Porter-Cable PCC700 Flashlight Full Review
Editor Rating: 4.5/5
Porter-Cable PCC700 Flashlight Review
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Published on: January 11, 2019
When talking about job site lighting, many different kinds of products come to mind. However, most people immediately think of the rugged, ergonomically-designed work flashlights produced and sold by most power tool manufacturers. Available as bare tools and in combo kits, these devices provide a bright light that allows working in dark areas.
Porter-Cable’s PCC700 model isn’t that different from the flashlights sold by other companies. However, it does come with a couple of impressive features that put it above the competition, such as the pivoting head or the fact that it has not one, but four LED bulbs. It also has a contoured, rubberized handle that makes it feel great in hand and a large, easy to operate switch.
In case you often find yourself working in poorly illuminated areas, the PCC700 could be a real game-changer for you.
- Weight – 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions – 5.3″ x 3.1″ x 7.3″
- Power Source – Battery (Li-Ion)
- Luminous Flux – 120
- Voltage – 20V
Porter-Cable PCC700 – The Basics
Sometimes, cutting, drilling, and driving have to be done in spaces with poor illumination. If your power tools don’t have integrated LED lights, you are helpless. That’s where a good flashlight comes in – it will provide you with a bright light that you need to finish the job. The rugged job site models are undoubtedly the best choice when it comes to this and PCC700 is certainly one of those.
Built to last, this LED flashlight comes with sturdy construction and a rubberized handle that provides optimal comfort. It has an adjustable head that allows the user to point the light exactly where he needs it. Producing 120 lumens of lighting power, the PCC700 is more than capable to properly illuminate the working surface and let you complete the project without any problems. Here’s a more in-depth look at its features:
The design of this job site flashlight is quite similar to that of the other Porter-Cable products. The pistol-style handle of PCC700 is contoured and over-molded, which means that it has a rubberized grip that prevents slippage. The flashlight feels great in hands, especially with the battery attached to it – the balance is good and there’s no need to worry about user fatigue. Furthermore, the unit is very stable when it’s standing on the table and doesn’t easily tip over.
In our opinion, the best thing about this flashlight’s design is that it comes with a pivoting head. This means that the beam is entirely adjustable and that you can easily point the light towards your working area. This is a very convenient feature to all those who often have to use both of their hands on large power tools and can’t wield the flashlight at the same time.
Unlike the majority of job site LED lights currently on the market, the PCC700 has four instead of just one LED bulb. This allows it to deliver an impressive amount of 120 lumens and provide brightness that illuminates a dark area in an instant. And one of the best things here is the runtime – the model is a real battery-saver and can work for hours on end even with a 1.5Ah battery.
Another thing worth mentioning here is the fact that this flashlight is part of the company’s 20V Max system. This means that the batteries are interchangeable between the tools, allowing you to use this work light with the cells of your other Porter-Cable power tools.
Accessories & Warranty
Unfortunately, the unit is not accompanied by any accessories, although that’s not hard to understand when we consider the price. It is, however, accompanied by a pretty generous warranty deal – 3-year limited warranty, 3 months of money back guarantee, and one year of free service.
Comfortable contoured handle
4 LED bulbs – 120 lumens of lighting power
Genuinely affordable price
Lowest adjustable angle is parallel with the surface
No magnet or belt clip
Things We Liked / Didn’t Like
Things we liked about it
The number of this flashlight’s advantages undoubtedly outweighs the number of its downsides. First of all, this is a well-designed device, as it has an ergonomic shape with no sharp edges and feels great in hand. With the battery attached, the PCC700 has a solid balance and causes no cramps with prolonged use.
The fact that it has a pivoting head is one of its best features and a thing we like the most about it. It’s something that allows the user to point the beam of light directly onto his working surface. For example, if you have to work high up on the wall, you can simply place PCC700 on the floor and adjust the beam to a required degree.
The light that it provides is clear and bright enough to illuminate a completely dark room. The runtime also deserves praise, as does the fact that the model comes with a very generous warranty deal.
Things we didn’t like
Although the model’s pivoting head works just as advertised, we can’t help but wish it could angle down further – it can’t go lower than parallel to the surface it’s located on. Moreover, the device comes without extra features such as magnets or belt clips, which has a pretty negative effect on its overall convenience.
Most of the users agree that PCC700 is a fantastic job site flashlight, as it possesses the design and power to be of great use on the terrain. They praise the model’s adjustable head and sturdy construction, as well as its battery life. Most of them say that’s it’s a reliable piece of equipment and yet another outstanding product from Porter-Cable.
Porter-Cable PCC700 flashlight is undoubtedly one of the best devices of this type we’ve reviewed so far. With four big LED bulbs, 120 lumens of lighting power, swiveling head, and robust construction, it’s an excellent choice for every contractor who often finds himself working in dark or poorly illuminated areas.