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PORTER-CABLE Upgrades 2-1/4 Peak HP 890 Series Router Plunge Base

Enhanced Plunge Base will be on Display at the 2007 AWFS® Fair

            JACKSON, Tenn. (July 20, 2007) – In 2003, PORTER-CABLE turned the router world “on its head” with the introduction of the 2-1/4 peak horsepower 890 series routers designed for both inverted router table mounting and portable freehand use. Continuing in its innovation of the 890 series routers, today PORTER-CABLE unveils an upgraded plunge base that features improved control, accuracy and dust collection features.

The plunge base, offered as part of multi-base kits, models 893PK, 894PK and 895PK, as well as an accessory, model 8931, will be showcased at the 2007 AWFS® Fair from July 18 through July 21 at booth #5401 in Las Vegas.

With machined brass brushings and steel guide rods, the upgraded base offers an extremely smooth and durable plunge stroke for greater user control and accuracy. In addition, a through-the-column dust collection system supports efficient dust removal, and yields improved bit and cut-line visibility when used with a durable, clear Lexan® sub-base and dust shroud, which come as standard.  

To further enhance precision and ease of operation, the base features a six-position adjustable turret stop for stepped plunge cuts; a single, flat side on the base that allows routing to be done in tighter spaces while also providing a straight reference point; a lever release for quick motor transitions between bases; and rubber overmolded handles for a comfortable grip.

The versatile plunge base, which accommodates the existing 890 series motor, is ideal for a variety of woodworking applications, including general purpose cutting, dado stops, fluting, rabbetting stops, and hinge cutting.

The plunge base, model 8931, and multi-base kits, models 893PK, 894PK and 895PK, will be available for purchase in July 2007 for $115, $269, $289 and $289, respectively.

About PORTER-CABLE and DELTA Machinery

With a combined 189 years of woodworking experience, PORTER-CABLE and DELTA Machinery design and manufacture the industry’s most complete line-up of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking power tools, equipment and related accessories for professional woodworkers. Together, the brands have a history of industry-changing innovation, including introducing the world’s first helical drive circular saw, first hand-held belt sander, first motorized miter saw, first portable belt sander, and first 10-inch tilting arbor saw.

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