Ottawa, ON, CA
I'm right-handed and use both a right and left-handed sidewinder. I use the right-handed saw when doing lumber cutoffs since the weight of the saw sits on the supported length of lumber and your hands are in a safe position (and I grew up this way). I use the left-handed saw with a straight edge for ripping sheet goods right to left. Again the weight of the saw is on the supported side of the cut but now I have a better sight line and greater reach with both hands. If I had to choose one I'd stick with a right-handed sidewinder for the sake of cut-offs.
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