|Item Weight||34 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||20.5 x 16.5 x 19 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||513|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||30 day performance certification/One year limited warranty: Porter-Cable warrants its power tools for a period of one year from the date of original purchase. We will repair or replace, at our option, any part or parts of the product and accessories cove|
PORTER-CABLE 513 1-1/2 Horsepower Lock Mortiser
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- 11 Amp, 27,500 rpm motor producing 1-3/4 Peak hp
- Quickly and accurately cuts mortises for box locks
- Particularly useful in entry door lock installations
- Cuts mortises up to 7-inch long, 1-1/4-inch wide and 4-3/4-inch deep
- Accommodates doors thicknesses of up to 4-1/2-inch; Simple to set-up and locate to door
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Top Customer Reviews
Why only 4 stars?
One: Price; it's pretty spendy. Purchase both tools and you spent something like $.... The occasional mortise lock installer should stay away from this equipment unless you think it might grow into a Specialty Skill.
Two: Adjustability; Adjusting back and forth between different lock configurations can be a hassle until you figure out the learning curve. The markings on the frame for mortise height, and the stop rod for mortise depth, are "not that accurate;" takes a bit of time and practice to figure this thing out.
And this: You spend this much on a fine tool, you sure don't want to lug it around in the cardboard box it came in. Build a nice wood box, a place for everything and everything in it's place. Why PC has the nerve to sell this tool for so much money and not provide a decent storage box, even if it's blow-molded plastic, is a mystery to me. Sign of the times, I guess.
I OWN this tool and it paid for itself the first 4 hours I used it. How you can write a review on something you don't own and have limited experience with is beyond me. You're right about one thing, it's not for a handyman, inexperienced carpenters, or crotchety old men.
Yes it only does one job... but it is the right tool and pays for itself in a afternoon if you really need the tool.
If you have a hard time justifying the tool, chances are you really don't need it. But next time you are looking at mortising a few hundred doors, just get one. :-)
5 stars for doing exactly what it is expected to do, very efficiently.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it works good for vertiacal mortising for door locks but if you try to use it for mortising styles for doors it will leave chips at the bottom of the mortise and start burning. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by michael J. Jorgensen
It is really helpful and safe lots of time. I give it 4 stars because I found another brand similar to it that moves automatically when finish boring. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Zaki Almusa
I am a tool junkie.
I did some re-mortising for some Accurate locksets. I used my regular porter cable router with a guide for locksets and pulls with a 3-sided jig, a router... Read more