Looking to invest in a mortise machine for your workshop? You’re in the right place.

Mortise machines are specialist woodworking machines – used to cut square or rectangular holes (or recesses) into a piece of timber. They are ideal for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike and guaranteed to save you time, effort and money on projects of all scales.

As a leading supplier of mortise machines, Kendal Tools brings you the very best selection from top brand names, including Charnwood, Draper, Sedgwick and SIP. From benchtop to floor-standing models, they come in various styles and are priced extremely competitively.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at the collection of mortise machines for sale below to identify the best one for your workshop.

Choosing the best mortising machine

Knowing which mortise machine to choose can be easier said than done. But, the good news is, our team is always on hand to help you pick the right one – ensuring maximum value for your money.

First and foremost, you need to think about how often you will use the mortising machine and the size of the mortises you need cut.

If you only plan to use the mortiser occasionally – for small to medium-sized mortises – a basic or square chisel bit (like the ones below) should do the trick. These can be used on benchtop mortise machines, for larger and more professional use a floor model with a bigger powered motor will be suitable.

Here at Kendal Tools, we have a wide range of mortise machines for sale, including bench mortisers with compound tables, like the SIP 01944 and the W316 from Charnwood, heavy-duty machines with cabinet stands, floor-standing mortisers, complete packages and more.

The most suitable one for you will depend on your needs and the amount of space you have available in your workshop. And don’t forget to factor in your budget! Our best advice? Browse the full range of mortise machines for sale and click through for more information on the ones that catch your eye.

Order a mortise machine today

After viewing the different mortise machines and hollow square chisel bits available, you should have a clearer idea of which you need. But, if you’re still not sure, feel free to contact the team and we will be more than happy to assist.

Once you’ve made your mind up, click ‘add to basket’ and proceed to the checkout. We will then process your order as soon as payment has been received – meaning you won’t have to wait long for your mortiser to arrive at your door.

For more information about our mortising machines, or to discuss your requirements further, call 01539 733 774 or email info@kendaltools.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you.

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What is a mortise machine?

A mortise machine (also known as a mortiser) is a woodworking machine designed to cut ‘mortises’. These are round or rectangular holes used to make joints in wood with a corresponding tenon. Mortise machines are usually electrically powered and operate by lowering the cutting mechanism onto a workpiece that’s secured to a surface. They are generally much quicker and easier to use than a mallet and chisel.

What are the benefits of using a mortise machine?

Time is money for most professional woodworkers. A mortise machine will make a fantastic addition to your workshop – especially if you need to cut holes into a piece of lumber quickly. Unlike other woodworking machines, mortisers square the corners of the holes cut – allowing you to cut mortises faster and with greater ease and accuracy. Mortise machines are equipped with depth stops and clamps to prevent the workpiece from moving. To maximise the safety of the operator and ensure accuracy, these machines also cut mortises in several stages. For more information about mortise machines and the benefits they can bring, get in touch with Kendal Tools today by calling 01539 733 774.

How does a mortiser compare with a drill press?

Though they operate in a similar way, and both use drill bits, mortise machines and drill presses are two different pieces of machinery. One of the most obvious differences between them is that mortisers can square the corners of the holes. They work on a rake and pinion, making them perfect for cutting square-edged holes within a workpiece. A drill press will not work as well for cutting mortices as it works on a quill which does not use the same pressure to cut through the timber. Therefore, if you’re looking to cut mortises quickly and easily – without skimping on quality – a mortise machine is a fantastic investment to make. If you’d like to know more about our mortise machines or can’t decide whether to use a mortiser or drill press, feel free to contact us.

How much does a mortise machine cost?

You can expect to pay several hundred pounds for a mortise machine – depending on its size, whether it’s a bench-top or floor-mounted model, and the manufacturing brand. We have an extensive range of mortise machines for sale at Kendal Tools, including Charnwood bench-top machines with a set of 4 chisels and bits for as little as £379.90, SIP machines at £439, and Draper mortise machines complete with stands for £915.99. And the best bit is, our prices include VAT. To find out how much a mortise machine will cost you, be sure to browse our collection above and click on the products you’re interested in. Once you’ve decided which one best suit your requirements, add it to your basket and proceed to the checkout. Many of the products we supply come with free delivery, helping to keep costs down.