|Item Weight||77 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||22.4 x 18.6 x 16.4 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||14-651|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||2 Years|
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DELTA 14-651 Professional 1/2HP Bench Mortising Machine
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- Easy and open access to drill chuck for bit changing
- Large cast-iron base with center through hole
- Adjustable rack and pinion fence and rack and pinion head raising and lowering
- Mortising head column can be turned 180 degree and remounted for off-table mortising
- Adjustable fence and hold down; Adjustable dovetail way on mortising head
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Easy to set up and operate, the Delta 14-651 1/2-Horsepower Mortiser is specially designed for the professional user and includes a multi-position hand lever and rotating mortising head for tricky off-table projects. Capable of punching smooth mortises in a range of stock--including hardwoods--this professional bench mortising machine is a must-have addition to any shop.
Multi-position hand lever provides the extra torque needed to mortise especially hard woods.
Heavy-duty cast-iron base provides stability and control. View larger
Setting up the 14-651 is a breeze thanks to features such as the easy-access 3/8-inch-capacity drill chuck and adjustable rack-and-pinion fence. A height attachment increases the mortiser's capacity by 1-3/4 inch, and if you still need more height, you can simply turn the 14-651's head 180 degrees to mortise off-table.
Engaging and releasing via an efficient rack-and-pinion system, the 14-651's head features an adjustable dovetail option for intricate jobs. The lever locks down and is long enough to provide that extra torque you need to mortise especially hard woods.
Robust Motor Guarantees Professional Results
Powered by a 1/2-horsepower, 120-volt, 60-hertz, single-phase induction motor, the 14-651 produces smooth-sided, burn-feed results. The mortiser features a feed speed of 1,725 RPM and a multi-position feed lever for matching the correct position to the job.
Additionally, the adjustable depth stop locks down, so you don't have to worry about cutting too deep, and a chuck key/hex wrench simplifies bit and chisel changing.
Stable and Sturdy for Tough Jobs
Stable and sturdy, this machine measures 22.4 x 18.6 x 16.4 inches (WxHxD), weighs 77 pounds, and includes a heavy-duty 16-3/4-inch by 13-1/2-inch cast-iron base with center through hole, as well as a two-piece safety fence.
The 14-651 arrives with a tool-and-chisel tray, a multi-position feed level, and a gas-filled head stabilizer for smooth, steady operation. Also, four mortise chisels and bits in 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, and 1/2-inch increments are included, so you have everything you need to get started.
What's in the Box
Mortiser; 3/8-inch-capacity chuck and key; four mortising chisels and bits; tool-and-chisel holder; and riser block.
From the Manufacturer
The Delta 14-651 bench mortiser is key for woodworking, cabinetry, furniture and boat building. The 1/2 HP motor and 3/8-inch capacity chuck mortises hard and soft woods. It has four chisels and bits (1/4-inch x 1/4-inch; 5/16-inch x 5/16-inch; 3/8-inch x 3/8-inch; 1/2-inch x 1/2-inch). A cast iron base, adjustable fence and head ease adjustments between projects. 9 3/8-inches under head to base with a 5-inch stroke accepts multiple sizes assemblies and stock. The head can be turned 180 degrees and re-mounted for off-table mortising; the height attachment adds 1-3/4-inch under the head delivering excellent versatility in the shop. An adjustable stop makes repeat mortises easier. The tool comes with chuck key/hex wrench for bit/chisel changes.
Top customer reviews
1. This does a good job of cutting machine mortises, and I will use it whenever I have a blind, not through mortise, which will be covered by a shoulder. Most of my mortises are not through mortises and are covered by a shoulder, so this works fine and is amazingly fast compared to hand cutting. Even with a deep scribe cut the mortises are a little rough to be left visible. Although this doesn't produce the quality of large expensive machines or hand cut mortises, it is a welcome addition to the shop for blind mortises covered by a shoulder. It's a bit of a challenge to get the chisel parallel to the fence, so I lower the head down, put a straight edge between the fence and chisel, and CAREFULLY tighten the chisel down trying to keep it square and parallel to the fence.
2. The quality of the chisels and bits was disappointing. The chisels in particular had turned over burrs on all the cutting edges. All of them needed to be cleaned up with a diamond file before they would cut without excessive pressure. Do yourself a favor and clean up the cutting edges before you use them. I'll probably buy a better chisel set, but these are functional after sharpening. I expected better from Delta, but this was easily fixed.
3. The two hold down legs that support the work are NOT parallel to the base. When adjusted to touch the wood at the inside towards the base these is a gap of about 3 - 4mm on the ends towards the operator. I had intended to mill the arms down to be parallel to the work piece. However , after using this for awhile decided I like them as they are. I cut two wood shims / wedges and put those wedges between the hold down arms and the work piece to clamp the work down. It's much quicker to pull the shims to re-position the work, and the shims hold tighter than just the arms.
4. A really minor issue, I dislike the chuck key with the safety pin that pops the key out of the chuck so you can't leave it in accidentally. Access to the chuck is not really easy with the housing and door, adding that 'safety' pin is not user friendly when attempting to precisely adjust the position of the drill inside the cutting chisel.. I will be grinding off the spring loaded safety pin so the key doesn't pop out if I relax inward pressure on it.
4. This is a good solid machine. It's heavy enough to feel solid when in use and has enough power to cut hard maple and oak with appropriate feed rates.
I like having this available and it is a good addition to the shop.
But, I am a mech engineer. I can take a pos and make a sweet machine out of it. Which is what I will be doing in my spare time. The chisels are crap. You will need to properly grind the cutting edges of the drill, then polish the flute sides smooth. The chisels, hmmm, pretty bad. Rough sanded, dented and the cutting edges are very burred. I spent 3 hours just getting one chisel set to cut smooth and eject chips.
Out of the box, you will get very ragged cuts, if you can even get them to cut. The gibs and ways are terrible, so forget about the lift spring pushing the head back up.
In summary; if you have skills in tweaking machinery, the machine itself is a good one for the money. If you don't want to hassle with making good chisels out of bad ones, buy a decent set of chisels. One of my favorite hobbies is making a better mouse trap so this one is perfect for me.
plastic handles on fence tightener screws are flimsy. Defective manufacturing.