I am looking at various mortise and tenon type machines. I am looking
for something for a quasi-production environment. Of course my budget
won't allow me to buy some huge dedicated Italian beauty (machine not
girlfriend) so I am looking at benchtop type solutions.
I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Leight FMT.
1. The WoodRat looks a bit gimmicky with the crank feed and attach to
wall, plus from what I can tell it makes round end mortises and square
end tenons. Go figure. Is that true?
2. The Multi-Router looks like what I really need but at $3k to get
setup, I think the Leight will have to do for starters at less than
Has anyone used the Leigh?
If I had to do 150 mortises an tenons once or twice a month...
do you think it can take that kind of usage?
do you think I could be reasonably productive?
I am thinking I might make some custom, air actuated clamps and build
out some adjustable stops that can be setup for various reproducable
Any comments would be helpful.