Thursday, June 17, 2021
The General brand, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of bench top and commercial-grade woodworking equipment, is excited to be participating in the Tool Tour at the upcoming Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS®) Fair, held July 20-23, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A new feature of the Fair, the Tool Tour is an opportunity for exhibitors that specialize in hand and power tools to showcase their latest products. Appearing at Booth #1969, General will exhibit groundbreaking products such as the Automated/Digital Table Saw, the complete line of Dual Action Switch Dust Collectors and a new line of Air Filtration Systems. These items feature General’s patent-pending SMART™ technology, and the Table Saw and Air Filtration Systems, well recognized for their quality and ingenuity.
Unlike anything else offered in the commercial industry, General’s Automated/Digital Table Saw offers unprecedented automation capabilities designed for maximum precision cutting. Using a SMART digital keypad located on the front of the fence, users can easily program the desired blade depth and angle before letting the saw handle the rest. The fence is also automated and controlled by the same keypad. Once the fence is zeroed out, users can plug in any cut dimension and with the simple push of a button, the saw creates the precise rip cut needed. With a rip fence that is accurate to .001 inches due to its digital capabilities, users no longer need to worry about accuracy and the issue of parallax with a magnified cursor on the rip fence.
The Automated/Digital Table Saw is particularly helpful for repetitive cuts: one touch of the button will adjust the fence to exactly where the user wants it. This innovative product has both height and tilt powered blade adjustments, and is available in four iterations of different sizes, left-tilting angles ranging from zero to 45 degrees, 36- and 52-inch rip capacities, and three and five horsepowers.
General will also be showcasing its new SMART Table Saw Retro Fence, which is the first digital, automated consumer table saw fence system on the market. Designed to enhance users’ capabilities with their existing saws, the fence mounts to any table saw of 27 to 30-inch table depth and is available in both 36 and 52-inch rip capacities, depending on users’ preferences and shop sizes.
General’s new Dual Action Switch Dust Collectors, allow users to easily eliminate dust and other debris within the shop. When a machine is plugged into the dust collector, a dual-action switch will automatically turn the collector on and off in sync with the machine – thereby saving users from the common pitfall of forgetting to turn on their dust collecting systems while working. These new products also feature powerful motors ranging from 1-3 HP, a sealed bearing and shaft for quiet, long-lasting operation, spark-resistant impellers, two-inch wheels for exceptional stability and smooth mobility, and much more.
Attendees of the AWFS Fair will also have a chance to see General’s new line of SMART Air Filtration Systems, including the ceiling-mounted Auto Sensor Air Cleaner and the Air Cleaner Floor Model. Using General’s groundbreaking SMART infrared dust sensor control system, these products help users keep their work environments clean, safe and healthy by constantly monitoring air quality and filtering out particles as small as .03 microns in size.