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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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$299.99
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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
Shipping Weight: 13.73 lbs.

Recommendations

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
9 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
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4
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0
Would you recommend?
Yes (9)
Pros
Easy To Use (8)
Powerful (6)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Best Uses
Home Repair (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
So easy
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.
September 21, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
No other brand need apply
I'm a long time PorterCable woodworker and it makes my job easier to use reliable product.
April 30, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Joining All the Way
Well constructed, easy to use product. Not a bunch of silly instructions to follow to have a superb outcome.
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Why did I wait so long?
Great for cabinant faces instead of nails.
May 1, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Biscuit joiner good enough for Norm
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..
June 15, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great product
I bought this tool as a gift for my husband. He is a carpenter and he loves this tool.
January 14, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Solid tool
Very powerful and handle on frame works best
December 14, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Rockwell Plate Jointer
This tool has been rated best since making its debut. Now I understand why. It is simple to use and can be used almost anywhere one needs to put two boards together.
it is easy to store it its accompanying case.
November 20, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
I would buy this again less the blade.
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.
December 23, 2012

Questions & Answers

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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.
goody on Apr 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
The Deluxe Plate Joiner 557, is this available in 230 volte operating power supply as we have in Australia.
Pete Retired builder on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 557 Deluxe plate joiner is 110/120 volt US. Please contact the manufacturer direct @ 1-888-848-5175 for further options.
what is the difference between a product labeled biscuit jointer and plate jointer
None on Sep 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: They are the same item. Some manufacturers call them biscuit joiners and some plate joiners.
They both with installing biscuits.
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
Norman on Feb 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: All of the serial numbers in our warehouse show a 4.

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.