Jet JBM-5 1/2 Horsepower Bench Mortiser Review

jet-708580Jet JBM-5 1/2 Horsepower Bench Mortiser is an accurate drill, that will make you see how accurate and easy mortising can be, as this drill comes with its own mortiser, which saves time and hassle of removing and attaching the mortiser, armed with a 0.5 Horse power motor with metal and steel construction to assure maximum durability and accuracy.

Price and main features list

This feature-filled safe drill will only cost you $349.99 at a discount price of about 17{9a380f4e84d98486cb4e3fb0b774145dd920d53eef77a0fda2ce39067aee7610}. Jet JBM-5 is available for shipping to select countries outside the United States. It must be shipped separately from any other orders, but it will not cost additional shipping fees. Here is a list of some of the amazing features of the Jet JBM-5 1/2 Horsepower Bench Mortiser:

  • 155 volts.
  • Armed with 1/5 horse power motor.
  • Weighs 44 pounds.
  • Dimensions: 22 X 13 X 11 inches.
  • Electric cord for power source.
  • Comes with a 2 years warranty.
  • Package includes a 4 inches Chuck key and a mortiser.
  • A 4 ¾ inch Head Stroke.
  • Iron and steel outer case.
  • A 1,752-rpm motor.
  • Chisel capacity of half an inch
  • 52.4 pounds in shipping weight.
  • A removable safety toggle.
  • Comes with free chisel and bit sets 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2”.

Who is it for?

For furniture makers and carpenters, and especially for those who hate the hassle of adjusting and attaching the mortise on your current drill, as this drill comes with its own mortiser. That makes this bench mortiser a must have commodity to your workshop machinery.

Pros and cons

The motor’s horsepower is very suitable and convenient with the type of work expected from the drill, and it is very safe to have around children which is a big plus, thanks to its easy removable safety toggle switch, and the fact that the mortiser’s handle can be easily adjusted makes is very easy to choose the most convenient position for every application. And its heavy duty steel base can withstand any type of work due to the existence of 4 mounting holes, which makes this Jet JBM-5 easy to use for experts and amateurs alike.

You can easily mortise up to two inches more than the normal designed capability due to a hole pattern which can make the head turn by an angle of 180 degrees, as a result of which the mortising is done easy without having to do major changes. And then of course if you are no stranger to mortising, then you know the hassle needed to hold down, but Jet JBM-5 1/2 Horsepower Bench Mortiser saves you the trouble by greatly improving its hold down fixtures, although it could have been better, but still quite an improvement.

Why you should buy it?

If you hate the hassle that revolves around mortising, then this is your savior, accompanied by safety and high precision. No reason not to buy it.


You got safety along with accuracy, and most importantly, Jet JBM-5 1/2 Horsepower Bench Mortiser would save you all the trouble that comes with mortising and thus saves a lot of precious time.