Woodtek - Benchtop Mortiser 138-224
The Woodtek has many solid features, including a vise, end stops, toolless adjustment, and a long lever arm that makes for easier cuts.
Long Handle and Big Motor
From FWW #241 (July/August 2014):
Street price: $550
Motor: 1 hp
Clamping: Very good
Depth stop: Good
Comments: Long handle and big motor make mortising easy.
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. Running around $100 more than most models tested but $100 less than the General, the Woodtek with its many solid features qualifies as the best value. It has a fence that when moved remains square to the chisel, a vise, end stops, and toolless adjustment. Its sliding hold-down is easy to adjust, and its long lever arm makes for easier cuts. Finally, there was minimal chip jamming during cuts.
Read “Benchtop Mortisers,” (FWW #178)