Let's see if we can get a lively and helpful discussion going as we
start this New Year...
On the recommendation of a right-handed journeyman framer, I (also
right-handed) purchased a left-side-blade circular saw made by
Porter-Cable a few years ago. This saw is sometimes referred to as a
left-handed circular saw. The main difference between this saw and your
"typical" circular saw is that the blade is mounted on the left side of
the motor, instead of the right. This means that when a right-handed
person uses the saw, the blade, and therefore the cut line, is on the
same side of the saw as your eyes. You don't have to crane your neck
and look over the saw to see your cut line. I love this tool and wish I
had learned about it years ago.
So, while using this saw the other day, I got to thinking - I wonder
what other "outside of the norm" things people have found with regard
to tools. You know - conventional practice says to do "this" but those
in the know do "that".
Any tips/tricks you's like to share?