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Porter-Cable 892 Router

The 890 series is loaded With great features to give you an easier-to-use, more powerful router.
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Ideal for all router table applications. This package includes 2-1/4 HP motor with fixed base and multi-function carrying case.

  • Soft-starting, Variable speed from 10,000-24,000 RPM with advanced electronic feedback to maintain constant cutter speed under load
  • Low noise vibration
  • Above-table bit height adjustment, motor release, collet and bit access, and auto-engaging spindle lock for single wrench bit changes
  • Dual switch locations ensure easy access for handle grip, palm grip and router table mounted positions while preventing accidental start-up when the spindle lock is engaged
  • Large opening, see-through sub-base with quick-change release for tool-less changeover between router bases and router tables
  • Multi-function carrying case with bit and accessory storage. Detaches into a pedestal to place the router between cuts
(1) Porter-Cable 892 Router Motor
(1) Fixed Base
(1) Carrying Case
(1) Instruction Manual
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Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 36 months
More Information
Brand Porter-Cable
Manufacturer Part Number 892
Weight 12.5000
Tech Spec
  • HP: 2-1/4
  • 12 amp
  • Soft-Start Motor
Speed Range 10000 - 24000 RPM
HP 2-1/4 HP
Banner Flag - Color 1 #b5343c
Banner Flag - Color 2 #851b20
Banner Flag - Message FREE GIFT
4.0 / 5.0
60 Reviews
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Old reliable!
June 7, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Router at a fair price
April 10, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It is great. Well built. Has all the features I need for a R Table.
April 1, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for router table on a budget
February 22, 2020
5 months ago
Fixed router station
I purchased this model after reviewing a number of other choices. So far, this router meets/exceeds my expectations! My previous router lasted approximately 20 years. I am hoping for a similar life expectancy from this Porter Cable model 862.
February 21, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Outstanding value
Bought this along with Rockler table and it has exceeded our expectations!
January 17, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good and quality tool
August 3, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Porter Cable 892 router
The 892 is a good choice for my router table unit.It has good power and is easy to use.
July 28, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Seems very durable. Only used once so far with my cnc.
June 6, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
porter router
Why can't these review companies take my 5 star rating ? I don't have time to type a review for every product I purchase.
Many time I don't leave a review simply because this is required.

