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Gary H

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Today in work I salvaged a bench drill - bound for the skip, would you believe!!. So I took it apart and brought it home. It's a Meddings Popular 13mm chuck, 5 speed (500-3200 rpm), 1/3 hp.

My question is does anyone know if the morticing attatchments that are available will fit, and are they any good? I know it's best to have a dedicated morticer but I have neither the funds or space ATM.

If anyone has any experience with either the drill or the 'morticing converter thingies' any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I can provide a pic if necessary..

Ta muchly

Gary
 

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No idea about attachments but Meddings drills are still made and somewhat Rolls Royce-ish compared with the typical Chaiwan import. If it is in good nick you have a winner!
 

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Really?? Yep, it's in good nick - just needs a bit of a clean up.It was in the steel shop originally.
It's damn heavy - I know that much - due to the cast base and table.

Cheers Chris I'll look around for attatchments..

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Gary
 
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I think the main factor in fitting a mortise attachment is the depth between the chuck and table and of course the part above the chuck where the mortiser attaches.
 

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The length of the morticing attachment from quill to tip of a 1/2" chisel is 12" They do come with adapters for yoke to quill fitting,I had one made to fit my D/P as I must have got a odd size quill.
One drawback of using a attachment over a dedicated morticing m/c is the short leverage on a D/P for the plunge, other than that it suits me.

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Gary H

Not to sure whether the standard motising attachment would fit you drill, but i have somewhere in my workshop a mortice attachment for a drill. it has only been used once and that was when I fitted it to my pillar drill for the inital tryout.

Eventually I will be moving to the bench type model although don't do many M/T joints at the moment.

The good news for you is that if its fits you are welcome to it, its a free gratis thing.

Waka
 

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I bought the morticing attachment from screwfix along with the pillar drill they adverticed as a set. I spent 3 days trying to get the attachment to fit. the bolts to hold it in place were interferring with the bolts to hold the work in place. I returned it & bought a dedicated morticer. When I phoned about it the lady on the phone said that a great many were being returned for the same reason.
 

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Luckily this one is not from Screwfix. If I'm not mistaken its from delta, purchased in Canada.

Regarding set up, it took me about an hour before I was making good tenons.

Gary H, you'll have to pick it up.

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As you can see from the photo (I think its showing now) I don't use those J shaped hold downs that came with the attachment, don't see any need.

Takes me 1/2 to set up, far quicker than using hand tools.
 
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