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Robert

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05-29-2018 02:55 PM

I picked up little brother on the right a few months ago.

Didn’t dawn on me until I used the miter gauge that I believe the top is reversed.

I haven’t looked closed at the mounting configuration or the motor/trunnions but what you you guys think?

Is it backwards or not?

I’m going to see if I can remove the left wing and move saw to left to give more room for fence to right of blade, but I think I will have an issue with the access door.

But don’t they look cute??? :-D

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 03:04 PM

Not sure if I’m understanding correctly but if I’m getting the message it can’t be reversed because if you spun it around then the blade would be too close to the front of the saw. I’m thinking it’s just a different layout and the blade is closer to the left miter slot on the smaller saw. Is the one on the right a hybrid with table mounted trunnions vs cabinet mounted? That may account for the different layout.

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 03:31 PM

Agree with smitdog about the blade front vs back, so has to be on right.

If the right hand saw is right tilt, that would account for the different layout of the miter slots. The miter slot in the direction of the tilt is farther away to prevent accidentally cutting the miter gauge or a hand when the blade is tilted to 45 degrees.

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 03:36 PM

What are the model numbers?

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 03:48 PM

I agree with smitdog and JayT. It’s correct….the spacing of the miter tracks looks different, but the “landing zone” distance in front of the throat insert is the giveaway….behind it is minescule. The saw on the left is left tilt, and the other is right tilt correct?

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#5 posted 05-29-2018 04:02 PM

All I can say is “Duh”. Missed the throat spacing. Thx.

JayT, yes its a right tilt saw.

What do you all think about removing left wing? Can I mount that wing to the wing the right?

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#6 posted 05-29-2018 04:20 PM

Missing the obvious. Been there, done that. Probably at least once today, already.

I’d remove the wing to get the extra room for the fence, if possible. Not like you should have to get to the access door very often, right? The only possible issue I could see on adding the wing to the right would be the weight causing a sag, since the saw really wasn’t designed for that much constant leverage out that far from the supporting structure. The fence rail should help quite a bit. If it is an issue, it’s easily solvable by adding a leg, either on the very end or at the junction of the two wings.

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#7 posted 05-29-2018 09:36 PM

Thx JayT yeah I think we miss the obvious and dont even know it half the time. When my > 60 dementia kicks in let’s not even go there LOL.

I thought about the weight the front fence is really beefy and there is a pretty stout rear rail too I’m hoping that will be enough.

I’ve got the legs from the extension table I can always use.

That access door is a lot deeper than it needs to be so if it’s an issue I can easily fabricate a door.

I’ll get to it one of these days…...

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