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Forum topic by BigBalberta posted 11-30-2017 01:50 PM 577 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigBalberta

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11-30-2017 01:50 PM

can someone tell me if this saw is a right or left tilt
Thank you


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#1 posted 11-30-2017 02:40 PM

Can’t really tell from that picture. I would guess probably right tilt. When standing at the front of the saw does the blade top of the blade tilt to the right or left as you are going from 90 vertical to 45?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 02:42 PM

Right

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#3 posted 11-30-2017 04:05 PM

Thanks so much guys,I’m restoring this old delta saw and had it all apart and couldn’t remember if it was right or left tilt. Your right it is a right tilt.

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#4 posted 11-30-2017 05:36 PM

Definitely right tilt.

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 06:19 PM

Tilt hand wheel on the left = right tilt, on the right = left tilt. This applies to many saws other than just the Unisaw.

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 10:09 PM

Tilt hand wheel on the left = right tilt, on the right = left tilt. This applies to many saws other than just the Unisaw.
- bigblockyeti

As well as motor sticking out the right side = right tilt, and in the case of the Unisaw at least, blade slot on the right side of the insert = right tilt.

That saw sure looks like it hasn’t had much love in a long time… glad to see it coming back to life instead of going to the scrapper. And welcome to the Unisaw club :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 11:01 PM



Tilt hand wheel on the left = right tilt, on the right = left tilt. This applies to many saws other than just the Unisaw.

- bigblockyeti

Except the newest generation of unisaw puts the tilt handwheel on the front instead of the sides.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#8 posted 12-01-2017 04:04 AM

Yeah, the bastards went and messed it all up. I’m looking for a cabinet saw that will tilt 45° left and right.

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 12:46 PM

Aren’t there some other brands of saw that reversed the hand wheel/motor door location? I feel like I’ve seen a right tilt saw that had the handle on the right before, but I can’t remember what exactly it was.

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#10 posted 12-01-2017 03:17 PM

Right Tilt

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