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Forum topic by Woodbum posted 09-12-2020 12:32 PM 1239 views 0 times favorited 40 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodbum

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09-12-2020 12:32 PM

Does anyone have any information on why Black and Decker has decided to end their entire line of Porter Cable routers? I really hate to see the 7512 motor go away. It is my motor of choice for my router tables.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"


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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 09-12-2020 02:05 PM

More information please on your source for this information?

I see no news release on PC site, nothing on power tool forums, and they still have a large collection of routers on their web page?
https://www.portercable.com/products/power-tools/woodworking-tools/routers

Maybe this is your local retailer has stopped carrying them?

Maybe Covid-19 supply chain issues affecting everyone has depleted inventory and they are hard to find right now?

Reads like a troll post, or fake news.
Need more information or verification before I believe it.

Cheers from this skeptic!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 09-12-2020 03:44 PM

You can accuse the current management at B&D of a lot of things, being smart isn’t one of them.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 09-12-2020 04:13 PM

Likely because P-C routers were competing with DeWalt.

I have some recently made P-C cordless stuff and while it’s not as heavy as DeWalt stuff, it’s by no means a sell-out. B&D is probably just looking to consolidate their “pro” routers under DeWalt.

Dunno what they’ll do about the heavy duty line tho. Those Speedmatic routers are beasts and the Dewalt 3hp plunger is not a router I’d consider in the same class.

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 09-12-2020 07:55 PM


You can accuse the current management at B&D of a lot of things, being smart isn t one of them.

- Fred Hargis

Truth…

They bring shooting their feet to be a job requirement rather than a goof. Shot myself in the foot 4 times today, and was promoted to section chief.

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#5 posted 09-12-2020 08:18 PM

I call them Scrap and Decker. Everything they purchase they destroy.

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CWWoodworking

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#6 posted 09-12-2020 08:30 PM



I call them Scrap and Decker. Everything they purchase they destroy.

- ibewjon

Why do people think this?

I have been pretty pleased with all my DeWalt stuff. Everything gets heavy use as I do This full time. Drill, impact, nailer, planer, sander, table saw.

The impact isn’t the greatest but it performs. Everything else has been good to great.

Not saying they are the greatest, but I’ve been pretty satisfied.

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sras

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#7 posted 09-12-2020 08:41 PM

I have the same question as CaptainKlutz.

I can find no refernce to the Porter Cable router line ending.

Care to share your source?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 09-12-2020 09:38 PM

It doesn matter what brand it is there will be fault found with everything…

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ibewjon

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#9 posted 09-12-2020 10:26 PM

Some have more faults than others. Porter cable has turned into more of a cheap line for them. Many companies buy established, quality brands and the take out quality to expand profits to pay for the purchase. I am not saying that DeWalt is junk.

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#10 posted 09-12-2020 11:09 PM

Just one more reason why I’m looking seriously at Bosch tools. They seem to be of a higher quality.

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CWWoodworking

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#11 posted 09-12-2020 11:15 PM


Just one more reason why I m looking seriously at Bosch tools. They seem to be of a higher quality.

- BurlyBob

I don’t necessarily disagree, but I have had 2 Bosch routers and both had problems with the fixed base. 1617.

I have used their small impacts and it was excellent. Much better than my DeWalt. I don’t use an impact that much though.

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JackDuren

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#12 posted 09-12-2020 11:20 PM

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Fred Hargis

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#13 posted 09-13-2020 11:16 AM



Just one more reason why I m looking seriously at Bosch tools. They seem to be of a higher quality.

- BurlyBob

A very good idea, pretty much what I’ve done.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#14 posted 09-13-2020 11:28 AM

Jack LOL!

-- Petey

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#15 posted 09-13-2020 03:21 PM


Just one more reason why I m looking seriously at Bosch tools. They seem to be of a higher quality.

- BurlyBob
I have the Bosch 1617evs.I hate the height adjustment …just sort of finicky but it works…not to my liking though.I sent it back to the factory and they made it better but if I had to do it over again Id get another Milwaukee!

A very good idea, pretty much what I ve done.

- Fred Hargis


-- Mike,North Carolina

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