Grizzley right hand tilt

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Forum topic by lunn posted 10-11-2012 12:20 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-11-2012 12:20 PM

I’ll be picking up a used Griz tablesaw Friday. 3 hp 220v. with right hand tilt. What’s the advantage or disadvantage never used a right hand before. For $150.00 couldn’t pass it up.

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 01:00 PM

$150 is a steal! Tilt direction is a matter of preference, but there are pros and cons to each. The pro of right tilt is that changes in blade thickness don’t effect the zero reference point in the measuring tape, so you can switch from a thin kerf to a full kerf to a stacked dado set, and the zero reference mark will still be the same for all three….with a left tilt saw you’d need to recalibrate the zero reference or use shims or measure by hand, etc.

The trait that bothered me most about having a right tilt saw was that the arbor nut went on from the left side of the flange and had reverse threads. I much prefer putting the nut on from the right side with my right hand using normal thread orientation, but I realize that’s a knitpick that a lot of people could care less about.

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 01:45 PM

Usually the fence is on the right side of the blade, so if the blade tips toward the right you can have two problems cutting small pieces:

1. The blade can hit fence
2. A part can be trapped between the blade and the fence.

For a while I moved the rails of my fence to the left (fence on the left) of my right tilt Delta saw. I went back to the fence on the right because I like that better

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#3 posted 10-11-2012 02:28 PM

i’m no fan of right tilt saws, but for $150, assuming it’s plug and play, that’s a gloatable deal. good luck with it.

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