Shop Fox   |  SKU: W1671  |  Model: G9976
Mortising Machine
Price: $325.00
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    This king of benchtop mortisers is a rugged, high-quality machine with all the features found in the best mortisers, but with none of their faults. The super heavy-duty fence and hold down eliminate unwanted wood movement and "sticking chisels," (an all too common complaint with all mortisers), ensuring accurate and fast operation. The unique swiveling base allows easy off-the-bench operations and opens new possibilities for custom mortises. The precision 1/2" chuck eliminates the need to modify chisels and bits, and the extra height capacity allows the use of stock up to 7-3/8" thick. The all-steel, quick-adjust depth stop is easy to set and designed with a positive stop mechanism to ensure the highest level of repeatable accuracy for repeatable operations. With features like an adjustable length, solid-steel, quick-positioning handle, 8-piece tool holder, easy two-door chuck access, large base, and twin hardened-and-ground columns, you'll see why this is one of the most popular mortising machines on the market!

    Features & Specifications:

  • Motor: 3/4 HP, 110V, 3450 RPM, aluminum finned
  • Adjustable depth-stop rod
  • Hydraulic cylinder for softer releases
  • Double support columns
  • JT #2 spindle, 1/2" JT #2 chuck
  • Mortise to the center of an 8" wide board
  • Mortise lumber to 7-3/8" thick
  • Heavy cast-iron construction
  • Extra long (22") quick-set handle
  • Unique swiveling base
  • Micro-adjustable fence
  • Includes 1/2" mortising chisel
  • Approximate shipping weight: 92 lbs.
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    Both of these items were purchased for a gift, I have the same items and have used and enjoyed them for some years.

    Paul W
    for the price it's a good buy and an adequate machine. 9/16/2017

    This machine does not perform as the instructions say. For example, it says to put the shock absorber in position 2 for stock up to 61/2" thick. This is false. The shock absorber won't allow you to raise the chisel for even 5" stock! I had to put it in position 3 and then add a bed and fence extensions to use the machine. Very disappointed here! also the method of snapping on and off the shock absorber seems cheap, and am assuming it will break soon as it is only made from weak plastic and it's holding up the entire weight of the motor etc.... Also the stroke of the arm, when mortising a 2 3/4" deep mortise into the edge of a 5" X 1 1/2 thick stock, isn't long enough to finish the mortise without hitting the stock. Thus you have to use the cog feature to re-adjust the stroke for every cut. Very time consuming! It does seem to have plenty of power, and for occasional use you can't beat the price. Wish you could fix the above problems and you would have an excellent machine! Currently I would rate this machine as fair!

    Wassil R

    So far been a great tool easy setup and easy to use

    great machine 6/2/2017

    I checked all the wood working sites and read all the good and bad about what they had to offer then I came to grizzly . And they had the best prices and good products. and nothing but good comments from every one about this mortising machine, so far nothing bad to say about it.

    A must have 5/4/2017

    This machine is absolutely a must have for any furniture builder. I was able to cut 8 identical mortises in the same amount of time it would have taken me to fill pocket holes and I ended up with a much stronger joint and the accuracy was superb.

    It is crucial that you read the instructions and get everything exactly squared up and in line. My only complaint is the ball joints used for he lift arm are fragile or I got a bad one as it broke before the lift arm traveled to being fully compressed. Luckily I had an extra with mine in the box.

    Best bang for the buck!!! 1/26/2017

    All parts were accounted for with clear instructions. Side note: make sure you buy chisel bits that fit your machine. There are sets that say they fit all 1/2" or 3/4" collars. This is NOT true as I found out.

    Great tool 1/26/2017

    Excellent product 1/23/2017

    This is my first mortising machine, and hopefully my last. Assembly was simple, although the assembly instructions are not clear. I have only used the machine a couple of times. Setup is straight forward and I was able to create good fitting mortises the first time I used the machine.

    Robert Fuqua
    Very good mortising machine. 11/22/2016

    This machine went together without a problem. The machine is heavy duty and cut a good mortice on the first try.
    I am happy that I bought it.

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