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PORTER-CABLE® Enters Pneumatic Woodworking Market

PORTER-CABLE® Enters Pneumatic Woodworking Market

PORTER-CABLE® extended its established technology and expertise into the pneumatic woodworking category with the introduction of its random orbit sanders and accessories. The six new sanders and accessories exemplify the
commitment of PORTER-CABLE® to providing the industry’s most extensive line of woodworking products.

“PORTER-CABLE® products are used widely by professional woodworkers, and the addition of pneumatic tools enhances the presence and capabilities of PORTER-CABLE® in the industry,” said Sandra DeWald, PORTER-CABLE® product line manager. “Designed for professional, everyday use, the sanders demonstrate how driven PORTER-CABLE® is to meeting the needs of its customers.”

Ideal for professional woodworkers employed in cabinet and solid surface shops as well as serious do-it-yourself woodworkers, the pneumatic random orbit sanders can be used for several applications including shaping, forming, fine finishing, and on body fillers, fiberglass and other surfaces. The random orbit action of the sanders allows the user to obtain a smooth, swirl-free finish.

The 5-inch (PTS3, PTS4, PTS5 and PTS6) and 6-inch (PTS7 and PTS8) random orbit sanders operate at 12,000 rpm, which increases performance by providing more power and speed, enabling faster sanding. The sanders also have built-in speed controls; rear exhausts to direct air away from the work surface; ergonomic grips to increase user comfort and reduce fatigue; and low profile designs to ensure operator control and maneuverability.

Weighing only 2 1/2 pounds, the lightweight design of the sanders enables consistent operation over extended periods of time. Also, the PORTER-CABLE® pneumatic random orbit sanders are balanced with just enough weight to keep the sander on the surface of the wood, which allows users to apply less pressure when sanding.

The PTS3, PTS4, PTS7 and PTS8 come equipped with a 3/16-inch orbit speed which is a more aggressive orbit speed designed for general sanding. The PTS5 and PTS6 come equipped with a 3/32-inch orbit speed used for fine sanding and finishing. The PTS4, PTS6 and PTS8 vacuum-ready models enable users to attach a dust bag, shop vacuum or central vacuum system for dust collection. All of the random orbit sanders are currently available at a suggested retail price of $124.99 to $134.99.

Replacement accessory sanding pads are offered in 5-inch and 6-inch sizes, non-vacuum and vacuum ready, and PSA and Hook & Loop varieties, allowing users to choose the most appropriate pad size for the application. The pads have a suggested retail price of $12.99
to $16.99.


Porter-Cable Corporation, a subsidiary of Pentair Inc. (NYSE – PNR), is a leading manufacturer of portable electric and cordless power tools; air nailers, staplers and compressors; generators; pressure washers; and related accessories for the professional woodworking, commercial/residential construction, plumbing and electrical markets. With its manufacturing operation centralized in Jackson, Tenn., PORTER-CABLE® operates a second manufacturing facility in Steinheim, Germany, where its products are produced and sold throughout Europe under the FLEX® brand name. For more information about PORTER-CABLE® call (800) 368-1487 or visit