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blackwood2010
mortis/tenon hand held machine

I seem to remember an old episode where Tommy was using a mortis/tenon machine instead of a biscut joiner. What was the machine/tool he was using?
Thanks, Mike

A. Spruce
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

M&T is a totally different joint than a biscuit joint and they're used for different purposes. I am unaware of a handheld M&T tool, most are either mounted on a drill press or a dedicated machine.

What are you trying to accomplish?

jkirk
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

you can make a template and use a plunge router equipped with a spiral bit as well

JLMCDANIEL
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

The tool which creates loose tenons is the Festool Domino

Jack

jkirk
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

other wise known as a mortgage payment machine lol, if only festool was affordable. id love to get their mitre saw but it costs the same as my mortgage + truck payment does x2 up here in canada

sabo4545
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

Festool does make some interesting tools that appear to be really good quality. Unfortunately they are out of reach of just about everyone price wise. I guess someone is buying them though.

jkirk
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

i know of a few guys who use festool, a poster on a different board only uses festool, id hate to see the bill his clients get.

last i checked, the domino is around $900
kapex= 2300 canadian
the jigsaw, drill sander 3 pack is 800
plunger router $600 i think

blackwood2010
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

I think Tommy was using it to assemble cab. face frames, square stock ,butted up,, It looked like an alternative to using biscut joinery. I'll check out the Festool site.THANKS for the input... Mike

JLMCDANIEL
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine

Are you sure you are not talking about the Kreg Pocket Hole System?

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: mortis/tenon hand held machine
blackwood2010 wrote:

I think Tommy was using it to assemble cab. face frames, square stock ,butted up,, It looked like an alternative to using biscut joinery. I'll check out the Festool site.THANKS for the input... Mike

If he was doing face frames, then it definitely was not an M&T joint. As Jack said, it it wasn't biscuited or just butt glued, then it was likely a pocket screw that he was using. I personally love pocket screws for things like this. While you can just glue a face frame together and get a good job, you're not waiting for glue to dry when you use a pocket screw (even though glue is used in conjunction to the screw).

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