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Its funny all of the saws I have ever owned have been right hand tilt. One was a tilting table (old 8 inch Delta) that also tilted to the right. I don't think I would be comfortable with a left tilt. I guess its all of what you like or are used to.

Good luck on finding a saw. Oh, by the way my saw is a 3 hp, 3 phase and have been running it for a dozen years with a static phase converter.
yea, you're probably right. and not a bad idea about that static phase converter. might have to go that route. thanks for the idea
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post #22 of 22 Old 09-15-2012, 11:39 PM
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right vs left tilt

I'm a "righty" and prefer a left tilt. The fench is to my right hand ansd I can press in towards the fence and forward with better control using my dominant hand. I've always had a left tilt saw from the '60's and that includes about 6 different saws.

The overwhelming number of left tilt saws should be some indication of their practicality. If you were raised on a right tilt then the issue never came up...probably. The side extensions on table saw are almost always on the the right side. The blade tilting away from the fence on a left tilt with a right side fence, will not "trap" the work, a very real kickback hazard.

On a right tilt you must reverse the fence location to the left and the side extensions also for maximum rip capacity. Personally, I would avoid that whole issue and stay "tilted" left, even tho I consider myself a "right winger"

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