Tool Review: 1-hp Mortising Machines
The $1,000 machines are bigger, beefier, and mightier than benchtop models, but there are a lot of differences in adjustment mechanisms, clamps and lever arms
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When faced with cutting a bunch of mortises, a hollow-chisel mortiser cuts straight, square-sided mortises in relatively short order. Compared to drill-press add-ons and benchtop mortisers, the new affordable stand-alone models offer some features that make them practical for serious hobbyists and small commercial shops.