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Porter-Cable 557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit
Model#: PCBN557
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Porter-Cable 557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit

Model#: PCBN557
Retail:
$269.99
Our Price:
$249.99
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$209.99
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Features:
  • 7 Amps, 120 VAC only, 10,000 RPM
  • 1 in. O.D. dust port accepts standard bag or can be connected to a vacuum
  • Fence tilts from 0° to 135° with positive adjustable stop at 90°
  • Precise micro height-adjustment knob
  • Lock-on trigger
  • Includes 4 in. diameter blade for standard and face-frame biscuits
  • Height scale accurate at any angle
  • Seven-position rotating depth stop for FF, #0, #10, #20, Simplex, Duplex, and Max (#6) biscuits
  • Spindle lock for easy blade changes
  • Bale handle attached to fence, not motor, for greater stability and added control during cuts
  • Includes plate for centering stock to the 2 in. blade
Includes:
  • Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit - 557
  • 4 in. Blade - 5558
  • Centering Plate - 888776
  • Dust Bag - 883175
  • Chip Deflector - 886490
  • Allen Wrench - 891869
  • Carrying Case
  • Operating Manual
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Specifications

Height: 7 in.
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Biscuit Sizes: FF, #0, #10, #20, Simplex, Duplex, and #6
RPM: 10,000
Shipping Weight: 13.73 lbs.

Reviews

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4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good grip (5)
  • Easy to store (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Good safety features (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • In the workshop (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

Solid tool

By Dr Distructo

from NY

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Grip
  • Good Safety Features
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • In The Field
  • In The Workshop

Very powerful and handle on frame works best

 
4.0

I would buy this again less the blade.

By Norm

from Northwest Ohio

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Blade Is Worthless

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

I like the joiner but the blade is not sharp.
The first cut I made it smelled like burning
wood. I put a different blade on it and could
not believe the difference. Other than that seems
to work very well.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Biscuit joiner good enough for Norm

By Sean

from Dardenne Prairie, MO

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Grip

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit:

      Solid tool. Its not the tool, its worker behind it. This one is the standard for most of us. No need to spend the money on lamello or festool. Take the time to read the manual and practice on some cut offs in your shop. Use plenty of glue and clamps and you have a solid joint.
      Go slow and deliberate, many woodworkers screw up biscuit joints by not making accurate reference marks on their work and referencing from the wrong side of their work.... haste does make waste in woodworking..

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So easy

      By Matt the builder

      from Camden, Delaware

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Grip
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • In The Workshop

      I was a doweler and loved using them with my drill jig. This is so much easier to use and you don't have to be exact. I use it every chance I get and always have great results.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Joining All the Way

      By Mike the woodworker

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent results
      • Ease of Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scrap material salvage
        • Wood Joinery

        Comments about Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit:

        Well constructed, easy to use product. Not a bunch of silly instructions to follow to have a superb outcome.

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        4 Questions | 3 Answers
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        • Q:

          what is the difference between a product labeled biscuit jointer and plate jointer
          Asked on 9/16/2013 by none

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            They are the same item. Some manufacturers call them biscuit joiners and some plate joiners.
            They both with installing biscuits.

            Answered on 9/17/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
        • Q:

          I am interested in buying this but before I do, I need to know if the package includes both the 2 inch and 4 inch blades. The specifications list online seems to indicate it includes both blades. Them manual you provide online says the 2 inch blade is included with the tool. But other retailers offering the same product say I must buy the 2 inch blade separately.
          Asked on 4/24/2013 by goody

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            This item included the 4 inch blade. The 2" blade would need to be purchased separately.

            Answered on 4/24/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
        • Q:

          what is the type number of this plate joiner?
          the type number will be listed by the serial number.
          it might be a 3 or 4.

          thank you
          Asked on 2/27/2013 by norman

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            All of the serial numbers in our warehouse show a 4.

            Answered on 2/28/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
        • Q:

          Does this come with both 2" and 4' blades?
          Asked on 12/10/2012 by RC from 65270

          0 answers

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        New Vs. 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: Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit - 557,
        4 in. Blade - 5558,
        Centering Plate - 888776,
        Dust Bag - 883175,
        Chip Deflector - 886490,
        Allen Wrench - 891869,
        Carrying Case,
        Operating Manual
        Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit - 557R,
        4 in. Blade - 5558,
        Centering Plate - 888776,
        Dust Bag - 883175,
        Chip Deflector - 886490,
        Allen Wrench - 891869,
        Carrying Case,
        Operating Manual
        Availability: In Stock In Stock
        Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
        Price: $209.99 $167.93
        You Save: N/A $42.06 (20%)

        Warranty

        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 www.deltaportercable.com 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 www.deltaportercable.com.

        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.