PORTER-CABLE launches oscillating tools

TOWSON, MD – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of its new corded (PC250MTK) and cordless (PCL120MTC-2) oscillating multi-tools. Both models have been designed to offer remodelers, carpenters, general contractors and a number of other professionals the quality and control they need to complete a variety of applications, including: cutting wood, drywall, and nails; sanding; grout removal; and scraping paint and caulk.

The units incorporate contractor-driven innovation such as the patent-pending, Tool Free System accessory change, which gives professionals the ability to quickly and efficiently change the tools’ accessories without bolts, washers, and wrenches. By simply pressing a lever, contractors can change the accessories or adjust the accessory angle. A release of the lever ensures the accessories easily click into place, ready for the application at hand, without the need for separate bolts, washers and wrenches.

“The introduction of our two new oscillating tools represents PORTER-CABLE’s commitment to jobsite innovation that is fueled by field research with contractors,” said Derek Vlcko, senior product manager, PORTER-CABLE. “Although this category is new for PORTER-CABLE, I am confident that we’re well-positioned to enter the oscillating power tool market due to the positive feedback we have received from contractors on the innovative Tool Free System.”

Corded Model – PC250MTK

The PC250MTK 36-Piece Corded Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit utilizes PORTER-CABLE’S groundbreaking Tool Free System and includes over $150 in accessories** that allow contractors to cut, sand, grind, and scrape. The PC250MTK runs on 120V electrical power and delivers 10,000–20,000 oscillations per minute (OPM) by way of a high-torque 2.5 AMP motor that can handle almost any jobsite application. The variable speed unit has an oscillation angle of 2.8 degrees and comes equipped with a 10-foot cord for easy jobsite maneuverability. The PC250MTK features a durable injection-molded kit box to help keep the tool and accessories organized and protected on and around the jobsite.

Available in April 2011 at Lowe’s, Amazon.com and other fine retailers, the PC250MTK will retail for approximately $149. The PC250MTK 2.5 Amp Corded Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit will include 35 assorted accessories and an injection molded kit box.

Cordless Model – PCL120MTC-2

Joining PORTER-CABLE’s current 12 Volt MAX* lineup, the PCL120MTC-2 32-Piece Lithium Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit also utilizes PORTER-CABLE’s Tool Free System and includes over $135 in accessories** that allow contractors to cut, sand, grind, and scrape. The PCL120MTC-2 features an oscillation angle of 2.8 degrees and a variable-speed dial that helps provide outstanding control while delivering 7,500-15,000 OPM. At 2.2 pounds, the tool is compact, lightweight and features an ergonomic handle for a comfortable grip. In addition, an LED work light provides visibility.

Available in April 2011 through Lowe’s, the independent channel and Amazon.com, the 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit is expected to retail for approximately $159. The cordless oscillating tool kit will come with two PCL12BLX Lithium Ion batteries, one PCL12C 30-minute charger, soft-sided storage case, 31 assorted accessories and an accessories case. By taking 30 minutes to fully charge, the 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion batteries help to reduce downtime for productivity on the jobsite.

Both the PC250MTK and PCL120MTC-2 come with full accessory offerings to maximize multiple applications. These accessories include:
PC3001 PC Sandpaper - Paint (6 pieces) $6.99
PC3002 PC Sandpaper – Wood (6 pieces) $6.99
PC3005 PC Sanding Pad Hook and Loop $13.98
PC3010 PC 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" HCS Precision Plunge Cut Blade $17.98
PC3011 PC 1 1/2"x1 5/8" HCS Wood Plunge Cut blade $17.98
PC3012 PC 1 1/2"x1 5/8" Wood and Metal Plunge Cut Blade $21.98
PC3013 PC 4 1/2" Flush Cut blade $19.98
PC3014 PC 3/8"x1 5/8" Wood and Metal Plunge Cut Blade $19.98
PC3019 PC Plunge Cutting Blade Assortment 3 Pack $34.98
PC3020 PC Rigid Scraper Blade $11.98
PC3021 PC Flexible Scraper Blade $9.98
PC3030 PC Carbide Grout Removal Blade $29.98
PC3031 PC Carbide Rasp $28.99

Both models come equipped with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. F


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.

SOURCE: Porter-Cable

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