General Showcases Award-Winning New Woodworking Products at AWFS® Fair

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General Showcases Award-Winning New Woodworking Products at AWFS® Fair

Featuring the latest SMART™ technology, the products are designed to help users improve the quality of their work while keeping their environments clean and healthy.

The General brand, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of benchtop and commercial-grade woodworking equipment, will be showcasing a variety of groundbreaking new products at the upcoming Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS®) Fair. The products on display will include General’s new Automated/Digital Table Saw and Air Filtration devices, both of which feature the company’s patent-pending SMART™ technology and were recognized in WOOD® Magazine’s Innovate Awards 2021 for their quality and ingenuity. General will be exhibiting at Booth #1969 at the Fair, held July 20-23, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Unlike anything else offered in the commercial industry, General’s SMART 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. 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.

In addition to the Automated/Digital Table Saw and the Table Saw Retro Fence, General’s exhibit at the AWFS Fair will feature its new SMART Air Filtration Devices, 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. General has also released a “SMART Switch” Dual Action Switch Dust Collector, which allows users to easily plug the tool they are using directly into the dust collector. The dust collector automatically turns on along with the tool, and runs for an additional eight seconds after the tool is turned off in order to collect every last bit of sawdust and other contaminants.

The products on display at the AWFS Fair showcase General’s ongoing efforts to combine state-of-the-art technology with time-tested quality. The company, which was established in 1946 in Quebec, plans to continue releasing innovative new products throughout 2021. Over the past several decades, the General brand has cultivated a reputation as one of the leading woodworking and metalworking machinery brands in North America, offering a vast assortment of equipment and accessories for contractors, home enthusiasts and commercial cabinet businesses. As one of the only companies in the industry that owns the factories in which its equipment is manufactured, General is able to produce superior products at a more economical price. To learn more, visit For more information about the AWFS Fair, visit