New from General International, the 90-040M1 Bandsaw offers a welded-steel frame for durability and a large, 15-3/4-in. x 21-1/2-in. cast-iron table. The saw will rip cut up to 12-in.-wide material on the inboard (frame) side of the blade, and it provides 6-1/2-in. of throat depth for resawings or when cutting thick workpieces. A 6.4-amp, 2/3hp induction motor drives the blade at two speeds — 1444 or 3150 rpm — for cutting hardwoods or softwoods. The saw’s simple pulley system allows for easier speed changes.
Other amenities include European-style blade guides, an easy-to-adjust blade tension knob and a safety lock-out switch with removable key to prevent unauthorized use. A large miter gauge with aluminum fence facing, and a two-position rip fence come standard, plus a steel work stand. General also includes a unique dust port with concentric openings for attaching 2-, 3- or 4-in.-dia. shop vac or dust collector nozzles.
The 90-040M1 12-in. Wood Cutting Bandsaw ($559.99) is available now through General International’s retail dealers.