Unfortunately there are some panel saw setups, and jigs that use saw guides,
that don't follow this convention with sidewinder circular saws, which can
be confusing as hell, particularly to those of us who spent the
preponderance of our circular saw lives with a left bladed, worm drive 77 in
our right hands.
AAMOF, I have a commercial panel saw setup that if the motor on my Makita
right bladed sidewinder was on the finished side, you couldn't use the guide
to cut anything over 1/2" thick with it.
I bought the Makita because that damned 77 just kept getting heavier and
heavier with each passing year. Now, besides being forced to use that sissy
sidewinder, I have to scratch my head a time or two when it comes to using
it in panel mode ... "Life gets teejus , don't It?"
... apologies to Carson Robison.
I agree the old 77 gets heavier, but the MAG77 is a lighter. But, like you,
it gets heavier every year! I just can't justify getting a sissified
sidewinder yet! Maybe when I'm to old to lift the 77, I'll get the Makita
wormdrive, it's lighter still.
It's interesting - places like HOme Depot won't stock the blade right
saws - they only have blade left, so I went to buy it at Sears.
But I have cut with both types of saws, and I prefer the blade right as
I am right handed.
on 4/6/2005 12:22 PM USENET READER said the following:
Don't know about yours but I've seen both blade right and blade left at
the BORG I've visited.
If you order on-line you'll find a wide selection of both right and left
bladed, direct and worm drive saws by a variety of manufacturer's
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