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Offline Svar

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Oscillating mortising machine
« on: September 01, 2021, 12:50 PM »
Just came across this. I like that you just need the chassis and can use spindle of your choice (cordless if you want) with bit size of your choice.

« Last Edit: September 01, 2021, 01:00 PM by Svar »

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Offline squall_line

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Re: Oscillating mortising machine
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 02:03 PM »
Interesting, for sure.

The video has a description that "not as slick, but at 1/10 the cost". At least he's not selling plans or kits, as I think Festool's lawyers might have something to say about that...

In the comments, the fence is from an old Duo doweller.  [blink]

Even without that specialized piece, I struggle to believe that the oscillator motor, router, and rest of the setup would run less than $110 USD.

And no dust extraction?  [eek]

Interesting, for sure!

Offline Alex

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Re: Oscillating mortising machine
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 02:16 PM »
Interesting, for sure.

The video has a description that "not as slick, but at 1/10 the cost". At least he's not selling plans or kits, as I think Festool's lawyers might have something to say about that...

Interesting indeed, I would wonder where that would go. It is just an oscillating mechanism, not a full machine as you can add any motor you like. And Festool surely didn't invent the oscillating mechanism.

Offline Svar

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Re: Oscillating mortising machine
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 02:23 PM »
Festool did not invent the concept of oscillating mortising machine. They were around for a long time.


Offline squall_line

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Re: Oscillating mortising machine
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2021, 03:19 PM »
Fair enough.  I suppose Festool's patent is more about the oscillating motion taking place at the head instead of the entire machine.  I tried reading through the google translate version of the german patent, but have other things I need to get done.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Oscillating mortising machine
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2021, 09:15 PM »
But...he forgot to make overlapping passes to make wide mortises (to allow for movement), given that his machine doesn't have the wide/widest mortise width settings! [tongue] [big grin]

Offline xedos

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Re: Oscillating mortising machine
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2021, 09:51 PM »
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In the comments, the fence is from an old Duo doweller.

That is not 1/10th the cost.   

And you cannot count on finding a used one ever.