I agree on this 110%:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:Jake: IF you do alot of long miter cuts than left is the only way to go.
Lots of reasons left is safer,better for miter cuts, other than that really doesnt make a lot of difference.
I have right tilt mainly cause I could not get a left and was really bummed out however I have use it every day now for close to 8 years and can honestly say I havent really had any issues that I thought I would. So miters YES left otherwise pick one. IF u have a choice of equal saws for equal price than go left
as a british woodworker i can say this is the only way to go in safety terms. the waste is`nt on fence side its the opposite and as nikki rightly pointed out the low fence position allows you use the pushstick on the fence side, plus for the thin strips prevents the blade hitting the fence when the blade is tiltedniki; WHAT? You have got to be kidding! That is the most dangerous thing i have seen in years! You are using a fence on the WASTE side of a cut! I can only presume they have an ambulance stationed at every tablesaw that is used that way.:thumbdown::no:.
You are going to pinch that sucker,then stuff it into your gut, take out anyone nearby, not to mention wrecking the machine.