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5/9/2012

PORTER-CABLE® Unveils Powerful 18 Volt Oscillating Multi-Tool that Boasts Extended Runtime


TOWSON, Md. (May 9, 2012)PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of a new 18 Volt Oscillating Multi-Tool as a kit (PCCK510LA) and bare model (PCC510B).  These models are built with PORTER-CABLE’s industry-leading Tool Free SystemÔ blade change technology and offer double the runtime per charge compared to PORTER-CABLE’s 12V MAX† oscillating multi-tool (PCL120MTC-2). The tool’s performance, compact size and compatibility with Porter Cable’s 18V Lithium Ion and NiCD battery platforms makes it ideal for remodelers, carpenters, general contractors and other tradesmen who are completing cutting, sanding, scraping and grinding applications on the jobsite.

 “When we spoke to users they really appreciated the versatility of using the oscillating multi tool for many different applications, but they also expressed their frustration with the lack of run time,” said Wil Granger, Group Product Manager, PORTER-CABLE. “With our customers’ frustrations in mind, we are launching an 18V cordless oscillating tool under $200.  This tool is designed to meet the needs of professionals and help provide increased productivity on the jobsite with longer runtime per charge compared to the PCL120MTC-2 12V MAX Oscillating Multi-Tool.”

The PCCK510LA provides double the run time per charge when used with the PC18BLX compact battery and triple the run time per charge when used with the PC18BLEX extended runtime Lithium Ion or PC18B NiCD batteries compared to PORTER-CABLE’s 12 Volt MAX† model (PCL120MTC-2),  so tradesmen can complete more tasks on a single charge.  The tool also incorporates PORTER-CABLE’s innovative Tool Free System™ blade change technology that allows for quick accessory changes without bolts or wrenches.

Both the PCCK510LA and PCC510B offer users a great value with more than $135 in accessories included, allowing contractors to cut, sand, scrape or grind. The variable speed unit features an oscillating angle of 2.8 degrees allowing control when making cuts on finished surfaces and delivers 7,500 to 15,000 oscillations per minute (OPM). Weighing just 2.8 pounds with the battery, this tool is compact, comfortable and includes an oversized, easy-to-reach switch and an ergonomic handle with an over–molded, non-slip grip.

Available in June 2012 at Lowe’s and independent distributors, the PCCK510LA oscillating multi-tool kit is expected to retail for approximately $169. The tool kit comes with one PC18BLX Lithium Ion battery, one PCXMVC 18V Multi-Chemistry Charger, 32 accessories, an accessory box and a kit bag. The bare tool (PCC510B) will also be available in the back half of 2012 for $89.97. The bare tool also comes with the same 32 accessories.  The PCCK510LA and PCC510B will each come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. 

 

About PORTER-CABLE

With more than 100 years of experience producing quality and performance-driven tools, PORTER-CABLE is 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.portercable.com.

Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8.