Last Updated: 10 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)

PORTER CABLE PC160JT Variable Speed 6 Jointer

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
85
Old Reviews
13
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Price
 5
model, well, top, jointer, bench
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The price was right.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected, im glad I choose this brand and model for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I think it serves it purpose well.  ...  "
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" ...  I make custom countertops and was relying on this to be in perfect condition for the price.  ...  "
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Build Quality
 5
jointer, fence, square
+60%
-40%
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" ...  With a little bit of practice and adjustment, you can make one side of a piece of wood flat and square to the fence.  ...  "
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" ...  Has adjustable plates sturdy adjustable speeds  ...  "
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" ...  Opened up many more possibilities for projects when I accomplish good glue joints.  ...  "
Size
 4
small, portable, like, jointer
+100%
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" ...  Portable, does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price and the size, I love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the convenience/portability of a benchtop jointer.  ...  "
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" ...  ideal for small pieces  ...  "
Setup
 3
fence, took, easy to set, easy, blade
+100%
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" ...  The installation took less than 10 minutes and the first wood piece I used with the machine came in perfectly. ... I saw some comments about the fence that was not strong or easy to setup but I had no problem at all and everything got squared with no issue.  ...  "
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" ...  The sad thing is that the joiner worked great besides this and was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  May have to spring for a helical blade setup.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
easy, use, time, take, setup
+100%
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" ...  I saw some comments about the fence that was not strong or easy to setup but I had no problem at all and everything got squared with no issue.  ...  "
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" ...  The sad thing is that the joiner worked great besides this and was easy to set up.  ...  "
Cables
 3
fence, discontinued, shop
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I would not recommend this joiner to anyone until Porter-Cable starts making better beds.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to take it to porter cable shop to have it looked at.  ...  "
Hair
 3
working, ran, head, blade
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Did one cut and it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  I ran 1.5 two by fours through this and groves started forming in the bed on both sides of the blade head.  ...  "

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