PVC = Soft or Hard plastic?

Hello - Quick question hopefully.

For the purposes of selecting the correct settings (stock type and tool defaults) is PVC, such as the board linked below, considered hard or soft plastic?

[https://www.homedepot.com/p/Royal-Building-Products-7828-5-8-in-x-6-in-x-8-ft-PVC-Vinyl-Trimplank-S4S-Molding-5755904/304509926](https://PVC Vinyl Trimplank)

Also - Is there a resource, other than general searching, to reference these kinds of questions?

Thank you!
Rich

Definitely soft. Solid extruded PVC, like plumbing pipes might be considered hard plastic.

General rule of ‘thumb’… If you can jam your thumbnail into it & see a mark, it’s soft. :wink:

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Thank you and thanks for the thumbnail test tip.

I thought soft, but didn’t want to assume.