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11/16/2008

PORTER-CABLE TO INTRODUCE NEW CORDLESS LINE OF PROFESSIONAL-GRADE POWER TOOLS


PORTER-CABLE TO INTRODUCE NEW CORDLESS LINE OF PROFESSIONAL-GRADE POWER TOOLS

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 cordless power tools designed for the tradesman. The cordless line will be available beginning November 2008.

The new 18-volt cordless line of tools from PORTER-CABLE features a lithium-ion drill and a range of Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) battery-powered tools.

“After extensive end-user research, PORTER-CABLE developed the cordless line with the specific needs of the tradesman in mind – offering flexibility, performance and reliability at a great value,” said Frank Andrew, director of marketing for PORTER-CABLE. “While the new line will feature corded tools, we are especially excited by the ergonomic and performance options now available in our cordless tools through the use of lithium-ion and NiCad battery technology. This is the first wave in a broad line of cordless tools and accessories designed to meet the demands of the worksite and around the shop.”

CORDLESS DRILL/DRIVER KITS
The PORTER-CABLE lithium-ion drill/driver kit, model PCL180DRK-2, optimizes the benefits of lithium-ion battery technology by offering 18-volt power in a compact, lightweight design. The drill/driver features a 1/2-inch, all-metal chuck and two-speed gearbox to tackle high-torque applications with ease, and has a small overall length for fitting into tight areas.

A 24-position clutch offers flexibility in driving any size screw, while the integrated LED work light illuminates dimly lit areas such as cabinet interiors. The lithium-ion drill/driver also weighs only 3.8 pounds. The kit includes two 18-volt lithium-ion batteries, a 30-minute fast charger and a high-quality soft storage bag. The PCL180DRK-2 is available for a suggested retail price of $179.97.

The NiCad drill/driver kit, model PC180DK-2, comes with two 18-volt NiCad battery packs, a one-hour fast charger and durable kit box. A high-performance motor and two-speed gearbox delivers maximum torque for tough applications, and the speed needed to finish the job quickly. The drill’s metal single-sleeve, 1/2-inch chuck, assures secure bit retention and solid durability. Designed with a 32-position clutch, the drill allows users to drive various sized screws flush every time. The drill/driver offers an integrated LED work light for added illumination in dark areas and an over-molded, contoured grip for comfort during heavy use. The PC180DK-2 will be available for a suggested retail price of $99.97.

HAMMERDRILL KIT
The PORTER-CABLE hammerdrill kit, model PC180HDK-2, is outfitted with a high-output motor and drive train that generates 490 inch-pounds of maximum torque for boring large holes and driving screws and lag bolts into wood, masonry and concrete. In the hammer setting, the hammerdrill produces 24,000 beats-per-minute (BPM) at 1,600 revolutions-per-minute (RPM), making fast and easy work of concrete and cinderblock drilling applications.
The PC180HDK-2 also is equipped with a locking, all-metal chuck that securely holds bits and a removable side handle that rotates 360 degrees in any orientation for flexibility and control.

The PC180HDK-2 comes with two 18-volt NiCad battery packs, a one-hour fast charger, a side handle and a durable kit box. The PC180HDK-2 will be available for a suggested retail price of $139.97.

RECIPROCATING SAW
For increased worksite efficiency, the PORTER-CABLE reciprocating saw, model PC18RS, features a patented tool-free blade-changing system for fast blade removal and reduced downtime. The variable-speed trigger and 3,000 strokes-per-minute (SPM) cut speed delivers fast, aggressive cuts in a variety of materials.

The compact size of the reciprocating saw allows for cutting in tight spaces, while a pivoting shoe offers control in complex cuts. For greater comfort, the PC18RS comes with an oversized rubber boot and grip. The PC18RS will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.95 (batteries and chargers sold separately).

CIRCULAR SAW
For improved accuracy on long rip cuts, the PORTER-CABLE circular saw, model PC18CSL, offers an integrated laser guide to show the cut path on any surface. A 6-1/2 inch, 18-tooth carbide-tipped PORTER-CABLE blade allows cutting of two-inch lumber at a 45-degree bevel. The unit’s shoe also can bevel up to 50 degrees and provides a clear line of sight for difficult cuts. A depth-of-cut adjustment gauge helps speed cuts in shallow materials, such as plywood, and maximizes the number of cuts per battery charge.

The PC18CSL features a spindle lock for easier blade changes, and a 4,000 RPM motor with electric brake that stops instantaneously when the trigger switch is released. The PC18CSL will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.97 (batteries and chargers sold separately). 

FLASHLIGHT
The PORTER-CABLE 18-volt flashlight, model PC18FL, features a 5-watt bulb that produces a powerful beam and offers run time of up to five hours. The lens and faceted reflector easily adjust for flood or spot lighting applications, while the 90-degree pivoting head locks in multiple positions to focus the light beam precisely where needed.  The PC18FL will be available for a suggested retail price of $16.97 (batteries and chargers sold separately).

BATTERIES & CHARGERS
The high-performance PORTER-CABLE NiCad battery packs will retail for $29.97 individually (model PC18B) and $49.97 for a two-pack (model PC18B-2). The one-hour NiCad fast charger (model PCMVC) will be available for $27.97.

For compact, lightweight power, the PORTER-CABLE 18-volt lithium-ion battery and lithium-ion fast charger will be available as a kit (model PC18BLC) for a suggested retail price of $99.97.

CORDLESS COMBO KITS
Users looking for the convenience and value of combination kits will be able to choose from the following options:

I.  18-volt, NiCad Two-Tool Combo Kit (PC218C-2)
     Includes:
  • PC1800D drill/driver
  • PC186CS 6 1/2-inch circular saw (does not include laser guide)
  • (2) PC18B NiCad battery packs
  • PCMVC NiCad fast charger
  • 18-tooth, carbide-tipped circular saw blade
  • Double-ended bit tip
  • Soft-sided carrying case
  • Suggested retail price of $109.97

II.  18-volt, NiCad Four-Tool Combo Kit (PC418C-2)
      Includes:
  • PC1800D drill/driver
  • PC186CS 6 1/2-inch circular saw (does not include laser guide)
  • PC1800RS reciprocating saw
  • PC1800L flashlight
  • (2) PC18B NiCad battery packs
  • PCMVC NiCad fast charger
  • 18-tooth, carbide-tipped circular saw blade
  • 6-inch wood cutting reciprocating saw blade
  • Double-ended bit tip
  • Soft-sided carrying case
  • Suggested retail price of $159.97

Available nationwide through Lowe’s and other independent hardware and woodworking retailers starting in November 2008, the new cordless tool line will have
a three-year limited warranty (two years on all batteries), one year of free service and a 90-day
money-back guarantee. For additional information on tool specifications and availability, visit www.deltaportercable.com.

About PORTER-CABLE
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 www.deltaportercable.com.