Porter-Cable 6" Benchtop Jointer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Porter-Cable
Model:
PC160JT
Price:
$250

Description

Variable 6,000 to 11,000 rpm Speed Range allows the user to select the right speed for the size and hardness of material being cut. Two knife cutter head with jack screw knife leveling arrangement for easy replacement and adjustment of knives. Built-in cutter head lock facilitates knife replacement and adjustment. Extra large table provides ample work support and surfacing stock up to a full 6" wide. Center mounted fence gives needed support throughout the cut for accurate edge jointing.

Motor: 10A, 120V AC, 60Hz
Cut Capacity - Width: 6 1/8"
Cut Capacity - Depth: 1/8"
Cutterhead Speed: 12,000 to 22,000 CPM, Variable Speed 6,000 to 11,000 RPM
Number of Knives: 2
Cutterhead Diameter: 3"
Table Length: 30"
Table Length of Front Table (Infeed): 15"
Table Length of Rear Table (Outfeed): 15"
Table Width: 6 3/16"
Table Height: 13.5"
Fence Size: 4.25" x 19.75"
Fence Tilt: 0 to 45°
Fence Positive Stops: 90° and 45°
Dust Port Diameter: 4"
Length: 30"
Width: 18"
Height: 13.5"
Weight: 35 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Variable-speed cutterhead

Review Summary

The PC160JT had plenty of power to face-joint 6"-wide hard maple. Its two straight knives adjust easily with a simple lock and jackscrew leveling system: Loosen the blade a little, then turn the screws to adjust the height up or down. The aluminum bed and fence make this 35-lb tool easy to stow and carry, but we had to clamp it to a benchtop to prevent tipping when jointing boards longer than 4'.
Although it has a variable-speed motor, we never found a good reason to run it slower than the highest speed.

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Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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