Users' questions

Are Porter Cable routers being discontinued?

Are Porter Cable routers being discontinued?

Porter Cable is no longer going to produce routers. Sales are now limited to stock on hand everywhere.

Are Porter Cable routers any good?

Porter-Cable 895PK Multi-Base Router Review Right out of the box the 895PK impressed us with all of it’s features, power and ease of use. This kit comes with some great features including the Model 75301 Height Adjuster that makes adjusting the depth of bit on router table applications much easier.

What is the difference between plunge router and fixed?

With a fixed base router, the position of the router bit is constant. A plunge base router is designed so that you can preset the cut depth and then lower (“plunge”) the bit into the cut with the router’s base flat on the surface of the material.

What has happened to Porter Cable?

The company ended production of consumer level tools, and repositioned itself as a manufacturer of professional power tools. In October 2004, the Pentair Tools Group — comprising Porter-Cable, Delta Machinery, DeVilbiss Air Power, and others — was purchased by Black & Decker, now Stanley Black & Decker.

Who owns Porter Cable now?

Stanley Black & Decker
Porter-Cable/Parent organizations
One, a whole bunch of the top power tool brands — including DeWalt, Black & Decker, Craftsman, Porter-Cable and more — are all owned by the same company, Stanley Black & Decker.

Does Porter Cable make a cordless router?

Going where cordless has never gone before, Porter-Cable recently introduced the industry’s first cordless router, its model 9290. It features a 19.2-volt battery that powers a 23,000-rpm, 600-watt motor that’s equivalent to just over 3/4 hp. The router includes a 1/4-in.

Can a Dremel be used as a router?

When woodworking or doing other DIY projects involving routing, this attachment converts your Dremel Multi-Tool into a plunge router. With just this one attachment, you can use your tool to rout circles, cut letters and signs, as well as inlay work.

What is the advantage of a plunge router?

Plunge routers allow you to read and fine-tune the depth right on the router’s face. One advantage a plunge router has over a fixed-base model is bit protection. A plunge router automatically surrounds and protects your expensive bits when it’s not in use.