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Porter-Cable 557 Instruction Manual

Double insulated plate joiner.
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Copyright © 2005 Porter-Cable Corporation
ESPAÑOL: PÁGINA 23
FRANÇAISE : PAGE 43
Double Insulated
Plate Joiner
IMPORTANT
Please make certain that the person who is
to use this equipment carefully reads and
understands these instructions before
starting operations.
The Model and Serial No. plate is located on the main
housing of the tool. Record these numbers in the
spaces below and retain for future reference.
Model No. ______________________________________
Type ___________________________________________
Serial No. _______________________________________
MODEL
557
Part No. 912938 - 04-18-05

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Double Insulated Plate Joiner MODEL IMPORTANT Please make certain that the person who is To learn more about Porter-Cable to use this equipment carefully reads and visit our website at: understands these instructions before http://www.porter-cable.com starting operations. The Model and Serial No. plate is located on the main housing of the tool.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Improper operation, maintenance or modification of tools or equipment could result in serious injury and property damage. There are certain applications for which tools and equipment are designed. Porter-Cable strongly recommends that this product NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed.

  • Page 3: Safety Guidelines

    SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information. indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

  • Page 4: General Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.

  • Page 5

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES continued d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury. e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.

  • Page 6: Additional Specific Safety Rules

    ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator. Wait for the cutter to stop before setting the tool down.

  • Page 7

    SYMBOL DEFINITION ......volts ......amperes ......hertz ......watts ......kilowatts ......farads µF ......microfarads ......litres ......grams ......kilograms ......bars ......pascals ......hours ......minutes ......seconds ......no-load speed …/min or …min - ..

  • Page 8: Carton Contents

    MOTOR Many Porter-Cable tools will operate on either D.C., or single phase 25 to 60 cycle A.C. current and voltage within plus or minus 5 percent of that shown on the specification plate on the tool. Several models, however, are designed for A.C.

  • Page 9: Functional Description

    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION FOREWORD Model 557 is designed to cut the grooves required for Porter-Cable biscuit sizes “FF”, “0”, “10”, and “20”. Adjustments are also provided which allow the tool to cut grooves for the following plate joiner accessories sold by other manufacturers: #6 biscuits, Duplex accessories, and Simplex accessories.

  • Page 10

    10 For “10” size accessories 20 For “20” size accessories MAX For “6” size accessories, provides maximum depth of cut with 4" blade FF For Porter-Cable “FF” biscuits For “Duplex” accessories For “Simplex” accessories FINE ADJUSTMENT Fig. 2 (Depth of Groove) The “quick set”...

  • Page 11

    While holding adjustment knob in desired position: tighten lock-nut firmly. ADJUSTABLE FENCE Model 557 is equipped with an integral, adjustable fence which: • Provides micro height adjustment, distance scale includes indexes to top of cut, to center of cut, and to bottom of cut.

  • Page 12

    BLADES (2" and 4") Model 557 is shipped with a 4" diameter blade installed. This blade is used for all operations except for the “FF” biscuit. The “FF” biscuit requires that the 2" blade (furnished with the tool), be installed as follows: DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.

  • Page 13

    Fig. 11 Fig. 10 Continue to hold spindle lock button while using the hex wrench (furnished with tool), to tighten blade retaining bolt securely, (by rotating clockwise). Rotate the “quick set” depth adjusting turret (A) Fig. 12, to the “FF” position.

  • Page 14

    ALIGNMENT PLATE (For Narrow Stock) When joining narrow material, it will be necessary to install the alignment plate (A) Fig. 15, (furnished with tool). The alignment plate provides added support for narrow material, and has index marks to aid in centering the cut in the narrow material.

  • Page 15

    “DUPLEX” HINGES The 557 can be used to make the mortises required for installing “duplex” hinges. To accomplish this, you must make a spacer and attach it to the 557 fence. The spacer can be made of scrap " thick wood. Cut the spacer to approximately 3 "...

  • Page 16

    CORNER JOINT SURFACE JOINT PRACTICE CUTS BUTT JOINT After each set-up adjustment to the tool, it is recommended you make several practice cuts in scrap material to verify desired operation. CORNER JOINTS Layout groove positions Fig. 19 as described in POSITIONING GROOVES.

  • Page 17

    Hold tool firmly as shown in Fig. 21, squeeze trigger switch to start tool. At a slow, steady pace, push tool forward in base as far as depth stop allows. Release trigger switch to stop tool and remove tool from work.

  • Page 18

    At a slow, steady pace, push tool forward in base as far as depth stop allows. Release trigger switch to stop tool and remove tool from work. 10. Repeat steps 5 through 8 until all the grooves in workpiece “A” are completed.

  • Page 19

    Hold tool firmly as shown in Fig. 28, and squeeze trigger switch to start tool. At a slow, steady pace, push tool forward in base as far as depth stop allows. Release trigger switch to stop tool and remove tool from work. 10.

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING For assistance with your tool, visit our website at www.porter-cable.com for a list of service centers or call the Porter-Cable help line at 1-800-487-8665. MAINTENANCE KEEP TOOL CLEAN Periodically blow out all air passages with dry compressed air. All plastic parts should be cleaned with a soft damp cloth.

  • Page 21: Service

    All quality tools will eventually require servicing, or replacement of parts due to wear from normal use. For assistance with your tool, visit our website at www.porter-cable.com for a list of service centers or call the Customer Care Department at 1-800-487-8665. All repairs made by our service centers are fully guaranteed against defective material and workmanship.

  • Page 22: Warranty

    PORTER-CABLE LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY Porter-Cable warrants its Professional Power Tools for a period of one year from the date of original purchase. We will repair or replace at our option, any part or parts of the product and accessories covered under this warranty which, after examination, proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the warranty period.

  • Page 23: EspaÑol

    Porter-Cable • Delta products should be obtained by contacting any Porter-Cable • Delta Distributor, Authorized Service Center, or Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Center. If you do not have access to any of these, call 888-848-5175 and you will be directed to the nearest Porter-Cable •...

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