Woodworking machine used to create square holes.
Also Known As...
- Square Chisel Mortiser
What It's Used For
- Creating square sided holes in wood. Traditionally a tenon, square shaped tab, is then fit into this hole. This creates a very strong joint often used in fine furniture.
- Wood Composites
What Did People Use Before This Existed?
How Does It Work?
A spinning drill bit is surrounded by a square shaped chisel. The drill bit clears the majority of the material while the chisel ensures that the edges of the hole are square. Depth of the hole is controlled by an adjustable stop.
Ease of Use