EVERYONE has an opinion on left tilt vs. right tilt. Including me. Except
I forget which way my saw tilts, so I'm not sure what my opinion is at the
The consensus is that there will never, ever be a consensus.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
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I used a RT saw for 15+ years. A month ago, I upgraded
to a better saw which happened to be LT.
I thought it might be a big deal to get used to, but
it only took a few days and I was comfortable with
I do like the fact that on the LT, I don't have to
move the fence to the left of the blade (which means
lowering the blade to slide the fence over it to the
left) when I want to do a "raised panel" or something
like that when you want the waste piece to fall off.
Had I known the difference years ago when I bought the original
RT saw that I had, I probably would have gone LT.
Not that big a deal either way tho.
============I have to agree...on it not beingfa big deal... "although with a Bies
fence you do not have to lower the blade...just lift it off and plop
it down... LOL
I have both L & R tilt saws in my shop... and switching from one to
the other does not even require a single second for me to adjust...
But to be honest the one saw is an older contractor saw that sits
with a home made percision sled for cut off work..and ocasionally
with a Dado blade in it... .
Depending on which side of the blade you have the fence on, I seems the vast
majority are on the right; wouldn't the left tilt be safer? In talking with
other folks who love woodworking and have been doing it a lot longer than I
have, I have heard that with a right tilt you not only run the risk of
colliding with the fence but it is possible to trap a piece of wood between
(under) the blade and the fence. I personally would not like be there
if/when it occurs. Mine is right tilt.
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