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#1 posted 03-27-2018 04:42 PM

Unless you expect to make a lot of mortise and tenon joints a dedicated mortising machine is not necessary. As stated you can do it by hand, or use a plunge router and template or add a mortising attachment to your drill press. I did the latter with a Delta attachment for many years. I cut the tenons on the table saw with a tenon jig.

Recently I got a tool called a Pantorouter. It not only makes great mortise and tenons (both) with one set up it also makes dovetail and box joints plus a variety of other applications. It is not inexpensive but the versatility over a dedicated mortiser probably makes it worth it. You can check it out here:

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