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    DSCN2803.jpg Doesn't cut square ends, ( Maka does those and is pretty versatile ) but this is what gets used the most. Bacci oscillating. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kumm View Post
    ( Maka does those and is pretty versatile )
    I think Darcy has/had a Maka..., if he has pics maybe he will share them, that is if my memory serves me correctly and it was him that I am thinking about.

    Back to the HCM for a moment, Joe made a good point in that most benchtops have relatively poor clamping ability and most don't have an X-Y table at least not a geared one. That is one thing even the entry level floor models tend to do much better.
    5,306 miles from where the greatest things with 4 wheels are born
    5,328 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels are born
    5,301 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels and a band are born
    Seems to be more than a coincidence to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter gagliardi View Post
    I have had a pro shop for about the last 20-25 years.
    I have never needed, or wanted to make a 3/4" or bigger mortise.
    Ever.
    Unless you are doing true timberframing type work with 1 1/2" and 2" mortises being the standard, but then that is always green wood, very large timber, and done with a drill, mallet and chisel.
    Even thick doors 2 1/4" - 3" are done with dual 1/2" mortises, leading to a much stronger joint than only 1 joint that is 3/4".
    Peter, we did 1" lock mortises for entry doors on the Maka for a while. We do these after assembly so it was awkward. The Maka will do a 4" deep X 1" X whatever width mortise in white oak very quick and accurate. We now have a portable Mafell chain for this. The Wadkin HC came with a 1" chisel that I tried in white oak. Granted the chisel was not at its best but it seemed to take a lot to cut into oak. Probably a automatic HC is better for large mortises on a production basis vs a standard HC.
    Last edited by Joe Calhoon; 01-10-2017 at 9:23 AM.

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    I have a Hitachi portable chain mortiser for big stuff. A single plunge makes a 3/4 x 2 1/8" mortise up to 7" deep. The tilt/ side shift mechanism allows me to make a mortise up to 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 without releasing the clamping mechanism up to 7" deep in about 4 minutes.

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    I'm didn't have huge stuff in mind, I've cut twin 3/4" mortises in 4x4 timber, and I would imagine that would be manageable on a floor standing HCM. I do it on the floor with a tataki-nomi....so I'm a floor sitting solid chisel mortiser.
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

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    Mark Hennebury at solidwoodmachines.com does the most beautiful Maka restores I've ever seen. The electricals alone are a work of art. There are a few rebuilds on his site and on canadianwoodworking. Dave

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    It's difficult to video and run some of these things but, here is my Maka

    https://youtu.be/gDLEuyOEDdQ

    Here is my Festo CM

    https://youtu.be/AdGYI85CAoQ

    None of my Wysong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy Warner View Post
    here is my Maka

    Thanks, especially the Maka, most haven't seen a Fein Multitool on steroids in action.
    5,306 miles from where the greatest things with 4 wheels are born
    5,328 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels are born
    5,301 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels and a band are born
    Seems to be more than a coincidence to me...

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