7.5 Amp Porter Cable Deluxe Plate Jointer
A smart work surface design and comfortable tool ergonomics make for consistent, skid-free plunges exacting joints and minimize material waste. The convenient fence tilts from 0 to 135 degrees with a positive adjustment stop at 90 degrees to create exacting joints at infinite angles perfect for the most challenging furniture-building projects. The precise micro height adjustment knob ensures accurate biscuit placement in any size stock. The height scale is accurate at any angle.
Includes a four inch diameter blade which offers cuts for the standard or face frame biscuits utilizing seven sizes of biscuits. It has a spindle lock which is for quick and easy blade changes.
The motor, 7.5 amps, generates 10000 rpm of power for effortless and sharp edged cuts in the hardest wood.
3 Years Limited Warranty
Power: 120 VAC, 25 to 60 HZ Only
Amps: 7.5 Amps
Speed: 10,000 rpm
Blade Type: 6-Tooth (CT)
Blade Size: 4"
Net Weight: 7 1/2 lbs
Shipping Weight: 13 1/2 lbs
Biscuits Accepted: FF, 0, 10, 20, Simplex, Duplex, and 6
2 Blade is optional
This is the model that I use at home, and that I use when teaching joinery to my students. It is a little intimidating at first for some people because of all the adjustments available. However, it is built very well and produces great hidden joints very quickly. My students and I do destructive testing on the joints we learn, and there are stronger joints out there, but biscuit joints provide very good bang for the effort. The next step up is by the company that invented biscuit joining in the first place, but I believe this machine is better value.
I agree with the dust collector comments, though. I prefer to hook mine up to a 2 1/2" shop vac in order to draw the chips out.
It has very good quality but dust collector doesn't work properly, I need to remove the bag otherwise everything get stuck there.
This is a solid unit, much better than the last crappy tire unit I had. It has worked to perfection without any slipups, I would recommened this unit to friends or family.