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1542 days ago

I have the TS3650 and as you all know it is left tilt. My question is, I am wondering which side I would want to set up my mitre. Usually I would think the left hand side of the blade, but in this case I am thinking the right just due to the fact that I would like to make some beveled cross cuts and dont like the idea of being on the left side of the left tilt. Also I am going to add an aux fence to my mitre gauge that will extend past the blade so that the piece will be supported. Am I able to have a 45 kerf for the beveled cuts and a straight kerf on the same fence? Or will I need two mitre gauges?


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#1 posted 1542 days ago

Foe what it is worth – - I have a left tilting TS and, for me, it just feels natural to have my miter on the left side and my fence on the right side of my blade. Every once in a while I need to move the miter to the right side. It probably takes less than 3 minutes to convert my Osborne miter for the right side. Someday, I may even want my fence on the left side – hasn’t happened yet.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 1542 days ago

Little off the topic here rich if you get this….Do you use or need to use an aux fence with the EB3?

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#3 posted 1542 days ago

I see no need for an aux fence with my EB3. IMHO the EB3 is the best miter gauge available. I tossed my Incra because I could not keep it square and got the EB3.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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siouxdawgs0409

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#4 posted 1542 days ago

I would get better cut if the finish side is up right? So the right side of the left tilt would be better? Guess it would depend on application if it should be left or right.

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#5 posted 1542 days ago

I see your point and it may be valid. Frankly, I had not thought about it that way before. I just know that, for me, it feels right to be on the left side of the blade with my miter. I can’t defend that position any better than that.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 1539 days ago

i used a craftsman job site saw for so many yrs i cant get used to a mitre on the left. that saw didnt have tracks on both sides, just a removable tray with 2 tracks. On my new jet i set it up for the right, force of habit i guess. i made a fence and stop block attachment for an incra guage. plus the whole board is supported by the 52” table

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