Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer
Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer
£259.94 (£216.62 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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£259.94 (£216.62 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series AW16BMST2 Bench Morticer
  • AW16BMST Riser Block Kit
  • Axminster Drill Chuck & Adaptor for Morticers
  • Diamond Cone Mortice Chisel Sharpener
Total: £309.30

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Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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 70 mm
Chisel Stroke 100 mm
Lateral Table Movement 100 mm
Longitudinal Table Movement 40 mm
Max Chisel Size Hardwood 16 mm
Max Chisel Size Softwood 16 mm
Max Height of Timber 110 mm (160 mm with optional spacer block)
Model AW16BMST2
Nett Weight 42 kg
Overall L x W x H 275 mm x 440 mm x 640 mm
Power 550 W
Rating Hobby
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (17)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Nasharuddin Mohd Nasir

15 October 2018


As a new and serious hobbyist, I have been meaning to buy mortising machine to complete my equipment list. In Malaysia there is not so much choices other than China branded machine and decided to buy from UK for its similarity in voltage. Despite high charges of courier, I am glad that i made the decision to buy this machine. Easy set up, quality cut, hassle free and the quality is to my satisfaction. Thank you Axminster!

Alain S.

17 September 2018


- Livraison rapide (deux jours ouvrables en Belgique )
- prix : très compétitif compte tenu de la promotion (300€) et de l'absence de frais de livraison
- Petite machine qui effectue son travail sans rechigner, d'une puissance suffisante et d'une bonne finition. (je me suis attaqué à du chêne et du hêtre en 10 mm sans problème). Un vrai plaisir à l'utiliser.
- Les bédanes (également achetés chez Axminster) s'avèrent d'excellente qualité
- Montage et réglage sans problème. Le plus compliqué est de trouver le "penny" pour régler le bédane


18 July 2018

OK but has limitations

Out of the box I found that the crude casting used on the workpiece clamp pushed the fixing bolt out of true which meant that you could not secure it down properly. The gib securing the front handwheel is too large for the slot...if you manage to hammer it in then just hope that you never have to remove the wheel. The milled knob for moving the table forwards and backwards is on the small size, the gearing is very fine which means multiple, multiple turns to shift it and all the while if you are not careful your knuckles get shredded on the workpiece clamp knob. The pulldown lever fouls the workpiece clamp knob limiting the length if the mortices.

However I have left the worst until last. The range of movement is asymmetrical. If you put in a piece of timber the maximum width (100mm) then due to limitations in the forwards and backwards movement, you can only make a mortice in the back 3/5 of the workpiece. You can't put the mortice central, for example.


31 December 2017

Made 30 windows without a hitch

The export department sent this to my address in the middle of nowhere in The Philippines about 8 months ago. Delivery cost 91 quid, which, considering I did not have to pay VAT was great.
I have done about 150 mortices (mostly mahogany) without a hitch. Back in Europe I have used better machines in the past, but they cost 10 times the price of this one. It is all cast iron so I have not even bothered to bolt it down to it's bench. Thank you to Jade in 'Export' who made this purchase a simple process.


1 November 2017


Received my machine a couple of weeks ago and I too, found that the chisels did not fit. Took off the quick set collar and removed the clamping bolt but still no joy. Called Axi and they sent me another couple of chisels which also did not fit. I removed the chuck access doors and gave a slight tap with a nail punch to the top side of the supplied installed bush in the adaptor collar, was told this should just fall out but it was jammed tightly in the housing.
On examination it seems that the bush was mis-shaped by the incorrect fitting of the clamping bolt by not aligning the pre-drilled hole with the bolt. Managed to re-shape the bush and with the help of a round file, got the chisels to slide up and down quite freely. Put back the quick set collar and set the auger clearance, continued setting up the chisel and cut a mortice with 2 inch oak.............doddle, brilliant machine and glad I tinkered rather than send it back. First class service from Axi.

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