Porter-Cable 892 2 1/4 Peak HP Router Kit

Porter-Cable Model: pcbn892
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Porter-Cable 892 2 1/4 Peak HP Router Kit Porter-Cable Model: pcbn892

Product Features & specs :

Porter-Cable 892 2 1/4 Peak HP Router Kit

Details Features:
  • Auto-engaging spindle lock for single hand bit changes
  • Soft-starting, 12-amp motor featuring full-time electronic feedback (10,000 - 23,000 RPM)
  • Motor transitions quickly between fixed base (included), plunge base (8931), and traditional spiral down bases (690 series)
  • Release the motor, adjust bit height, and clamp the motor from above the router table with 3/16 in. hex socket (not included) or model # 75301 kit (not included)
  • Handle-access, dual-position on/off switch with automatic bit-changing lock--inoff-in
  • Macro-height lever for coarse adjustments and tool-less motor release
  • Fine depth settings to 1/128 in. with micro-adjustment knob
  • Free interactive CD-ROM featuring step-by-step instructions
  • Multi-function carrying case with accessory storage becomes a pedestal for bit-installed storage
What’s Included:
  • 2 1/4 Peak HP Router Kit - 892
  • Base - 8901
  • 1/4 in. Collet - 42999
  • 1/2 in. Collet - 42950
  • Collet Wrench - 42596
  • CD-ROM
  • Multi-Function Carrying Case
  • Operating Manual
Power Source
Base Type
No-Load Speed (RPM)
Wifi compatibility
Handle Style
Dual Knob
Collet Capacity
1/4 in / 1/2 in
Speed Settings
Case Type
Bluetooth Compatibility
Motor Type
Depth Adjustment System
Rack and Pinion
Switch Type
Cord Length
10 ft
Speed Controls
12.8125 in.
9 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.4 / 5.0
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Yes (23)
Easy To Use (20)
Powerful (19)
Heavy (1)
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Home Repair (4)
Best Router
I've been using the 8902 Porter Cable routers for over 20 years. I currently have 3 and will purchase my fourth today. I have other routers and none of them compare to the quality and reliability of the model 8902.
September 12, 2019
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Tireless Worker
This router motor works tirelessly on my CNC router.
Good speed control.
Easy to change bits.
Would liked to have purchased just the motor.
December 7, 2018
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Not working
This router has a defect in the power cord, not working. Bought from Rockler 2017.
July 11, 2018
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Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Good power, love the soft start.
This router replaced a lower power unit that lasted about 25 years. I have it permanently mounted to the table and it has plenty of power for everything I have done so far. I love the soft start.
Access to depth adjustment could be a bit easier.
January 27, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Perfect for the job
I upgraded for my Porter cable 690 on my router table to achieve shaker doors in one pass. Just perfect as promised.
June 15, 2014
Easy To Use
GREAT-won't work with old style 698table
I had stolen an old PC 698 router table and an 892 router. Thought I was replacing with the same. Seems there was a design change and if you have an old style (my new one was old stock) and the new router, you cannot use the above table adjustment options. BE ADVISED, because neither PC nor Tyler Tool advised me of this, and the solutions PC offered were "drill a new hole in the table" and "buy a 6 hundred or 7 hundred series router -they will fit." No one has really offered me an acceptable solution for this situation with "new" equipment. I would happily ship back either the old router table or the router for one of equal or more power that will allow the adjustment. So be aware. Be advised.
October 12, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Great deal
This is a great router for hand held projects or to mount in a router lift.
July 12, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
I would buy this router again.
I use this router mainly in a work table, I have 2 plunge routers for my other routing jobs
June 23, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Porter Cable 892 Router - Just Like NEW!
Mounts perfectly in my Woodpeckers SW420 Router Lift using SW350 motor pads (for 3.5 inch motor diameters). The length of the 892 motor allows the 1/2" collet to extend nicely above the table surface for easy bit changes.

I could not be happier with this purchase. This router looks and works just like NEW!
February 29, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
great little router
the micro adjustment is fantastic for setting height in a router table. It has sufficient power for some of my biggest bits in very hard wood (maple, cherry). the bearings are great. it spins very true
October 21, 2011

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Does model #892 have plastic type gears or metal??
A shopper on Sep 18, 2017
does base accept template guides ?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2017


Standard Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit www.portercable.com or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.