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Single phase morticer needed

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As title says, I'm currently on the look out for a morticer as my old Record one has died. Single phase as I can't be bothered with hassle of invertors (if that's the right techical word) to allow me to use 3 phase machines. 

 

Budget of no more than a grand including delivery.

 

Will mostly be used for gate making in air dried oak or sweet chestnut.

 

Have seen a few Multico and Sedgewick examples recently but don't know much about them.

 

Any advice gratefully received.

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Also be interested to hear other's suggestions here. Needing to get hold of one ASAP.  Maybe someone has a second hand one they could offer.

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23 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

A grand will buy you a chain mortiser which is ideal for making gates 

I've got one of those already that I use for mortising posts for cleft post n rail. Brilliant for what they do and if it died on me tomorrow I'd be out there getting a replacement without any hesitation. The problem i have with them is the risk of tear out and the lack of accuracy. 

 

I'm after something more precise.

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27 minutes ago, Badgerland said:

I've got one of those already that I use for mortising posts for cleft post n rail. Brilliant for what they do and if it died on me tomorrow I'd be out there getting a replacement without any hesitation. The problem i have with them is the risk of tear out and the lack of accuracy. 

 

I'm after something more precise.

Fair comment. Loads on the bay if you look and is it a heavy duty one your after

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2 hours ago, topchippyles said:

Fair comment. Loads on the bay if you look and is it a heavy duty one your after

Yeah, there are a few about on ebay I've been watching. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with Multico or Sedgewick machines so not sure if they're any good or not, or what sort of money was realistic. Some seem very reasonably priced others pretty steep. Was hoping somebody on here might have had some experience over them and be able to advise on what's a sensible price.

 

Yes. After experience with lighter machines I'm defo after a heavier type.

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36 minutes ago, Badgerland said:

Yeah, there are a few about on ebay I've been watching. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with Multico or Sedgewick machines so not sure if they're any good or not, or what sort of money was realistic. Some seem very reasonably priced others pretty steep. Was hoping somebody on here might have had some experience over them and be able to advise on what's a sensible price.

 

Yes. After experience with lighter machines I'm defo after a heavier type.

Multico and sedgewick are 2 of the best machines around so your pretty sound there.I took a look earlier and some nice 3 phase available but stick with the single phase stuff if no 440 volt supply in your place

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1 minute ago, topchippyles said:

Multico and sedgewick are 2 of the best machines around so your pretty sound there.I took a look earlier and some nice 3 phase available but stick with the single phase stuff if no 440 volt supply in your place

Used a Sedgewick during my training. An excellent piece of kit and like so much of the more traditional kit if it gets worn you take out any play with the adjustable dovetail tracks. The Multico was also highly sort after. 

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5 minutes ago, Woodworks said:

Used a Sedgewick during my training. An excellent piece of kit and like so much of the more traditional kit if it gets worn you take out any play with the adjustable dovetail tracks. The Multico was also highly sort after. 

Multico were french build stuff but always sort after 

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4 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

Multico were french build stuff but always sort after 

First table saw was a Multico. Must admit I had always presumed it was British. Either way it was nicely made

 

There is also a Wadkin on the bay. Never used one but cant imagine anything Wadkin make is poor quality. Not sure if they stated single or 3 phase though. Another one to look out for were Smith. Think they later got bought up by Record but they were nicely put together Morticers 

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