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Take a look at this sleek mortising machine.

The T10816 Benchtop Hollow-Chisel Mortiser is light enough to be easily moved around the shop, yet still maintain rigidity for repeatable precision mortises.

The double steel support columns are well suited for day to day operations and they save on the encumbering weight of solid cast-iron construction.

The multi-positional handle maximizes leverage and the 1/2 HP motor, easily adjustable depth stop and smooth rack-and-pinion head travel will make easy work of mortises in even the hardest of wood types.

The T10816 can also double as a drill press by quickly replacing the mortising chisel with the provided chuck and arbor.

Like all of the Grizzly mortising machines, the T10816 comes with a 1-year warranty covering parts and assuring the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The T10816 manual was written by our U.S. based Documentation Department is packed with useful information.

The Grizzly Technical Support team is U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the mortising machine are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

Made in an ISO 9001 Factory


  • Motor: 1/2 HP, 120V, single-phase, 5A
  • Spindle speed: 1725 RPM
  • Spindle taper: B16
  • Spindle travel: 4-1/4"
  • Chuck size: 1/2"
  • Maximum stock width: 13-3/8"
  • Maximum stock thickness: 4"
  • Maximum chisel travel: 4-7/8"
  • Maximum mortising depth: 3"
  • Maximum distance column-to-chisel: 5-1/8"
  • Maximum chisel size: 1/2"
  • Collar size: 3/4"
  • Table size: 13-1/2" x 6"
  • Base footprint: 10" x 8"
  • Overall height: 29"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 60 lbs.


  • Multi-positional handle
  • Double support columns
  • Adjustable depth stop
  • Extra chuck and arbor allows mortiser to double as a drill press
  • Chuck guard
  • Spring-tension fence with depth stop
  • Storage rack for tools
  • Gas spring for head return
  • Coarse and fine fence adjustment
  • Includes: 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" chisels

26 Customer Reviews (4.8 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

John R
Great machine 07/18/2020 2:49:58 PM

This product is a great value for the money. Set-up was easy and straight forward. glad I purchased it!

Anonymous Reviewer
01/13/2020 3:00:53 AM

Glad I decided to make this purchase. It made short work of several mortises I had to cut for a crib that I'm building. The mortises were clean and accurately cut.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/16/2019 6:13:16 AM

No feedback given

Anonymous Reviewer
A beast for it's size 08/02/2019 3:46:51 AM

Set up was easy. Using it is easy. The power is great. Doesn't even slow down while mortising dense hickory sapwood.

Anonymous Reviewer
Old wood 06/27/2019 11:37:46 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
11/01/2018 5:32:51 PM

I have used this mortising machine for two projects so far and it has done the job very nicely both times. So far Ive only used the 3/8 bit and chisel. I see no reason why the other two wont perform just as well. Great tool for the money.

Anonymous Reviewer
good product 10/16/2018 9:51:58 PM

I bought this mortis machine about a month ago to make some kitchen chairs. When I took it out of the box it would not work at all, I found the top cover for the fan on top of the motor was damaged and keeping the motor from turning, I removed the cover straightened it out and then it worked. The box it came in was not damaged so it was damaged before it was boxed up. I made one chair so far and the machine works great. I have not used it as a drill press yet so maybe later for that.

Craig F
Great product 09/28/2018 10:36:37 AM

Almost all my tools are grizzly and this is the same quality I would expect

Anonymous Reviewer
Perfect Size 09/26/2018 1:37:27 PM

I purchased this unit to be able to use it once and awhile. It's a perfect size for what I need an does not take up a large space when not in use.

Anonymous Reviewer
Husband loves it!!! 08/15/2018 11:37:38 AM

Purchased the Benchtop Hollow-Chisel Mortiser for my Husbands birthday and he is extremely happy! he has used it a few times already and is very pleased with the quality and workmanship of this machine.

Anonymous Reviewer
I love it and think it is awesome 01/15/2018 11:52:16 AM

I love working with wood and love this product, it goes along with my wonderful 35th anniversary bandsaw. Love them both

Anonymous Reviewer
01/05/2018 3:38:03 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
12/30/2017 6:37:37 PM

Easy to assemble, great size to easily move around the shop. Works like a charm. Made some 1/2" mortises thru Douglas fir with ease.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/17/2017 1:28:19 PM

Bought this neat little machine recently and have only used it on one project so far. Although it was a large project being a sewing center for my wife, all mortise and tenon joints, so hundreds of individual cuts with Great results! I think this one is worth the money for sure.

Chris R
So far, so good... 12/08/2017 1:39:55 PM

Just slightly more complicated to assemble... The hold down leaves a little to be desired... The pull needs some serious lubrication - or something... Just a lot of friction... Otherwise, is a very heavy and solid piece of equipment... With some DIY modifications, I think it will be awesome... The bits that come with it are nice and sharp and seem to do a great job right out of the box... That said, this is my first mortiser, so I don't have anything else to compare... Overall a nice piece of machinery...

Anonymous Reviewer
Good product for the price! 12/08/2017 1:20:39 PM

I purchased this item about a month ago and have not had much time to use it. So far it has performed as advertised.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/08/2017 11:04:49 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great purpose built machine 10/07/2017 6:47:10 PM

As a hand and chisel mortiser, this machine is a godsend. I can now make my projects stronger with multiple mortise and tenon joints..

Lou M
06/03/2017 6:28:31 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 8:49:41 AM

well built and works great for what I need it for and for the money it was a great buy.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 4:25:51 AM

This is an excellent machine. Very easy to put together. Looking forward to many projects already underway

Robert B
06/02/2017 1:24:48 AM

Nice unit, worked well for the job I bought it for. Looking forward to the next time I need some square holes. Grizzly is a great company to deal with, thanks guy So!

Larry O
Bench top 06/01/2017 11:08:20 PM

Bench top Mortiser is great but the chisels aren't worth what I paid the 2 smallest ones broke the first time I used them

Adrien L
As good as it looks 06/01/2017 4:17:32 PM

Easy setup, normally informative instructions, good

Dyshron L
05/28/2017 11:11:54 AM

I love it, i just wish i didnt need an additional tool to flush the square drill bits

Larry P
01/26/2017 4:09:34 AM

This moderately priced mortising machine performed perfectly for the purpose I purchased it for. I needed square holes in the side bar of beehive frames to hang center bars in.