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    8286421C-CA43-4E49-B63D-C086AF98A3D0.jpg 909C290B-81A9-406E-9871-D924D55BB859.jpg 9F8FC98B-63D6-4291-9FC1-41604D1DB8BE.jpg 1C9596EF-3BFD-45A0-BD50-86F8F5FA97E8.jpg I’ve just received this scrollsaw as a gift without the instruction manual.. no name or model number, the motor is hiding by a case underneath..It seems pretty new too.. What type of saw is it? 🤔

  • #2
    It looks like a Heger.
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      Could it be a Hawk?
      Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
      "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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      • #4
        Says Skil Saw, isn’t there a tool company with that name?
        Betty

        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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        • #5
          I am not that familiar with vintage Hegners or Hawks. That said Chris indicated that motor is mounted in base, that is similar to modern day Hawks. Table is rectangular similiar to modern day Hegners. Modern day Hegner tables have a slot for blade installation on front end of table. Modern day hawks have a round hole for zero clearance insert similar to this saw, On/Off/ Speed Control switch is located on front of saw. Hawks is located on side of base. I do not see diaphragm or hoses for control. It appears that the OEM took design features from both manufacturers. While there similarties to both manufactures there are also distinct differerences. That is a bit of a mystery.
          cwmagee
          aka Fibber
          Producer of fancy firewood​

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          • #6
            Originally posted by will8989 View Post
            Says Skil Saw, isn’t there a tool company with that name?
            The "Skill Saw" name plate is on the tool behind the scroll saw in question.

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            • #7
              I posted the same question on another group and I believe it’s an Harbour Freight 🫤😟
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              • #8
                I agree with Chris Pel, it is definitely not a Hawk or Hegner but certainly looks like a clone. all of the early Hawks that I have seen have all aluminum uppers, the only one I know of that was cast were in the G4 era like mine.

                I wonder when it was made? My G4 was in the 2005 time frame.
                Last edited by Rolf; 11-27-2022, 08:56 AM.
                Rolf
                RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                • #9
                  I do love a good mystery, and internet digging

                  Looks like this 65406 saw was on the Harbor Freight site from 2009 to 2011. Gotta wonder why harbor freight quit selling it.

                  Here is the Online Listing for this say from 2011:
                  https://web.archive.org/web/20110920...and-65406.html

                  Looks very very RBI-ish and RBI did make saws sold under another brand ("Record Power" in England in that late 1990s), but these Harbor Freight saws were less than $300, so I don't think RBI would shoot themselves in the foot with a deal like that, but who knows.

                  The manual is pretty worthless in my opinion, but you can look at it online here:
                  https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/re...-freight-tools

                  ------Randy
                  "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
                  website: http://www.coincutting.com

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                  • #10
                    Hey Rolf, I tried to send DM but system said “No!”. Please DM me. Thanks, Jim

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                    • #11
                      The closest saw to this that I can find is the Strong scrolll saw from 1986 made in Livonia , michigan. The saw used design ideas from both hegner and RBI saws. Information I have is from The Scroll Saw Handbook by Patrick Spielman (1986). It was a 20 inch saw though not a 26 inch. It was put on the market in 1986.

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