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TOWSON, Md. (July 29, 2008) – PORTER-CABLE, with more than 100 years of expertise in quality tool craftsmanship, is launching a new line of professional-grade corded power tools designed for the tradesman. The new range of corded power tools features a hammerdrill, reciprocating saws, a small angle grinder, a ½-inch drill and laser-equipped circular saws. The corded line-up will be available beginning November 2008.

“PORTER-CABLE developed the corded tool line with performance and reliability as the primary focus. As a result, the tools are designed with high-output motors, cast metal components and an array of professional features,” said Rachel Lombardo, group product manager for PORTER-CABLE. “Complementing the flexibility and performance of the new cordless tools, the introductory line of PORTER-CABLE power tools and accessories meets the specific demands of the worksite and around the shop.”

The PORTER-CABLE 1/2-inch hammerdrill, model PC650HD, offers two speed options of either 0 to 1,000 or 0 to 3,000 revolutions-per-minute (RPM) for optimized performance in applications requiring either high-torque/low-speed or low-torque/high-speed capability. The high-output, 6.0 amp motor produces 51,000 beats-per-minute (BPM) for drilling into concrete and masonry, as well as high torque for drilling large holes into wood. Additionally, the hammerdrill can be used on thin gauge metal and other hard surfaces.

Featuring a motor brush system, the hammerdrill ensures that full power is generated when using the drill in reverse. The hammerdrill incorporates a cast metal front gear housing, an auxiliary side handle and a pistol grip-style rear handle for improved control. The PC650HD will be available for a suggested retail price of $69.97.

Offering an orbital action mechanism and 1-1/8 inch stroke length, the PORTER-CABLE 8.5 amp reciprocating saw kit, model PC850RSOK, provides fast, aggressive cutting in a variety of materials. A pivoting shoe and variable speed improves control when making difficult cuts encountered during demolition and rough-cutting applications. The shoe is depth-adjustable for prolonged blade life.

When a new blade is needed in an application, the convenient, tool-free blade clamp makes changing blades simple and efficient. For added comfort and reduced user fatigue, the overmolded rear handle and body help minimize vibration. The reciprocating saw offers a cutting capacity of 0 to 2,400 strokes-per-minute (SPM). Available with a kit box, the PC850RSOK can be purchased for a suggested retail price of $79.97.

A 7.5 amp reciprocating saw, model PC750RS, also is available and offers a powerful motor for fast cutting, a tool-free blade clamp for easy blade changes, as well as an overmolded handle and body for comfort. A variable-speed trigger and pivoting shoe give the user control and accuracy when making complex cuts. The PC750RS will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.97. 

Designed with a cast metal gearbox and motor capable of 10,000 RPM, the PORTER-CABLE 7.5 amp small angle grinder, model PC750AG, delivers on the reliability and performance demands of a tradesman. Equipped with a 4-1/2 inch wheel, the small angle grinder is ideal for cutting rebar and concrete, removing paint and rust, grinding welding beads and sharpening blades.

For optimal control, the small angle grinder is outfitted with a three-position side handle to allow for positioning the hand closest to the material on the right, left or top of the grinder. Additional features include a spindle lock for easy wheel and accessory changes, an extended on/off trigger switch to accommodate gloved hands and a soft-grip handle. The PC750AG will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.97.

The PORTER-CABLE 1/2-inch drill, model PC700D, is ideal for drilling large holes into thick materials – an application commonly encountered in deck building or frame construction. The low-speed, high-torque gear design of the drill is combined with a high-output, 7.0 amp motor capable of 0 to 800 RPM to deliver enough torque for the toughest drilling applications.

As with the hammerdrill, a motor brush system assures that full power is generated when using the drill in reverse. The drill’s construction incorporates a cast metal gear housing for reliable performance and a mid-handle design with an adjustable, cast-side handle for improved balance and handling. The PC700D will be available for a suggested retail price of $69.97.

Outfitted with kerf cut indicators and integrated laser guides, the PORTER-CABLE laser-equipped circular saws, 15.0 amp (model PC15CSLK) and 13.0 amp (model PC13CSL) versions, allow for improved accuracy on long cuts. Utilizing a heavy-duty, ball-bearing motor construction, the laser circular saws are capable of producing 5,000 RPM for crosscutting dimensional lumber or ripping plywood.

The laser-equipped circular saws are fitted with a 7-1/4 inch, 24-tooth carbide-tipped PORTER-CABLE blade and offer the ability to bevel edges between 0 to 45 degrees. Additional design attributes include a depth adjustment feature, a spindle lock (PC15CSLK only) and a soft-grip rear handle.

The PC15CSLK and PC13CSL will be available for suggested retail prices of $79.97 and $59.97, respectively.

Available nationwide through Lowe’s and other independent hardware and woodworking retailers starting in November 2008, the new range of corded power tools will have a three-year limited warranty, one year of free service and a 90-day money-back guarantee. For additional information on tool specifications and availability, visit

With over 100 years of experience producing quality- and performance-driven tools, PORTER-CABLE continues to be a leading manufacturer and marketer of professional-grade cordless and corded power tools, equipment and accessories. Known for industry-changing innovation, PORTER-CABLE introduced the world’s first helical drive circular saw, portable band saw and portable belt sander. For more information about PORTER-CABLE® professional-grade power tools, visit