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690-1 14-in. Bandsaw

General - 690-1 14-in. Bandsaw

The General 690-1 14-in bandsaw features a 1-1/2 hp motor and a 12-1/8 in. resaw capacity.

$2,609 (As of 9/1/2007)

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Editor's Review: New Breed of Bandsaws

by Thomas McKenna

review date: September 1, 2007

The General has a massive frame and no-frills adjustments, and it performed well in the cutting tests. But dust collection wasn’t great, the table is small, and the fence is clunky and short.

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Editor Test Results:

Blade Changing Very easy
Table Flatness Good
Frame Deflection N/A
Wheel Alignment 0.090 in., top forward of bottom
Runout N/A
Tension N/A
Quality of Cut Excellent
Table-Lock Effectiveness N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer General
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 1-888-949-1161
Rip Fence Included Yes
Riser Block Option No
Rip Capacity N/A
Guide Type Double bearing
Table Tilt N/A
Table Size N/A
Horsepower 1-1/2 hp
Amps N/A
Volts 230v
Speed N/A
Blade N/A
Resaw Capacity 12-1/8 in.

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