In this tool review, Roland Johnson puts seven beefy, floor-standing mortisers through their paces and evaluates how they performed. Properly set up and used, he says, these machines will cut straight, square-sided mortises in short order. He compares their motor size, chisel capacity, table size, table travel flexibility, vertical spindle travel, net weight and whether they include a bit set; find out which earn his approval and why.

From Fine Woodworking #159