General International 1.2 Amp 16-Inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Last updated: October 19, 2020


This low-noise, minimal shaking, variable-speed scroll saw incorporates convenient features such as a flex-neck work light, dust port and dust blower to make sure you can see your cut line with ease. The patented blade holder design accepts both pinned and pinless saw blades, while the top-mounted tension knob allows for easy adjustment of the cutting edge.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This scroll saw presents a dependable, convenient option that keeps the focus on getting the job done.

In our analysis of 11 expert reviews, the General International 16-Inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The General International 1.2 Amp 16 in. Variable Speed Scroll Saw gives you full control over your designs and creativity. The variable speed ranges anywhere from 400 to 1600 strokes per minute and can be easily adjusted by the speed knob located on the front of the machine. The spacious 16 in. by 10 in. table bevels up to 45-degree to the left. Easily cut in woods up to 1.9 in. thick while the 16 in. throat depth allows for the manipulation of larger work pieces. The General BT8007 Scroll Saw also has a 9/16 in. stroke with the allowance of both pinned and painless blades. These fit securely in our Patented blade holder. The sturdy cast iron build limits vibration for precision and convenience and has bolt holes for attachment to any tabletop or work surface. The tension-release switch is easily accessible right at the top of the machine, as well as easy-access motor brushes. The cutting speed is easily set with precision dial on front of housing. The 1.5 in. dust port keeps your work area clean so you can focus on your cuts. The saw also includes a clamp for securing your project in place along with a flexible work light that bends and adjusts to whatever position your desire. The Flex Neck LED lighting system also allows you to highlight the work material where you want it. A convenient slide storage compartment is built into the housing for spare blades and wrenches. Includes a 2 year limited warranty.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This is a great option for thicker woods where you need to go slowly. The dial is easy to access and doesn’t require you to reach around dangerous or moving parts.

What reviewers didn't like

It can only cut sections u​p to 1.9″ deep, however, so it’s best saved for smaller jobs. The ​General Intl. Saw​ is heavier than other inexpensive ​similar saws.
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