|John Baddeley||09/03/2014 20:37:18|
|53 forum posts|
I have owned a 439 for a while now, and always wondered about the attachment for mortising. I can't find any info on using one.
(Obviously, it came with no instructions; if any are available, please point me to them.)
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Yes John you are correct in your assumption, there are special cutters for it. I have not used one myself but have seen one in use. If I remember correctly it consists of a small table that bolts on to the side of the machine. This table can be moved horizontally by means of a handle to plunge into the cutter and then moved from side to side to cut the mortice. The cutter screws onto the end of the cutter block spindle. I am afraid I can't help with any instructions though sorry.
|John Baddeley||10/03/2014 00:40:06|
|53 forum posts|
Thanks Mailee, you're right - two levers move the table (to plunge and move sideways).
Mine came with a chuck (just like on a drill). Presumably an end-cutting spiral cutter would suit.
Does anyone else have any info/experience, please?
|John F||10/03/2014 22:59:15|
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I have one of these and yes they do/did come with a spiral cutter to make the mortise, they work reasonably well with a little care but of course you need to clean out the corners with a chisel.
If you PM me with your email I think I have a PDF of some instructions for these units.
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