizes of mortising chisels was a big chunk of the money I spent on this machine. This Delta is all about convenience. A micro-adjustable fence aligns your items quickly without tools, a 4 set of chisels gets you working quickly without additional investment, and the multi-position lever can be quickly adjusted to just the correct angle. Bit changes are easy and quick. An integrated chisel holder keeps the right size chisel immediately available. All this wouldn't matter if the performance wasn't there, but the few cuts I have made have been flawless with relatively little effort required. I'm very happy with this machine.

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