Long ones, short ones — it’s unlikely that all the wood you need to resaw starts out at a uniform size. That’s why the key feature of General International’s new band saw, the 90-200 M1, is its adjustable height.
The upper part of the cast-iron frame can be cranked up or down on a rack-and-pinion system so that it takes blades of different lengths — from 93 and one-half inches to 106 inches. The upshot? You get vertical resawing capacity for wood up to 12 inches high.
You can make those cuts with either of the two blade speeds (1,570 or 2,660 rpm), and adjust the angle of the cast-iron table from 0 to 45 degrees using the angle indicator embedded into it. Other adjustments? The included aluminum rip fence can be positioned tall for resawing or short for rip cuts. All of that cutting power comes from a 1-1/2 HP motor on the 15-inch saw, which is priced (through at least the end of February) at $1,459. You can find out more about it at http://www.general.ca.