MTH Mortise, Tenon, & Haunch Machine2024-05-09T13:34:54-06:00


Mortise, Tenon and Haunch Machine

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Category: Haunching Machines

The MTH is a multi-function, multi-axis Horizontal Machining Center designed to machine many of the components of Kitchen Cabinets all in one machine.

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MTH Advantages:

  • Efficiency – haunch, mortise, and tenon all on one machine
  • Speed – increased cabinet door production

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FREE Online Training

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1 Year Warranty

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Made in the USA

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MTH Machine Description

The MTH is used for producing high quality haunched mortise and tenon joints which are used in many furniture and cabinet applications. The haunch head miters the profile for beaded face frames. The MTH can be used to produce cabinet doors and entry door products as well.

Standard Operation

The process involves loading pre-dimensioned materials into the appropriate work zones and then let the machine do the work.

Rail material is referenced against the back and side fences, and then the operator presses the start button. A CNC positioned tenon is machined into the end. After the tenon process is performed, the haunch tool is CNC positioned and moves vertically through the part machining the haunch joint. A Delrin Backer Block is used to prevent blow out on the bottom side of the material. Stile material is referenced against the back and side fences, and then the operator presses the start button.

A CNC positioned haunch is machined into the appropriate locations. After the haunch process is performed, the mortise tool is CNC positioned and moves horizontally across the part machining in the mortise joint.

What the MTH Does

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The MTH is typically used to produce:

1. Cabinet Doors
2. Face Frames

3. Beaded Face Frames

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Touchscreen Interface

A 15″ Industrial Color Touchscreen is used to write and store programs.

The 15″ touch screen monitor makes viewing the specific parameters of a program easy.

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Pillar MTH Main Screen

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final Operator Interface and is only used as an example of an Operator Interface Screen.


The easy to use software allows the operator to change from one saved program to another in seconds with only two touches to the screen.

A password protected edit feature allows quick and easy editing of existing programs or creating new programs. A new program can be created from scratch in a few minutes with very little training.

Standard adjustments in the software include:

1. Mortise and tenon

a. Thickness
b. Width
c. Depth
d. X axis placement
e. Z axis placement

2. Board dimensions (width and thickness)
3. Speed of cut (feed rate)
4. Password protected edit functions
5. Save/Delete programs
6. On screen graphical display of the Mortise and Tenon features

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Pillar MTH Maintenance Screen

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final screen and is only used as an example of a Maintenance Screen.


The MTH Maintenance Screen gives you the ability to manage inputs, outputs and machine offsets.

From this screen you can manually trigger all outputs as well as visually see if the machine is seeing the inputs correctly. Here you set the machine parameters that are not as commonly used such as fence and spindle offsets from this screen.

Because this screen is password protected, you can be selective with who you grant access to it.


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Industrial Computer (Windows 10)


Video: on board
Ethernet 1 x PCIE Broadcom GbE (or similar)
USB: 2 x USB 2.0 (or similar)
Serial Port: 1 x RS-232 (or similar)
100-240 VAC External Power adapter (or similar)
Windows 10 operating system

Note: photo may not represent the exact computer to be used in the machine.

What Comes with the MTH

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Pillar MTH Machine Frame

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Pillar Machine MTH Rail Work Zones

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Pillar Machine MTH Tenon Spindle

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Pillar Machine MTH Mortise Spindle

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Pillar Machine MTH Mortise & Tenon Tooling Package

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Pillar Machine MTH Haunching Spindle

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Pillar Machine MTH Haunch Tool

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Built To Order Machine

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Installation & Training

One day of installation is included in price of machinery.

Customer Responsibilities:
1. Floor preparation per your needs.
2. All power supply connection per national and local codes and standards.
3. Any necessary pneumatic connections and supply.
4. Moving of the equipment which could require forklift(s), rigging, and labor.
5. Materials and tooling needed for machine testing, training, or adjusting.


The machine will ship fully assembled, and nearly functional. Pillar Machine expects the machinery to be in place, and all the necessary utilities to have already been brought to the machine before the technician arrives. The technician will finish preparing the machine to run and instruct any machine operators in how to maintain and operate the machine properly.

Should the machine not be ready at the time of the technician’s arrival, Pillar Machine reserves the right to charge up to $1000 for itinerary changes in the case of a complete cancellation of the installation, Pillar Machine will charge the full $1600 per day rate plus all travel expenses for the return visit.


Training should be attended by all individuals that need to understand how the machine functions including all Management personnel, Team Leaders, Operators and Maintenance personnel. If this machine is going in operation for multiple shifts per day, we suggest having all personal from those shifts attend this training session as well. If this is not possible and they need to be trained from the factory technician, please ask your Pillar Machine sales representative to add an additional day of training.


Notes: One day of technician time is defined no less than 6 hours on-site. The technician will spend the first few hours getting the machine setup correctly and the remaining time training.

If you have purchased a custom machine that has custom tooling you have purchased, make sure to have the tooling onsite and ready for installation, prior to the installer arriving. If we purchased the tooling, it will be on your machine. Have your samples ready for the installer.

The technician has planned the day(s) to install the machine and do any training of the machine as indicated in the contract. Having your appropriate tools and equipment needed to do the install and training will provide you and the technician a smooth install.

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Made In The USA

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:

  • All parts are sourced from vendors in North America.
  • Parts availability is increased 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.
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1 Year Warranty

Pillar Machine warrants to the original purchaser of the Pillar Machine Machinery that this product will be free from defects in material or workmanship, when purchased, and under proper, normal use, for one (1) year from the original date of delivery. Original purchaser understands that the machine warranty is only applicable to machines that are or were paid in full within 60 days of the original delivery date.

The full defined warranty can be found here: 

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