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Porter Cable 1/2" Corded Drill

Porter Cable 1/2" Corded Drill

06-01-2012 06:10 AM by DawsonWoodworking | 8 comments »

I regret I dont have a picture or model number for this tool. The image is a stock photo. It was a standard issue 1/2” corded drill by Porter-Cable. I was very unhappy with this product. It only lasted one job!, the swith in the trigger failed after minimal use on the first job (I was finishing a basement), rendering it inoperable. It was still under warranty, but due to lack of time, I had to keep working so I just bought a DeWalt drill from Home Depot to replace it. I’ve seen b...

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Great Saw

Great Saw

05-22-2012 06:30 PM by cutit | 3 comments »

I have been using saws for almost 70 years. When I retired from contracting we sold our large home with my big shop and of course most of the large tools I owned. Table saws, radial arm saws etc. they all went. Our new home needed some repair but I was limited to tool space. I was into Lowe’s about three years ago and looked at the price and what I was getting, it went home with us. Is it perfect, no but you can not beat it for the price. Went together easy and is very sturdy whe...

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Porter Cable 10" Table Saw model: 270TS

Porter Cable 10" Table Saw model: 270TS

05-19-2012 05:40 PM by Mike | 7 comments »

Well, this is my first review but this product impressed me so much I wanted to write one. For starters, I’m not nearly as knowledgeable as most on here and consider myself a beginner. I’ve never had access to really “nice” machines so always kinda “made due” with what I had. Up until now my table saw was a contractor style Makita 10” saw, which really isn’t capable or designed for precision…it’s for rough cutting 2X6’s and ...

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Smooth saw!

Smooth saw!

04-29-2012 08:55 PM by AJswoodshop | 5 comments »

Before I was using a circular saw and my cuts were way off. I was sick of my projects looking off. And that when I relized that I need a miter saw. I went to lowes the next day and the had the porter cable miter saw on sale for 80$! I didnt have the $80 dollars so I went home next week praying that they would have another one next week. I knew the wouldnt have it next week. Christmas was comming around the corner. Christmas day I unrapped a huge box. And thats when I found out that my dad ...

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I'll rate it a 4 out of 5 due to the blade to miter slot adjustment.

I'll rate it a 4 out of 5 due to the blade to miter slot adjustment.

04-19-2012 09:47 PM by WillMat | 6 comments »

First, I will rate the saw, and I rate it a 4 out of 5, over the difficulty of aligning the blade to the miter slots. The manual shows a mechanism using set screws to adjust the trunnion, from underneath the table, at the front of the saw. However, the saw does not have this feature, and when you look at the parts diagram, it is not there either. To align the blade to the miter slot, which I had to do, as mine was 0.010” out, I had to add shims under the rear lift rod. The trunnion p...

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Got router a week ago, these are my first impressions of it.

Got router a week ago, these are my first impressions of it.

03-26-2012 06:08 AM by ZLSBOARDWORKS | 5 comments »

Received my porter cable 893 pk from amazon about a week ago, I also received a few router bits along with it. Setting up the router was a cinch, and the fine tuning and measurement adjustments are real easy to use. I don’t know If I like how the motor locks into the base, I had figured when purchasing it that the motor had attached the same way as the older porter cable model like a cork screw. I also don’t know if I like how there is now a spindle lock for tightening and loosen...

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Amazing Saw For The Price........ Minus the Insert Plate

Amazing Saw For The Price........ Minus the Insert Plate

03-23-2012 05:50 PM by WoodyPete | 8 comments »

This is an amazing saw for the price in my opinion. The reviews written by ‘LafayetteJack’ & ‘bobdobbs’ are dead on with my assessment of this saw. I’m just adding my 2 cents to the review of the product…...... I have no financial interest in Porter Cable or Lowes, and my woodworking experience is beginner – intermediate and is simply my hobby. I purchased this saw for many of the same reasons stated by the other reviewers: 1) This is the ...

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dust cover for nail gun

dust cover for nail gun

02-17-2012 03:38 AM by eddie | 5 comments »

moving into a new shop and don’t have all the dust collection set up yet so i use a lot of these mask they make good caps for air tools that i seem to always lose

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PORTER-CABLE 15-Amp 10" Table Saw PCB220 Job site saw

PORTER-CABLE 15-Amp 10" Table Saw PCB220 Job site saw

01-29-2012 03:54 PM by AKMECHANIC | 10 comments »

I purchased this saw at Lowes for $329 a week ago. It has great reviews on Lowes website and a few here. I will keep this simple. I was very dissatisfied with my purchase and will be taking it back. I only used it for two days. Negatives 1. The table work surface is not flat. I posted a picture of that. The left side of the table outboard of the miter slot slopes off almost 1/8”. 2. The fence lock handle when released gets in the way of the work piece making it very difficult to set u...

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Got lucky and got a good one - Works great with modifications

Got lucky and got a good one - Works great with modifications

11-10-2011 04:42 PM by WoodworkGuy | 3 comments »

My wife has been interested in woodworking for awhile, but didn’t want to mess with the “big machines,” but was interested in scroll sawing. The DeWalt and Hawk units were too expensive for a “trial” period, so we looked for a moderately-priced unit. Reading the great reviews on LJ led us to take a chance on the P-C PCB370SS. Fortunately, we were lucky and got a good one. It does a great job with a little vibration and I agree the dust removal and attached...

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