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Thread: Benchtop Mortiser - Extending Throw.

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    Benchtop Mortiser - Extending Throw.

    I have a Jet benchtop mortiser that has been a good machine but I am running into an issue with through-mortises with the handle hitting the table before I get the depth I need. I can block up the work to get through it but in doing so I am at or above the rear fence that keeps the work square to the table.

    I was going to bend the handle to get more throw but it looks like I risk running off the rack at the bottom.

    Has anyone come up with a solution for this?
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Kris,
    I have a PM mortiser, not a JET. But on my machine, there is an adjustment where the handle pivots that lets me adjust the throw. If you havent already, you might look to see if yours has the same. (Note: It wasnt obvious on my machine - I found thiss feature in the manual.)

    Good luck!
    Fred
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

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    From the manual:

    Usehandletoraisemachineheadtoits
    highest position. The handle is spring-loaded
    and can be repositioned by pulling handle and
    clutchblockawayfrommachineand
    repositioning it on shaft


    Does this help?

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    I just took the handle off and was wondering what the spring was for. Wow. I am a bonehead. Yes - pull out on the handle and re-engage to the the next notch.

    Thank you Fred and Cameron. Looks like I was over-thinking this one.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Kris,

    For the record, we have all probably done similar things!
    Ken

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