Porter Cable 557 Review – Great Tool, Easy to Use, Will Last a Lifetime.

Porter Cable 557 – At last, a USA-made porter cable had been introduced into the market. This plate joiner kit can accommodate a wide variety and types of woods. Aside from that, it offers seven various cuttings settings you can modify. The powerful 7-amp motor allows you to rotate the blade for up to 10,000 RPM. You can tilt the fence from 0 degrees to 135 degrees and a positive adjustable stop at 90 degrees is available as well.

Porter Cable 557 Review – Features

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Powerful engine and adjustable knob

The presence of the adjustment knob is to give you more control over the power and accuracy. The Porter Cable is fueled by a powerful seven amp, 120-volt motor that can rotate the blade for up to 10,000 RPM as what we’ve mentioned above. Also, the 90 degrees adjustable stop is proof that the porter cable is versatile in its way. It can also be useful if you are keen on the accuracy and precision. To give you greater control of the stability while cutting, the handle is mounted to the fence instead of the motor as what you can see in conventional models out there.

Upgraded fence system

The porter cable 557 is also known for its improved fence system. This innovative system can help in providing height readings and a fencing plate to provide great stabilization. Aside from that, a blade cover and a spindle lock are also available in to make it easier for you to change and remove the blade. The multiple cutting settings that we’ve mentioned above can even do biscuit sizes and accessories that are both extremely useful.

2 blade sizes for face-frame and standard biscuits

An upgraded system that can accommodate two blades at a time for both the face frame and standard biscuits make the porter cable 557 worthies of an investment. The blade that measures approximately four inches is ideal for normal-size cuts. On the other hand, the two-inch blade can cut as tiny as 1 inch. However, keep in mind that the 2-inch blade is sold separately. Thus, if you want to use it, you should also buy it in the package. A seven-position depth is also great for standards #0, #10, and #20 as well.


The porter cable 557 is portable. The 7 ½ pounds weight will let you carry the porter cable anywhere you want. It can also make the storing of the porter cable a lot easier. A comfortable handle is installed to make sure that you will be able to use it properly without encountering any discomfort in the process.


The porter cable 557 is a good investment if you are looking for a handy yet lightweight model in the market. Aside from that, if you cannot afford expensive models such as Domino, this unit is the one that you are looking for. It does not burn a hole in your pocket yet it can offer quality services for excellent output.

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