General International 50-220RC M1 Hybrid Saw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
General International
Model:
50-220RC M1
Price:
$1,575

Description

• Large, precision-ground, 44" x 27" cast-iron table with two extension wings.
• 4" dust port allows easy connection to a dust collection system.
• Unique digital display for blade angle.
• Large paddle-style stop switch.
• Ruggedly built saw carriage with solid cast-iron trunnions.
• Large motor access door for quick cleaning and easier maintenance.
• Convenient arbor lock for fast one-tool blade changes.
• 3 Fence options including new Excalibur aluminum T-fence (50-220R), and made-in-Canada General “T-Fence” system with 28" (50-220RC M1) or 50" (50-220RCL M1) guide rails.
• Blade diameter: 10”
• Arbor diameter: 5⁄8”
• Arbor tilt range: 0° TO 45° (LEFT)
• Maximum depth of cut at 90°: 3-1/8”
• Maximum depth of cut at 45°: 2-1/4”
• Dado capacity: 3/4”
• Dust port diameter: 4”
• Arbor speed: 4200 RPM
• Table height: 35-3/8”
• Table size (w/extension wings): 44” x 27"
• Table size (w/o extension wings): 20” x 27”
• Base dimensions (l x w): 20” x 20”
• Motor (prewired 110 V): 2 HP, 110/220 V, 13/6.5 A
• Weight: 312 lbs

WOOD magazine review

3 Fence options, nice riving knife setup

Review Summary

High Points One of only two tested saws (of 10) with a riving knife (if you choose to remove the blade guard). The arbor lock makes one-wrench blade changes quick and easy. Its large off-switch was easy to reach and bump with a leg. Low Points We could not correctly calibrate the digital bevel display with the blade. Despite a blade shroud and 2-1⁄2" hose that connects to the 4" port, dust collection proved no better than models without a shroud.
More Points The rip fence was solid and held with little deflection, but at 2-1/8" tall, it’s the shortest fence in the test of twelve by nearly 1/2". Because the heavy-duty arbor assembly rides vertically on four columns rather than a cantilevered arm, it’s more difficult to raise the blade. With an aluminum rip fence, the price drops to $1,470.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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