|Review by Chris||posted 02-29-2008 06:46 PM||3531 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
- General 50-185 - 10-Inch Deluxe Builder's Table Saw - Left Tilt
- Brand: General | Category: Tablesaws
I have owned this saw for approx. two years now. In reality I would rate it at about 4.5 stars only due to a minor annoyance. I had been using a bench top Delta given to me by my father in-law for a few years and had become VERY frustrated with this kind of saw. In my search for a contractor style saw it came down to either the Powermatic or the General; I am glad I chose the General.
It was accurate right out of the box; I used a Master Plate / Master Guage setup to check the blade and fence alignment to the Miter slot; they were dead on. Even if they had not been the instructions provided with the saw walked you through the process easily. This saw has plenty of power to cut almost anything I ask. I have only had it bog down when cutting 10/4 Maple and my feed rate was a little fast. Combine this saw with a Forrest blade and it’s hard to beat for a home shop environment.
Oh.. I nearly forgot the annoyance. The hand wheel for the blade height adjustment will loosen up very easily.
Photo from the General International Website
-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein