I have been looking at used Porter-Cable pocket cutter 550 - not the
new 552. I have never seen a 550 being used and can't find much info
on it out there.
Does anyone know if it also drills the pilot hole in the perpindicular
side or does that have to be done manually. Also, is there a design
flaw in it or why did they only make it for a year. I just want to
see if it worth the 200 investment and is the 699 new 552 that much
On 16 Jun 2004 11:16:29 -0700, email@example.com (Aaron Wood) wrote:
It appeared in one episode of The New Yankee Workshop (9904). If you
can find a copy or buy the video (http://www.newyankee.com ) you'll see
Norm using it.
Manually (with a drill), from the other side.
The only thing I know about it is from the one episode of NYW that it
appeared in. My guess is that sales were sluggish. The same thing
happed with the MorTen mortise and tenoning jig they made.
If you need the production aspects of pocket joinery, I would
recommend the 552. However, if you are an occasional or even moderate
user of pocket holes, I think a Kreg jig will do what you need at
significantly less investment.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
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