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#1 posted 04-11-2012 07:08 AM

It’s a format saw. The format style makes a big difference in the
experience of using a slider… It’s a very different feel from using
an outboard sliding table attachment, more accurate, less prone
to deflection or user-induced errors and generally less prone to
getting knocked out of whack. The General Int. is a little spendy
for an Asian made slider with those specs. Fit and finish is where
the value is with sliders though. They may be sourcing it from

As a point of comparison, Powermatic has been putting its label
on Belgian Robland sliders for years, though they don’t make one
as compact as the General. There isn’t a big selection of small
format saws available in the states as yet. There are lots of them
in Europe.

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