Model#: PCBRPC305TPR

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Factory Reconditioned Porter-Cable PC305TPR 12-1/2 in. Benchtop Planer

  • Factory Reconditioned Porter-Cable PC305TPR 12-1/2 in. Benchtop Planer
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Buy with confidence! Our Reconditioned items include all necessary parts and are guaranteed to function like new, backed by our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. Please note however that reconditioned units received from the manufacturer may or may not include accessories shown with this listing.
  • Powerful 15 Amp motor for superior stock removal
  • Quick change, two knife, solid steel cutter head mounted on ball bearings assures smooth operation and long life
  • Double edged, high carbon steel, reversible knives for twice the cutting life
  • Patented cutter elevation on four precision ground columns for superior cut stability
  • Poly V belt cutter head drive with rugged gearbox/chain and sprocket feed roller drive for maximum power transfer
  • 12-1/2 in. Benchtop Planer - PC305TPR


Width: 20.5 in.
Height: 15 in.
Depth: 23.75 in.
Weight: 62 lbs.
AC Voltage: 120V
Amperage: 15A
Cutterhead Diameter: 2 in.
Cutterhead Speed (RPM): 8000
Feed Rate - Planing (FPM): 26.2
Max. Material Thickness: 6 in.
Max. Planing Depth: 3/32 in.
Max. Planing Width: 12-1/2 in.
Min. Material Length: 12 in.
Motor Phase: 1
No. of Knives: 2
Operating Speed (CPM): 16000
PreWired Voltage: 120V



4.6 / 5.0
48 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (47)
Easy To Use (43)
Powerful (39)
Value (4)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Heavy (8)
Best Uses
Home Repair (22)
Small Projects (4)
Frequent Use (1)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Could be new
This is the third reconditioned item that I have purchased from CPO and like the two previous items they appear new. I have one used this a couple of times so I have some learning curves to deal with however, it is certainly faster than sanding. The unit is heavy and appears to be very well made. I would expect many years of use and considering the cost of this is very reasonable priced. how could you go wrong
January 13, 2017
1 year ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Good tool
Came fast, well packed and as described, my only complaint is that the reverse side of the blade had a nick in it, I would have expected there to be a brand new blade in the machine, but it looks like all they did is reverse the blade to the new side and call it a day, the machine it self works great and as described with minimal snipping
November 16, 2016
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Great Machine for the small shop home user or contractor who needs to move to different job sites.
Surprisingly well built. I have heard a lot of complaints of it being lightweight and not durable. I disagree. The light weight is an asset and makes it easy to move around. The machine is easy to operate and changing blades is a snap. I have had very little snipe which is common in these machines of other manufacturers provided the boards are properly supported. The machine is also a lot quieter than some of its competitors.
January 15, 2017
1 year ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Quality machine.
Completely satisfied with this reconditioned planer. Used to plane select pine to 1/4" to make a Barbie chest for my grand daughter. Did a great job. A definite asset to workshop.
March 13, 2017
9 months ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
A great piece of work gift for son loves it. Handy gives him the ability to do creative work
May 21, 2017
7 months ago
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Questions & Answers

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Power fed or manual?
A shopper on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You manually start the boards in and it pulls them through. You also have to manually adjust the depth of cut by hand after each pass. It works really well and I am pleased with this planer.
Do you have 220V?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: CPO does not stock a 220V version of this planer at this time
Does this planer have a dust collection port?
slimtom on Mar 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: There is one available. Part#50-359. I think you have to use the one from Delta. It is the same machine.
Can a measurement settings be locked with this planer? So I can do consistent repeat planing without having to reset or make adjustments.
Toenail on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the measurement settings can be locked for this planer
Dear Sirs,
1, do you ship to Europe?
2, if yes, can you please write "PRESENT" on the box, to avoid high taxes?
3, is the voltage compatible with European standards (220-240V)?
Thank you, Gerasimos
memos994 on May 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Currently we do not ship to Europe. This is not available in 220V.
I have a 12 and a half inch Porter-Cable surface planer, model PC305TP. The machine is new to me, but I have no owner's manual or instruction sheet. Is this material available online, and does anyone have an address to locate the proper instructions or directions for safe use in the home shop?
Thanks for any help.
jim on Mar 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Here is a link to the manual:
Are knives replaced as part of reconditioning this planer?
Q on Sep 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Because this is a reconditioned item, new blades are not included with the the planer.
Is there a stand for this planer? My old planer had a stand.
Barth on Aug 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This is a benchtop planer. There is not a stand for this it.
how many blades or knifes
BillyBob on Apr 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This planer uses 2 Double-edged reversible, quick change knives.
What is the minimum width of a board that can be fed into the planer?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2017
How many horsepower is it ?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2017

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 12-1/2 in. Benchtop Planer - PC305TP 12-1/2 in. Benchtop Planer - PC305TPR
Availability: Out of Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


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.

To register your tool for warranty service visit our website at

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.