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Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit

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$224.99
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4.5

(18 reviews)

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Product Information:

Porter Cable now gives you the ability to use biscuit joinery in stock with a width as narrow as 1-1/2"!

Whether you're a professional or weekend warrior, the Porter-Cable 557 uses carbide blades, offers a host of cutting options, and delivers precise, reliable results. No matter what type of wood you're working with, this high-performance joiner kit gives you optimum control. Perhaps the most important feature of the 557 is its 7.5 Amp motor--an industry leader--which rotates the blade at 10,000 RPM. There's also an innovative fence system with a pivot point that provides accurate height readings, and a fencing plate for stabilization, centering, and spacing; a keyhole-slotted blade cover and spindle lock for quick and easy blade removal and changing; and seven different cutting settings for a range of fasteners. Additionally, the 557 offers a technologically advanced biscuit for the construction of cabinet face frames. An included four-inch blade makes standard-size cuts, while a two-inch blade (optional - not included) easily handles cuts as minute as 1-1/2 inches. Finally, a micro height-adjust knob enables proper biscuit positioning, and a tilting system gives you the freedom to place the fence from zero to 135 degrees. The 557 comes with a 30-day performance certification, and the following: joiner, four-inch carbide blade #5558, wrench #886041, dust bag #883175, chip deflector #886490, carrying case, and instruction manual.



  • Four-inch blade makes standard-size cuts

  • Plate joiner kit handles a variety of wood and offers seven different cutting settings

  • Industry-leading, super powerful 7.5 Amp motor rotates blade at 10,000 RPM

  • Measures seven inches in height and weighs 7.5 pounds

  • Comes with 4" blade, centering plate, wrench, dust bag, and chip deflector

  • Shipping / Billing Info:

    This product ships direct from the manufacturer:

    • Your order will ship in approximately 5 business days.
    • This product is considered special order. Your account will be charged when you place your order.
    • Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
    • Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.


    Return Information
    Contact Customer Service at 800-535-4482 for information on returns. Non-defective returns may be subject to a 20% restocking fee and return freight.

    Warranty Information
    PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION warrants to the original purchaser that all products covered under this warranty are free from defects in material and workmanship. Products covered under this warranty include air compressors, air tools, service parts, pressure washers, and generators, which have the following warranty periods:
    • 3 YEARS - Limited warranty on 2-stage oil-free air compressor pumps that operate at 1725 RPM.
    • 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on oil-lubricated air compressor pumps.
    • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on all other air compressor components.
    • 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on electric generator alternators.
    • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on other generator components.
    • 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on pneumatic air tools.
    • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on pressure washers used in consumer applications (i.e. personal residential household usage only).
    • 90 DAY - Pressure washers used for commercial applications (income producing) and service parts.
    • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on all accessories.
    Porter-Cable will repair or replace, at Porter-Cable's option, products or components which have failed within the warranty period. Service will be scheduled according to the normal work flow and business hours at the service center location, and the availability of replacement parts. All decisions of Porter-Cable Corporation with regard to this limited warranty shall be final. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

    RESPONSIBILITY OF ORIGINAL PURCHASER (initial User):
    • To process a warranty claim on this product, DO NOT return it to the retailer. The product must be evaluated by a Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center. For the location of the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center call 1-888-559-8550, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Retain original cash register sales receipt as proof of purchase for warranty work.
    • Use reasonable care in the operation and maintenance of the product as described in the Owner’s Manual(s).
    • Deliver or ship the product to the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center. Freight costs, if any, must be paid by the purchaser.
    • Air compressors with 60 and 80 gallon tanks will be inspected at the site of installation. Contact the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center that provides on-site service calls, for service call arrangements.
    • If the purchaser does not receive satisfactory results from the Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center, the purchaser should contact Porter-Cable.
    THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
    • Merchandise sold as reconditioned, used as rental equipment, and floor or display models.
    • Merchandise that has become damaged or inoperative because of ordinary wear, misuse*, cold, heat, rain, excessive humidity, freeze damage, use of improper chemicals, negligence, accident, failure to operate the product in accordance with the instructions provided in the Owner’s Manual(s) supplied with the product, improper maintenance, the use of accessories or attachments not recommended by Porter-Cable, or unauthorized repair or alterations.
    • An air compressor that pumps air more than 50% during a one hour period is considered misuse because the air compressor is undersized for the required air demand.
    • Repair and transportation costs of merchandise determined not to be defective.
    • Costs associated with assembly, required oil, adjustments or other installation and start-up costs.
    • Expendable parts or accessories supplied with the product which are expected to become inoperative or unusable after a reasonable period of use, including but not limited to sanding disks or pads, saw and shear blades, grinding stones, springs, chisels, nozzles, o-rings, air jets, washers and similar accessories.
    • Merchandise sold by Porter-Cable which has been manufactured by and identified as the product of another company, such as gasoline engines. The product manufacturer's warranty, if any, will apply.
    ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

    FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

    For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit www.deltaportercable.com/ServiceAndSupport/Warranties.aspx , or for questions regarding returns call (888) 848-5175.
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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    4.4

    (based on 18 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Good power output (16)
    • Easy to store (14)
    • Good grip (14)
    • Good safety features (12)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (16)
    • In the field (4)
    • Home repair (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    5.0

    Haven't been HAPPIER!!

    By  ToolMan

    from Hudson, Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    This is the first time I have ever been compelled to write a review on a tool, but the 557 just blew me away. I had a shelf project that biscuits made perfect sense for, but I didn't own a joiner or had ever used one, yet with in minutes I wasnt just using it, I was done. Very easy setup, very solid feel, plenty of power, and the in store help at the Cleveland Woodcraft was above and beyond, can't wait to find more reasons to biscuit things.

     
    5.0

    Why did I wait so long to buy it?

    By  Woodworker

    from Jasper, IN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    I started using this straight out of the box. It is so easy to use. This is better than the cheap one I purchased to save money. In the the end, it cost me more. You get what you pay for and this Porter Cable is worth its weight in gold. Why did I wait so long to purchase?

     
    4.0

    Made in china !!

    By  Sungo

    from Nova Scotia, Canada

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    the switch remains stuck in '' ON '' position. I'll fix it myself because [...] I need this tool!

     
    4.0

    Setups are easy and quick.

    By  Woodwright

    from Peoria, IL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    Project involved two sizes of biscuits with both surface and corner joints. Plate joiner made those setups easy and accurate.

     
    4.0

    A joiner for the rest of us

    By  Chippewa Woodworker

    from Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    I make everything from shop jigs to fine furniture. I needed a tool for good mechanical strength joining that was also easy to use, and would work. This is one of the few Porter Cable tools ( and some their routers ) that Black & Decker did not turn into another cheap piece of plastic. Granted it is not a Domino, but I am also not a Norm Abrams. It works exactly as it should. To be honest, I did not need it at the time I bought it, but I wanted one before it became a 100.00 throw away. And yes, I am very upset at what has happened to Porter Cable quality.

     
    5.0

    You get What You pay For!

    By  dickhaber

    from Addison, IL

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Better Than Advertised
    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    As the headline indicates, I had a less expensive brand and I got what I paid for, less quality and not very user friendly. I purchased the Porter Cable Deluxe Plate Jointer and I think it is the Best.

     
    5.0

    Excellant Tool

    By  OOPS

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    Great for face frames and aligning boards for glue ups

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By  dale

    from Kansas

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    love it

     
    4.0

    Great tool, minor issues

    By  John

    from North Dakota

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Dust port is small clogs

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    I like how the tool handles. The dust port is too small and clogs when using the bag. I did have to adjust the depth of cut, it was set to deep for the biscuits.

     
    4.0

    I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN

    By  BIGKARAOKESTEVE

    from READING, PA.

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit :

    I LIKE THE FEEL OF IT IN MY HANDS,READ BALANCE. ALTHOUGH I HAVE USED OTHER MAKES, THIS IS THE BEST

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