The Porter Cable 20V Max Linked System for tradesman, heavy duty tools, expanded this month with the rollout of six new cordless power tools, combination kit solutions and a new MaxPack extended runtime 20V Max Lithium Ion Battery. The six new tools include the Reciprocating Tiger Saw, 6-1/2-in. Circular Saw, Oscillating tool, Cut-off Tool/Grinder, Jigsaw and Pivoting Flashlight.
The secret to the entire line is the interchangeable battery pack. Battery choices include the Porter-Cable Compact 1.5 amp-hour and the new 4.0 amp-hour 20V Max lithium ion MaxPack battery packes. They offer expanded options for meeting specific jobsite needs.
The Reciprocating Tiger Saw is lightweight, with the smaller battery, and designed to get into tight areas to complete cutting applications. Suggested list price with one 6-inch TPI wood cutting blade is $59.97.
The 6-1/2-in. Circular Saw is designed for crosscuts, ripping, beveling and plunge cuts. The motor delivers 3,700 rpm for fast cutting. A 6-1/2-in. carbide tooth blade delivers 2-1/8-in. cutting capacity at 90-degrees. The saw also has a dust blower that makes it easy to follow the cut line by clearing debris. Suggested list price is $59.97 - batteries and charger sold separately.
The Oscillating Tool has a patent pending Tool Free System that allows you to make accessory changes and adjustments resulting in minimal down-time on the jobsite. The Oscillating Tool is designed for cutting, sanding, scraping and grinding applications that require precise control and cut quality. Suggested list price is $69.97, batteries and charger sold separately.
The Cut-Off Tool/Grinder delivers 6,500 rpm and is designed for cutting, removal and finishing applications. The tool features a cast metal gear housing that helps dissipate heat during extended use. Suggested list price, without battery and charger, is $49.97.
The Jigsaw offers three orbital settings, a variable speed trigger that goes from 0-2,500 strokes per minute, and a 3/4-in. stroke length for precise, clean and accurate cuts. The Jigsaw features a dust blower that clears debris for better visibility while cutting too. Suggest list price, without battery and charger, is $59.97.
Shine a bright light on the worksite with the Pivoting Flashlight's four LED's that deliver 120 lumens for plenty of visibility. A pivoting head makes it easy to adjust the light beam toward almost any working area. Suggested list price is $24.97 without batteries and charger.
For more information on the entire line extension visit www.portercable.com/20volt.
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