The Genesis GSS160 Scroll Saw uses Pin End Blades. Thank you for your interest in Genesis Power Tools!
The slot on the right side of the table is for the cutting guide which can adjust from 90 to 45 degrees. There is no need to rotate cutting plate. This saw is designed to cut in the facing direction or the right facing position depending on installation of the blade. The seven markings at the rear of table are templates for guide setting.
The power switch on the Genesis GSS160 Scroll Saw is located on the right side of the machine if you are facing the front of the machine.
Does this saw accept plain end blades?
There is a link to the operator's manual under the Info and Guides section midway down the product page on homedepot.com for the Genesis 1.2Amp 16 in. Variable Speed Scroll Saw.