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    I Like very much.My Friends all Use with table at an angle I follow suit is there a reson I was thinking of using with a flat table i Am newbie Let me hear why this happens Will it not work well with flat table

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    The saw will work fine on a flat table. A lot of people like to tilt the back of the saw up as it makes it easier to see were you are cutting without having to lean over the saw.

    Tom

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    • #3
      I understand this tilt of table but don't that make the work piece slide off of the table

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      • #4
        Yes, Ray, that can happen. It's just one reason why I don't slant the table when using my DeWalt. Never have and never saw the need to. Phlat is Phine!

        Carter

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        • #5
          I don't know about all of you, but, I don't tilt mine THAT much. You would have to tilt the saw a whole lot to have anything slide off the table. I don't have any problem with mine being tilted about one inch or so, in the back leg of the stand. It only makes it easier to see the work piece as you are following the cutting lines of the pattern. To each his own, I always say. Good Luck
          PERK

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          • #6
            I've only had my 788 for a few months. Tilted on DW stand. Even in the short time I like slanted much better than I hd with my flat Delta. Much better visibility. The only thing on the table is the workpiece, and my hand is always on it anyway.
            Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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            • #7
              Try is both ways and see what works for you. I sit on a tall stand in my shop so I prefer to have mine flat. However, I some times do demo for my WW organization. At those times I stand so a tilted table is more comfortable.

              BTW sitting at a tilted table = a lap full of saw dust.
              Scott
              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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              • #8
                You will find if you raise the back of your saw a little it will help to relax your shoulder and neck muscles. You will be amazed at how much more comfortable it is to cut with the rear of your saw no matter brand/model raised a few inches. Mine is raised about 2 inches and nothing slides off the table.
                "Still Montana Mike"

                "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                • #9
                  With my dewalt I tilted the table 4in and never had anything slide off.
                  Smitty
                  Dewalt 788

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                  • #10
                    Whether flat or slanted, the right height stool/chair is important for arm fatigue. I have done it both ways and the height of my shop chair works better with it being slanted.
                    Steve.
                    EX-16, DW-788, Dremel 1680

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