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Porter-Cable Restorer

Pair with a wide variety of optional accessories to sand, grind, clean, buff and polish wood, metal and masonry.
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The Porter-Cable Restorer boasts many of the benefits of both a belt sander and an angle grinder. When compared to a belt sander, it is lighter, easier to handle, and more versatile, thanks to the wide variety of accessories. Weighing in at just 4.5 lbs, the Restorer is less than half the weight of most belt sanders. It is also much more compact for maneuvering in tight areas. The barrel-shaped roller quickly flings debris away from the surface, which decreases heat build-up and clogged abrasives. When compared to an angle grinder, the Restorer yields a much smoother finish, particularly on wood, where the flat roller helps prevent gouging and the abrasive can be aligned with the grain. The tool is well-balanced, with a pistol grip for one-handed use, and a front palm grip for working vertically or overhead.


  • Use to buff, sand, grind, polish, scrub or clean wood, metal, masonry and fiberglass
  • Accepts a wide range of quick-change roller sleeves and wheels for use on metal, wood, cement, and more
  • Connect a vacuum to the dust port to collect debris during use
  • Easy accessory changes with the quick-release end cover
  • Lock-on button decreases fatigue during long sanding sessions
  • Powerful 3.5 amp variable-speed motor
(1) Porter-Cable PXRA2676 Restorer
(2) 120-Grit Fine Sanding Sleeves
(2) 80-Grit Medium Sanding Sleeves
(2) 60-Grit Coarse Sanding Sleeves
Rockler Protection Plan 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
More Information
Brand Porter-Cable
Manufacturer Part Number PXRA2676
Weight 8.2500
Tech Spec
  • Model Number: PXRA2676
  • Drum Dimensions: 2-13/16'' Dia. x 4'' Long
  • Speed (Surface feet): 1000-3200
  • Motor Type: Brushed
  • Amps: 3.5
  • Voltage: 120
  • Dust Management: Yes
  • Cord Length: 8'
  • Height: 6.25''
  • Width: 6.59''
  • Length: 12.72''
  • UL Safety Listing: Yes
  • CSA Safety Listing: Yes
  • ETL Safety Listing: Yes
  • Maximum FPM (Feet): 3200
  • Minimum FPM (Feet): 1000
4.6 / 5.0
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No (power tool) alternative
Another game changer. Beats a wire brush. Excellent tool. Standing up well in a professional use case.
June 17, 2020
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Porter-Cable Restorer
After getting excellent advice from Rockler associate I purchased a Porter-Cable Restorer. I used the Porter-Cable Restorer to refinsh a 400 sq ft cedar deck. This made the project manageable. I used other brand sanders but quality of their product could not get the job done.
Thanks for your help.
April 1, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Porter Cable Restorer
Used the Restorer to remove varnish from an old oak pedestal dining table. Would have taken many hours without this tool.
Restoration still in progress...
Support column before with support base.
Dining table top before stripping old varnish with Restorer.
Table top after stripping with Restorer.
September 30, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Restorer is an understatement!!
I purchased this tool to restore parts of my deck where the paint has peeled repeatedly. Using the tool helped me to remove the finish withion seconds. I have never found a tool like this that is so effective in what it does in restoring the surface of metal and wood. Unbelieveably fast!
August 10, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
i expected levels of abrasion but received three of the harshest destroyer roll
June 26, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have a board and batten garage that I need to strip and repaint.
David L on May 31, 2020
i saw good reviews on this product
carlos l on May 11, 2020
I have a board and batten garage that I need to strip and repaint.
David L on May 31, 2020
Read/watched many reviews
Rick B on May 17, 2020
i saw good reviews on this product
carlos l on May 11, 2020
Looks to be what I need to restore a cabinet and deep sanding of an old bread drawer, etc. on a restoration job of a 50 year old house.
William S on May 4, 2020
To resurface used barrel staves
Ricardo A on May 2, 2020
price and convenience
CHRISTOPHER B on Apr 28, 2020
Brush sand barn wood
Michael R on Jan 31, 2020
Other woodworkers recommended this tool to remove the bark from slab lumber. All 3 of them said, with wire wheel it works great with no damage to wood. Also best price from Rockler.
Richard S on Jul 28, 2019
Refinishing a barn beam for a fireplace mantel. This looks like it will be a big help.
Gerard H on Mar 10, 2019
To remove small amounts of material qjuicklt
Dennis K on Jan 13, 2019
To remove paint from wood T
Charles R on Jun 20, 2018
Husband's birthday!
Barbie M on Aug 8, 2017
want to restore a pallet wall in my basement.
Daniel I on Jul 10, 2017
Read/watched many reviews
Rick B on May 17, 2020
Looks to be what I need to restore a cabinet and deep sanding of an old bread drawer, etc. on a restoration job of a 50 year old house.
William S on May 4, 2020
does the roller dig in and make humpty waha's ? it looks hard to be able to stay plane.
pauly on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is meant to move back and forth like a belt sander
can I use the Restorer to smooth uneven pebble rock in a shower?
Dan B on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not aware of the application but I believe the coarse grit sandpaper of 60 grit should do the trick
Which sleeve works best for concrete floors?
joe h on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That would be the rust/paint removal roller which is 46 grit and works well on concrete
I don't see any available polishing sleeves?
Ricky C on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It looks like Porter Cable is planning to add those later, but they don't offer them quite yet.
Can it be used to sand paint on house siding? If not other recommendations for that job.
Gary H on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can. You see photos on Instagram #portercablerestorer
Can I use the paint and rust drum to remove all paint and surface rust from a 1956 Studebaker, mostly cracked paint?
John V on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have used the restorer on metal railing in a school stairwell. It takes the paint of several layers down to the metal. Also, I've used the unit on cleaning up old oak barn wood. It cleaned it well...very dirty...and did not damage the integrity of the wood. Of course, I changed the wheel implement. So, trial and error should prevail for you to get your results. I've used it in 2 different applications. Both turned out very nice. The wheel isn't so aggressive you'll tear up your material, but it does the work without days of agony. Charley
Does it have a wire drum attachment or will it soon?
Jeff R on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not that we are aware of.
you only offer a 60 80 and 120 grit. the article says you can polish with it. I have called a number of sources looking for a 240 even a 400 grit. does it exist?
James H. S on Feb 21, 2018