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From FWW #241 (July/August 2014):Street price: $620Motor: 1/2 hp Hold-down: Excellent Clamping: Very good Fence: Very good Table: FairDepth stop: Very goodComments: Includes four chisels (1/4 in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 1.2 in.); tilting head makes it ideal for chairmaking.
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From FWW #178 (July/August 2005):Properly set up and operated, a mortising machine cuts straight, square-sided mortises in relatively short order. The author had eight benchtop models shipped to his shop for a close examination. The most expensive model tested, the General International rose to the top as best all-around. It features a great fence that when moved remains square to the chisel. The standout sliding hold-down is especially easy to adjust. The mortiser has a vise and end stops and is the only one with a tilting head. Compared to most of the other machines we tested, there was minimal chip jamming during cuts.Read the full article, “Benchtop Mortisers,” (FWW #178).
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