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Model#: PCBN557

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Porter-Cable 557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit

  • Porter-Cable 557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit
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  • 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
  • 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


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


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  • Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit


    The Deluxe Plate Joiner 557, is this available in 230 volte operating power supply as we have in Australia.
    Asked on 5/26/2016 by Pete Retired builder from HEATHCOTE SYDNEY NSW Australia

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    • Staff Reviewer


      The 557 Deluxe plate joiner is 110/120 volt US. Please contact the manufacturer direct @ 1-888-848-5175 for further options.

      Answered on 5/26/2016 by Dennis from Atl
  • Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit


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

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      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
  • Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit


    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

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    • A:

      The Porter-Cable 557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit #PCBN557 comes with the 4 inch Blade #5558. This blade is made for the #0, #10, and #20 biscuits. The 2 inch blade is sold separately and is used with the #FF biscuits.

      Answered on 4/24/2013 by Community Answer from None
    • Staff Reviewer


      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
  • Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit


    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

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    • Staff Reviewer


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

      Answered on 2/28/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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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.
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.