Model # 557

Internet # 100036249

7-amp 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Jointer

$163.93 /each
  • Powerful 7.5 Amp motor that delivers 10,000 RPM
  • Fence tilts from 0° to 135° with positive stops at 90°
  • 3 year limited warranty



Model # 557

Internet # 100036249

The PORTER-CABLE 3-3/8 in. Deluxe Plate Jointer 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
  • Home Depot Protection Plan:

    Home Depot Protection Plan

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Product Depth (in.) 
16 in 
Product Height (in.) 
7 in 
Product Width (in.) 
10 in 
Amperage (amps) 
Bench & Stationary Tool Type 
Bench or Stationary 
Color Family 
Depth Adjustment 
Depth Measurement System 
Dust collection type 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Bench & Stationary 
Product Weight (lb.) 
7.5 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 90 Day Money Back Guarantee 


Brand: Porter-Cable
Price: $150 - $200
Voltage (volts): 120
Review Rating: 4 & Up


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Porter Cable Plate Joiner I purchased this product after doing some comparison reading between this model and the Dewalt Biscuit joiner. I would highly recommend the Porter cable model. I had never used a biscuit joiner before and after reading the manual I was able to make perfect joints after only a couple of practice tries. The model is a little heavier than some of the other models but the cuts were clean and easy to do even on a mitre joint. Its worth the extra dollars to pick this up! February 21, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great machine Perfect joints with a minimum of practice. Very easy to make adjustments and to use. Makes glue-ups a snap. I am totally satisified with my purchase. August 23, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product! I was looking for a product that was easy to use, variety of biscuit options and reasonably priced. I got everything! The tool has the option for a ff biscuit which requires the 2" blade (only popular brand that offers 2" blade option). Great for face frames on a cabinet when using 1 1/2" lumber. Changing the blade is fairly easy. Directions are located right on the tool. A screw driver and an Alan wrench is all that's needed. The only "con" I found was the dust collection elbow, it does get clogged and needs to be cleaned frequently. I did found using a 3 gallon shop vac hooking right up to dust collection elbow does a great job while using the tool. No dust and all biscuit joints are completely clean ready for biscuits and glue. Very happy with product. December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really nice tool. I've been using another brand of biscuit jointer for about 20 years, my wife bought a new one for my birthday. I was somewhat familiar with this model as we had given one to our son last year and I have used it. I would recommend the unit and the prossess of ordering from Home Depot. Their price was the lowest I could find at that time. September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So Far So Good! Used it once so far on a woodworking project. Easy to use and cuts were precise. December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wish I had gotten it sooner I don't know how I got along without it. I could have used it on previous jobs. I t makes the job much easier and stronger. December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value. Of course is not a lamello, but costs 1/5. Reliable, good enough for very decent frames after one single test. Also, excellent customer experience, staff at Greensborough really cares. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent. I have purchased items before and had them delivered to your store and the staff has always been excellent and very helpful. December 8, 2015
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