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Posted on Porter Cable PCB222TS - Addressing the odd throat insert plate

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 02:44 PM

I bought the 220 in January and just returned it for the 222 because of the throat plate. It is now a rectangular shape and will be much, much easier to make a zci. The throat insert is also a smaller opening on the left side. The 220 had an almost 1/2in gap that wood easily fell into. It’s much safer now. They changed several other things too. The trunions are different for blade adjustment. They are now attached to the top surface. They raised the 90 degree cut clearance to 3.5in from 3in. This also makes for a 2.5in clearance at 45 degrees of bevel. There is a little more space to get your hand in for blade changes and riving knife changes. The saw still only takes a 1/2in max dado set. They also redesigned the stand. I like this one better. It’s much easier to setup and take down. They added a foot pedal to push to assist with lifting the saw. Overall, I’m happy that I switched them out. The main reason was the throat guard. The first iteration was terrible and slightly dangerous. Hope this helps. I don’t think you can find a better saw at the price because of the stand. If you take your time to set it up right the first time, and make a cross cut sled, you get really nice cuts from the saw.
One thing about the fence. It hasn’t given me any problems. I have made it a habit when I set it to lock it and unlock it 2 or 3 times in quick succession and I get straight alignment each time.

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