Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer
Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer
£295.40 (£246.17 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer

Code: 501252

  • Bushed to take 3/4" shank mortice chisels, mortice auger chuck included
  • Integral material clamp with multiple positions, can clamp tapered work
  • Lateral table movement 100mm, longitudinal movement 40mm
  • Table slides on dovetails with adjustment to remove play
  • Multi-position depth stop system, perfect for haunches
  • Maximum workpiece size - 110mm H x 120mm W
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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer
  • AW16BMST Riser Block Kit
  • Axminster Drill Chuck & Adaptor for Morticers
  • Axcaliber Quick Set Mortise Chisel & Bits 12mm
Total: £358.00

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Deservedly our best selling morticer, this bench top machine is predominately made from heavy cast iron and has the huge benefit of both sideways and front to back table movement. The workpiece is manoeuvred into place with the table using the convenient hand wheels. There's no more jigging and shimming to get the mortice positioning spot on. The table work clamp has multiple locating pin positions and can even clamp tapered work such as table legs. The table and head stock both run on dovetail slides and are provided with adjustable jib strips ensuring years of accurate use. A gas strut counterbalances the weight of the head and motor and gives great downfeed control. An upgraded, quiet and cool running alloy bodied motor provides ample power for any job. Stops are provided for both vertical and horizontal movements for repeat work. A useful optional accessory is our unique spacer block that can raise the headstock by 50mm, allowing even taller workpieces to be accommodated. Add the optional drill chuck and you have a capable small bench drill as well. This is a perfect morticer for home use.Please note, however good any morticing machine is, it is only as good as the chisel and bit fitted! Supplied with mortice auger chuck and key, chisel bush and service tools. N.B. It takes 3/4" shank chisels only. Long shank mortice bits may need the shank length reducing.

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Centre of Chisel to Back Fence 70mm
Chisel Stroke 100mm
Lateral Table Movement 100mm
Longitudinal Table Movement 40mm
Max Chisel Size Hardwood 16mm (5/8")
Max Chisel Size Softwood 16mm (5/8")
Max Height of Timber 110mm (160mm with optional spacer block)
Model AW16BMST2
Nett Weight 42kg
Overall L x W x H 275 x 440 x 640mm
Power 550W 230V 1ph
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Reviews (12)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Chris Steele

1 November 2016

Not fantastic but it is cheap

Good points beds seem to be flat and square and move smoothly ditto up and down morticing action . Quiet running . Finishing about what you expect for the outlay ie fair .
Bad points Double chuck arrangement when in pillar drill format is poor . Invest in a decent keyless chuck as having two similar but different chuck keys for two different chucks is daft . Tightening top chuck is awkward inside the drive casting and the flap for the same is of poor design . It flops open when the machine is running as the integral plastic cover and clip is cheap n nasty . Can cure by converting this safety flap from bottom plastic hinge opening to pivoting on a machine screw drilled and tapped into the drive casting .

Morticer doesn't have much throat but can improve this by bolting a hardwood bed onto the cast iron table . And fitting a fence closer to the stand .

Maybe I expected too much ?... After some mods it is good enough for hobby use . The old adage is true you do get what you pay for .

Motor fairly weak and jams when using a 25mm forstner bit in maple . It doesn't seem to have an overload cut out either so when it jams you have to switch the motor off manually . OOoooeeer !
Mortices well enough in softwood



26 May 2016

petite machine super !

J'ai commandé cette machine vendredi et je l'ai reçue en Belgique le mercredi matin ! Bravo et merci à AXminster pour la rapidité et le sérieux ...
La machin est géniale , j'hésitais avec le modèle supérieur, je ne regrette rien, elle a la précision, la puissance et un prix défiant toute concurence , une mortaise de 12 mm dans du chêne , ça rentre comme dans du beurre, machine à conseiller absolument


9 January 2016

Excellent Piece of hobby equipment

Purchased during the sale period so got myself this as a Christmas present to myself (any old excuse I know!) along with 3 of the Axcaliber Quick Set mortice chiselled bit for around the pre sale price of the machine. Bargain!

I found it very easy to assemble, very few parts to fit, instruction manual was clear enough. All in all a good purchase. Even at the full price, now owning one, I'd recommend this machine without hesitation.

Jonny Wiseman

30 November 2015

Fantastic Machine

This machine was bought for my Christmas present (2015), so on receipt of the machine I quickly set it up, checked it over and had a quick go to check for machining accuracy etc etc.
Firstly I must complement Axminster - fantastic to deal with and fast delivery as usual.
The machine came undamaged and all the bits-and-pieces were in the box. The thing is really well made and very very sturdy. A lovely machine to use and cuts effortlessly and accurately (out the box). I tried to stress the machine by using a 16mm bit in an old piece of mahogany - no problem at all. The upgraded 500w motor can handle 'normal' cutting effortlessly.
Can I say that Axminster has their spec wrong. I measured side-to-side table movement at 165mm and back-to-front movement at 65mm - this was measuring the table in one extreme position, and then moving it to its limits to the opposite side. This is a big difference from Axminster's 100mm and 40mm.
Similar to other reviews; the machine is very well made, and has the facility to adjust the table movement - front and back - to accommodate for any discrepancies. The person who commented about the 5/8th bits restricting you when it came to buying new bits - I don't really know why that was an issue, or if he'd tried the internet, but I could find 5/8ths bits without any problems from multiple sites. Also, if you go onto the Charnwood site and search their bench-top mortise W316 (which is exactly the same machine), you will be able to buy a bush that can up the 5/8ths bush that comes with the Axi machine, to 13/16ths. This will allow you to put the bigger bits in and will give you limitless bit size buying options – bearing in mind the motor is rated for up to a 16mm bit. I bought the 13/16th bush and it fits no problem at all. I know from another owner of the older Axi machine, that they used to provide the 13/16th bush adaptor as part of the machine package, so I'm unsure why they stopped providing it or even selling it as an accessory.
I also bought the block riser, so with that and the upgraded motor, this machine beats the Charnwood machine hands down.
A lovely machine I look forward to standing at for years to come.


23 May 2015

Addendum to "square deal"

One minor moan.

Trying to tighten the the chuck onto the drill bit is a damned nuisance, the legs on the chuck key are too long.

My solution - cut them down to size! Commonsense really but I had to sit and look at it for 10 minutes before realising what to do.

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