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PORTER-CABLE Bare-Tool PC18SS 18-Volt Cordless Rotary Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)

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  • Generates 26,000 RPM for fast, smooth cutting
  • Durable tool-free depth guide is easy to adjust
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • Detachable vacuum port for dust management
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Product Description

Product Description

Includes Tradesman 18V Cordless Rotary Saw - PC18SS, 1/4 in. Collet, 1/8 in. Collet, Collet Wrench, Detachable Vacuum Port

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Part of Porter-Cable's professional-grade 18-volt cordless tool line, the PC18SS rotary saw generates 26,000 RPM for fast and smooth cutting. This cordless tool is powered by Porter-Cable's line of interchangeable 18-volt lithium-ion and nickel cadmium batteries (not included).

Porter-Cable PC18SS
Ideal for drywall, plywood and countertop cut-outs (view larger).

Ideal for making electrical or recessed lighting cutouts in drywall, register cutouts in plywood, countertop cutouts and metal cutting, the PC18SS offers a tool-free depth guide made of durable, high-impact composite plastic. For increased versatility, the rotary saw includes a circle-cutting template for recessed lighting projects and accepts both 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch shank bits. The detachable dust extraction port can be connected to a vacuum hose to reduce airborne particulates.

Bare Tool

This Porter-Cable cordless tool does not come with a battery or charger. It's compatible with Porter-Cable's 18-volt battery system, which includes both lithium-ion and NiCad options.

Warranty

This Porter-Cable tool is backed by three-year limited warranty covering any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship (from the date of purchase). It's also covered by Porter-Cable's one-year free service contract, where Porter-Cable will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use--for free.

What's in the Box

Porter-Cable PC18SS 18-volt cordless rotary saw; circle cutting template; 1/4- and 1/8-inch collets; collet wrench; operating instructions (batteries and charger sold separately)


Porter-Cable PC18SS
Tool-free depth guide is durable and easy to adjust (view larger).
At a Glance
PC18SS 18-Volt Cordless Rotary Saw
At a Glance:
  • 26,000 RPM for fast, smooth cutting

  • Durable tool-free depth guide

  • Detachable vacuum port for dust management

  • 1/4- and 1/8-inch collets for flexibility

  • Bare tool--doesn't include battery or charger

  • Three-year limited warranty; one-year free service
At a Glance

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number PC18SS
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.6 x 6.1 x 3.3 inches
Origin USA
Item model number PC18SS
Power Source cordless-electric
Included Components bare-tool
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Warranty Description 3 year limited; 1 year free service; 90 DayMoney Back Guarantee

Additional Information

ASIN B0038T0866
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #502,928 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#439 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Rotary Tools
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available February 17, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

First I will admit that the power it has is more than adequate for what it is supposed to be able to do. It will cut just like a rotozip type tool. I can also use it as a router for small jobs (1/4" round overs etc...).

The big problem here is a very (and I mean very, very, very) poorly designed base. It is made from some very soft black plastic. The depth control is horrible to say the least. You can set it and it will move as you use it. It has two screws, one on each side to adjust the depth control. You must get them both to exactly the same depth for it to be uniform. Good luck with that. Even if you did get them to the same height they won't be there for very long. As you cut there is vibration. What happens with vibration? Things move. You guessed it. The depth is now changing as you cut. So what started out as a (hopefully) uniform cut is now changing as you work.

I like porter cable tools, I own about a half dozen. This is not up to Porter cable quality. Redesign the base and make it out of some metal and you would have a very usable tool. But right now the way it is made it won't get used too much.
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I have used this as a router for small projects. IT has plenty of speed and power for the occasional beveling job.

My only gripe is that the fence/depth guard slipped on me the first time I used it and I had a deep cut that needed some wood putty to repair it. Just make sure you tighten down the screws that hold the guard in place.

Other than that, been very happy with it.
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Great little tool. I was able to use my dremel parts in this tool which was great. The LX battery doesn't last long enough to really be useful or complete a task with any complexity so I recommend the EX battery. Have a second battery available as this does drain it pretty well.
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Although we haven't been able to use this tool yet, when we received the item parts were in ziploc bags and the tool and bits appeared used. It's a good thing my husband isn't upset with the condition, but I hope that it works correctly or we will be returning the item for a full refund.

Kudos to the company though because they were very empathetic and attentive to our needs when the original order was never received. Upon checking with the USPS, they claimed it was lost or stolen while in transit. So, due to the extended delay of our order, the company immediately shipped the item again AND refunded 25% of the purchase cost to help mend the relationship.
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Great tool
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