Offering seven cutting settings to handle a variety of wood types, the Porter-Cable 557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit boasts an industry-leading motor for powerful, dependable performance. Whether you're a professional cabinetmaker or woodworker, you'll appreciate the 557's versatile fence and efficient design.
|557 Deluxe Plate Joiner Kit|
At a Glance:
- Plate Joiner kit offers seven cutting settings to handle a variety of joining applications
- Includes 4-inch blade for standard-size cuts
- Innovative fence system with pivot point provides accurate height readings
- Measures 7 inches high and weighs 7-1/2 pounds
Industry-Best Motor and Adjustment Knob Provide Power and Precision
This plate joiner handles a wide range of joining applications and features a 7-amp motor with a rotating blade.
The 557 owes its robust performance to a powerful 7 amp, 120-volt motor that rotates the blade at 10,000 rpm. The fence tilts from 0 to 135 degrees for east placement of both inside and outside corner registrations. A positive adjustable stop at 90 degrees and a micro-height adjustment knob ensure proper biscuit positioning for precision and versatility. For optimum control and stability during cuts, the bale handle is attached to the fence rather than the motor.
Advanced Fence System for Precision and Accuracy
Complete with a lock-on trigger, the 557 boasts an innovative fence system with a pivot point that provides accurate height readings, as well as a fencing plate for stabilization, centering, and spacing. A keyhole-slotted blade cover and spindle lock make for quick and easy blade removal and changing, while seven cutting settings tackle a range of biscuit sizes and fastening accessories.
Two Blade Sizes for Standard and Face-Frame Biscuits
The 557 offers a technologically advanced system accepting two blades both standard and face frame biscuits. The 4-inch blade is for standard-size cuts, while the optional 2-inch blade (#5559, sold separately) easily handles cuts as small as 1-1/2 inches.
Additionally, a seven-position rotating depth stop works for standard #0, #10, #20 as well as Simplex, Duplex, and Max (#6) joinery.
Compact for Portability and Comfortable Handling
For easy portability, handling, and storage, the 557 has a height of 7 inches and weighs just 7-1/2 pounds.
What's in the Box
Plate joiner, #5558 4-inch blade, #888776 centering plate, #883175 dust bag, #886490 chip deflector, #891869 Allen wrench, carrying case, and operating manual.
Bale handle is attached to the fence for control during detailed cuts.