General International, Excalibur Scroll saws are the highest quality of the scroll saw industry.The EX-16, 16 in. Variable Speed Scroll saw offers versatility and functionality for artful and intricate cuts. Remember when you could make artful and intricate cuts in your work pieces? The Genernal International 1.3 Amp 16-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw gives you full control over your designs and creativity. The variable speed ranges anywhere from 400 to 1400 strokes per minute and can be easily adjusted by the speed knob located on the front of the machine. The spacious 12-by-18-1/2-inch table bevels up to 30 degrees to the left. Easily cut in woods up to 1.9 inches thick while the 16-inch throat depth allows for the manipulation of larger work pieces. The Excalibur Scroll Saw also has a 9/16 inch stroke with the allowance of both pinned and pinless 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 Flexi shaft dust blower clears saw dust from your work area as you saw to give you precise cuts with a clear line of vision. This combined with the 1.5 inch dust port keep 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. A convenient slide storage compartment is built into the housing for spare blades and wrenches.