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4212 Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jig
1) Submitted by Brian, from Jackson, MO
 on 9/4/2013

This jig is awesome! I have never made dovetails and was very nervous about trying, but the Rockler associate was fantastic in helping me select this jig. I like the sturdy construction of this one compared to others with phenolic templates. The …

Porter-Cable Micro-adjust Edge Guides
2) Submitted by Glenn, from Huntington Beach, CA
 on 6/19/2013

Bought it, used it - LOVE IT! This is a nice attachment for my Porter-Cable router! Well made and thought out!

Porter-Cable Speed-Bloc® Quarter-Sheet Finishing Sander, 330
3) Submitted by Tom Dye, from Jacksonville, FL
 on 11/14/2012

I've had one for years and it's the best. I used a cheap one that someone gave me...it was loud and vibrated bad and made me appreciate my Porter Cable even more!

Tight And Wide Router Bases For Porter Cable 690s
4) Submitted by Leslie Phipps, from Fuquay Varina, NC
 on 8/5/2011

The clear base with 2-1/2" opening is a perfect fit on my PC690. I like the added visibility this base allows and the ability to use large diameter bits.

Porter Cable Collets for Routers
5) Submitted by Matt Francis, from Pittsfield, MA
 on 7/24/2011

The collets are the exact match for the porter cable routers which we had in my shop. They tighten down really well, but I wish that there were a line to let the less experienced carpenters in my shop know easily where to stop the bit. It comes …

4210 Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jig
6) Submitted by Ed Beyer, from Lancastr, CA
 on 4/17/2011

I love this jig! For me, woodworking is just a part-time hobby. This jig allows me to make half-blind dovetails as if I knew what I was doing! Take the time to understand the jig perhaps an hour of trials and you are ready to go. I have already…

Tight And Wide Router Bases For Porter Cable 690s
8) Submitted by Barry, from Ashford, WI
 on 3/3/2011

Threw this on my Porter Cable to do sign routing. The standard black base doesn't allow you to see the outlines of the fonts, where the clear base allows a bigger view of the outlines. Combined with a fore head light to brighten the bit and it …

Tight And Wide Router Bases For Porter Cable 690s
9) Submitted by Ken Fouts, from Bridgeport, WV
 on 1/21/2011

Just what I wanted, like the clear see-thru base and quality material. It fits my PC 890 perfectly. I have an old Craftsman Dovetail Template that has/requires a custom guide .4 inch. I used drill press to drill holes in this base to mount the …

 

About Porter-Cable

In 1906, R. E. Porter, G. G. Porter and F. E. Cable pulled together $2,300 to open a machine and tool shop in their garage in Syracuse, N.Y. Their products were an eclectic array of items: type-forming machinery, tire pumps for automobiles, gas lighters, machine tools and an old-fashioned pencil sharpener. In 1914, after marketing a line of innovative production lathes, the company began to focus its energies on power tools.

In 1926, Chief Engineer Art Emmons created Porter-Cable’s first breakthrough product: the portable electric belt sander. Aptly named the "Take-About Sander," the invention allowed woodworkers to take the tool to the work, thereby enhancing efficiency and versatility. It also helped Porter-Cable define its niche: portable electric power tools.

Just three years later, Emmons launched another first: the helical drive circular saw. By packing a powerful saw into a lightweight, compact design, he created what would become the most popular circular saw design in the United States. Over the next twenty years, Porter-Cable developed two more enormously successful products that formed the foundation of Porter-Cable’s woodworking product line: the orbital finishing sander and the model 100 router. In the 1980s, the company brought the first affordable biscuit joiner to the market, followed closely by the world’s first 12-volt cordless drill and the first electric random-orbit sander. 1992 saw the launch of the world’s first palm-grip electric random-orbit sander.

Since its inception, the company has carried on a tradition of innovation and high quality in its manufacturing. State-of-the-art CNC machining centers and motor winding cells result in the highest quality components possible. Aluminum components are carefully machined for close tolerances and surface finish, assuring proper fit and function. Critical gears and pinions are meticulously fabricated from select cut steel and then heat treated for durability. The heavy-duty series universal motors provide maximum horsepower as well as optimum balance for a smooth running product.

Today, after more than a century in the business, Porter-Cable’s product line has grown into the broadest in the industry. Among other things, the company designs, manufactures and distributes electric and cordless power tools, pneumatic tools and compressors, pressure washers, generators and related accessories for professional woodworkers, construction workers, plumbers and electricians. Hobbyists and tradespeople alike have come to trust Porter-Cable for the durability, high-quality and ease-of-use that each of their tools embody. 

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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