Why Pillar Machine’s Mortise and Tenon Machine

One of the strongest methods known, to join two pieces of wood, is a mortise and tenon joint. It also happens to be one of the oldest known ways of joining timber, and is almost always achieved at a 90° angle. It is, without a doubt, the most common joint encountered in furniture and woodworking, and therefore is an essential part of a woodworker’s repetoire.

The joint works by inserting a precisely cut “tenon tongue” into a “mortise hole” with complimentary dimensions. These powerful joints are not terribly difficult to cut by hand, however, producing them with a chisel and mallet can be time consuming. When you need to cut a large number of mortise and tenon joints, or simply guarantee perfect accuracy on a single joint, a mortise and tenon machine is going to be the answer you’re looking for.
Mortise and tenon machines will usually be comprised, in its simplest form, of two components. Just like the joint itself. A mortise cutter, using a specially shaped chisel and drill bit, is capable of carving the mortise recess into high quality timber “rails” and a tenon cutter is used to, safely, manufacture a clean, matching tenon, on the end of a piece of wood. All of this is achieved within seconds. Thus a mortise and tenon machine is your all-in-one solution to create a mortise and tenon joint with unmatched speed, perfect accuracy, and luxurious ease.
A mortise and tenon machine can be used on any of the following; green wood, dry wood, soft wood, or hard wood. It can also cut an incredibly massive range of sizes and depths, to ensure that your joints fit your project and the personality of the piece of work. A mortise and tenon machine is absolutely essential in the rapid construction of chairs, tables, paneling, cabinets, frames and doors.
Mortise and tenon machines from Pillar Machines are controlled using powerful CNC technology. Our software is written “in house” by our talented engineers, and is “object oriented” to make it to easy to create new programs. Programs can be effortlessly written in one minute or less and saved for instant recall thereafter.

All Pillar Machine machines are built 100% at our Salt Lake City Factory.

The benefits of purchasing an American made machine extend far beyond simply supporting the “local” economy.

Additional benefits include:

  • Parts are all sourced from Vendors in North America
  • This increases parts availability & and assures honest pricing
  • Real Factory Support
  • When technical assistance is required you can often talk directly to the people that built, wired and tested your machine


Pillar Machine has made it easy to create your own timber furniture and décor with their top quality tools and machines.