|Review by plantek||posted 05-28-2012 03:34 PM||2548 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
The 5 star rating is a bit biased since I have never owned or used a mortiser before.
However I can say this machine is fantastic.
I have been wanting to start building projects with through mortises for a while now. But when I decided to build a pair of arts and crafts style ottomans (Still in progress) I made the decision to buy this. I’m glad I did.
So far I’ve used it to mortise (16) 1/2” x 2” and (8) 1/2” x3 1/2” mortises through 2” thick oak (legs for ottomans). Not once did this machine bog down. The cuts were clean and straight.
Set up was easy and there was no need to bolt it to my bench. It’s a heavy unit but well worth the effort.
I’m well versed in quality built machines and for the life of me cannot imagine needing to buy another. This unit is that well built. The only difference between the bench top model and the stand alone is the bench top model does not tilt. However the bench top model provides plenty of room on the base to set up a jig to accommodate tilting the work piece.
More details can be found here: Powermatic
I should be able to post the completed ottomans in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for looking.
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