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5 Amp Cast Iron Bench Mortiser with Chisel Bit Set

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  • 5-amp motor with 1/2 in. chuck provides up to 1725 RPM
  • 4-1/4 in. spindle travel creates mortises up to 3 in. D
  • Mortiser features a spacious 13-1/2 in. x 6 in. table
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Remember when your holes were square. Strengthen your workpieces with the WEN Benchtop Mortising Machine. Our powerful 5 Amp motor provides you up to 1725° rotations per minute, making easy work out even the toughest of woods. The spacious chuck accepts bits anywhere from 1/32 of an in. to 1/2 of an in. (1/4 in. to 1/2 in. for chisel bits), giving you the versatility needed to take on any project. With spindle travel of 4-1/4 in. and a max stock thickness of 4 in. you'll be able to create sturdy and reliable mortises up to 3 in. D. Pneumatic spring head returns easily and smoothly while the spring-loaded fence allows for both fine-tune and large scale adjustments. Spacious table measures in at 13-1/2 in. x 6 in. with a work-piece hold down that accepts boards up to 3-1/2 in. T. The adjustable feed handle rotates freely to prevent collision with your workpiece, springing back into place once you select your optimal start and stop points. The onboard depth stop prevents you from drilling past your intended distance. Spring-loaded protective chip guard easily flips up and down depending on your current needs. This package also includes three chisel bits, measuring in at 1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. in size, along with an extra chuck extension adapter, a 3/4 in. chisel bushing, and a 10 in. x 8 in. cast iron base. Backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, and a friendly customer help line.
  • 5 Amp motor with 1/2 in. chuck provides up to 1725° rotations per minute
  • 4-1/4 in. spindle travel creates mortises up to 3 in. D
  • Features a spacious 13-1/2 in. x 6 in. table and a 10 in. x 8 in. cast iron base
  • Onboard tool and chisel storage maximizes organization while keeping bits accessible
  • Includes 3 chisel bits (1/4 in., 3/8 in., and 1/2 in.) a protective chip guard, a chuck extension adapter, a 3/4 in. chisel bushing, an adjustable handle, a spring-tensioned fence, and a depth stop
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty

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Ratings
(773)
(30)
(3)
(4)
Chuck Capacity1/2 In.1/2 In.1/2 In.3/8 In.
Number of Speeds5 1
Voltage (volts)120120120110
PortabilityPortableBenchPortableBench
Horsepower (HP)0.25 hp0.75 hp0 hp0.5 hp
Spindle Travel (in)2 in4.25 in0 in3.25
Swing Distance (In.)10 in7 in0 in8 in
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Specifications

Dimensions

Base Length (in.)
13.5
Base Width (in.)
6
Product Depth (in.)
13.5
Product Height (in.)
29
Product Width (in.)
22

Details

Amperage (amps)
5 A
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Mortiser
Chuck Capacity
1/2 In.
Color Family
Black
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Horsepower (HP)
0.75 hp
Included
Bits
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1725
Minimum Speed (rpm)
1725
Portability
Bench
Product Weight (lb.)
60.3 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Spindle Travel (in)
4.25 in
Swing Distance (In.)
7 in
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
120

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Manufacturer Warranty
Two-year limited

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Put it right to work! I'm building an "L" shaped set of bunk beds for my grandchildren. The bed h...
Put it right to work! I'm building an "L" shaped set of bunk beds for my grandchildren. The bed has 9 legs all of which have two or three mortises. Bill
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My first mortises were a raging success!! I only needed to cut eight 1/2" wide mortises about 3" ...
My first mortises were a raging success!! I only needed to cut eight 1/2" wide mortises about 3" long and 3" deep and it handled the job perfectly. I do not try to push tools beyond their means and I never have (I take care of my tools). I'm not sure how the tool would stand up to really cranking down on the handle and using more force that required but it cut well in my maple table legs. Do your research on proper use of this tool AND proper height differences of the bit and chisel and you should be fine. My only complaint is the legs I was cutting into were 5" x 5" and I needed to remove the included wood bed to allow enough clearance for the chisel but that is absolutely no fault of the tool. I set up some crude stop blocks to get consistent cuts in each legs and it worked well.
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Started smoking the first time I started it up....
Started smoking the first time I started it up.
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    Needs a better stop for depth. I had to mark...
    Needs a better stop for depth. I had to mark bit to watch I didn’t go to deep
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    This review is based off of the market this was designed for. This machine does not compare to th...
    This review is based off of the market this was designed for. This machine does not compare to the professional machines designed for that particular market. Overall it performs as expected. Good weight ratio and heavy duty components. Power is adequate for what it was designed for. Star rating was chosen as follows: minus one due to the fact I cannot find better quality mortising bits or replacement bits for it. The ones it comes with are not square. The drill bit tip “circle” extrudes from the square bit so you will not get a perfect square. Not an issue if your tenon joint has a shoulder but will be noticeable if doing decorative thru tenons. If you could find better aftermarket bits that fit that size boss then they could’ve kept that star. Minus one more star for not being able to square up the bit to the project without taking a long time. I know it’s not designed for assembly line work but there’s no way to get a true squareness. Again, not an issue with shoulders that hide most imperfections. The base plate ledge is also too high. You will need spacers under your project in order to have the hold down forks work properly when cutting thinner materials. That in turn compromises the squareness of the project. Now if your ingenuitive there are ways around it but this review isn’t based off of the user’s abilities. For as many times that I’m going to use this tool (3-4 per year give or take) it was a good purchase. I can work around the base plate deal. But replacement bits I cannot.
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    Worked great for the money...
    Worked great for the money
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    The mortise machine was easy to set up and it...
    The mortise machine was easy to set up and it die a nice job cutting hard maple. You will need to check measurements often to make sure they’re no movement in the material. Reasonable price for a decent Mortiser.
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    It is okay, but probably should've looked around longer. ...
    It is okay, but probably should've looked around longer. The bits aren't that great, so maybe why I'm not so impressed. The bits like to pull out of the chuck or get clogged and bind. The clamp doesn't hold as well as I would like. The machine was easy to assemble and use once set up (minus) the bit problem. Seems like with more work and tweaks, I might get the machine I want. Recommend with reservations.
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    It's heavier than I expected. I'm sure it will perform...
    It's heavier than I expected. I'm sure it will perform well for my limited needs. Much better than using a chisel.
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