New Addition to the Shop
Got this earlier this month and just got around to calibrating and cleaning it up a bit. It’s a Northtech Model NT-25-3 Hollow Chisel Mortiser: * 2 HP • 3 PH • 230V • 3600 RPM motor * 1/4″ -1″ chisel capacity * stroke of 0-3 3/8″ * Rack and pinion movement of table; * L to R = 10 1/2″ * F to B = 5″ * solid cast iron construction * made in 1999 The Chisels are the Japanese ones from Lee Valley some on this forum have spoken well of. This unit seems to have seen very little use since it was purchased, it’s a real cherry. First cuts before calibration were quite good, have to give it a real trial run soon. Next step is to cut down on the size of the pallet it came on and mount casters for mobility. This will put it a great height as I am pretty tall. So this cuts the square holes; next up is something that cuts slots and that should allow me to address any M&T task that will present itself.
You'll need to get a leather
You'll need to get a leather hat and an Aussie accent, so you can say to the bench-top folks, "That's not a mortiser, (pause) this is a mortiser." ;-)
Good one Ralph :)
First test run it went through white oak like butter.
Very cool. I want one.
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