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Thoughtful ergonomics and light weight encourage a relaxed grip for easy, one-handed operation.

Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router

Item #
59737
Rating:
92% of 100
Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router

One look is all it takes to see that the Porter-Cable PCE6430 trim router is a champ in the comfort department. Its narrow, lightweight housing lets you easily wield it with one hand, while the widened profile at the top prevents it from slipping downwards, encouraging a relaxed grip and less fatigue. Add to that a raft of convenient features such as the large, front-mounted spindle lock button, easy-to-operate depth adjustment ring, large cam-style locking clips, transparent base and an onboard LED light, and you have a trim router that you'll find yourself reaching for over larger routers again and again.

Features:

  • Single speed 31,000 RPM, 4.5 amp motor provides plenty of rugged power
  • Perfect for laminate trimming, small edge profiles and hinge routing applications
  • Excellent ergonomics allow for comfortable, one-handed operation
  • Precision-machined, cast-aluminum fixed base for long-term durability
  • Extra-large locking clips provide fast motor removal and/or course depth adjustment
  • Clear acrylic sub base accomodates Porter-Cable style bushings
  • Attached depth ring enables quick, accurate bit height adjustments
  • Easy-access spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes.
  • LED light and clear sub-base for maximum visibility while in operation
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 36 months
(1) Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4" Laminate Trim Router (PCE6430)
(1) Standard Fixed Base
(1) 1/4'' Collet
(1) Collet Wrench
(1) Straight Edge Guide
(1) Operating Manual
More Information
Brand Porter Cable
Manufacturer Part Number PCE6430
Weight 5.0500
Tech Spec
  • Amperage: 4.5
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4"
  • Depth Adjustment: Depth Ring
  • Handle: Palm Grip
  • RPM: 31,000
  • Switch Type: Toggle
  • Voltage: 120V
Technical Documents
Speed Range 31,000 RPM
4.6 / 5.0
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Perfect for trouble hands
Came down to between the DeWalt and this. I have trouble with my hands and this has a smaller diameter for an easier grip. Works like a charm - am using it for flush trimming wood veneer.
June 22, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent
I have the DeWalt router as well. This one is so superior to that because of the thinner design and the light. I always go for the Porter Cable first.
June 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Porter cable handheld router
Porter cable handheld router
I had always use a rasp and a file when doing Veneer work. This Porter cable router was a huge timesaver and made for a much better results.
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September 26, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
It is a great little router I can use when a large router is too large for the job, The light is a real help, and it is light and easy to use.
June 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love it!!
Finally got my routers replaced....... got three of them for Christmas. ...... one of which was the Porter-Cable PCE6430 trim router. After using it the first time, I was stunned at how nice it was to work with. I should have gotten one years ago. If it had "soft start" I'd be in heaven!!
February 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Awesome for doors!
This is light and the clear table is a plus, great for doors!
A must have tool to make the job easy.
August 22, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great purchase
This is a very good tool. The best thing is the on off switch location. Also it fits nicely in your hand. It is easy to change the depth of the blade.
July 24, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good little router
Very handy. Held up for ov
May 31, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great light weight router, depth adjustment needs to be improved
June 22, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to set up and operate. Works well
April 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Replacing an old router of same type.
Rebecca H on Mar 17, 2018
I needed a small router to help with large inlay work. This one is everything I wanted. Love the slap-down off button especially. One thing, though. The depth adjustment is extrememly stiff. This should be corrected.
John C on Dec 26, 2016
Replacing an old router of same type.
Rebecca H on Mar 17, 2018
I build a lot of toy trucks and trains, and this will be a great addition to my tricks for a better looking finished product.
ROD E on Jan 4, 2017
I needed a small router to help with large inlay work. This one is everything I wanted. Love the slap-down off button especially. One thing, though. The depth adjustment is extrememly stiff. This should be corrected.
John C on Dec 26, 2016
I needed a small compact router and Porter Cable is a good brand.
Jack W on Sep 21, 2016
needed it. did a fine job
Mike W on Jun 19, 2016
Wanted a small Router for small jobs.
Timothy M on Mar 25, 2016
Like the brand and it was recommended for use in milling/routing 80% AR receiver. Also use for detail woodworking.
David M on Mar 23, 2016
I need a small hand held router for a project I am working on; I have a larger router but too heavy .
Grover J M on Mar 7, 2016
replace an old palm router
Glen C on Mar 6, 2016
I have other Porter Cable routers and I am quite satisfied and familiar with them. Good quality and reliable.
Milo D on Feb 21, 2016
on my husband's wish list
Martha R on Nov 23, 2015
Much easier to use than the full sized unit. Since getting it I've hardly used the full size version.
James W on Aug 17, 2015
Trim door/window side pieces flush with drywall when wall thickness varies.
Larry H on Jun 22, 2015
height adjustment lock is truer than my current model
Robert W on May 28, 2015
Best you can buy.
Redwood S on May 17, 2015
I needed it to use in my shop
Edward L on Apr 30, 2015
Good price - need palm router
Donald R on Apr 21, 2015
to finish edges on a kreg project dedicated router
Adam G. on Apr 12, 2015
Because I have been looking for a small router and this one looked like it would fill the bill, and I own only Porter Cable routers, have for over 23 years and haven't had a bad one yet.
L J on Apr 7, 2015
I build a lot of toy trucks and trains, and this will be a great addition to my tricks for a better looking finished product.
ROD E on Jan 4, 2017
I needed a small compact router and Porter Cable is a good brand.
Jack W on Sep 21, 2016
What bushings would you use for this router?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you are thinking guide bushings I'm going to guess that 1-3/8" Porter Cable style bushings would fit. They are pretty much an industry standard. I have an older model of this router and that's what fit it.
Does it take standard router bits?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, standard 1/4-inch router bits. Great tool for small jobs. I mortised some butt hinges and latch which worked fine. I also routed a 3/4-inch wide by 3/4-inch deep dado in a 2x4 making a couple of passes and while it accomplished the goal, it put somewhat of a strain on this lightweight tool.
Can the Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router be used for dovetails????
Tina Marie M on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not used it for dovetails, but based on it's performance doing extensive trim routing on some large pieces, I believe it would handle dovetailing with no problem.
Will it accept a micrometer adjustable base and if so, what brand/model?
j p on Feb 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. it wouldn't accept a plunge base without extensive redesign of the base..
would this be good for box joints or dove tails?
Tina M on Sep 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: hello tina, i have several that i purchased from rockler and i absolutely love them. i use mine for laminate trimming, round over on all types of materials and types of bits. i have not used them for what you will be using them for but i know they have plenty of power. if your stock is going to be 1/2' baltic or any 1/2" material i don't think you'll have any problems. the routers are awesome and run very smooth and easy to handle. hope that helps, build on
Corded or uncorded?
Susan A on May 9, 2017
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PC6430 trim router. Is there a P/C plunge Base that this fits into? What is the model # of the base I should be buying?
Oak S on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello- this very handy piece of equipment ( I've had mine for 2 yrs) is called a laminate trimmer. No plunge base available as it is very small and meant for single handed use. I use mine to put a 1/16" radius on edges of large solid wood tables and benches.

I have a much larger porter cable router for plunging or use on a router table.
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What are the dimensions of the base?
Ray B on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The overall dimensions are approximately 3.687 wide by 4.125 long. It is rounded on one side to match the contour of the router and extends long and squared off on the other end. The center also has a counterbore to accept guide bushings.
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