WAKE UP BOYS !! If someone leaves a 5 star review that should say enough about the product.
April 5, 2019
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Own a 690 looking for more power
Robert H on May 25, 2020
Elizabeth B on Apr 5, 2020
Own a 690 looking for more power
Robert H on May 25, 2020
First choice wasn't available. After talking to tech support this was a good choice and it has good reviews.
David M on Apr 20, 2020
Elizabeth B on Apr 5, 2020
Have always had great success with all porter cable tools
G R on Apr 4, 2020
Recommended by store personnel for new CNC
Scott F on Sep 14, 2019
Bought for a son's gift. I love PC routers. Powerfull, vari speed and soft start great control, long lasting
bill on Jun 29, 2019
I burned up my P.C.690 and I wanted a heavier unit.
Dave B on Jun 14, 2019
needed it and Rockler sells good products
Seretha J on Aug 3, 2018
I already have an 892 on an iron router table and wanted another for freehand work. This is truly a professional tool.
Bob on Jul 30, 2018
Quality tool at fair price
Dennis M on Jul 29, 2018
good rating
Anthony B on Dec 20, 2017
To install permanently in my router lift/router table
Jimbo on Nov 13, 2017
Thomas R on Dec 14, 2016
suggested for cnc machine
Dennis R on Nov 26, 2016
Had the ability to work with the table and plates and lift system I wanted.
Eric D on Nov 25, 2016
Probably one of the best routers on the market today! I had my first 890 go after 5 years on a Shark CNC machine with a muscle chuck. I looked up my hours and I had 582 hours on the spindle. The main bearing went otherwise she was solid yet. I had no problem buying another 800 series Porter-Cable router
Joshua K on Oct 2, 2016
Thanks you
Brian L on Aug 19, 2016
Perfect fit for my cnc machine and does a great job.
James T on Jul 18, 2016
good price
jeff g on Apr 17, 2016
Use in Shark Extended bed CNC
Johnny B on Apr 15, 2016
Rob on Apr 1, 2016
Needed it and was on SALE ! ! !
ROBERT W on Jan 18, 2016
After all my research on Routers this one best meets my needs.
Daniel G on Dec 8, 2015
I wanted a variable speed router to put in my router table. Wish I could get the motor separate from the base.
Lawrence K on Dec 7, 2015
We picked this for our Shark.
Douglas L on Dec 7, 2015
This is a very good deal! A good price for the excellent quality of Porter Cable.
Victor M on Nov 27, 2015
Bruce N on Nov 14, 2015
Good handheld router with decent power and adjustable speed. some of the large (2") specialty bits need to turn at lower speeds (15,000 RPM) while the 1'4 inch bits need to turn at 25,000 RPM.
Miles on Nov 6, 2015
Seamed to be the most powerful for my CNC
debbie h on Nov 2, 2015
I bought this on the recommendation of the store manager. I was familiar with this router.
CHARLES T on Oct 26, 2015
needed a router to go with table I had purchased
Rosemary on Aug 26, 2015
To use with the CNC
Mark C on Jun 23, 2015
Already have the Porter Cable 895 Combo Pack (fixed base and plunge base). Using fixed base on router table and I am adding this to the mix so I can have a free hand fixed base and plunge leaving already owned fixed base in router table. An awesome router for the money providing fine above table adjustment in the router table and great to use freehand with or without guide. Variable speed is a bonus to boot. Have had the 895 for over two years of heavy use without any problems.
Frederick R on May 23, 2015
In anticipation of the Rockler router table I want to buy when it goes on sale. This is the table with the fx lift.
Barry B on May 22, 2015
positive reviews and great price
Mark N on May 15, 2015
Needed a new router for table application, this one hs good above table adjustment.
Algun on May 13, 2015
recommended-- it was a dismal tool-- replaced with a DeWalt
Michael on Apr 24, 2015
Solid reviews in use with CNC Shark
Alison M on Apr 8, 2015
First choice wasn't available. After talking to tech support this was a good choice and it has good reviews.
David M on Apr 20, 2020
Have always had great success with all porter cable tools
G R on Apr 4, 2020
my porter cable router model 891 just died! I HAVE MANY ACSSORIES that fit it. Is the Model 892 an upgraded or newer version? and will my accessories fit?
mike S on Jun 17, 2018
Is it 1/4 or 1/2 inch drive ?
A shopper on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with both 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets.
I want to use Router Guide Bushings with this router. Does the base it comes with fit Router Guide Bushings, or do I need to purchase a center hole router sub-base too?
MDJ892 on Jun 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the base that comes with the 892 does support the Porter-Cable router guide bushings.
Is there a plunger base available for this router model?
Joe M on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Porter Cable does make a Plunger Base for the Router. It is Porter Cable Part # 8931. This fits Porter Cable 891 and 892 models.
Is the 892 router compatible with the cnc shark II?
Clifford M on Aug 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is from the Rockler website under the "Features" section for the CNC Shark II: "Handles routers up to 2-1/4 HP, such as the Porter Cable 890 series, Bosch 1617 series or the water cooled spindle from Next Wave Automation" Looks like it is compatible! By the way, I have a similar CNC model (HD4), and I LOVE it! It adds so much dimension to my woodworking! Good luck; it's worth the investment if you're serious about woodworking!
Any pre-drilled table mount router plates for the PC 892?
Randall C on Jun 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will need Plate A, either item #58316 or #54820.
Rockler Aluminum Pro Plate A
Rockler Aluminum Pro Plate A
Rockler Phenolic Router Plate A
Rockler Phenolic Router Plate A
I have a PC 690 in a table. It does not have sufficient depth of adjustment to handle a 3" long 1/2 " spirial bit. Will the 895 handle the bit? I don't need 2" of bit above the table.
hey you on Aug 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: How much of the bit sticks out may be dependent somewhat on the way your router is attached to the table & how deep the cabinet is below the router. I have a bit that long, and I cannot lower the bit all the way to 0" above the table, perhaps a 1/2" sticks up.

Hope this helps
Motor Dia on Pc 892 router ?
Rodney P on Jan 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Motor is 3.5” where it fits into the base. It flairs out to 3.75” at the top and measured to the bumps where the housing transitions from metal to plastic it is equivalent to 4.5”. For what it’s worth, this is my go to router. I really like the soft start and that it is about as quiet as a router can be.
Can the spindle lock be accessed from above a router table if using an Incra Mast-R-Lift? If not, can a bit be changed using 2 wrenches?
Robert D on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think so, if the Incra router bit opening is at least 3” diameter.