This is a robust morticer of substantial cast iron construction, suitable for use in any home workshop and with plenty of power to cut 19mm mortices in softwoods. The table travel is controlled by two hand wheels, one for longitudinal and one for the transverse movement; the movement being smooth and precise with dovetail slides fitted with jib strips for fine adjustment. The table has a wooden facing for through morticing as well as a length stop for repetition work. Also fitted with a very convenient quick acting vice and two cam-operated work clamps. There is a very clear and well positioned scale at the rear of the table which, combined with the two travel stops, makes for accurate and convenient cutting of long mortices. The down feed handle can be easily re-positioned on its shaft to give the most convenient working position. The weight of the headstock is counter balanced by a gas strut and the vertical movement is controlled by a pair of stops and an easy-to-read scale. The morticing chisel is located in a mounting bush, of 3/4" or 13/16" diameter depending on the size of the chisel, and the auger is driven by a 16mm capacity drill chuck. The morticer is mounted on a cabinet base which includes a cupboard with shelf space for storage.
|Capacity||180 x 145mm|
|Centre of Chisel to Back Fence||140mm|
|Max Chisel Size Hardwood||16mm (5/8")|
|Max Chisel Size Softwood||19mm (3/4")|
|Max Height of Timber||220mm|
|Overall L x W x H||560 x 400 x 1,540mm|
|Power||750W (230V, 1ph)|
24 February 2017
Not as good as it should be from AxminsterHad this only a few months and already a couple of broken handles. Adjustments won't stay adjusted. Even with a brand new Axminster Japanese chisel the rate of cut is slow.
13 February 2017
UselessHad this machine for 5 years, was so glad when i upgraded, near every handle has broken and had to be fixed up, not accurate, never again.
24 October 2014
Great product, Great service.Overall this is a fantastic little machine, Everything you could want from a morticer at the price, spent a whole day morticing for some gates, went through it like butter. There were a few bits missing on delivery but one e-mail to axminster and they resolved it straight away. Great product, great service, great company, thankyou.
4 February 2014
ExcellentThis is one hell of a tool for the price. A real serious workhorse that absolutely eats anything thrown at it. I had used cheaper models before and this not only has the grunt to get through hardwoods with ease but also the precision with the sliding rails to get the chisel dead into the corner of the mortise. Really superb. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.