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Forum topic by Skrewd posted 06-18-2021 09:59 PM 267 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Skrewd

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06-18-2021 09:59 PM

Hello general question about something I can’t seem to find. Are all sliding table saws left handed being a European driving on the less dominant side thing? I am considering a new large purchase and starting from scratch but have been told repeatedly these are made to order, okay I want a right handed European sliding saw, are they available?


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BlueRidgeDog

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#1 posted 06-18-2021 10:23 PM

Never seen one. With the left tilting blades that dominate for many reasons, the left slide seems ideal.

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Skrewd

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#2 posted 06-19-2021 01:31 AM

Not for me , I am much happier with work to my left because I have better control that way. Like tig welding, I am right handed but prefer to hold the torch in my left and use my dominant hand to feed the puddle. My left stays on task and my right is better at dexterity. But they are supposedly custom ordered, I want one reversed, who sells one that way?

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 06-19-2021 01:42 AM

I think you’ll be limited to a shop made sled on the right.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 06-19-2021 02:20 AM

I don’t think the saw you want is available but some of the table saw add on sliding tables may be reversible.

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#5 posted 06-19-2021 05:27 AM



I don t think the saw you want is available but some of the table saw add on sliding tables may be reversible.

- Loren

Agreed. This is probably your best bet.

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#6 posted 06-19-2021 10:41 AM

Is it important with a sliding table saw?
I would think one pushes the sliding table, not the wood. Is dexterity needed (power feeder option)? or am I wrong?

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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