Well, unfortunately you missed some of the discounts. I bought a PC
557, while thinking long and hard about the Lamello. In the end I had
to remind myself that I'm not running a production cabinet shop. I got
the PC557 for $114 new with all shipping included from Amazon. That
was $85 worth of discounts and rebates. I applied for an Amazon Visa
card and got a $30 coupon with it. PC had a $30 rebate through
december (that's gone). Amazon had $25 off PC tools totalling $199 or
more. This includes a kit with 1000 biscuits.
Check amazon.com and see what you can still get.
By the way, some of the things I read in customer reviews concerned
problems with the dust collection bag. They must have re-engineered it
because the one that came with mine works really, really well. In fact,
this unit represents many, many refinements and tweaks over the
problems they had a few years back. I am really impressed with it.
Lamello is the best. But if it rates a 100%, the PC must be at least
90% or better. For my purposes its 100%. FWW editors actually liked
the PC better than the Lamello, but the readers voted the Lamello as