Rikon Benchtop Mortiser

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Rikon
Model:
34-250
Price:
$280

Description

• Dovetail column ways
• Gas filled stabilizer
• Multi-position handle
• Large 16.75" x 13.5" base
• 1.75" riser block
• Tool and chisel holder
• 1/2 HP 110V TEFC Motor
• Motor Speed: 1725 RPM
• Chisel Shank Diameter: 5/8" & 3/4"
• Chisel Travel: 4 5/8"
• Chisel Range: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2"
• Stock Width: 8.5"
• Stock Thickness: 6"
• Max. Mortise Depth: 3"
• Chuck Type: Keyed
• Chuck Capacity: 3/8"

WOOD magazine review

Few frills, just clean, accurate mortises

Review Summary

+Pluses: Similar to the Delta and Grizzly models, the 34-250 has a nice rack-and-pinion fence, six-position handle, and riser block for the column. The included chisel set cut clean mortises; early samples left ragged mortises, but those will be replaced upon request for a limited time. Although the hold-down and chisel lock in place with setscrews, the hex wrench for the job is machined onto the end of the chuck-key handle for user convenience.
It come with a bushing for 3/4"-shank chisels—a nice touch, if you want to upgrade to premium cutters. –Minuses: We wish it had a larger fence-adjustment knob and a better handle for greater leverage.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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