What's the deal with this? I have never used a right-tilt table saw.... but, my shop partner just bought a used Delta Unisaw at an auction that is right-tilt. It was such a good deal, that we figured it was worth it, even if we had to change the way we have always used table saws. This saw was being used as a dado machine for cabinet backs, so we're selling the powermatic feeder that was attached to it(anyone here interested?), and buying/making a 50" biesemeyer fence. It might be weird at first, with the fence on the left, but it can't be THAT much different... is it? Anyone here prefer right-tilt? Is there a reason they make right-tilt saws? It seems they may be made for lefties? What do you think?
Most contractor saws used to be right tilt. I assume because it was easier or cheaper to manufacture. The big problem with right tilt is that, when cutting a bevel cut with the blade tilted, you need to move the fence to the left of the blade so that the waste falls off to the right of the blade. I have a right tilt Delta contractor saw and other than this little inconvenience, it has never been an issue.
It's nice to see that someone else is happy with their Contractor's table saw, instead of listening to another cabinet saw sales pitch. I have a Delta Contractor's table saw also, and the right tilt isn't much of an issue for me either, if it was, I would have moved the fence rail and extension table to the left of the saw.
Note: the first two pictures, top to bottom, show the sample woods I bought to match: mahogany, walnut, oak, the bottom is the side of the table. The remaining 3 pictures are of the wood in question...