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Mortise Machines

For the serious wood worker a mortising machine is a great tool.

A mortise machines allows a wood worker to get accurate and tight mortise and tenon joinery with a dedicated tool. Although there are other ways to get great fitting joints a mortiser is designed just for the job.

A mortiser works much like a drill press but it uses a chisel bit to drill square holes. In the center of the chisel is a bit, the bit removes the material and the chisel squares up the hole.

The difference between the mortiser and a drill press with a chisel bit is in the design. A drill press doesn't have a gas cylinder that provides a smooth operation. This allows the mortiser to push the chisel through the wood. Combined with the longer operating arm there is enough torque to remove the wood even while using the largest chisel bits. A drill press simply won't handle this type of work.

The table set up is also designed for precision and has micro adjustments. Stock is held flat against the table with hold downs. This prevent stock from being lifted as chisel is lifted.


General 5/8" Bench Top Mortiser5/8" Mortising Machine

  • Size of table: 5" x 7-1/2" (127 x 191 mm)

  • Size of base: 7-1/2" x 11" (191 x 280 mm)

  • Overall height: 27-1/2" (699 mm)

  • Spindle speed: 1720 rpm

  • Motor: 1/2 hp, 115 v, 1 ph

Read more about the 5/8" Bench Top Mortiser. Click Here

General 1" Tilting Head Mortising Machine 1" Mortising Machine

  • Size of table: 7-5/16" x 18" (186 x 458 mm)

  • Size of base: 12" x 17" (305 x 432 mm)

  • Table movement longitudinal: 14-1/2" (368 mm)

  • Table movement lateral: 3" (77 mm)

  • Overall height: 38" (966 mm)

  • Spindle speed: 1720 rpm

  • Motor: 1 hp, 115/230 v, 1 ph

Read more about the 1" Tilting Head Mortiser. Click Here

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