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Old 05-24-2012, 07:05 AM   #16
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As i stated in my post- Unless i've learned completely wrong and people are supposed to LOOK at their blade on Whatever tool- You DONT and are Not supposed to look at the blade-Thats what the Guide is for- New gen's are way off and think looking at the blade makes it RIGHT-(WRONG)
Alrighty then, I've been doing it wrong for 30 years, thanks for the heads up.

So where's the guide on my jig saw, sawzall and oscillating tool?

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:11 AM   #17
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Alrighty then, I've been doing it wrong for 30 years, thanks for the heads up.

So where's the guide on my jig saw, sawzall and oscillating tool?
Well if you look close-its on the bed plate? all blade tool (or most) have a guide, not saying there accurate or easy to use, and i look at the blade also.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #18
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The easiest way for me to remember which saw is right or left is you use a right hand saw to cut the right skirt miter for the riser cut and the opposite for the left. If you are behind the saw, the blade on the left is a left hand saw, the blade on the right, a right hand saw. I can count on one hand the times I tried to use the saw guide that came with the saw, they just didn't work for me.
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Right or Left handed saws refer to the blade location on the saw.

If the blade is on the RH side of the saw the saw is a RH Saw

If the blade is on the LH side of the saw the saw is a LH Saw

Saws don't care if the operator is right or left handed.

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http://www.etoolsnow.com/product.asp...&categoryid=42
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THANK YOU PALI BOB- so far all these YOUNG BUCK FRAMERS ARE MISINFORMED BY THEIR EYEBALL-
AS my father said which is entirely Correct- The saw with the blade on the left is a LEFT HANDED SAW- AS you Should Know-? YOU are NOT suppose to look at the BLADE- That is what the GUIDE IS For- You have ALL become dependent on looking at the BLADE- Here is a SAW check for you-Try to cut a 2" strip off the Long side of a piece of plywood, Stop Your Saw halfway through and let loose of your saw- If it sits on the remaining piece of plywood so you can adjust your body/ or move the cord/or reposition yourself- then thats the saw YOU have- IF YOU must hold onto it or remove it to continue then you are using the opposite saw for the JOB.........Most old timers Know This- Unfortunately allmost ALL modern day Framers and builders are MISINFORMED OR JUST PLAIN ??????- The Tool salesman should KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. BUT DONT. Thanks Bob....
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As i stated in my post- Unless i've learned completely wrong and people are supposed to LOOK at their blade on Whatever tool- You DONT and are Not supposed to look at the blade-Thats what the Guide is for- New gen's are way off and think looking at the blade makes it RIGHT-(WRONG)

it depends on teh model of saw your using, some brands guides arent accurate. if its off right outta the box you can simply use a dremel tool to make an accurate mark to go by

also. wormdrive saws have the blade on the left
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This thread is over a year old but since it has resurfaced I am now confused to which is which. I thought I knew which was which but now I don't know and I don't really care. I always used a saw with the blade on the right side of the saw as I could see the line I was cutting and the saw dust didn't get in my eyes as bad. With the blade on the left I had to look over the saw to see the cut line, which was hard for me to do. Could be what a person gets use to is right for them.

The saw guide mark is of no use while cutting for me, that is if I plan to cut right on the line or split the line. The actual saw guide was usually not worth the metal it was made from as far as I am concerned, I used my finger on the sole as a guide and watched the blade. Do a search on a right hand circular saw and see what the pictures show. The picture I saw was of three saws, it said "right hand saw" but showed two saws with the blade on the left and one on the right.

Maybe right and left hand saws mean which way the blade tilts like a table saw. Just one more thought, I always wanted my off fall to hit the ground on the right side of the work, not on my toes. JMHO This doesn't mean this is the way it is, this is just what works for me. But then back when I was a kid I used a left handers ball glove and I am right handed, got use to it and that is the way I liked it then.

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