Porter-Cable PCCK619L8 Combo Kit – In-Depth Review
Editor Rating: 4.4/5
Porter-Cable PCCK619L8 Combo Kit Review
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
When it comes to build quality and performance, the power tool combo kits sold by Porter-Cable offer a pretty good value for the money. Although the tools that come in them aren’t as robust or fast as those made by Bosch or DeWalt, they are still a pretty good choice for an average homeowner or a light-duty professional.
The company’s PCCK619L8 toolset, for example, consist of all essential power tools that a handyman might need. These devices are accompanied by two batteries, a charger, and two carrying bags for easier transportation and storage -it’s a well-rounded package and an affordable one at that.
With the tools found in this combo kit, one is capable of completing a wide range of job site tasks. All of them sport an ergonomic design and have been manufactured to fit the users’ needs. Although not the most powerful out there, these devices are also quite efficient and are fast and robust enough to offer optimal durability and reliability. Let’s take a more in-depth look:
- Number of Tools-8
- Batteries-2 Li-Ion batteries (included)
- Warranty-3-year limited
Porter-Cable PCCK619L8 -The Basics
The most frequently used tool is almost always the drill, and, thankfully, the PCCK619L8 includes one of them. It’s one of Porter-Cable’s best-selling models – PCC601, which is a 2-speed model with 22 clutch settings and an integrated LED light. This drill is accompanied by the PCC641 impact driver, which is a equally efficient and comes with a couple of exciting features.
The PCC650 jigsaw, on the other hand, possesses an impressive build quality and a variable rate trigger that provides the user with better control. The circular saw found in this kit (PCC660) features a 50-degree cutting angle and works at the maximum speed of impressive 4,000 rotations per minute.
The rest of the tools in the kitsport the same kind of efficiency and reliability. For example, the PCC670 reciprocating tiger can be used in tight, hard-to-reach spaces and comes with a convenient tool-free blade-swapping system. The same can be said for the included oscillating multi-tool, grinder, as well as the LED flashlight.
As we said, this combo kit includes a couple of well-made kit bags, two batteries, and the standard Porter-Cable charger. It is accompanied by the company’s standard 3-year limited warranty.
The 283 UWO high-performance engine of this drill/driver achieves the maximum speed of 1,500 RPMand can be used in two different speed settings. It also has 22 clutch settings, an over-molded rubber handle, and an integrated LED work light. It’s a compact, short-length model and an excellent choice for everyday drilling tasks.
Impact Driver PCC641
Although not the most powerful device of this type out there, the PCC641 impact driver does its job pretty well. Great for medium-sized jobs, it’s a well-designed unitwith 22 clutch settings, built-in LED light, and two magnetic bit holders. Its maximum speed stands at 2,800 RPM, and it allows the user to quickly change the bits.
Jig Saw PCC650
With this jigsaw, performing aggressive cuts is entirely possible -the 2,500 SPM high-performing motor takes care of that. A rugged, well-balanced device, the PCC650 is one of the best machines of this type in its price category. It has an orbital action selector with three levels and a built-in dust blower that quickly removes the dust particles and debris.
Circular Saw PCC660
The features of this circular saw are truly impressive -a 50° bevel, the speed of 4,000 RPM, and a carbide-tooth 6-1/2″ blade. Along with these, the unit also possesses a sturdy constructionand a contoured handle, although such features are a standard when it comes to Porter-Cable power tools.
Reciprocating Tiger Saw PCC670
The reciprocating tiger saw found in this combo kit is also one of its most well-designed tools. PCC670 has the right weight and shape to be very comfortable to use for hours on end. Besides that, it also has the right cutting length (1″) and speed (3,000 SPM) to assist the user with completing various cutting tasks
Oscillating Multi-Tool PCC710
Weighing only 3.6 pounds and having an over-molded 3-position grip, this oscillating multi-tool is a joy to work with. It also features a tool-free accessory-changing system, a LED work light, as well as the ability to help the user with applications such as grinding, scraping, cutting, and sanding.
Cutoff Tool/Grinder PCC761
The cast-metal casing of PCC761 hides a powerful engine that allows this device to reach the maximum speed of 8,500 RPM. This, combined with its 3-position side handle and the overall quietness of operation, turns it into one of the best grinders that you can get in a combo kit.
LED Flashlight PCC700
One of the best things about this LED work light is that it features a pivoting head. As you can already guess, this allows the user to point the beam of light right where he needs it. The model delivers 120 lumens of lighting power and uses the same batteries as all of the other tools in the set.
Accessories & Warranty
Fortunately, Porter-Cable was pretty generous with the accessories in this combo –two bags, two batteries, and a charger are more than enough. The 3-year limited warranty also deserves words of praise, as it makes the user confident about the reliability of the included tools.
8 useful and well-designed power tools
Two batteries (4.0Ah / 1.5Ah)
Comes with two storage bags
LED flashlight included
Light-duty use only
Flimsy bag zippers
Things we liked about it
The best thing about the Porter-Cable’s PCCK619L8 combo kit is undoubtedly the fact that it includes eight efficient, well-built power tools. In other words, it’s a “complete collection” that you can get at a pretty reasonable price and update your workshop with tools for every application.
All of the tools present in the kit have a solid build quality and perform pretty well for the price they come at. Moreover, almost every single one of them sports extra features that make them even more convenient -such as the tool-free accessory changing systems, built-in LED lights, variable speed triggers, etc.
We also like that the combo kit includes the bags, batteries, and the charger -you won’t have to buy any of these essential accessories separately.
Things we didn’t like
Along with the obvious fact that these power tools can’t really be compared with the more expensive devices sold by premium brands, the only other thing we didn’t like is the quality of the zippers on the bags. They are flimsy and need to be handled very carefully.
All of the consumers who bought the PCCK619L8 combo kit acknowledge the fact that it has an excellent value for the money. They are pleased with the quality of the included tools and say that they’re well-built and surprisingly powerful. “It’s simply a great buy,” as one of the users put it.
It’s pretty safe to say that PCCK619L8 is a well-rounded offer. It brings eight quality power tools and the accompanying accessories at a genuinely affordable price, allowing homeowners and light-duty contractors to finally update their workshops. It’s a valuable offering from Porter-Cable and one worth getting if you’re not into overly ambitious woodworking projects.