Porter-Cable rolls out two new corded products

Towson, Md.-based Porter-Cable has launched two new corded products: a 7 AMP 1/2-in. two-speed hammerdrill (PC70THD) and a 7 AMP 4 1/2-in. small angle grinder/cut-off tool (PC60TPAG). Both the hammerdrill and small angle grinder are designed to offer aggressive performance and a compact, lightweight platform to professionals who are looking for corded power on the jobsite.

“These new corded models deliver performance and ergonomics at the value professionals have come to expect from Porter-Cable,” said Wil Granger, group product manager, Porter-Cable. “Both the two-speed hammerdrill and small angle grinder balance power with comfort and were designed to meet the needs of today’s contractors.”

The hammerdrill’s high output 7 AMP motor delivers the power and durability to complete tough drilling applications. Its dual-mode function operates at 0-1,100/0-3,100 rotations per minute (RPM), respectively, providing two-setting options to complete high-speed and high-torque applications. Available in October 2011 at Lowe’s, Amazon.com and the independent channel, the PC70THD will retail  for about $80 and comes standard with a side handle, depth rod and chuck key.

The new 4 1/2-in. small angle grinder/cut-off tool is ideal for contractors, welders, fabricators, masons and other tradesmen whose work includes grinding, metal cutting, polishing and tuckpointing. The grinder’s 7 AMP motor delivers up to 11,000 RPM for tough jobsite applications, while the cast metal gear housing helps to dissipate heat, ensuring that it will stand up to the demands of today’s worksite. The PC60TPAG is now available through Lowe’s, Amazon.com and the independent channel, and retails at about a $60 price point.