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    Does anyone work with their saw tilted towards the front ie the stand sitting on an angle with front legs shorter. I have seen this somewhere in a magazine and wondered what the benefits are and whether many users do this.
    Cheers. Teresa .

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    tilting the saw forward means I can just lean forward for a sip from a straw, rather than standing up or reaching out to pick up the glass.

    Maybe they tilt the saw forward to guide the sawdust to fall a certain direction?
    Jeff Powell

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    • #3
      Maybe just to get a better view of the piece from the top?

      Pete

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      • #4
        I imagine there is a real reason for that practice.

        Myself I figure I have dropped enough projects on accident and broken them so I would never tilt my saw and increase my odds any further.
        Todd

        Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

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        • #5
          My saw is tilted forward, first of all things do not fall off it. The reason why it is tilted forward is because I am short, and I found myself hunched over the saw, so I could see what I was doing. With it tilted forward, I can sit back abit, see what I'm doing and keep my shoulders relaxed. When the saw was flat, my shoulders, and my arms seemed very tense and started to ache quite quickly. I simply raised the back of the saw by placing the legs on a 2 x 4, works very well for me.
          Marsha
          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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          • #6
            I'm not drinking or on drugs of any kind...but imagine scrolling in space ...you could bolt the saw to the ceiling. I'd be into it, if anyone wants to nominate me for a shuttle trip into space for some scrolling research.
            Jeff Powell

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            • #7
              My delta 40-650 came with a leg extender for the rear leg and yes I use it. It is easier for me to see and easier on the back and shoulders. I do suggest that you keep your hands on your project to keep it from sliding off the table. Steve
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              • #8
                Kiwi T., both of my Dewalts are tipped towards me. The stand actually has a piece for that purpose. It is much more user friendly, unless your doing a big project where you need to stand. When that happens, I put a 3 inch piece of timber under the front legs to raise the front some. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Is tilting scrollsaws something like tipping cows?

                  I have my saw on my thickness sander right now and the back is slightly hier than the front.
                  I guess it is all a matter of ergonomics. I would try putting a couple of 2x4s under the back and see how you like it.
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                  "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                  • #10
                    Teresa, I believe the biggest reason for tilting the saw forward is for those of you that sit at your saws. I stand at mine so I don't tilt it.
                    Mick, - Delta P-20

                    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                    • #11
                      Now 'there' are some reasons for tilting the saw:

                      One could drink and drive legally! Blow! why did I give up!
                      Keep all the sawdust where you want it! Deserves patenting.
                      Have a birds eye view from the ground! Sometimes I need that.
                      Cover the floor with some much too be adored designer cuts! What, more!
                      Make compensation for being vertically challenged! Have been looking for an answer to that all my life.
                      Ponder on a spaced out experience! Where??? What???
                      Save needing a shoulder neck massage! No way, haven't you tried the real thing?.
                      Make your cows more valuable! Now why don't i own a farm?

                      Any more??


                      Seriously though, maye I'll try it one day.
                      Last edited by Little flower; 01-04-2007, 04:59 PM.
                      Cheers. Teresa .

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                      • #12
                        Kiwi T, you always make my day! No go tilt your saw, and chop up some BB ply, or is it all gone already? Dale
                        Dale w/ yella saws

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CanadianScroller
                          Is tilting scrollsaws something like tipping cows?
                          Personally, I don't tip cows. It's better not to encourage them. How much do you tip them anyway? 10%?

                          Chris
                          "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

                          Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chrispuzzle
                            Personally, I don't tip cows. It's better not to encourage them. How much do you tip them anyway? 10%?

                            Chris

                            Now if you are going to tip them to make them more valuable you'd better up the anty more than 10%. Or would there be aother reason for tipping them?
                            Cheers. Teresa .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Little flower
                              Now if you are going to tip them to make them more valuable you'd better up the anty more than 10%. Or would there be aother reason for tipping them?
                              Hmm...normally I give a tip for satisfactory service. So if someone's being a cow, why tip them?

                              Chris
                              "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

                              Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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