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#1 posted 02-02-2013 02:24 PM

As usual, KS covered the saw in expert detail.
Most hobbyists don’t have large table saws (i.e 3-5hp cabinet saws) . In fact, most of us use table saws that fall into the same general class as your PC. You might grow into a bigger saw in the future. But it’ll likely be because you want a bigger saw, not because you need a bigger saw. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that.

Your owners manual should indicate if moulding heads are compatible. However, I’d assume it can not accomodate moulding cutters. A router is probably a better way to go in any case.

I can’t think of any reason that larger coves could not be done on the PC with the right jig/sled. I think Rockler sells a cove sled for $50ish.You wouldn’t want to hog-out large coves in one pass though.

I personally wouldn’t return the PC for the Ridgid. I don’t think the Ridgid is appreciably better. And being a xmas present, I wouldn’t diss’ a gift only to exchange it for a saw with essentially the same characteristics. But thats just my opinion. And my advice is only worth what you paid for it ;)

##If you decide to return: Buy the Ridgid BEFORE returning the PC. Those 20% HF coupons are VERY hit/miss. I’ve tried to use them at both my local Home Depots. In both cases they basically told me to “F#$* off”. I even called the regional manager…...only to be told to “F^%$ off” again.They argued that Harbor Freight does not sell a comparable product. And I have to admit; that is true.
Now I’m sure these accounts of people successfully using them are 100% factual. I’m just saying that its not consistently accepted at every HD store. And HD seems to be getting more consistent in NOT accepting the coupon. Doesn’t hurt to ask/try though.##


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