The Porter-Cable PCCK510LA 18V Oscillating Multi-Tool at $169 makes a great fathers day gift. We recently received a unit for a hands on and we like what we see. The tool is not much bigger than its little sibling the Porter-Cable PCL120MTC-2. The 18V version provides longer run times (up to 15 min) and the same industry leading tool-less accessory change that all other Porter-Cable oscillating tools have.
The kit comes with a bag, a charger, one 18v battery and 32 accessories in a nifty clear case. If you try to use the tool like a 18v reciprocating saw you will go through blades like mad. You need to remember, oscillating tools are for quick small specialty jobs, if you use them for bigger jobs you will go broke buying blades! For flush cutting the multi-tool is unmatched and removing grout is a breeze. It really has saved me on quite a few jobs, especially our recent flooring project. The kit includes every accessory you will need to get started and then some. A blade assortment, scrapers, a rasp for grout and various sanding pads of varying grit.
The PCCK510LA is light and weighs in at 2.8 lbs with the included battery. The unit has a safety feature that if you put on the battery pack while the unit is switched on, the LED will flash and the tool will not power up. Just cycle the switch and the unit turns on. The speed is variable via a side thumb switch that produces 7,500-15,000 OPM with a 2.8 degree angle. Run time and power are good for its price point.
The unit charges in 30 minutes and is compatible with Porter-Cable Nicd batteries. For $169 the PCCK510LA is a bargain and hard to beat. We gave Porter-Cable an award back in 2011 for its tools-less accessory change even in 2012 it’s the best we have seen. Thanks to Porter-Cable, one lucky Tools in Action reader will win a PCCK510LA. All you need to do is leave a comment, join our Twitter or like us on Facebook. Winner will be announced 7-1-2012 on this post and will be contacted by email. U.S. Residents only, if your already follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook you are automatically entered!
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THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST IS: TRAVIS R from West Virginia.