PORTER-CABLE announced today the expansion of its 20V MAX* Linked System™ for tradesman.
PORTER-CABLE is adding six new cordless power tools, new combination kit solutions, and a new MaxPack extended runtime 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery to the popular 20V MAX* Linked System. The new cordless tools include the Reciprocating Tiger Saw®, 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw, Oscillating Tool, Cut-off Tool/Grinder, Jigsaw, and Pivoting Flashlight.
The PORTER-CABLE MAX* Linked System maximizes a lithium ion battery platform that provides the performance, ergonomic design, and features needed to complete an extensive range of applications on the jobsite. The lithium ion batteries maintain a charge for up to 18 months, so the tools are ready to go when you are.
“We recognize that tradesman continue to demand more from their cordless tools and these new PORTER-CABLE cordless power tools exceed expectations at a great price,” said Wil Granger, group product manager, PORTER-CABLE. “Understanding a tradesman’s product needs on the jobsite has allowed us to develop new cordless tools that deliver the right mix of power and performance, plus the features that make the tools easy to use without a big price tag.”
Building on the line’s interchangeable lithium ion battery system, the PORTER-CABLE Compact 1.5 amp-hour (PCC680L), and the new 4.0 amp-hour (PCC685L) 20V MAX* lithium ion MaxPack™ battery packs offers expanded options to build a cordless system tailored to a tradesman’s specific needs on the jobsite. The PORTER-CABLE Fast Charger (PCC690L) can be purchased separately.
RECIPROCATING TIGER SAW
The 20V MAX* Reciprocating Tiger Saw® (PCC670B) is ideal for cutting wood and metal. The Tiger Saw is compact (14.5 inches in length), lightweight (4.4 pounds when used with the PCC860L compact battery) and designed to get into tight areas to complete cutting applications around the jobsite while helping to minimize fatigue. This tool is for tradesman looking for an alternative to heavier reciprocating saws without sacrificing cutting performance.
With a high performance drive-train, the Tiger Saw offers the power and speed needed for aggressive performance. The saw delivers a 1 inch stroke length and 0-3,000 strokes-per-minute (SPM). Tool free blade change offers fast and effortless blade replacement. A pivoting shoe helps the tool keep consistent contact with materials. Contoured over-molded handles and gear housing provide user comfort. The variable-speed trigger provides precise control for cutting a variety of materials.
The 20V MAX* Tiger Saw is sold with one 6 inch TPI wood cutting blade for a suggested retail price of $59.97 (batteries and charger sold separately).
6-1/2 IN. CIRCULAR SAW
The 20V MAX* 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw (PCC660B) is ideal for crosscuts, ripping, beveling, and plunge cuts. This compact saw’s high performance motor delivers 3,700 revolutions-per-minute (RPM) for fast cutting. A 6-1/2 inch carbide tooth blade delivers 2-1/8 inch cutting capacity at 90° for a variety of cutting applications. A 50° adjustable shoe bevels for a variety of cutting applications and angles.
A dust blower makes it easy to follow the line of cut by clearing debris from the cutting surface. A contoured over-molded handle provides comfortable gripping, and the 7.2 pound weight (when used with the PCC685L Max Pack Battery) and compact size help to reduce hand fatigue.
The 20V MAX* 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw is sold with one on-board wrench and one 18-tooth blade for a suggested retail price of $59.97 (batteries and charger sold separately).
The 20V MAX* Oscillating Tool (PCC710B) offers a patent pending Tool Free System that allows users to perform quick and easy accessory changes or adjustments, resulting in minimal down-time on the jobsite. The Oscillating Tool is ideal for cutting, sanding, scraping, and grinding applications that require precise control and cut quality. The tool features variable speeds between 10,000-18,000 oscillations-per-minute (OPM) for optimizing the tool’s performance depending on the application.
The Oscillating Tool has a three position over-mold grip for comfort and an L.E.D. work light for illuminating dark work areas. The Oscillating Tool delivers value by offering 20 accessories for cutting, sanding, scraping, and grinding applications. The Oscillating Tool is also compatible with DeWalt’s Universal Fitment™ System.
The 20V MAX* Oscillating Tool is sold with 20 accessories and accessory kitbox for a suggested retail price of $69.97 (batteries and charger sold separately).
The 20V MAX* Cut-Off Tool/Grinder (PCC761B) offers a high performance motor that delivers 8,500 revolutions-per-minute (RPM) and is ideal for cutting, removal, and finishing applications. The Cut-Off Tool/Grinder features a cast metal gear housing that helps dissipate heat during extended use. A three position side-handle and an over-molded contoured grip offer comfort and control during use. A spindle lock and tool free guard offer quick and easy wheel changes and adjustments.
