Woodstock International - Benchtop Mortiser W1671
The Shop Fox has an outstanding lever arm, a microadjustable fence, and the greatest plunge depth of those tested.
From FWW #241 (July/August 2014):
Street price: $320
Motor: 3/4 hp
Table: Very good
Depth stop: Good
Comments: Includes three chisels (1/2 in., 5/8 in., 3/4 in.)
Read “Tool Test: Benchtop Mortisers,” (FWW #241)
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 Shop Fox has an outstanding lever arm: Its length makes it possible to cut with less effort, and the arm is especially easy to adjust. This model has a microadjustable fence and the greatest plunge depth of those tested. It’s also capable of cutting long or wide workpieces.
Read “Benchtop Mortisers,” (FWW #178)