|Forum topic by AZWoody||posted 02-24-2016 02:33 AM||686 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-24-2016 02:33 AM
I have a format table saw but in using it, I wondered a couple things.
What is the advantage of having the miter bar at the front versus behind the stock being cut.
If the miter bar is at the rear, then the small pressure from the blade will keep the stock against the bar and to me would be a simpler and faster way to do a lot of multiple cuts.
Also, has anyone ever put the rip fence on the sliding table part? It seems to me that would make it really simple to have the rip fence on the left of the blade so the stock is lined up on the sliding saw and the off-cut would be on the right of the blade.
Maybe I’m thinking worst case scenario but using the rip fence on the right of the blade, then using the sliding table with the stock up against it can cause some problems if there is even a minor misalignment.
I’m sure there’s some experienced users here and could help explain why things are the way they are.