The 20V MAX* Cut-Off Tool/Grinder is sold with one grinding guard, one cutting guard, one grinding wheel, and two cutting wheels for a suggested retail price of $49.97 (batteries and charger sold separately).
The 20V MAX* Jigsaw(PCC650B) offers three orbital settings, a variable speed trigger that goes from 0-2,500 strokes-per-minute (SPM), and a 3/4 inch stroke length for precise, clean, and accurate cuts.
The Jigsaw features a dust blower that clears debris for visibility while cutting. The tool free blade release is useful for quick blade changes. The beveling shoe provides straight (0°) and up to 45° bevel cuts. The Jigsaw’s contoured over-molded handle offers gripping comfort.
The Jigsaw is useful for straight and scroll cuts in wood and metal, for sink cutouts, and other applications, making bevel cuts in wood, and cutting PVC and copper pipes.
The 20V MAX* Jigsaw is sold with one 4 inch wood blade for a suggested retail price of $59.97 (batteries and charger sold separately).
The 20V MAX*Pivoting Flashlight’s (PCC700B) four L.E.D.s deliver 120 Lumens for bright visibility. A pivoting head makes it easy to adjust the light beam towards almost any working area. The Pivoting Flashlight is sold for a suggested retail price of $24.97 (batteries and charger sold separately).
LITHIUM ION COMBO KITS
Two 20V MAX* combination kit options are available to tradesman looking for convenience and value. The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Two-Tool Combo Kit (PCCK602L2) includes:
• 1/2 inch Drill/Driver & 1/4 inch Hex Chuck Impact Driver
• (2) Compact Lithium ion Batteries (PCC680L)
• (1) Lithium ion Standard Charger
• Accessories: (1) double-ended bit tip; (1) PH2 screwdriving bit
• Suggested retail price of $179.00
The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Four-Tool Combo Kit (PCCK614L4) includes:
• 1/2 inch Drill/Driver; 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw; Tiger Reciprocating Saw; and L.E.D. Flashlight
• (1) Compact Lithium Ion Battery (PCC680L)
• (1) 4.0 Amp/Hour MaxPack™ Lithium Ion Battery (PCC685L)
• (1) Lithium Ion Standard Charger
• Accessories: (1)- 6-1/2 inch Circular saw blade; (1)- 6 inch 6TPI reciprocating saw blade; (1)- #2 bit tip; Kit Bag
• Suggested retail price of $239
The PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX* Linked System expansion line will be available at Lowe’s and independent distributors in November 2013. The 20V MAX* Linked SystemTM power tools are backed with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee. The 20V MAX* Linked SystemTM batteries come with a two-year limited warranty.
ABOUT THE 20V MAX* LINKED SYSTEM
The 20V MAX* Linked System of cordless power tools was first launched with a 20V MAX* 1/2 IN. Drill/Driver (PCCK600LB) and 20V MAX* Impact Driver (PCCK640LB). The new system maximized a new lithium ion battery platform to deliver compact tools with performance features, ergonomic design, and the jobsite features needed for jobsite applications.
The 20V MAX* 1/2 inch Drill/Driver provides a powerful motor, high speed transmission, and 1.5 amp-hour lithium ion battery that delivers up to 330 Unit Watts Out (UWO) to maximize drilling and fastening speeds. The two-speed gear transmission delivers 0 to 400 RPM in low speed for high torque applications, and 0 to 1,600 RPM in high speed for low torque applications. Since compact size is an important feature, the Drill/Driver was designed to be lightweight, weighing only 3.5 pounds (when used with the PCC860L compact battery), and is less than 8 inches in length.
The 20V MAX* Impact Driver delivers performance in a compact package. The motor and transmission generate 1,495 inch-pounds of maximum torque**, while the variable speed trigger delivers 0-2,900 rotations per minute (RPM) and 0-3,100 beats per minute (BPM) to provide excellent performance and control during large and small fastening applications. The Impact Driver features an ergonomic handle for comfort and non-slip grip.
Both the Drill/Driver and Impact Driver include an L.E.D. work light to illuminate dark work areas, rubber bumpers on the sides of the tool for durability, and a battery fuel gauge. A belt clip and two magnetic bit tip holders are also included. The 1/2 inch Drill/Driver and Impact Driver each retail for $149.00
For more information visit www.portercable.com/20volt.
** determined by 30 second impact load gauge test method type
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 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
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