WoodRiver Benchtop Mortiser

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
WoodRiver
Model:
151223
Price:
$290

Description

Woodcraft's WoodRiver benchtop mortiser comes standard with a powerful ½ HP motor, a six-position reversible handle, rack and pinion fence, two roller bearing work supports, and pull-out table extensions that provide 35” of work surface. For unsurpassed accuracy, the head travels on adjustable rack and pinion dovetail ways. Includes: mortiser; 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", and 1/2" mortising bits and chisels; tool & chisel holder; and user manual with parts breakdown.

WOOD magazine review

Good work support and fence, but needs new chisels

Review Summary

+Pluses: This mortiser features a microadjuster that improves the performance of its manual-slide fence. It also has rubber hold-in rollers for keeping stock tight to the fence, and extensions that add 8" of workpiece support on each side of the 14×10-1/2" cast-iron table. Its multiposition handle mounts on either the left or right side. –Minuses: The mortise-wall quality (too ragged for optimum glue bonds) ranked at the bottom of the test.
Its hold-down kept working loose during operation. And three of the four chisels did not fit into the mortiser’s collar: We had to file the shanks slightly until they fit. (Woodcraft assured us it will make changes to the chisels and bits for this mortiser.)

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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