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  • 3_M
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    Robert,
    Email me. I might be able to get the Hegner for the best price, like free shipping, free stand etc.
    Mike M

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  • urband
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    Excalibur is the best for me

    I've had my 30" Excalibur for about 3 years now and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I tried the DeWalt, Hegner, RBI and Excalibur at the Chicago Woodworking Show. The Excalibur was clearly the most vibration free and easiest to use overall of all the top brands. The ability to thread a blade through a hole for an inside cut from the top sealed the deal for me. Prices for the large saws were about the same for all the brands (around $1100). The RBI came in second, although the Dewalt, which was in the $500-600 range had lots of appeal because of its smoothness and ability to thread a blade from above.

    I tried the new Excalibur saw at the Midwest Scrollsaw Show. It is a very nice saw, although I didn't get a chance to check out all its features.

    Hope this is useful,
    Dan

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  • Rivari
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    Robert, I just went through the same dilema, I needed a new saw badly and after much research and opinion from those here in the forum I took the big plunge which I know will pay dividends later. Though I haven't received my new saw (next Wednesday according to the Hawk rep.) I'm sure it will meet more then my expectations. I'll gladly offer feedback when I do receive it as I am moving from a lowing end saw. For me when I did make my final choice, the input from those here in the forum played a huge factor.

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  • dtoggs
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    which scroll aw to purchase?

    Not to slight any mfg,I prefer a Hegner,BUT... an R B I is also nice as is the Excaliber. I think theres a custom saw that is wonderful but pricey. You will not go wrong with any of the above,some are easier with blade changes-you WILL be making plenty,piercing cuts etc. Try before you buy,most will allow returns,but shipping is sooo costly. Variable speed is not necessary,but good blade holders,ease of setting blade perpendicular,little vibrations,these are the important things. Remember too,for really fine stuff,musical instruments inlays,exquesite art,this is done by HAND-much better control than ANY motorized saw. JMHO,PW

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  • jigsawbob
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    new saw

    HI everyone
    thank you all for your replies the hegner does look a nice machine and I looked at it with serious consideration so maybe Ill do a few extra shifts at work and Ill let you know shortly when I make up my mind.

    regards robert

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  • 3_M
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    Hi Carl,

    Here is one more they made. It is the church from Ulm, Germany. It has the tallest steeple of all churches.

    Mike M

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  • CanadianScroller
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    Wow

    lWOW Mike, that is Phenominal!

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  • pedrofret
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    buy a Hegner, you´ll not regret it.

    Wellcome,

    buy a Hegner, you´ll not regret it. You have been pointed to my site by Mike above.

    Pedro.

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  • 3_M
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    Hi Carl,

    This one was made by using a hand frame. His wife is helping him. The frame is 30 cm long.

    It took them almost 6 years to build.
    510.00 pound is only €730.00 (Euro)They sure sell the Hegner a lot lower priced than over in the US. Buy the best and you will have some for life.
    Mike M

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  • CanadianScroller
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    new saw

    Well I was thinking of my budget

    after all the saw moves the blade and I move the wood.
    Blade changes are a pain though.

    Hard to believe some of the awesome work that has been done with a saw like this.

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  • Old Mooner
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    Robert--

    By now you may have already purchased your saw and, if so, so be it. I would suggest that you purchase the "best" you can afford. I don't know how limited resources across the pond are, but no one can afford to continually purchase cheap saws. Everyone has a preference (just like automobiles and religion) and you can't argue with them. I suggest you look at Hegner, DeWalt, and the "green" version (in the U.S. they are red) of the RBI before you buy. A "good" saw will last a long time and will be well worth the extra investment. All the best and may you make the right decision for your purposes.

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  • Gill
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    Hi Robert

    The Delta 40540 has probably the best reputation of all the saws in the mid price range that are available in the UK, but I don't know much about the 40570. I'm presuming it's pretty good too, and at a price of £215 (from Hobbies of Dereham) it's a lot cheaper than the Hegner 2SV at £510.

    I haven't handled a Delta myself so I can't really make a comparison against the Hegner.

    Sorry - I'm not much use on this one, I'm afraid.

    Gill

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  • 3_M
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    I understand that a lot of people accross the pound likke the Hegner saw. Check this site: http://www.finescrollsaw.com/ There is a good explanation about that saw. You will have one for life.

    Mike M

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  • BobD
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    Welcome Robert!

    I don't know much about the saw, but I had to say hello to a fellow Scot! What kind of things do you cut?

    Bob Duncan
    Scroll Saw Workshop

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  • jigsawbob
    started a topic time for a new scrollsaw

    time for a new scrollsaw

    Hi everyone

    I purchased a cheep saw from the supermarket to see if this type of work would be for me know Im hooked and its time for a new saw
    As resourses this side of the pond are limited I have looked at a few saws and think the Delta shopmaster 40570 looks ok as it will be by mail order and there is know where to try this saw any coments would be appriciated or is there any alternative worth looking at

    Regards Robert

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  • NC Scroller
    Reply to Frustrated
    by NC Scroller
    I am guessing that your clamps have probably spread due to usage. I am not aware of any aftermarket clamps that fit your saw. Did you look at ereplacementparts.com to see if they sell clamps for your model? Sorry I could not be of more help.
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  • Daddy's scroller
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    I have a craftsman saw. The blade just slips out.
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    Reply to Frustrated
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    No. I haven't tried that yet...
    05-22-2022, 06:55 PM
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    I put those on my 20" Dewalt a couple years ago. Big improvement from the one Dewalt had....
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  • Rolf
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    We need to know what saw you are using, as they have different clamps.
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