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Forum topic by rdray posted 01-29-2010 05:12 AM 3364 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2010 05:12 AM

I have the opportunity to buy a General Industrial table saw #-50-220. does anyone know anything about these saws. this one is a big cabinet type.

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 04:54 AM

hi. i am also looking at a general TS. I was looking at that one as well as the 240 with is cheaper and has the granite top. I hear they are great saws and if you look at the trunion and compare to Delta and others there is an amazing difference. Can I ask how much the saw costs there? Here that model is about $1700 Canadian. The 240 is around $1300. TS are expensive here and while that is more than I really want to spend but compared to other saws that are available here, there isnt a lot of choice. What other TSs were you looking at and how do they look compared to the General?

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 04:56 AM

Not a saw I’m familiar with.

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 05:39 AM

I did get this GI saw off CL. I paid $500.00. It needed a little work but seems to be a very solid saw. It is a 2hp 110v, but has plenty of power. It originally sold for $1125.00. I think I will be very happy with it.

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 05:44 AM

to finish answering the question. I looked at Delta, which in my opinion have really gone down hill. If money hadn’t been an issue, I would have gotten a Grizzly. I also looked to Shop Fox, which seem to be well built, and Ridgid, it will be interesting to see what Ridgid’s new saw will be like, it is supposed to be on the market next month. this buy with the GI was so good I couldn’t pass it up.

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 07:51 PM

The 50-220 is a General International saw made in Taiwan. Nice machine, but it’s not the Canadian made General line. The 50-220 is the basic hybrid design as the Woodtek, Craftex, and Sunhill hybrids that feature a dual drive stage that supposedly adds more torque. It originally came with a choice of fences, two of which are a 30” or a 52” General T-square Biesemeyer clone. It has table mounted trunnions and a 2hp motor. Get it aligned and put a good blade on it, and it should serve you well.

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