Get solid performance with the Jet benchtop mortising machine. Features: Heavy-duty cast iron and steel construction provides durability and stability during use Dependable rack-and-pinion head adjustment gives you accurate drilling control Long, multi-position mortising handle let you reposition the feed handle for easier operation and optimum handle position Three-jaw drill chuck keeps a positive grip on mortising bits with up to 3/8″ diameter shanks Two hinged side doors allow easy access to the drill chuck Quick adjust depth stop for uniform mortise depths Column is reversible for mortising larger stock Removable On/Off toggle switch prevents accidental or unauthorized use of the tool Powerful 1/2HP motor provides consistently smooth performance Includes 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ mortise chisel bits (also sold separately)
Ideal for professional furniture makers as well as for home woodworkers, Jet’s affordable 708580 JBM-5 benchtop mortiser features a 1/2-horsepower induction motor and is designed to take up to 1/2-inch chisel bits. The dependable rack-and-pinion head adjustment gives you accurate drilling control, while its heavy-duty cast iron and steel construction provides durability and stability for years of use.
At only 44 pounds, the Jet 708580 is sturdy but also easily maneuvered, plus it reverses on its base to allow for mortising in long stock. The 4-3/4-inch head stroke is great. Bits are easy to change. Just flip open the steel door on either side (other models on the market often have doors made of flimsy plastic) to gain easy access to the chuck. And, thanks to the 4-inch chuck key, there’s little chance of banging or scraping your knuckles while switching bits.
The mortiser’s feed handle adjusts so you can choose the most comfortable position for each application, and it also offers a quick-setting depth stop and a removable toggle switch that prevents accidental or unauthorized use of the tool. It’s set on a heavy-duty cast-iron base with four predrilled mounting holes. Other features include a three-jaw drill chuck that keeps a positive grip on mortising bits for chisels up to 3/4-inch in size, two hinged side doors for easy access to the chuck, and a reversible column for mortising larger stock. It’s backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
One Jet 708580 JBM-5 benchtop mortiser, one hydraulic cylinder, one handle, 3/4- and 5/8-inch chisel bushings, one spindle extension, one chuck key, one table, hold down, fence assembly, screws, and owner’s manual.
1/2-horsepower bench mortiser; 115 volts; 1,752-rpm motor
1/2-inch chisel capacity; 4-3/4-inch head stroke; rack and pinion head
Constructed from rugged cast-iron and steel
Includes mortiser, three bits, chuck key
44 pounds; Backed by 5-year limited warranty