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A00013 - Benchtop Pocket Cutter Machine TSM-12

Product Description

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The TSM-12 pocket cutter machine is one of Castle's bench top models. This screw pock hole cutter routs the 6 degree Castle Pocket with no tear out in less than 2 seconds. The superior low screw angle minimizes joint shift and provides extra joint strength. Designed for job-site use, small shops or the weekend woodworker, the TSM-12 delivers quality with every Castle pocket it cuts.


  • Bosch 1617 Router

  • Bosch Colt Router

  • 9/64” premium drill bit

  • 3/8” three-flute solid carbide router bit

Technical Specifications:

  • Router: Bosch 2.0hp #1617 Router Motor

  • Router Bit: Premium 3/8” Solid Carbide, Rough Mill

  • Drill: Bosch Colt 1.0hp #PR20EVS trimmer motor

  • Drill bit: 9/64” Brad and Spur Premium TiN-Coated Bit

  • Power req:110 VAC, 15 amps

  • Shipping weight: 60 lbs

  • Footprint: 13.5W x 20L x 20H

Enhanced Features:

  • Castle's patented low angle pocket

  • Wider throat opening for thicker stock

  • Dust collection ports

  • Openings for shop vacs

  • Solid surface work top

  • Improved clamping 


Product Videos

Castle TSM-12 Professional Pocket Cutter 11:56

In this video I show the Castle TSM-12 pocket cutting machine. It is a high quality professional machine that cuts a beautiful pocket for applications where pocket screw joinery is suitable. In this video I demonstrate the benefits of using a high quality "American Made" pocket hole machine versus a cheap pocket hole jig. Learn more about this machine here: Check me out here:

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Product Reviews

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  1. Must have

    Posted by Tom Hobbs, Hobbs Cabinets on 5th Jun 2018

    This tool does the exact same job just as the larger tool. The low angle of the pocket makes near perfect face frame joints with minimal slipping. Light enough to set out of the way for limited space shops.