|Q: What is included in the price of the DBB Morticer?|
A: Every DBB Morticer Kit comes in a heavy duty case, the jig of your choice, self centring or adjustable stops, drive shaft, one 18mmwood cutter and an instruction manual.
|Q: Are there any additional and special accessories for the DBB morticer?|
A: Yes. We provide spare parts for each individual piece of the Morticer – see our section on Spare Parts for the full list of our off-the-shelf replacement parts.
|Q: Are there any instructions with the DBB Morticer?|
A: Yes. We provide a comprehensive instruction manual that is complete with illustrations and written instructions. It is an easy to follow guide for either the novice or for the experienced professional.
|Q: What cutters come with the Jig?|
A: One wood cutter. Ask your supplier for precise details and other options.
|Q: What are the cutters made from?|
A: Mortice wood cutters are carbide tipped. Plunging and aluminium cutters are HSS.
|Q: Can the wood cutters be re-sharpened?|
A: Yes. The instruction manual provides advice and instructions on sharpening.
|Q: Can I plunge with the wood cutters|
A: Yes, four (4) sizes of plunging cutters are now available.
|Q: How deep can the Jig cut?|
A: 90mm with the Standard shaft (100mm without depth stop)
170mm with the Long shaft (180mm without depth stop)
Longer shafts are available as a special order.
|Q: What is the bearing system?|
A: These are sintered bronze bushes impregnated with oil
|Q: How long do the bearings last?|
A: Typically, they will last 2-300 lock installations
|Q: Are replacement bushes available?|
A: They are available, but require specialist equipment to replace. We suggest ordering a housing kit instead which comes pre-assembled and takes just a minute to change over.
|Q: What thickness of door will the jig suit?|
A: Standard morticers will suit doors up to 55mm thick. For doors 55mm+ use the DBB/HK/S
Offset Morticers will suit doors up to 95mm thick, but this jig is not self- centring!
|Q: Will the jig work on aluminium?|
A: Yes, there are 4 cutters for aluminium doors. See the leaflet for precise details.
|Q: Do you have cutters for steel doors?|
A: No, not at present, but we have plans to develop some.
|Q: Do I have to keep re-setting the jig when I take it off the door?|
A: If the locks and door thicknesses are the same, you can use the tube clip at the top to create a ‘datum’ for repeat work. Simply slide the clip down to the top clamp. This will enable the user to cut identical holes without any re-setting.
|Q: Does the Jig come with a drilling machine?|
A: No, you have to provide your own.
|Q: Is there a recommended Drill specification?|
A: 800 Watt, 13mm (1/2″) Chuck and 2-3000 rpm is an ideal drill, but not SDS. Impact/hammer must be set to ‘off’.
|Q: Can the jig be used to install electric locks?|
A: Yes,there are two (2) long drills and a long drill adapter to drill through the door for lock cables.
|Q: How do I prevent the knots in doors forcing the long drill off-line?|
A: Both Long Drills use special geometry so that it wants to stay on line. Our instructions explain how to keep the drill central.