The Restorer - Renewing, Resurfacing Metal, Wood, Concrete & Fiberglass

The RESTORER Multi-Surface Restoration System was invented and patented by Robert Kundel Jr. Originally designed for use at Kundel Industries for removing rust and scale from beams and pipe prior to painting Robert soon realized the tremendous potential of the tool when he was able to use it at home for DIY wood working and metal working projects without clogging or gumming up the sandpaper. The Restorer became the discussion of many power tool manufacturers and after 7 years he was able to sign a brand license deal with Stanley Black & Decker. The Porter-Cable Restorer is available on Amazon and sold at Lowe’s and Hartville Hardware from $99 to $149 depending on the kit.

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The Good News Retreat Center

The Call, placed upon Robert's life in 2012 , is to minister to ministers through the creation of a one-of-a-kind non-proft retreat center is dedicated to the restoration of pastors worldwide and will be funded by the proceeds from the "Restorer" tool. Robert is looking to locate "The Good News Retreat Center" in the Charlotte, NC area which is an ideal location for a year round retreat center. The tool according to Robert was divinely inspired and aptly named Restorer, just as Jesus is our Restorer and in the business of restoration. Ironically enough Jesus was a carpenter and the Restorer is a carpenter’s tool. Proceeds from every purchase will go directly to fund this desperately needed ministry.

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Global Restoration

Infrastructure decay is on the rise creating a great demand for cost effective solutions to maintain existing structures like bridges, pipelines, ships, railroads, buildings and more. These resources all play an vital role in not only our daily lives, but our economy as well. Corrosion continues to eat away at the investments made around the world at an annual cost of more than $1 trillion dollars. The U.S. military alone spends more than $23 billion dollars annually dealing with the effects of corrosion and by developing products geared toward this purpose it allows us to slow down the aging process of what our forefathers have fought so hard to create and establish here and around the world.

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Porter Cable Restorer Reviews by Pro's

Porter Cable Restorer Testimonies

Phil Teague | Columbus, OH
Farm Owner

The Restorer is pretty cool. It does a good job. I was amazed at how well it worked.- Hunter Teague

The Restorer brought life back to what I originally thought was a lost cause. The West end of a 1956 horse barn practically looks new after years of neglect. The pictures tell the story. If I had had to replace the wood or reside it would have cost 1000's more. My 12 year old did the bulk of the sanding. I did the higher areas. I couldn't be more pleased. - Phil Teague

Lief & Kara Brunet | Woodworkers
Owners / Operators

The Porter Cable Restorer is a versatile stripper/sander and Mrs. Brunet is very exicted about using it.

Brad Coffman | Albertville, AL
Home Owner

I picked up a Porter Cable Restorer at Lowes and got to try it this weekend. I am prepping the eaves on my house to paint them, so I was working high on a ladder. I wanted to test the vacuum attachment to minimize the paint chips coming down. The vacuum hose won’t reach that high so I put the vacuum in a back pack and strapped it on (see picture). Now I have the vacuum wherever I go. I’m really happy with the tool, fast and a lot easier to control than I thought it would be. Very well made, I left it running for a long time and the motor stayed nice and cool.

Art Kunkle | Memhis, TN
Home Owner

I opened the box without reading instructions and found it as easy to assemble as it was to use. The design is intuitive, probably brilliant, but simple. It made me ask, "...why didn't anyone think of this before?" It did not require great effort or force to use and I didn't damage anything while I was getting familiar with the tool.

Jimmy DiResta | Maker
Owner / Fabricator

This thing has got a lot of power.  This thing is incredible, I could not slow it down.  I tried my hardest to slow it down... I could not slow it down.  The thing is awesome.

Kalim Johnson | Niles, OH
Renovator / Businessman

The restorer did a wonderful job and helped me save at least $500 on a new entry door. My team was able to restore an old wood door using the restorer, it was fast and easy! I will be using it more on my future projects to come.

Autumn Mendel | Philadelphia, PA
Home Owner

I am a novice with DIY, and quite honestly intimidated by tools. I was comfortable with the Restorer from the get go- easy to change rollers, very comfortable in my hand, and no struggling with operation- even on 5 layers of 70 year old paint. I'm thrilled with the results and am proud of myself, to boot. Currently working my outdoor deck steps!

Jimmy Don Holmes | HGTV
HGTV Fixer Upper Metal Guy

The Porter Cable Restorer has really been a great addition to our metal sanding capabilities. We are always thinking of new and different applications for it because it is so versatile.

Andreas Somogyi | TV Personality
Fabricator at Overhaulin'

I cannot express the excitement and the gratitude! It's like Christmas! Thank u Kevin Tetz for the introduction and leg work and thank you so much Robert Kundel Jr. for introducing the world to this fantastic tool! And making it available to me! can't wait to use it! Greatly appreciate it!

Reviver Labs | Houston, TX
Owner / Builder

The Restorer is a great tool.  I can use it on both wood and metal with ease.  I use it everyday in my shop!  In fact the Restorer is so easy to use my daughter is able to use it no problem.

Butch Lloyd | Lloyd Originals
Owner / Fabricator

I really like the compact design of the Restorer and for the price I am amazed by what it can do.  The Restorer can remove old paint and bondo without damage to the metal and it leaves it with a killer finish!

Paul | Canadian Woodworks
Owner / Builder

The restorer is ideal for cleaning up live edge furniture, it's easy to control, leaves a great finish and the dust collection is fantastic. I'm sure I'll be using the restorer on a daily basis in my fine woodworking shop.

New Tool Overview: Porter-Cable Restorer

If you need to remove old or damaged layers from wood, metal, or concrete surfaces, then you might be interested in taking a closer look at the new Porter Cable Restorer in action.

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MV Flaim Furniture Maker

This week while traveling through the Lowe’s stores I call on, I stumbled upon this sander in the tool aisle. It’s called a restorer that uses a sanding drum to sand wood.

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The Journey from Product Idea to National Distribution

Had the honour of speaking with Robert Kundel, Jr for almost one hour last week about his journey creating his multi-tool product, the

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PORTER-CABLE Restorer 3.5-Amp Sander

How many sanders does Dad need? Jitterbug, orbital, detail, belt, disc, drum and whatever-this-thing-is. Seven. He needs seven.

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Reviver Labs Young Lady Restores

My #daughter knocking out some custom bookends with the new @portercablerestorer This tool kicks butt! As soon as she saw it , she wanted to use it.

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Corrosion Innovation Award Nominee for 2017

Porter Cable Restorer

Category: Instrumentation
Nominee: Wellington Corp., LLC
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Woodworker's Journal Article



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Tool Craze Review

Here’s a neat multi purpose tool that Porter Cable’s come out with to sand, buff, grind, polish, scrub or clean any surface – the Porter Cable Restorer

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This Old House host uses the Restorer

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New Buffing Roller under Review

In this video we will discuss the new buffing roller coming to market and its potentail as it relates to applications.

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Restorer & Black+Decker

If you are a Black+Decker fan then you have to be excited to see this. From the makers of the Porter Cable Restorer comes the new Black+Decker Restorer designed to be nimble, compact it incorporates many of the same great features that you have come to expect from Black+Decker.

Look for this aweome new tool in the second quarter of 2017 also available at Lowe's Home Improvement Stores.

Download B&D Restorer Manual PDF (English) (Spanish) (French)

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