Porter-Cable's Impact Driver Offers Durability and Value

Porter-Cable's Impact Driver Offers Durability and ValueTOWSON, MD – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of its ¼-inch Hex 4.3-Amp impact driver (PCE201) that delivers performance, ergonomics, durability and value for professionals. The PCE201 impact driver is ideal for deck builders, steel roofing installers and other tradesmen who complete numerous fastening applications in challenging workplaces.

“Users have expressed satisfaction with the performance of their cordless impact drivers,” said Mike Peiffer, product manager for PORTER-CABLE. “However, users complain that they must constantly re-charge their batteries. The PCE201 provides the performance of those cordless impacts but also increases productivity as the product requires no re-charging time.”

PORTER-CABLE’s compact impact driver features a 4.3-amp motor that delivers the power to complete tough applications with 3,500 beats per minute (BPM). Additionally, the metal gear housing helps dissipate heat build up caused by the impacting mechanism, allowing for durability during heavy-duty applications.

While compact enough to fit in small spaces, the PCE201 impact driver was engineered for versatile power to provide efficiency on the jobsite. The impact driver delivers 1,450 inch-pounds of max torque, enabling professionals to complete a wide range of fastening tasks. Equipped with a variable speed trigger and reversing unit, the PCE201 impact driver provides up to 2,900 revolutions per minute (RPM) for control and fast speed of application.

Weighing just 3.25 pounds the PCE201 impact driver is small and compact enough to use overhead or horizontally. Along with its condensed configuration and multiple capabilities, the PCE201 was designed with several professional-friendly features, including an electric brake, ¼-inch hex chuck and external brushes for easy servicing. The electric brake provides control and helps to prevent the common problem of overdriving fasteners. The ¼-inch hex quick-change chuck allows for quick accessory changes and versatility of the tool with the ability to use multiple bits. To provide comfort, the PCE201 impact driver features an ergonomic handle. The unit also includes a belt hook that can be attached on either side of the tool, depending on the preference of the user.

Available in November 2012 at Lowe’s and independent distributors, the PCE201 will retail for approximately $89.97. The PCE201 will come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.


With more than 100 years of experience producing quality and performance-driven tools, PORTER-CABLE is a leading manufacturer and marketer of professional-grade cordless and corded power tools, equipment, and accessories. Known for industry-changing innovation, PORTER-CABLE introduced the world’s first helical drive circular saw, portable band saw and portable belt sander. For more information about PORTER-CABLE professional-grade power tools, visit PorterCable.com.

Source: Porter Cable




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