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Forum topic by rebelson posted 10-23-2012 12:18 AM 2146 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2012 12:18 AM

Well, for me anyway :)

I have been searching for a Porter Cable 552 Pocket Cutter for almost a year. Fast forward to last week and I decide to try Craigslist (again) and voila! A BRAND NEW Porter Cable 552 Pocket Cutter in the box for $400.00. Yes I know some of you may say it’s not gloat worthy with the price being slightly high but for a rare find I see it worth every penny. I think it retailed for $750.00 or so when in production though. Made the trip to the seller today and picked it up along with some various clamps that he was selling. The 552 has been out of production for at least 5 years from the info I gather. Ebay has been a dead end and Craigslist was too until last week. A great find in my book!

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 12:38 AM

Are you sure that the 552 has been out of production for five years? I just saw one at Woodcraft about a week ago, unless they cleaned out Porter Cable’s inventory and had it sitting on their shelves for awhile.

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 12:53 AM

Pretty sure. Amazon states that it is out of stock & doesn’t know if it will be available again.

I also can’t find it on Porter Cable’s site and it looks like this one has replaced it:,default,pd.html?cgid=porter-cable-dovetail-and-joinery-machines

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 03:47 AM

never realized PC sold a pocket hole machine…good for you rebel

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 03:56 AM

I used to own one, but I sold it on cl. I hope it works great for you. It was a bit loud since it uses a router and so I opted for a different route. We now use a drill press and shop made jig with a step bit. Hope your PC worked great for you. Let us know.

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 03:56 AM

Thanks, Ben. The design was actually licensed from Castle.

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