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Model#: PCBN371

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Porter-Cable 371 2-1/2 in. x 14 in. Compact Belt Sander

  • Porter-Cable 371 2-1/2 in. x 14 in. Compact Belt Sander
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  • Textured rubber body grip provides comfortable non-slip surface
  • Flush side enables sanding up to perpendicular surface
  • Metal components provide durability for professional applications
  • Dust sealed, recessed switch offers accessibility while minimizing unintended turn-offs
  • Removable auxiliary handle offers better control when two-handed use is needed
  • Cord exit grip offers auxiliary gripping for various orientations
  • Removable dust port for passive dust collection
  • Low center of gravity feels balanced in various orientations
  • Compact Belt Sander (2-1/2 in. x 14-in) - 371
  • 80-Grit Sanding Belt
  • Dust Port
  • Removable Auxiliary Handle
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warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to


Length: 17 in.
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs.



4.5 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (15)
Powerful (11)
Easy To Use (1)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Value (1)
Heavy (2)
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Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
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Small Projects (1)
Good little sander, hard to find belts for.
August 13, 2018
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
This is a great little sander. It is easy to use with one hand and if you remove the front handle you can get into tighter places.
I use it for cabinetry, and boat and car restorations.
Love it. I am on my second one in 10 years
March 10, 2017
1 year ago
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substandar drive wheel for belt short life span
I like it except the drive wheel for the belt is inferior to others on the market very short life span and hard to obtain
November 13, 2016
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Awesome trim sander

I'm a professional trim carpenter. Unless you're a purest, you can put your block plane away (maybe throw it away!). Fantastic one-handed control for scribing all kinds of materials and for tweaking fit or trim details. With coarse paper, it can remove material quickly and precisely --- and with no fear of tear-out or need to sharpen constantly. I felt a little guilty when I bought this for a limited and specific purpose, but find I use if for all manner of detail work. Great tool if you want to do the best work possible, by whatever means necessary...
November 8, 2016
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Great tool for tight places and quick sanding projects. Easy to control and very versital.
October 3, 2016
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
go getter
perfect for back sanding crown moulding
July 31, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
great sander
Great sander for back sanding crown and other moldings.
January 5, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Handy tool!
Handy for sculpture work and any job requiring single hand control. Works good almost any situation that I perviously used large belt sanders.
November 22, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A must have for any woodworking shop!
This is a great tool for building furniture and cabinets. I used it and it worked perfectly and was easy to control and took off the wood with ease. I would definitely buy this little sander again. Great purchase for any wood shop.
August 29, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
This little critter is a real Worker!!
This little " Armadillo" is a real hard worker! It worked Flawlessly out of the box and is really handy due to it's compact size and lightness, But it is by no means a Toy sander. I used it hard building counter tops and it works Flawlessly. It was easy to "Palm" it for edge work and used it all day with one belt No Problems!!
March 17, 2015

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Does it come with a hard case for transporting
Nick on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, there is no hard case for this belt sander.
Butch Collins
“Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have NO regrets…Life is too short to be anything but happy.” ~unknown~
Does it come with a case
Nick on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the model PCBN371k would include the case
My #371, gets so hot, it is hard to hold and melts the seams where the sanding belts are joined. There appears that there is no fan to dissipate the heat, or reject the dust.

Frustrated just retired homeowner.
jim on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For technical support, please contact Porter Cable directly at (888) 848-5175


Palm Sander 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. NOTE: THIS WARRANTY WILL BE VOID IF THE TOOL IS USED ON DRYWALL.

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.