Tablesaw question

I tried to post this question yesterday, and have not seen it posted, so I'm going to ask again, sorry if it posts twice, I'm going to buy my first real tablesaw (floor model as I have been using a bench type) the question that I hve is left or right tilt what are the pro's and con's on the tilt??
Cheers, Thomas Cleveland
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The original did post. You're problem may be with your Newsgroup provider. Here's the original responses via Google Advanced Groups Search.
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.woodworking/browse_thread/thread/5426b170d7dbb2a6/7b2fbba78305c08c?hl=en&q=%22Thomas+Cleveland%22+group:rec.woodworking #
David Merrill

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On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:19:53 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (THOMAS CLEVELAND) wrote:

The top of the blade should always tilt AWAY from the fence. My blade tilts to the left and I keep the fence to the right of the blade. I think there are more important features to be concerned about, tough.
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The question is- - - - - Are you right handed or left handed. LOL

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It's not a simple matter of mirroring. Both LT and RT saws have the table to the right of the blade so the operations are not mirrors of each other.
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Wow I have not pasted this answer in a long time.... ;~)
These comments do have exceptions but are pretty accurate for most examples.
;~) The single most asked question in this group that I paste this rubber stamp answer to. Both saws will make all the same cuts. Some easier on the left tilt, some easier on the right tilt. Strictly personal preference. But if you need to be steered one way or the other, Advantages: Are you right handed? Get the left tilt. 1. Commonly the Left tilt has the bevel wheel on the right side and is easily turned with your Right hand. 2. Left tilt can rip a narrow bevel with out having to move the fence to the left side of the blade. 3. Left tilt allows the blade arbor nut to be removed with your right hand. 4. Left tilt allows your to remove the arbor nut and turn it in the direction that you would expect. 5. With a Left tilt, when both edges of a board are beveled, the sharp point of the bevel is up on the fence when cutting the second bevel as opposed to the bottom of the fence where it might slip under. 6. RIGHT tilt if you are left handed. The bevel wheel is commonly on the left side of the saw. 7. RIGHT tilt if you "must" use the fence distance indicator when using a stacked dado blade set. The blades stack left, away from the fence. The indicator remains accurate. On the left tilt, the blades stack towards the fence and makes the indicator inaccurate. In this case use a tape measure to set the fence distance. 8. RIGHT tilt allows you to remove the arbor nut with your left hand but the nut must be turned clockwise to loosen. Bassackwards to normalcy. If considering a cabinet saw, with wide 50" rip capacity. The Left tilt will most often afford you the most storage room under the right table extension. The RIGHT tilt has an access door in that location that will demand room to open. The left tilt allows you to have access to the motor and or the insides of the cabinet from the more open left side of the saw with out having to crawl under the right extension table. Very nice if you ever happen to drop the arbor nut inside the cabinet. If you are considering getting a replacement saw and considering going to the opposite tilt this time consider that the miter slots may not be the same distance from the blade when comparing a left to right tilt saw. This may or may not be of concern but something to consider.
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