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Basically a copy of the PCS, except with a 1.75hp motor, so it runs on 120V. Also looks like the dust collecting blade guard, which is standard on the 3hp PCS, is optional. Also looks like the fence that comes standard on the 1.75hp is a slight step down from the T-glide fences on the 3hp PCS.

Pricing information not yet known.

By the way, this thread is intended to discuss the new saw - doesn't need to degenerate like many SS threads.
 

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nice. would be interested to see the pricing on that one. also curious if it's the same PCS saw with just the motor replaced with a lower capacity motor? or are there any differences in the trunnion/arbor/pulleys etc. (read- how easy is the upgrade to a 3HP 220v motor later on if needed?)
 

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I have been eyeballing the SS for awhile. This will make it a lot easyer to put in my little shop.

PurpLev- the SS web site has the specs and they appear to be exactly the same except for the motor. Same arbor, bearings ect.
 

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This might be the saw I've been looking for once I get back to the states from deployment. If anyone sees any reviews on this, I'd greatly appreciate it. I think it'll be an awesome saw that will be powerful enough for hobbyist work.
 

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FWIW - I have a 2 hp (110 volt) TS and, with respect to power, I consider it barely acceptable. Even with a sharp thin kerf blade it struggles with 6/4 hardwood. When I use a dado, I have to take many passes and move pretty slow. I didn't want to do the wiring for 220 volt. I regret that now.

I say all this on this thread to say that I would be leery of any TS with only 1.75 hp.
 

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Looks like a good option for someone who absolutely has to have 120V. But if you can afford $2299 for a saw, and have access to 220V, it would seem to make more sense to go ahead and spend $600 more for way more power.

Rich, as to your comment, I would say it all depends on your perspective. I upgraded from a Ryobi bench top saw to a Ridgid 1.5 hp contractor saw, and it's like driving a Cadillac from my point of view. I'm sure if I had a chance to work on a 3 hp saw for a while, though, I'd find my 1.5 rather weak.
 

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It's actually going to be even less of a difference if you add all the same accessories as the 3hp saw.

Dust collecting blade guard ($139)
T-glide 36" fence + table (?...$350?)

It would end up being a $200 or so difference, which makes perfect sense I suppose in that it's the difference between a 1.75hp and 3hp motor.
 

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I agree the price difference in the end if upgraded with the same options as the 3hp saw comes with will only be around the difference in the cost of the two motors. I think most people who have access to 220v power would still go with the 3hp motor, but this will be a nice option for those that only have access to 110v power in there shop.
 
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