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General International 50-275R Setup & Operation Manual

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SETUP & OPERATION MANUAL
FEATURES
Combination riving style splitter and see-
through blade guard with anti-kickback
pawls, and a second European style riv-
ing knife also included.
Large precision-ground 44" x 27" cast-iron
table with two extension wings.
4" dust port allows easy connection to a
dust collection system.
Magnetic safety switch with emergency
stop button for additional security
Ruggedly built saw carriage with solid
cast-iron cabinet mounted trunnions.
Large motor access door for quick clean-
ing and easier maintenance.
Convenient arbor lock for fast one tool
blade changes.
Equipped with a sturdy, easy to adjust, T-
fence design rip fence system.
Powerful 3 HP motor with multi-groove V-
belt drive for longer belt life and more effi-
cient transfer of power.
SPECIFICATIONS
BLADE DIAMETER
10" (254 MM)
ARBOR DIAMETER
5/8" (16 MM)
ARBOR TILT RANGE
0° À 45° (TO LEFT)
MAXIMUM DEPTH OF CUT AT 90°
3" (77 mm)
MAXIMUM DEPTH OF CUT AT 45°
2 1/4" (54 MM)
MAX. RIP TO RIGHT OF BLADE
30" (762 MM)
MAX. RIP TO LEFT OF BLADE
12" (305 MM)
DADO CAPACITY
13/16" (21 MM)
DUST PORT DIAMETER
4" (102 MM)
ARBOR SPEED
4000 RPM
TABLE HEIGHT
36 3/4" (933 MM)
TABLE SIZE (W/EXTENSION WINGS)
44" X 27" (1118 X 686 MM)
TABLE SIZE (W/O EXTENSION WINGS)
20" X 27" (508 X 686 MM)
BASE DIMENSIONS (L X W)
23" X 22 1/2" (584 X 572 MM)
MOTOR (PRE-WIRED 230V)
3 HP , 230V 13 A
WEIGHT
371 LBS (168 KG)
10" - 3 HP CABINET SAW
LEFT TILT WITH RIVING KNIFE
MODEL
# 50-275R
VERSION 1_REVISION 3 - November 2012
© Copyright General® International 11/2012

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  • Page 1 MODEL 13/16” (21 MM) DUST PORT DIAMETER 4" (102 MM) ARBOR SPEED 4000 RPM # 50-275R TABLE HEIGHT 36 3/4” (933 MM) TABLE SIZE (W/EXTENSION WINGS) 44” X 27” (1118 X 686 MM) TABLE SIZE (W/O EXTENSION WINGS) 20” X 27” (508 X 686 MM) BASE DIMENSIONS (L X W) 23”...
  • Page 2 General ® International model 50-275R 10" Left tilt 3 HP Cabinet Saw. This saw has been carefully tested and inspected before shipment and if properly used and maintained, will provide you with years of reliable service. For your safety,...
  • Page 3 ® ® GENERAL MFG & GENERAL INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY All component parts of General® MFG, General® International and Excalibur by General International ® products are carefully inspected during all stages of production and each unit is thoroughly inspected upon completion of assembly. Limited Lifetime Warranty Because of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, General®...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Rules for safe operation ........5 Operating instructions ....16-17 Electrical requirements........6 Types of cuts ..........16-17 Grounding instructions ..........6 Ripping ..............16 Circuit capacity............6 Bevel ripping.............17 Extension cords............6 Ripping small work pieces........17 Cross cutting .............17 Identification of main parts and components..7 Bevel cross cutting ...........17 Basic Functions ..........8 Adjusting and using the miter gauge .....17...
  • Page 5: Rules For Safe Operation

    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION To help ensure safe operation, please take a moment to learn the machine’s applications and limitations, as well as poten- tial hazards. General® International disclaims any real or implied warranty and holds itself harmless for any injury that may result from improper use of its equipment.
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS BEFORE CONNECTING THE MACHINE TO THE POWER SOURCE, VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE OF YOUR POWER SUPPLY CORRESPONDS WITH THE VOLTAGE SPECIFIED ON THE MOTOR I.D. NAMEPLATE. A POWER SOURCE WITH GREATER VOLTAGE THAN NEEDED CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE USER AS WELL AS DAMAGE TO THE MACHINE. IF IN DOUBT, CONTACT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN BEFORE CONNECTING TO THE POWER SOURCE.
  • Page 7: Identification Of Main Parts And Components

