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6/4/2007

PORTER-CABLE® EXHIBITS NEW 10-INCH TWINLASER® MITER SAW AND DOVETAIL JIGS AT 2004 IWF


PORTER-CABLE® EXHIBITS NEW 10-INCH TWINLASER® MITER SAW AND DOVETAIL JIGS AT 2004 IWF
8/26/2004

ATLANTA (Aug. 26, 2004) – PORTER-CABLE® introduced a new 10-inch compound TWINLASER® miter saw ideal for professionals and higher-end do-it-yourselfers at the 2004 IWF on Aug. 26 through Aug. 29. In addition to the 3700L 10-inch compound miter saw, PORTER-CABLE® is unveiling its new 4200 series dovetail jigs and showcasing its new pneumatic random orbit sanders and 890 router series at booth 5413 in the Georgia World Congress Center.

“Unlike a single laser system, this saw incorporates a TWINLASER® system that shows the exact line of cut on both sides of the blade kerf, at any angle, in direct sunlight, with or without the need to have the blade in motion. Plus the lasers aren’t just bolt-on attachments, they are machined into the upper housing,” said Mark Keller product line manager of miter saws for PORTER-CABLE®. “And it’s the only fully adjustable laser system, which means more accuracy with any blade and every cut to eliminate guesswork.”

The 3700L has a powerful 15 amp, 120 volt motor (5,000 rpm) with electric blade brake. The easy-grip horizontal handle with trigger switch helps the user cut wood comfortably. Quick tilt settings are simple due to a large bevel scale with adjustable positive stops at 0 degrees and 45 degrees. Other lock features include a quick-action miter lock for faster miter settings and a built-in arbor lock for smooth, single wrench blade changes. The miter scale also features nine positive stops for extremely accurate cuts.

The miter saw has a large machined extension table to aid in in-feed support and a tall sliding fence to provide additional work-piece support. Ideal for cross-cutting a 2-inch by 4-inch or 2-inch by 6-inch piece of wood, or mitering a 2-inch by 4-inch flat or at a 45-degree angle, the 3700L uses a Riptide® 40-tooth carbide-tipped premium blade. Also included with the 3700L is a horizontal work clamp, a dust bag for collection of saw dust and small woodchips, and a blade wrench. The 3700L will be available in the fourth quarter of 2004 for approximately $199.

PORTER-CABLE® also will introduce its new 4200 series dovetail jigs used on woodworking projects requiring dovetail joints like drawers, chests and jewelry boxes. Designed for woodworking craftsmen, the new dovetail jigs, models 4210 and 4212, make it easy for users to create joints. The dovetail jigs are fully assembled from the factory and include a router bit, templet guides and a lock nut.

The patented alignment-lines on each templet provide a guide for easy wood positioning, while the cam locks hold the wood in place. The cam-locking bars are on both the vertical and horizontal face to ensure there is no slippage of the wood during cuts. The patented router bit height-stop makes setting the depth of the router bit simple, and the offset-positioning guides enable the user to cut half-blind dovetails in one pass.

The wide range capability of the 4200 series dovetail jigs allow the user to cut a variety of dovetail joints into a piece of wood measuring 1/4-inch to 1 1/4-inch thick and up to 12-inches wide. Model 4210 is a basic dovetail jig and will cut joints half-blind, rabbeted half-blind and dovetail dadoes. The more deluxe dovetail jig, model 4212, will cut half-blind, rabbeted half-blind, through, box and dovetail dadoes.

The base of each dovetail jig is made of 1/8-inch steel, and all the templets are CNC machined from solid aluminum. The tabs have pre-drilled holes allowing for easy mounting. The 4210 and 4212 will be available in December 2004 for approximately $99 and $149 respectively.

In addition to the new tools featured at the booth there will be product demonstrations and a guest appearance by Scott Phillips, host of “The American Woodshop” on Thursday, Aug. 26 and Friday, Aug. 27; by Norm Abram, host of “The New Yankee Workshop” on Friday, Aug. 27; by Bob Rosendahl, co-host of “The Router Workshop” on Saturday, Aug. 28; and Don Russell, segmented lathe turning specialist on Thursday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 29. PORTER-CABLE® also will have representatives available to provide product detail and answer questions.

PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION

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 http://www.porter-cable.com.