I strongly prefer a left tilt table saw as most do (except lefties I
suppose).I sometimes see right tilt saw for sale pretty cheap, like an
old unisaw for a few hun. What if you swaped the wires on the motor,
swaped the fence and ran the bitch from the other side? Could that be
The main trouble is that almost every tool power or hand tool, is made for a
right handed user.
The "hold-on" button is always on the left hand side of the handle
Power saws have the motor on the left hand side
most axes are right handed, as are hammers, or is it only the handles which
are right handed?
You can buy a left handed shifting spanner, but you have to look hard to get
one and try them out before buying
It might be an English thing, their car steering wheel is on the right hand
Or, it may be a religious thing,
when I went to a religious school,
the teachers used to crack kids on the knuckles with the edge of a 15" ruler
if they tried writing with their left hand.
You would have to be a self opiniated yank, who think the sun shines out of
your own shit-hole and everything that you say or pronounce, is right with
Firstly, if you have the brains to see, an axe or hammer handle, when you
look at the cut of the piece which slips into the hammer or axe head, you
will see that the cut is slightly off centre, thus favouring a right handed
I have worked with hammers, axes, and picks and have replaced many and
enough handles to know
But, I guess that you are too dumb to realise this, if you need a new
handle, you just go to Walmart and buy a new complete whatever..
Next, a shifting spanner is what it says it is,
it is a spanner whch you are able to shift the opening of the jaws, allowing
you to use the same spanner, shifting spanner, or differing sized bolts and
Then again, for your inept and sasrcastic intelligence....intelligence?, now
that is a misnomer, you may call it an adjustable wrench
Five problems, two easy, two not, one in between..
Easy, part 1: the extension table's on the wrong side. You'll want to move it.
Easy, part 2: simply swapping the wires leading to an AC induction motor won't
make it run backward, since that reverses the polarity of both the rotor *and*
the stator. You'll need to open it up and swap the *internal* wiring. Not a
big deal, just be aware that you need to do that.
In between: where will you mount a splitter and guard?
Not easy, part 1: the elevation crank will be on the opposite side of the saw
from where you're standing.
Not easy, part 2: you won't have very much room for infeed, working from the
wrong side of the table, only a few inches. And I think that's enough to rule
the idea out.
A left handed wrench, or a shifting spanner, or an adjustable wrench, are
around alive and well.
You can tell the difference by the thread of the adjuster
On a right handed one, you adjust the gap by pushing the adjuster upwards
with your thumb, this closes the gap
But, if you are left handed and you hold it in your left hand and then push
up, this will open the gap
But, if you hold a left handed shifting spanner in your left hand and push
the adjusting wheel up, then this would close the gap
You were lucky your Dad didn't ask you to get him a left handed screwdriver
It would not be so bad with a cabinet saw, but a contractor saw has the
motor and belt hanging off the back. I can just imagine pushing the last
bit of the board and getting "things" caught in the pulley. Damn, that
On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:40:42 -0700 (PDT), "SonomaProducts.com"
If the problem is ripping with the blade tilted, you could always get
long tubes for your fence and shift the tubes so you have much more
ripping width to the left of the blade. That's a pretty easy mod with
a Bies or similar fence system.
After posting a smart ass response, gave the above some more thought.
Personally whether the saw was a left or a right tilt doesn't mean
much; HOWEVER. lack of a Unifence would be cause for a deep discount
in any offer I would make for a T/S.
If the saw is for somebodies production unit, then a Bies is
acceptable, otherwise it's gotta have a Unifence.
Just my $0.02.
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