    10" 3 HP CABINET SAW - left tilt with riving knife 50-275R IDENTIFICATION OF MAIN PARTS AND COMPONENTS A- LEFT TABLE EXTENSION J- BLADE TILT ADJUSTMENT HANDWHEEL B- MITER GAUGE K- ARBOR WRENCH STORAGE BRACKET C- SPLITTER AND BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 8: Basic Functions

    International distributor. The 50-275R is supplied with both a riving style splitter/blade guard assembly and a European style riving knife that are both designed to raise or lower and tilt with the blade, and maintain a consistent distance to the blade at all times, regardless of the height or angle of the blade.
  • Page 9: Establishing A Safety Zone

    PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SHOP / ESTABLISHING A SAFETY ZONE THIS MODEL 50-275R 10" 3 HP CABINET SAW IS HEAVY. DO NOT OVER-EXERT. A HOIST OR FORKLIFT WITH STRAPS SHOULD BE USED TO LIFT THIS MACHINE. TO LIMIT THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE MACHINE, ANY EQUIPMENT USED TO LIFT THIS MACHINE SHOULD HAVE A RATED CAPACITY IN EXCESS OF 371 LBS (168 KG).
  • Page 10: Assembly Instructions

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY COULD OCCUR IF YOU CONNECT THE MACHINE TO THE POWER SOURCE BEFORE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE INSTALLATION AND ASSEMBLY STEPS. DO NOT CONNECT THE MACHINE TO THE POWER SOURCE UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. INSTALL THE TABLE EXTENSION WINGS level here Attach the table extension wings to the main table using 6 hex head bolts (3 per wing) and 6 lock wash-...
  • Page 11: Install And Adjust Rails And Fence

    INSTALL THE FENCE RAILS If purchased with the Excalibur Fence System, a full installation and operating instructions manual for the fence sys- tem is supplied in the box with the “EXF-30S” fence. ATTACH THE FRONT FENCE RAIL TO YOUR SAW 1.
  • Page 12: Attach The Rear Fence Rail To Your Saw

    ATTACH THE REAR FENCE RAIL TO YOUR SAW 1. Use two cap screws with lock washers and flat washers to attach the rear rails to the table A. Use two cap screws with lock washers, flat washers and nuts to attach the rails to the extension wings B. 2.
  • Page 13: To Remove A Saw Blade

    TIGHTEN LOOSEN To remove a saw blade 3. With the blade raised to maximum height, re-install the flange and arbor nut, then press on the arbor Perform the same procedure turning the arbor nut in lock button E so the blade & arbor won’t turn as you the opposite direction.
  • Page 14: Level The Table Insert

    LEVEL THE TABLE INSERT Place the insert into the table and use a straightedge to determine whether the insert is level with the table top A. Turn each of the 6 adjusting screws A with the supplied Allen key until done. Suggestion: Start by adjusting one rear screw and its diagonal opposite in front, then tweak the remaining screws.
  • Page 15: On/off Magnetic Power Switch

    ON/OFF MAGNETIC POWER SWITCH This saw is equiped with a MAGNETIC SAFETY SWITCH located on the control box, designed to protect the unit MAGNETIC SWITCH and the user from power surges, power outages and DÉMARREUR MAGNÉTIQUE unwanted or unintentional start-up. The switch assembly is equipped with a GREEN “START”...
  • Page 16: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS VERIFY ALL CHECK POINTS BEFORE STARTING. FAILURE TO COMPLY CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURIES. • Make sure that the arbor nut is secure and that the blade is firmly tightened snug on the arbor. • Check that the blade angle and height lock knobs are tight. •...
  • Page 17: Bevel Ripping

