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Amt mortising machine information needed

I can't seem to find any information about this anywhere online. A friend has it for sale & not sure if its worth his asking price. Are these decent quality or is it something i should pass on? Its a amt mortising machine model 5130. Any information is greatly appreciated.
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AMT has been out of business for longer than i can remember.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-14-2019, 05:36 PM
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What's he askin' ....

https://offerup.com/item/detail/459616502/


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMT-Perma...-/292458247406


That model is discontinued, it's been replaced by this:
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoind....aspx?id=10679






Looks a lot like this one:
https://woodworker.com/12hp-hollow-c...su-876-775.asp


https://www.google.com/search?client...30.z12fyl9TRHU




https://www.finewoodworking.com/tag/...floor-standing

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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I saw the 5131 you have the link to. They look similar. I found a site that had amt catalogs & adds from the early 70's through the 90's & it's not even listed. Thought maybe there was someone out there that had or has one that could give the pros or cons on the 5130. He said it wasn't used much & everything works so the $150 he's asking might not be bad.
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They are a simple, basic machine ...

You can't get a more basic machine, except maybe a drill press. The round drill fits into the chuck, a square holed brace secures the chisel.
A large gear rack and pinion move it up or down. An adjustable clamp holds the work down... very few moving parts to break or wear out.


Here's some advice based on my experience with making mortises. I own a 3/4 HP Powermatic bench mortiser, one of the best on the market. When I had a slew of mortises to make for a Mission quilt rack, I used a router with a self centering jig I built myself because it was so much faster and easier. I had to square up the corners, but that went quickly with a sharp chisel. I don't plan on using the Powermatic much ....... The larger the mortise, the more force it requires to chisel the first hole. Succeeding holes adjacent to the first one are easier. Watch some you tubes on the process.

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