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PORTER-CABLE Debuts New Technology with Low Profile Sander
and Design Simplify Sanding
(Feb. 13, 2008) – PORTER-CABLE
unveiled the latest innovation in sanding today with its Low Profile Sanders during
the 2008 International Builders’ Show (IBS) at Booth W1501 from Feb. 13
to Feb. 16 in Orlando, Fla. The new sanders, models 390, 390K, 392 and 394, feature new patent
pending ENDURATECH™ motor technology for improved productivity, durability and
The ENDURATECH™ motor,
rated at three amps, uses brushless technology that reduces the number of wearable
components by 71 percent – giving the motor 5 to 10 times longer life in
testing compared to traditional palm grip sander motors. Besides increased
durability, the Low Profile Sander features two innovations for improved
results: electronic load control and electronic motor braking. Electronic load
control helps maintain pad speed by monitoring motor output and increasing
power under load conditions whereas traditional random orbit sanders slow down
as bias (or down force) is applied to the tool.
In testing, the sander removed material up to 42 percent faster than
traditional random orbit sanders.
braking stops the sander almost immediately – 73 percent faster than
traditional sanders during testing – so the user can safely set the sander down
without waiting for the pad to stop. As for its unique shape, PORTER-CABLE borrowed
from the low profile design of pneumatic sanders to leverage the ENDURATECH™ motor
and reduce the tool’s overall height.
The lowered center of gravity places the users’ hand 31 percent closer to
the material being sanded for improved ergonomics and a smoother finish.
The Low Profile Sanders, models 390, 390K, 392 and 394, also
A five-inch sanding pad surface.
Variable motor speed, 7,000 to 12,000 orbits per minute, and random
Hook and loop sanding pads (390 and 390K only).
1 to 1.5 inch vacuum hose attachment (390, 394 and 390K).
(pressure sensitive adhesive) sanding pads (392 and 394 only).
Profile Sander will be available in June 2008 and carry a suggested retail
price of $129.
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.
For more information about PORTER-CABLE Machinery
brand woodworking tools visit www.deltaportercable.com