    BEVEL RIPPING Bevel ripping is performed the same as ripping but with the saw blade set to an angle not perpendicular with the table surface. After changing the bevel angle verify the alignment of the guard and splitter; make sure there is clearance with the saw blade.
  • Page 18: Adding An Auxiliary Fence To The Miter Gauge

    ADDING AN AUXILIARY FENCE TO THE MITER GAUGE LARGER VIEW To ensure a true 90° crosscut, especially with longer pie- ces of wood that need more support than the narrow miter gauge head can provide, an auxiliary wood fence can be attached. FRONT VIEW Make sure the wood for the fence is straight, and not bowed.
  • Page 19: Maintenance & Adjustments

    MAINTENANCE & ADJUSTMENTS MAKE SURE THE SAW HAS BEEN TURNED OFF AND UNPLUGGED FROM THE POWER SOURCE BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAIN- TENANCE. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE • Inspect/test the ON/OFF switch before each use. Do not operate the saw with a damaged switch - replace a damaged switch immediately •...
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Bevel Angle Pointer

    ADJUSTING THE BEVEL ANGLE POINTER The bevel pointer should read “0” when the blade is at 90° to the table. If not, with the blade set 90° vertical to the table, proceed as follows: Remove the handwheel by loosening the hand Once the handwheel has been removed, loosen wheel lock knob A.
  • Page 21: Recommended Optional Accessories

    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES We offer a large variety of products to help you increase convenience, productivity, accuracy and safety when using your saw. Here’s a small sampling of optional accessories available from your local General International dealer. For more information about our products, please visit our website at www.general.ca...
  • Page 22: Parts List And Diagrams

    CABINET AND TABLE...
  • Page 23 BLADE TILTING MECHANISM...
  • Page 24 PARTS LIST - 50-275R PARTS N0. REF. N0. DESCRIPTION 50200R-01A 13300001 MAIN TABLE 50200R-02 E1210005 EXTENSION WING 50200R-03 12700003B TABLE INSERT 50275R-04 13300002B CABINET 50200R-05 13200004 MOTOR COVER DOOR 50200R-06 10105056A HANDLE 50200R-07 11500048 HANDWHEEL 50200R-08 13200032 WHEEL COVER 50200R-09...
  • Page 25 PARTS LIST - 50-275R PARTS N0. REF. N0. DESCRIPTION 50200R-58 13200028 RING 50200R-59 S0050505M SET SCREW 50200R-60 S0021025M HEX. BOLT 50200R-61 S0231000M LOCK WASHER 50200R-62 S0211021 FLAT WASHER 50200R-63 C1106201 BEARING 50200R-64 13200031 POSITION RING 50200R-65 S0020820M HEX. BOLT 50200R-66...
  • Page 26 PARTS LIST - 50-200R-B14 PARTS N0. REF. N0. DESCRIPTION 50200R-116 13000004A RIVING KNIFE 50200R-117 S1500212C DUST HOSE 50200R-118 12300156B HOSE CLAMP 50200R-119 11305031 LOCK KNOB 50200R-121A TOOL KIT 50200R-121 10105090Q ARBOR WRENCH 50200R-122 S0911012 OPEN END WRENCH 14-17 MM 50200R-123 S0911417 OPEN END WRENCH 10-12 MM 50200R-124...
  • Page 27 SPLITTER / BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY – 50200R-A27 A26a A26b PARTS LIST - 50200R-A27 PARTS N0. REF. N0. DESCRIPTION 50200R-A01 13000004 GUARD RIVING KNIFE 50200R-A02 12700005 SUPPORT ARM 50200R-A03 12700006 GUARD (LEFT) 50200R-A04 12700007 GUARD (RIGHT) 50200R-A05 12700067 PLASTIC PLATE 50200R-A06 10606102 ANTI-KICKBACK PAWL 50200R-A07...
  • Page 28: Contact Information

    MODEL 50-275R M1 8360 Champ-d’Eau, Montreal (Quebec) Canada H1P 1Y3 Tel.: (514) 326-1161 Fax: (514) 326-5565 - Fax: (514) 326-5555 - Parts & Service / Order Desk orderdesk@general.ca www.general.ca IMPORTANT When ordering replacement parts, always give the model number, serial number of the machine and...

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