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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
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Product Overview

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° with positive stops at 90°.
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
16 in
Product Height (in.)
7 in
Product Width (in.)
10 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
7
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
3
Corded Tool Type
Planer
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth of Cut
4
Included
Blades,Dust Collection,Tool Bag,Wrench
Maximum Speed (rpm)
10000
Portability
Bench
Power Tool Features
Adjustable Depth Stops,Depth Adjustment
Product Weight (lb.)
7.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Questions & Answers

15Questions48Answers

Can u order this for store pick up? If so how long will it take?

Asked by HT February 4, 2021
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Answer

Hello HT, Please contact The Home Depot directly for this specific question. You can reach them at 1 (800) 466-3337. Please contact support at WECARE@sbdinc.com if you have any question on the product please reference case #12938753. Thank you Deeris

Does the 2 inch blade cone with it

Asked by Kwag February 6, 2020
4
Answers

This is from the product description: Includes a 4 in. blade #5558, centering plate #888776, dust bag #883175, chip deflector #886490, Allen wrench #891869, carrying case and operating manual. The 2" blade #5559 is an optional accessory available from several online sources.

Can you provide the input power requirements, is this 110 volts 60 Hz?

Asked by George August 25, 2019
5
Answers

Yes. Just plug it in!

Can you use other blades, like CMT with this joiner?

Asked by JC July 2, 2019
2
Answers

the 2" blade for face frame joinery is the only other blade you can use

is this capable of using the smallest biscuits available?

Asked by Adam February 7, 2019
5
Answers

Yes but you have to buy a smaller blade for the joiner. So everything you need is not included in the deluxe kit.

Will this tool plunge cut into center of board as well as on edge?

Asked by Tree April 29, 2018
10
Answers

Yes it will. The area around the blade has a grit like finish to help prevent slipping while making plunge cuts.

Made in the USA?

Asked by KnowWonder January 21, 2017
3
Answers

Yes

Does this require purchasing the 2" blade separately in order to cut FF size biscuits?

Asked by Doresoom December 31, 2016
5
Answers

Yes

What does the FF stand for related to the 2" blade size, i see in lots of comments?

Asked by ClaysDad June 20, 2016
10
Answers

when joining the face frame on a cabinet. FF stands for face frame

was'nt this on sale just theother day ?

Asked by Flyboy May 2, 2016
3
Answers

I have never seen this product on sale or at a lower price than at Home Depot.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 159 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
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What a Fantastic Tool!!!!
Over a 40 year time span I have edge glued dozens of boards for various projects, but have done so without any type of joining tool. Facing the glue up of 20 or so oak stair tread returns to the stair treads I decided to try a biscuit joiner to see if it would make the process easier and results better. Oh my!!!! This tool is incredible!!!! After cutting slots in two practice boards, I used the joiner on my first stair tread and return. The machine performed flawlessly! The resulting joint is absolutely perfect! I’m kicking myself for not having purchased this Porter Cable plate joiner years ago. If you find yourself edge gluing boards from time to time, this tool will save you lots of heartaches and headaches, and will pretty much guarantee perfect joints. After reading hundreds of plate joiners, I decided to go with the Porter Cable, and I’m so glad I did! It’s an excellent machine!!! I am extremely satisfied!!!! Oh....the dust collector is completely worthless.......wouldn’t even attach to the joiner.
by DBS
Spontaneous malfunction
My Porter Cable Model 557 Plate Joiner (biscuit cutter) malfunctioned (Apr 2020). After cutting a few slots today, while running the tool spontaneously broke; approx. 20 small black tabs flew out, most broke off inside the tool. These must be the cooling fan blades. This occurred during routine use and there was no foreign object anywhere near the air vent. I bought it new and have cut only 100 slots with this machine. Until today I thought it was well made and I have always taken good care of it and stored it in its case.
by mwe70
Had been in search of a joiner for awhile. This product performs perfectly. Used it for the first...
Had been in search of a joiner for awhile. This product performs perfectly. Used it for the first time to join boards at a 30 degree angle and they joined up flawlessly. Would definitely recommend this product to all, including persons with little experience in woodworking.
by Robert
5 people found this helpful
A design flaw makes it inherently inaccurate
After cutting the biscuit "grooves" on my planks, I had noticed that bringing the planks together was harder than I expected. I first blamed myself for trying to cut the grooves too quickly. But one day I noticed that the slots it cuts aren't parallel to the work surface. One side is 0.3 mm off on a ~2.5" slot width. I noticed that the fence pivots not on a fixed part of the device, rather, on a pair of plastic brackets that facilitate turning of the fence by circular "tongue and grooves", the tongues being on the plastic brackets and the grooves on the fence. And the brackets get fastened to the body of the joiner by a couple of screws each. Slightest movement of the brackets throws the adjustment of the fence off. Hoping that I could find something to adjust it, I opened the brackets only to see there is nothing to adjust. After putting the brackets back in place and closing closing them, the error had increased to 0.5 mm, almost 1/5 an inch. Very disappointing design. I couldn't find a way to calibrate or adjust the thing. Every other thing about the joiner was great - good design, good quality saw blade, good quality material and everything else. It's very surprising that they dropped the ball on design of the pivoting mechanism and connecting bracket.
by Ali
Response from SBD_Product ExpertAug 28, 2020
Hi Ali, we are sorry to hear the joiner is not working as it should. Thank you for providing your feedback. Your feedback will help us to better our current and future products. Please contact Customer Support at WECARE@sbdinc.com if you have any additional questions or concerns that we may assist you with. Please reference case #12125606
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Deeris
great tool to have around
excellent tool for the shop,its been a great tool without any issues. I used it for building cabinet doors and table tops
by KentuckyElby
I had the same model fir about 20 years. The...
I had the same model fir about 20 years. The new machine has a few improvements which should prevent a few problems with the old model. It a work horse and no shop should be without.
by Sky
Works well, watched a YouTube video that showed exactly how...
Works well, watched a YouTube video that showed exactly how it can be used
by RSPS
love it. it really did a great job for...
love it. it really did a great job for me. glad I purchased it and got a great deal at Home Depot.
by smokingsalmon
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Arrived on time and works greatv...
Arrived on time and works greatv
by HomeDepotCustomer
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