You should do a search on Google - that debate will probably give you a
In short, those who rip thin strips or rip at a angle in general would
prefer a left tilt so the blade is turning away from you. Some argue that
it helps keep the workpiece tight to the fence as well. Right tilts are
nice if you do alot of dadoing because your fence distance remains the same.
I'm buying a new saw shortly and to be honest, I'm not stuck on either.
> I think I musta plugged the plug to my lefty in upside down or maybe the
> factory wired it up wrong, 'cause my saw's blade turns toward me - just
> like a righty.
Nah, your standing on the wrong end of the saw.
: In short, those who rip thin strips or rip at a angle in general would
: prefer a left tilt so the blade is turning away from you. Some argue that
: it helps keep the workpiece tight to the fence as well. Right tilts are
: nice if you do alot of dadoing because your fence distance remains the same.
: I'm buying a new saw shortly and to be honest, I'm not stuck on either.
One advantage of a left tile is that the cabinet access door is also to the
left. This lets you build a large cabinet under the right extension
-- Andy Barss
;~) 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,
Are you right handed?
Get the left tilt.
1. 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 on the left side of
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.
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