Porter Cable 557 Buscuit Jointer

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Forum topic by phonewired posted 02-20-2009 03:14 AM 915 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2009 03:14 AM

I am at the place in my woodworking where I need to purchase a buscuit cutter. I saw the Porter Cable 557, about the right price for me. I will be working mostly with 3/4 inch pine boards. Looking for a sugestion on buscuit size for 3/4 inch boards and feedback on Porter 557. Thank you so much for your help ,(again).

-- Noel, Iowa

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#1 posted 02-20-2009 03:23 AM

I just typed in ‘porter cable 557’ in the search field at the top of LJ. I came up with some reviews from Lj’s.

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#2 posted 02-20-2009 03:43 AM

Ok, thats all I needed. Thank you so much for the help. I’ll try the search first before I decide I’m stumped next time.

-- Noel, Iowa

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 05:10 PM

I’ve had mine for several years and think it is a great tool. The dust bag actually captures all the waste. I usually use size 20 biscuits for that size board.

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