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Model#: PCBN450

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Brand new items;Full manufacturer warranty available
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New or Recon items with possible minor cosmetic damage; CPO 60 day money back guarantee
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Porter-Cable 450 1.25 HP Compact Router

  • Porter-Cable 450 1.25 HP Compact Router
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  • 1-1/4 HP motor delivers more power for a wider range of applications
  • All metal can and base enhance unit durability
  • Twelve-position spindle lock for quicker/easier bit changes
  • Soft start and electronic feedback control maintains speed under load
  • Calibrated adjustment ring for setting quick, accurate bit depth
  • Quick release tabs for fast base release and easy access to collet
  • Extended collet for greater bit contact, less bit vibration, and enhanced visibility
  • Clear Lexan base for better bit visibility
  • Round base accepts template guides
  • 1-1/4 HP Compact Router - 450
  • Fixed Base
  • Collet Wrench
  • Manual


Weight: 4.0 lbs.
Amperage: 7
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 4 in. x 4 in.
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Palm Grip
Horsepower (Peak): 1.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 27000
Speed Settings: 1
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V



5.0 / 5.0
5 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
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1 Star
Would you recommend?
Yes (4)
Easy To Use (4)
Powerful (4)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
35 years making furniture
this is a very good small router, I've been at it for over 35 years. I design and build high end furniture. I'd buy this tool again.....
December 14, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works Great
Runs like new. Used it to make a table and was impressed by this portable router.
August 10, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great compact router
Aluminum milling
January 1, 2016
Easy To Use
This is the best router trimmer on the planet wish they woul
I use it in the plastic laminate business
January 22, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
November 9, 2015

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Is a 3/16 ID Collet available for this router?
olbango on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For assistance with this question please contact Porter Cable directly at 1-888-848-5175.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 1-1/4 HP Compact Router - 450,
Fixed Base,
Collet Wrench,
1-1/4 HP Compact Router - 450R,
Fixed Base
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


Standard Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
  • 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your PORTER-CABLE Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
  • LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, see country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see website for warranty information.

To register your tool for warranty service visit our website at

To obtain information on warranty performance, please write to: PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION, 4825 Highway 45 North, Jackson, Tennessee 38305; Attention: Product Service. THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION IS PORTER-CABLE'S SOLE LIABILITY UNDER THIS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PORTER-CABLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.