Miter Saw uses laser to show exact line of cut.

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Model 3802L 12 in. compound miter saw incorporates dual LaserLoc(TM) system that shows line of cut on either side of blade kerf, at any angle. It utilizes 15 A, 120 V motor and large bevel scale with adjustable positive stop at 0° and 45°. Attached dust bag collects dust particles and woodchips. Electric blade brake automatically stops in seconds. See-thru blade guard covers 40-tooth carbide-tipped blade at all times, and automatically retracts after each cut.

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Cutting-Edge Dual LaserLoc(TM) System Beams Porter-Cable Into a League of Its Own

JUNE 20, 2002 - NEW YORK CITY, NY - Porter-Cable Corporation launched today a one-of-a-kind 12" compound miter saw with laser - the model 3802L, - during a press conference at the Hotel InterContinental in New York City. Product Manager Mark Keller said, "This saw incorporates a dual LaserLoc(TM) system that shows the exact line of cut on either side of the blade kerf, at any angle, bright enough for outdoor use, with or without the need to have the blade in motion. Combined with the user-friendly features in all Porter-Cable compound miter saws, the model 3802L will certainly stand in a category by itself."

Beginning with a powerful 15 amp, 120 Volt motor (3500 rpm), the 3802L offers the maximum cutting power available in the market. A large bevel scale and miter lock design provides speed and convenience. Quick tilt settings are simple thanks to a large bevel scale with adjustable positive stops at 0° and 45°. Other lock features include a quick-action miter lock for faster miter settings and a built-in arbor lock for smooth, single wrench blade changes. Moreover, the miter scale features nine positive stops for amazingly accurate cuts every time. An attached dust bag collects fine dust particles and woodchips.

Performance and comfort features complete the model 3802L. The patented base design is convenient for either bench or job site 2x4 sawhorse mounting. An electric blade brake automatically stops in seconds, providing less waiting and more cutting. Sliding fences adjust for increased work support, and are extra tall for handling large work pieces or cutting crown molding on edge instead of flat on the table. A large, easy-grip handle is positioned horizontally to reduce operator fatigue and provide better control during operation. Additionally, a see-thru blade guard covers the 40-tooth carbide-tipped blade at all times, and automatically retracts after each cut.

Geared toward applications such as framing, decking, chair railing, trim work, and cabinetry, the model 3802L comes complete with a premium Riptide(TM) 40T carbide-tipped blade, integrated left work extension, retractable blade guard, dust bag, wrenches, and operating manual. The unit will be available on the market in fourth quarter 2002, and is expected to sell for $350-$400.

Porter-Cable Corporation (, a subsidiary of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE - PNR), is a leading manufacturer of portable electric and cordless power tools; air nailers, staplers & compressors; generators; pressure washers; and related accessories for the professional woodworking, commercial/residential construction, plumbing, and electrical markets. With its manufacturing operation centralized in Jackson, TN, Porter-Cable operates a second manufacturing facility in Steinheim, Germany, where its products are produced and sold throughout Europe under the FLEX brand name.

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