General International 50-090RC M1 Tablesaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
General International
Model:
50-090RC M1
Price:
$1,000

Description

Heavy-duty, precision cast-iron, ribbed table with miter gauge t-slots.
2 1/2” dust port allows easy connection to adust collection system.
Deluxe, quick adjusting miter gauge.
Ruggedly built saw carriage.
Arbor driven by a two step belt, ensuring straightness and accuracy when the blade is tilted.
Heavy-duty folding stand with wheels for easy mobility and storage (model 50-090RK M1).
Sturdy open base steel stand (model 50-090RC M1).
Combination riving style splitter and see through blade guard with anti-kickback pawls, and a second European style riving knife also included.
Includes new Excalibur aluminum T-fence style precision rip fence system.
Smooth running belt driven 2 HP induction motor for quiet start-up and operation, and longer running life.
4” dust port allows easy connection to a dust collection system.
Large paddle-style stop switch.

Blade diameter 10” (254 mm)
Arbor diameter 5⁄8” (16 mm)
Maximum depth of cut at 90° 3 1/4" (83 mm)
Maximum depth of cut at 45° 2 5/16" (59 mm)
Maximum rip to right of blade 30" (763 mm)
Dado capacity 3/4" (19 mm)
Arbor speed 3450 RPM
Table size (w/o extension wings) 20" x 25 1/4" (508 x 641 mm)
Extension wings size (2) 10" x 25 1/4" (254 X 641 mm)
Dust port diameter 2 1/2" (64 mm)
Table height 36” (914 mm)
Overall dimensions (L x W x H)

50-090RK: 69" x 38" x 42 1/2"
(1745 x 965 x 1080 mm)
50-090RC: 66 1/2" x 38" x 43 1/2"
(1690 x 965 x 1150 mm)
Motor (pre-wired 120 V) 2 HP, 120/240V, 11.5/5.7A
Weight 50-090RC: 217 LBS (98.5 Kg)
50-090RK: 233 LBS (106 Kg)

WOOD magazine review

Good power for a 110-volt saw

Review Summary

This is a traditional contractor-style tablesaw with cast-iron top and stamped-steel wings and a 110-volt motor. Despite respectable power, it vibrates more than we care for, and the open stand adds to that "lack of mass" factor. The rip fence and miter gauge work well enough, but lack any distinguishable features. The rip fence catches on the joint in the front where the two-piece rails join together. And the rip fence's scale proved inaccurate and would need to be replaced.
Dust collection is okay, but could be better. Bottom line: This saw lacks features we expect at this price.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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