Model # 557

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Porter-Cable 7 Amp 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Joiner
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Porter-Cable

7 Amp 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Joiner

  • Powerful 7.5 Amp motor that delivers 10,000 RPM
  • Fence tilts 0 to 135 Degrees with positive stops at 90 Degrees
  • 3 year limited warranty
$199.00 /each

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The PORTER-CABLE 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Joiner features a powerful 7.5 Amp motor that delivers 10,000 RPM. It comes with an array of standard equipment, including a 4 in. blade. It also has a versatile fence that tilts from 0 to 135 degrees with positive stops at 90 degrees

  • Includes a 4 in. blade #5558, centering plate #888776, dust bag #883175, chip deflector #886490, Allen wrench #891869, carrying case and operating manual
  • 3-3/8 in. maximum cut width
  • 7-position rotating depth stop for FF, #0, #10, #20, simplex, duplex and max (#6) biscuits
  • Precise micro-height adjustment knob that retains accuracy at all angles
  • Convenient lock-on trigger
  • Spindle lock that enables easy blade changes
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with PORTER-CABLE
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 7 Amp 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Joiner 3-1/4 in. Corded Planer 7.5-Amp 4-3/8 in. Corded Planer 110-Volt 7 in. Triple-Blade Corded Planer
Brand Porter-Cable Makita Makita Triton
Ratings (51) (8) (1) (2)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Amperage (amps) 7 7.5 7.5 12.5
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does it have a dust collection port?

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October 25, 2016
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Yes it has a dust collection port but it is too small and clogs up.. To use this tool just leave the bad off and it will clear itself but you will get dirty and need to clean up.
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June 10, 2016
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Yes it has a dust port and it comes with adapter But the I. D. is 1 9/16 O. D. is 1 7/8 so I had to come up with adapter to attach to the Vac. it has a 2 in. Hose I just so happen to have one so it work for me H.D has arrangement of connector so that should not be problem.
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June 10, 2016
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Yes. Approximately 1 5/8" ID, 1 13/16" OD - certainly doesn't fit anything connector I have!
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February 11, 2016
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Yes, a small one.
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August 11, 2015
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Yes but is very inefficient it is way too small for a shop vac. I have found that I have to clear it after a few cuts and it is packed very tightly in the small diameter exhaust port
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June 24, 2015
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It includes a dust bag
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June 22, 2015
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A dust bag is included.
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Is this a reconditioned unit?

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October 25, 2016
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I got a new unit in the box.
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June 10, 2016
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No its a new one with warranty can in the original box and case in seal plastic with tie straps from manufacture.
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March 29, 2016
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The one I purchased was new, although I have no compunctions about purchasing reconditioned electrically operated tools at all... after they're worked on they probably get a better going-over than do new units coming off the production line. They typically carry the same warranty as new, so if you can get reconditioned at a significant discount I'd say go for it.
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March 24, 2016
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No, the plate jointer is brand new.
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does it have a 2" blade for ff biscuits

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October 25, 2016
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NO FF blade comes with the unit. Go to HD they sell them
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June 10, 2016
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No it did not had to buy the FF cutter.
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no
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January 29, 2016
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The Use and Care Manual says that it does though I don't see it listed in the product overview.
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any in stock at any stores

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October 25, 2016
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I have not found one at the right price in any store. The mailing time is quick.
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June 10, 2016
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I could not find it in Houston store So I went on line at Home Depot web site Had no trouble in ordering.
it came two day later than it said it was going to be. But say that H.D. ship to Ups the next day after I purchase it. I did not paid for the over night fee, so if you want it in a hurry overnight it.
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June 6, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Paul. This jointer is only available on HomeDepot.com and is not sold in Home Depot stores. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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7 Amp 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Joiner is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great jointer. It is easy to use and has worked great on several projects so far. Ins... This is a great jointer. It is easy to use and has worked great on several projects so far. Instructions easy to follow and it works as a great alternative to Kreg screws when making table tops. The jointer cuts down on the sanding time as it aligns the tops of the wood. I work with salvage wood when I can so I appreciate this tool and what it does in that regard. It cuts fast and accurate. The only problem is that the wood chips clog up in the tube if you use the bag. I resolved this by just not using the bad and got out the broom. A little messy but worth the finished product.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using a Porter Cable biscuit joiner for more than 16 years for various projects. Doesn... I've been using a Porter Cable biscuit joiner for more than 16 years for various projects. Doesn't get a ton of use, but always does the job when called upon. This week I dusted it off to build trim for an attic access panel in a 101yo home. Once again, it performed flawlessly. Strong tight joints every time.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Porter Cable Plate Joiner The joiner was easy to use and adjust. The only problem seems to be with the discharge of the saw dust. The discharge chute is too small and clogs up easily causing the discharge to remain in the biscuit cut and all over the floor. I could have got the same result from the $99 Ryobi with the same flaw.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use The Porter-Cable plate jointer works as advertised. Very easy to use and although I had never used a device like this I was able to quickly and easily join three planks of old 1920's reclaimed barn wood to make a top for a deck coffee table. The result was very pleasing and sturdy.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool! This tool works very well. Exceeded my expectations, and that is hard to do. I have used it several times already and am very pleased with the results. It costs more than some other brands, but if you want quality results you need quality tools. THIS IS A QUALITY TOOL!
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using this tool daily for over a month now.Excellent build quality along with precision... I've been using this tool daily for over a month now.Excellent build quality along with precision adjustments. Highly recommend this tool. The only con is like others said the dust collection gets clogged
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great quality joiner. Works well and has tons of features and adjustments. great quality joiner. Works well and has tons of features and adjustments.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent price, excellent product Got a great deal thru Home Depot Online. After exhaustive reviews of competing biscuit jointers I chose the Porter Cable 557. Right out of the box it performed as advertised. The one common complaint is that the dust collection system is inferior; this seems to be true but I found that it depends on the type of wood used and the moisture content. Kiln dried pine works great with no blockage whatsoever whereas stock Doug Fir is not so good and you have to check the vac hose and the cut slot for debris. That aside, this is a GREAT tool that's very easy to use, with accurate settings. I enthusiastically recommend this.
Date published: 2016-05-03
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