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  • Tilting your saw forward?

    I am sorry, but I have read a lot of posts. Did I see one that stated about tilting the saw forward? If so why? If I am wrong,Sorry! I have been out of this for a while!
    Pep

  • #2
    yes, a week or two ago there was one asking why people do this. I think we determined that this is a phenomenon created by short people.
    Jeff Powell

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    • #3
      Just makes it easier to see what you are doing if its tilted slightly forward.

      I have used my scroll saw with the table level and tilted forward and so far I am partial to it being slightly tilted(just easier for me to see what I am doing)

      So I would say its just a matter of preference.

      Dan

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      • #4
        The thread was here Pep - http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/sho...hlight=tilting

        At least it started out with tilting a saw and ended up being about tipping cows ... lol
        Ian

        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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        • #5
          i've been trying the tilting saw idea out as i suffer with neck and shoulder problems and i have to say it works for me, i raised the back with a piece of 4''x4''.
          kevin/pitbull.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pitbull
            i've been trying the tilting saw idea out as i suffer with neck and shoulder problems and i have to say it works for me, i raised the back with a piece of 4''x4''.
            And this helped? I too have neck and back problems to the tune of 9 deteriorating disc's. I raised the saw so I didn't have to bend down so far to work and added a stool, but was thinking about raising the back a bit to get a better downshot on the work in progress. I saw plans for a saw table earlier this week that actually has a tilt mechanism built into the table. I was wondering about the vibrations it may enhance. My saw attaches to my work table with 'T" tracks and star knobs so I can remove it easily when I'm working on something that takes up the whole table. I could add the tilt to the platform the saw sits on so it becomes part of the base.
            Pop
            Delta 16" 40-530
            Ryobi 16" VS

            "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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            • #7
              Pop,
              I'd love to see photos of your setup! That sounds like a great idea!

              Bob
              www.GrobetUSA.com

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              • #8
                I have my saw tilted because it gives me a better view of my piece and it makes these short arms easier to reach the tension knob.
                Sharon

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info, I will give it a try, and being 5'3" and a half ( I'm proud of that 1/2" ) This might help, I cant get my table any lower!
                  Thanks
                  Pep

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                  • #10
                    reply for pop

                    in reply to pop, i have spondulosis in the top of my spine which gives me limited neck and shoulder movement and i was having real discomfort whilst using the saw so iraised it up an inch at a time till i was happy with the height, i still have pain but that is not getting aggrevated by using the saw, i have'nt really noticed about vibration my saw is'nt even bolted down as i only have a small workshop with limited space so i need to be able to move it about, but i am thinking about trying to re-arrange everything ( i'm having a new kitchen sometime this year so i'll have a few kitchen units to use use as benches) planning,planning,planning, it never stops does it?
                    kevin/pitbull.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BobD
                      Pop,
                      I'd love to see photos of your setup! That sounds like a great idea!

                      Bob
                      Do you get Woopdpost (a quarterly put out by Lowe's)? They were down about 2 months ago and did a piece on my shop and some of my projects for the Spring issue. Should be out in March I believe. It probably won't show much of the shop even though he took over 3 hours worth of pictures. They usually only do a short write-up a 1 picture.

                      I got hooked on using 'T' track from Rocklers when I built a special work table for on my drill press. It was my Dad's and is over 70 years old so there are no easy adjustments. The table I made for it goes up and down and has out feed tables built in with 'T' track every where. It holds the different jigs, sanding attachment, fence, etc. That's when I decided to use it on the work bench too. I made my own router table with a lift and... of course... 'T' track for different attachments on the top. The scrollsaw was the first thing I made a base for that attaches with them to the work bench. I have a very small shop (16x20) and it has to be very flexible to hold my woodworkign and Model A Ford supplies, so removeable jigs and fixtures are a must.
                      Pop
                      Delta 16" 40-530
                      Ryobi 16" VS

                      "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BobD
                        Pop,
                        I'd love to see photos of your setup! That sounds like a great idea!

                        Bob
                        Here you go... It's posted with a couple more shots of "T" track use in the "Show us your saw " thread.
                        Pop
                        Delta 16" 40-530
                        Ryobi 16" VS

                        "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                        • #13
                          I tryed the telting my saw thing. and I have to agree, I could see much better. BUTTTT when turning my wood, well. My body got in the way. drats. when tuning my wood, some of my body parts got in the way. soooo I put it back. I really like the idea. but need to compensate for turning the wood. I could see how this might help in spirals. I need to try that next. your friend Evie

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