PORTER-CABLE began early in the 20th Century (1906) and was a direct result of fulfilling the American Dream. For the company, the principal had one goal in mind: to provide quality tools and products that made the work of journeymen and professional craftsmen easier. The tools were of the highest quality and reliability. It was not uncommon for a single power tool to cost a month’s wages. The added production and efficiency afforded by the innovative offerings made this a relatively easy sale. Tasks that once took weeks or months were now reduced to hours or days.