Delivering extreme value for suppliers and consumers, our durable, high quality woodworking & metalworking machinery is engineered to outperform the competition. In our never-ending quest for superior service and continuous improvement, we welcome your feedback and know you will appreciate the reliability of our products and support resources.


The General brand was originally established in Drummondville, QC, Canada back in 1946. We started the business by manufacturing heavy-duty, high-quality woodworking machines, and grew that business substantially in the Canadian market over the next 40 years.

We then expanded into the very competitive U.S. market and gained distribution to become a major quality brand in North America. General has always taken pride in producing better machines, better accessories, and innovative new products. We have received numerous awards from industry publications and a strong reputation in our users’ eyes. General brand products are considered to be the pinnacle of quality in the woodworking and metalworking machinery industry.

We work with our manufacturing partners to meet or exceed all safety standards in order to offer you some of the safest products on the market today. All of our products are safety-approved by CSA or CSA International for use everywhere in North America, or where applicable, CE approved for use in Europe. As part of our ongoing commitment to quality, each machine is inspected and approved for shipment on the factory floor by our own engineers.

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Our Popular Product List

Powder coated, scratch resistant, high quality reinforced steel cabinet.Large, heavy-duty cast-iron handwheels for effortless blade adjustments.High-precision General “T” Fence System with 50” long guide rails, a melamine extension table and adjustable support legs (“Millenium Edition only”).

High quality ribbed cast-iron headstock,tailstock, and bed. Precision-machined bed guideways allow the tailstock and tool rest to slide smoothly. Precision-machined, high quality steel spindle, mounted on sealed, permanently lubricated bearings.

New! Renowned Excalibur by General International design expertise now available in CNC technology.Steel stand and built-in dust collector (optional).General International programming software included.

Designed & made for the Scroll Saw fanatic. Excalibur is known as the premier Scroll saw available with its patented TILT head design. LARGE,12” x 18 ½” work surface, 16” throat capacity, no tools quick blade change design, 2” cutting thickness, built in blower.

The 10” Wood Band Saw can handle a variety of cutting needs is designed for precision cutting. The General Wood Cutting Bandsaw features a tilting table for any angle up to 45 degrees and a band saw blade tracking window for viewing. Unit also has a “gooseneck” light built in.