Porter-Cable 371 2½" Compact Belt Sander

Appearances: Episode 2009


I didn't really expect to see a new tool as The New Yankee Workshop appears to be winding down (Season 21 is all reruns of earlier projects), and I almost passed this over when Norm installed the cabinets in the Kitchen Cabinet project. The view of tools is often fleeting and there were only a couple of clues that took me a while to winnow out. However, I'm satisfied they were conclusive.

If you get excited about this as a potential addition to your workshop, check around—some of the reports are not so glowing. This is quite a contrast to the Porter-Cable of old and I believe is reflective of their new parentage.

Last updated: 1 March 2009