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Porter-Cable PC15TCSM Tradesman 7-1/4 in. 15 Amp Heavy-Duty Circular Saw

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  • 15 amp, 5,600 RPM motor delivers power and torque through the toughest applications
  • Lightweight saw reduces user fatigue, weighs only 9.5 lbs.
  • 55 degree bevel capacity with stops at 22.5 and 45 degree provide quick and accurate bevel adjustments
  • Cast Magnesium shoe provides an accurate and lightweight construction
  • 8 ft. high grade cord reaches past a 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheet of material and reacts well in all weather climates
  • Cast depth and bevel levers provide a larger grabbing surface made of durable material
  • Outside mounted depth of cut lever is easy to reach even with gloves
  • Optimized balance and handle positions provide extreme comfort and weight distribution
  • Large line of sight allows the user to see the blade and cut line easily
  • Integrated dust blower clears debris from the cut line while cutting
  • Soft grip main handle and angled auxillary handle provide a comfortable and natural holding position
  • Spindle lock allows easy and quick blade changes
  • Lower guard lip design prevents the saw from hanging up during compound angle cuts
  • Slim cast aluminum upper guard increases user vision to work piece and blade
  • Easy to read depth and angle of cut scales provide precision and repeatability
  • Tradesman 7-1/4 in. 15 Amp Heavy-Duty Circular Saw - PC15TCSM
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Series: Tradesman
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Amperage: 15
Arbor Size: 5/8 in.
Bevel Capacity: 0 - 55 Degrees
Blade Diameter: 7-1/4 in.
Blade Position: Right
Depth of Cut at 90 Degrees: 2-3/8 in.
RPM: 5600
Voltage: 120V



4.7 / 5.0
3 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
You will get work done with this saw
This is a great saw for the amount it cost me. I do not have any complaint in regards to the performance, from the weight and grip which is very comfortable to the performance. Plenty of power (about 2.9 horsepower since this seems to be derived from the DW368), sawdust is blown clear of your saw line, adjustments are easy to unlock and very accurate. Smooth running and no vibration, therefore ripping full sheets of plywood is an ease with it staying on course and the 10 ft. Cord keeps it from binding up on the end of the sheet as you approach the other end. The magnesium base plate is square to the blade and perfectly flat. I see that some of the reviews elsewhere on websites say that it does not come with a case. Mine did and it's probably the best fitting case I've ever seen come with a circular saw. The saw fits snugly and there's room for 3 extra blades in the bottom of the case that are kept secure with a spring type metal clip. You can even store a set of safety glasses in the case. My saw also came with a quality rip guide, I heard that this is now not included??

Do not let the price fool you, this is a cheaper saw in price only, but a professional contractor/ carpenter still would most likely be satisfied as having this as their main "GO TO" saw.
December 10, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Why Porter Cable, why CPO
I was in a Big Box, looking for a circular saw for my son. I have a CP left hand for my use. Accurate, strong, safe as can be. I was told that it would be 'about a week' until a shipment came in. I went home,went online to CPO. Same saw, less money, delivered in 6 days.
December 22, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great saw for the cost
I remodel and it is a good saw for what I do. The saw has plenty of power, I had a Porter Cable saw before this and loved it but they no longer make parts for it. I imagine I will get use to this one after a bit. the body sets closer to the base not allowing a speed square to be held underneath as easily my only real complaint.
October 9, 2015

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Nancy The Newbie on Dec 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That item is in stock, shipping directly from the manufacturer.
Does this saw come with a case?
Mike on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Porter-Cable Tradesman 7-1/4 in. 15 Amp Heavy-Duty Circular Saw does not come with a case.
Does the PC15TCSM Tradesman 7-1/4 in. 15 Amp Heavy-Duty Circular Saw come with a blade?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this saw does come with a blade that is appropriate for cutting framing lumber. A finer toothed blade needs to be purchased for smoother cuts and for plywood.


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 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.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
  • 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your PORTER-CABLE Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
  • LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, see country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see website for warranty information.

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To obtain information on warranty performance, please write to: PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION, 4825 Highway 45 North, Jackson, Tennessee 38305; Attention: Product Service. THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION IS PORTER-CABLE'S SOLE LIABILITY UNDER THIS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PORTER-CABLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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