PorterCable 12 Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Line
PORTER-CABLE Enters the 12 Volt MAX Lithium Ion Market
12 volt tools offer compact size and lightweight for re modelers, electricians, cabinet installers, HVAC, woodworkers, maintenancepersonnel and many other professionals whose jobs rely on fastening and drilling applications but do not require the torque or the weight of an 18 volt tool.
The beauty of these tools are their weight and compact size [photo above] which translates into less fatigue using the tool and more opportunities to fit it into smaller tight spots like under sinks, inside electrical boxes and a slew of other hard to access places.
An interchangeable metal belt hook allows for easy storage of the tool at arm’s reach, while a patent-pending magnetic bit holder conveniently stores the screw bit on top of the motor area. The model also includes a LED work light to provide ideal visibility in darkened work areas.
3. ClampSaw™ Kit (PCL120CRC-2). is a unique, compact and lightweight saw for applications not accessible with large reciprocating saws.
“We identified small diameter work piece vibration as a user frustration and worked to develop an innovative solution,” said Vlcko. “The clamp allows professionals to quickly and easily saw material like medium-duty wood, metal, PVC, copper pipe and threaded rod that typically moves or bounces due to vibration.“
The ClampSaw also features a three-position adjustable handle for maximum versatility for cutting applications in confined spaces. The pivoting handle enables the ClampSaw to have a minimum length of 9 1/2-inches and a minimum height of 3 1/2-inches. Weighing less than 3 pounds, the tool offers control in various cutting positions.
“The 12 Volt MAX* Compact Lithium ClampSaw Kit achieves the smallest length and height in the marketplace,” said Vlcko. “The pivot feature has been identified as a means to achieve the shortest dimensions during application and the saw is capable of cutting in spaces too small for full-size corded and cordless reciprocating saws.”
A variable speed trigger provides maximum control while delivering up to 3,000 strokes per minute and a 5/8-inch stroke for fast application speed. A tool free blade collar enables quick and convenient blade changes to save professionals time on the job. Like the other 12 Volt MAX* tools, the ClampSaw also has an LED work light to provide visibility in darkened work areas.
The PCL120CRC-2 will be available in October 2010 at Lowe’s and through the independent channel for a suggested retail price of $129.00. The unit also includes two PCL12BLX Lithium Ion batteries, one PCL12C 30-minute charger, one soft-sided storage case, one 4-inch wood cutting blade and one 4-inch inch metal cutting blade.
“This new 12 Volt MAX* line provides durability in a lightweight, compact package, which is ideal for accessing tight spaces where larger tools can’t go,” said Derek Vlcko, senior product manager, PORTER-CABLE. “The line provides quality and performance at a great value and is a great addition to the tools many contractors have in their toolbox today.”
The PCL120DDC-2 will be available in October 2010 for a suggested retail price of $89.97. The kit also includes two PCL12BLX Lithium batteries, one PCL12C 30-minute charger, one soft-sided storage case, one metal belt clip and one Phillips #2 screw bit.
The PCL120IDC-2 will be available in October 2010 for a suggested retail price of $119.00. The kit includes two PCL12BLX Lithium batteries, one PCL12C 30-minute charger, one soft-sided storage case, two metal belt clips and one Phillips #2 screw bit.
12 Volt MAX* Compact Lithium Two-Tool Kit (PCL212IDC-2)
The PORTER-CABLE 12 Volt MAX* Compact Lithium Two-Tool Kit (PCL212IDC-2) includes the 12 Volt MAX* Drill/Driver Kit with the addition of 1/4-inch 12 Volt MAX* Compact Lithium Impact Driver (PCL120IDC-2). The kit provides outstanding value for users looking for quality and convenience.
The PCL212IDC-2 will be available in October 2010 for a suggested retail price of $139.00. The kit includes two PCL12BLX Lithium batteries, one PCL12C 30-minute charger, one soft-sided storage case, one metal belt clip and two Phillips #2 screw bits. The Two-Tool Kit will be available at Lowe’s and through the independent channel. The Impact Driver will also be sold alone in the independent channel and retail for $119.00.
All 12 Volt MAX* tools will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.
The 12 Volt MAX* Lithium batteries hold charge for extended periods, so packs are ready to be used after being stored. Additionally, the chargers recharge batteries in 30 minutes to minimize downtime and control charge to extend battery life and performance of cells**. For more information about the warranty or available accessories, visitPortercable