Table Saw Blade Right vs Left Tilt

Table Saw blade tilt, left tilt versus right tilt.

The sketch above shows the following:

  1. Table Saw whose blade, tilts to the left
  2. Table Saw fence to the right of the blade, most people work with the fence to the right of the blade
  3. The wood to the left of the blade, is the scrap wood. You want the scrap wood on the left side of the blade, less risk of it becoming a projectile.

The sketch above shows the following:

  1. Table Saw whose blade, tilts to the right
  2. Table Saw fence to the left of the blade. I’ve shown the fence to the left of the blade. since I would want the blade teeth pointed away from my hand as I would guide the wood across the Table Saw. Plus this avoids the safety issue of trapping the scrap wood cut-off between the blade & fence.
  3. The wood to the right of the blade, is the scrap wood. You want the scrap wood on the right side of the blade, less risk of it becoming a projectile.

When you buy a Table Saw its either, a left tilt or a right tilt, type Table Saw. Any given Table Saw is only going to be built to tilt left or right, not both.

Odds are, if you go into a store, to buy a Table Saw, its going to be a left tilt type Table Saw. Most people seem to prefer the left tilt type Table Saw.

Some say, if your right handed, get a left tilt Table Saw, & if your left handed get a right tilt type Table Saw.

Personally, I am left handed, and I have a left tilt type Table Saw, and I am quiet content with it.

What are your thoughts regarding left tilt versus right tilt ?

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