Axcaliber Quick Set Mortice Chisel & Bits
Axcaliber Quick Set Mortice Chisel & Bits
£28.10 - £67.33 (£23.42 - £56.11 Ex. VAT)

Axcaliber Quick Set Mortice Chisel & Bits

  • Japanese pattern auger
  • Auger bit with a conical point, one cutting spur and a single spiral
  • Lockable collar prevents bit from accidentally falling and allows it to be set quickly
  • Finely ground 3/4" diameter recessed shank
  • Recessed chisel shank for easier removal from the mortice
  • Single spur auger, easy to sharpen
  • Low friction finish on the auger flutes
  • Imperial or metric sizes
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£28.10 - £67.33 (£23.42 - £56.11 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

These chisels sets are made from hardened tool steel (RC64) and the design incorporates an auger with a deep, high ratio flute, which quickly removes the waste chippings from the mortise. The auger bit has a conical point on the end and one cutting spur which is very easy to sharpen with a small file, but the most innovative part is a unique shank collar. Once set and locked in the correct position, it allows the bit to be inserted quickly to a given depth into the chuck or collet of the machine. The result is that the chisel no longer needs to be adjusted each time it’s used. Simply lock the collar in the right place, insert the auger into the machine chuck, set the chisel correctly and it’s ready to start cutting mortices. The collar also prevents the chisel from accidentally dropping onto the cast iron surface of the morticer bed. The flutes of the auger are also painted in a blue, low friction finish, which prevents the waste chippings from adhering to the bit. The hollow chisel is finely ground and is relieved behind the cutting face to make it less prone to jamming when removed from the mortice. The circular shank of the chisel is also recessed in the centre to ensure that any securing bolts do not raise burrs when tightened, which would make insertion and removal difficult. The internal bore of the chisel is also machined to a precise diameter. This minimises the space between the chisel and bit, which reduces the chance of waste material jamming between the two. A deep slot machined in one face of the chisel allows the waste to be quickly ejected from the mortice. There are approximately 40 machining operations in the manufacture of each chisel set. Every one of them is inspected after each stage and rejected if not within tolerance. These bits cut very well, are exceptionally easy to set and are ideal for trade or hobby use, with the proviso that the machine is capable of providing adequate power. Our dry lubricant is also worth applying on a regular basis to all parts of the chisel and bit. This will help to reduce friction and prevent the accumulation of resin, both of which will ultimately improve performance. The auger shank is not hardened and may need to be cut to length (to suit the machine) with a good quality hacksaw blade. They are available in a range of imperial or metric sizes and are supplied in a convenient storage tube.



Shank Diameter 3/4" (19mm)
Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.1 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



2 May 2017

Well made, But !

I bought a 16mm size quick set mortice chisel a few months ago and have only just got to the point of using it. I was very pleased to get the size I wanted, but like the others I found the grub screw protrudes too far and does not go through the 3/4" bushing, rather defeats the quick set feature. I also found that the auger shank was a little on the short side, it could have done with being at least a 1/2" longer. The chuck is only holding on the last 3/8" of the shank. I feel that I will have to fit a sleeve to lengthen the shank to get a more secure grip in the chuck. I am using it in an Axminster morticer. In all other respects, I am pleased with the quality.


12 August 2016

Excellent Product

Very pleased with my purchase and the quality of the chisel/bit. I too noticed that the locking collar would not pass through the bush on the Axminster morticer, then realised that the collar slides off the shank which then goes through the bush and you can replace the collar before putting the shank into the chuck jaws. Will be purchasing more chisels and bits.


20 March 2016

Does not fit Axminster morticer

Have to agree with Phil (re locking collar grub screw) it will not pass thro bush!. So why does Axminster not sort this out or at least give a warning. I took it for granted that an own brand machine would take an own brand chisel/bit.


19 March 2016

Well made

Had same problem as Phil with grub screw on half ins chisel however have ordered two more Chisel's one more half ins and one quarter ins they're so well made and good value for money will go well with my other Chisel's


9 January 2016

Very pleased

Purchased 3 of the smaller sizes, 6, 10 and 12mm. No problems encountered with clearance for the grub screw as Phil, previous 'reviewer' has encountered when fitting the bits into the morticer. Will definitely purchase the 8 and 16mm sizes as when required without hesitation.

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