General International offers a new line of table saws with electronic blade height, blade tilt and fence adjustment through an LCD touch control display.
“Our approach is accuracy. The blade angle is accurate within a hundredth of a degree,” says General’s John Otto.
“I think the big part of the accuracy is almost every fence today has a magnified curser. [When] you’re standing above it, the parallax can easily be 1/16” to 1/8” off depending on how tall you are. We have eliminated that. It’s no longer is a concern because it’s not your eye that’s the measurement, it’s the digital system that’s doing it for you.”
The saws feature Auto Fence, General’s fully digital, motorized rip fence.
“Once the fence is zeroed out, you can plug in any cut dimension and with the simple push of a button you get the exact rip cut you need,” General explained in a statement. “For repetitive cuts, one touch will adjust the fence over and over again to where it’s needed, allowing for stock to be supported on the right-hand side of the blade rather than off the left side like on all other saws.”
Other features include a powder-coated steel cabinet, one-piece box-style trunnion, and a totally enclosed, fan-cooled industrial motor.
There are four models available with a 3- or 5-hp motor and 36” or 52” rip capacity. A 3-hp, 52” saw sells for $3,999.
For more product information, visit www.generaltoolsusa.com.
This article was originally published in the February 2021 issue.