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11-02-2009 09:13 PM

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Why it it that the reference side of a saw blade(at least on a left tilt) is on the shortest side of the table?

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 11:03 PM

I was thinking it usually is ? I guess it would be great if we had may be 42” on each side of the blade but that would be a good size saw.

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 04:57 PM

well my point is that standard blade thicknesses change, and you know one of the most repeated things I hear is that you have to make to account for blade thickness when crosscutting things. This is because (at least me) cuts on the right side of a left tilt table saw. So if I go from a thin kerf blade to a standard kerf blade, i have to account for the thickness on a scale(and always double check with an actual measurement.)

If the long side of the table were on the left side of the blade though, I could do everything from there, knowing that one edge is always going to be the same whether its a standard kerf or thin kerf blade. It would also be the same for ripping, You would always know that side of the blade is going to stay the same…

Does that make sense?

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 05:32 PM

thats just the physics of it all. which is also why there are right-tilt tablesaws, but they present some operations which are not ‘as safe’...

edit – the reference point has nothing to do with the ‘blade’ per say. the reference point is the “beginning” of the arbor. just so happens that it’s on the “inner side” of the blade. so on left tile saws – it’s throwing off cross cutting, or when using dadoes and thin-kert it changes, but on right tilt it always stays the same.

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 05:37 PM

i’m right handed ,
and on any tilt saw ,
cutting on the left side of the saw is dangerous for me ,
i just don’t go there .

the input is all wrong for me ,
i just use 1/8” blades ,
as i can get my numbers to work better .

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 05:40 PM

patron I am with you, I know it would be a bit more uncomfortable working on that side of the blade, its just one of those questions I had in my head….

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