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PC routers GONE ? - Cabinet Monkey - 09-20-2020

Just read a post on another forum that claims Stanley has rolled up production of their porter cable line of routers .   Confused 


Anyone have verification of this.    Stock is low or non-existent at places I checked.


RE: PC routers GONE ? - Wipedout - 09-20-2020

still all on their website


RE: PC routers GONE ? - camp10 - 09-20-2020

I wonder how many 690's have been sold over the years?


RE: PC routers GONE ? - fredhargis - 09-20-2020

I saw that post about them being discontinued. The thing is, the PC routers of today are not the PC routers of yesteryear. Won't matter to me if they discontinue them.


RE: PC routers GONE ? - Admiral - 09-20-2020

(09-20-2020, 03:32 PM)fredhargis Wrote: I saw that post about them being discontinued. The thing is, the PC routers of today are not the PC routers of yesteryear. Won't matter to me if they discontinue them.

Agree, late model ones really dropped in quality. I have two 690s that are 20 years old and they are still going strong.  I wouldn't buy any PC branded tools made in the last 6 years or so.  Won't be missed.


RE: PC routers GONE ? - Cabinet Monkey - 09-20-2020

(09-20-2020, 02:21 PM)Wipedout Wrote: still all on their website

The pictures and specs maybe.  

Try and buy one from the links on their site and get back to us.   Rolleyes


RE: PC routers GONE ? - Stwood_ - 09-20-2020

https://www.portercable.com/products/power-tools/woodworking-tools/routers/134-hp-dhandle-router/691

https://www.grainger.com/product/PORTER-CABLE-Router-6Z308

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Porter-Cable-1-13-4-HP-27-500-RPM-D-Handle-Router-691/203162747?irgwc=1&cm_mmc=afl-ir-78091-456723-&clickid=VzYWXYSPSxyOWkHwUx0Mo3b1UkiXarztzU5cwc0


RE: PC routers GONE ? - Cabinet Monkey - 09-20-2020

(09-20-2020, 06:29 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: https://www.portercable.com/products/power-tools/woodworking-tools/routers/134-hp-dhandle-router/691

https://www.grainger.com/product/PORTER-CABLE-Router-6Z308

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Porter-Cable-1-13-4-HP-27-500-RPM-D-Handle-Router-691/203162747?irgwc=1&cm_mmc=afl-ir-78091-456723-&clickid=VzYWXYSPSxyOWkHwUx0Mo3b1UkiXarztzU5cwc0

yea buddy,  but what happens when you click the buy now balloon on the PC site and choose one of the retailers ?   


devil is in the details, not the shiny click bait.     Slap

https://www.grainger.com/product/PORTER-CABLE-Router-4YU17

I can get a 690 from Amazon in two days for close to $400.    Think I'll get a pair of them just in case  Rolleyes


RE: PC routers GONE ? - WxMan - 09-21-2020

I have a PC 690 that I bought 20 years ago; it came with a D-handle, plunge base, and benchtop router table.  It was one of the first woodworking tools I bought.

I have no earthly idea why I would want another Porter Cable router with so many better options out there.


RE: PC routers GONE ? - meackerman - 09-21-2020

Stanley has destroyed the PC brand.

They'll either sell the brand off or just close it down.