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  • Hegner Scroll Saw

    This is the one scroll saw I have never gotten to try out. I have a friend looking to purchase a scroll saw and wants a good saw.
    So for all who own or have owned a Hegner, please tell about your likes and dislikes with the saw.
    Thanks for all your help with any information you can provide.

  • #2
    I have two Hegners. A 2010 polymax-3 and a 1986 Multimax-3. Both of these saws need to be mounted on a heavy frame that is bolted to a concrete floor in order to get them to run the smoothest. They cut very well and I like them. The best thing about them is that they will last a LONG time. I had a DeWalt 788 that was smooth running and cut well but it died after 20 months of use. The blade changing on Hegners takes time to get used to and is not as easy and quick as other saws are. I do not do fretwork so this is not an issue for me at all. Great $aw in my opinion.
    Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
    "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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    • #3
      Like Jim, I also own two Hegners...a 22" Polymax and a 18" Multimax VIR speed. I love both saws and use them nearly every day for all types of cutting. I have not had the problem with the jumping around. I do have both mounted on the stand that goes with the saws, but they are setting on a cement floor and I do not have any problems. I love the way they cut, the motor is large enough and does not bog down. It does take a little while to get used to changing the blades, nut once you get it figured out, it's a piece of cake after that. I have had to change some parts over the years, and the saw if made for easy change out of most parts...don't have to be an expert to work on them. I know there are several good saws for sale these days, but for my money, Hegner is the best for what I do.
      Hawaiilad
      Larry

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      • #4
        I have the 18" variable speed also and love it!! I have never had the problem of bouncing around since it is mounted on the stand. Biggest plus in my book is that motor is german made metal. When you call Hegner in DE, they are the most friendliest, helpful & knowledge people I have ever dealt with. I change the little wheels when the tension bar starts to slip, oil every 10 hours, vacuum often and it's like a brand new machine. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
        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 also own the Hegner 18v and love it, I bought it around 20 years ago and have never had a problem with it. I installed the Quick clamp on it and changing blades is quick and simple. Quick Clamp replaces the upper clamp and it does away with the hex nut.The replacement is a knurled nob which screws into the original blade holder. Much easier to loosen and tighten the blade especially while doing fretwork which requires a lot of inside cuts.

          Mike

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          • #6
            I have the 18" Hegner, and love it. I appreciate the precision that the blade clamps allow in making sure the blade is angled as it should be. I use the knob instead of the upper clamp, which makes blade changes quick and easy.

            I sometimes wish that the table were larger, having used a DeWalt for many years, but it's usually not a problem. But the superiority of its cutting ability makes it well worth the money, in my opinion. And it's simple to service, if that's needed, and screams "quality" all the way.
            Carole

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            • #7
              i have a hegner multicut 2 ,purchased it last summer,for a few weeks i had problems with constant blade breaks,only too find out that hegner have different size blade clamps,and the one that came with my saw was for a larger blade,like number 8 or 10,i mainly work with number 3 or less,once i changed ,all went well,
              one thing i dislike,is that the saw doesent seem too work well with #1 spirals ,which my old scheppach had no problem with,if anyone can tell me why that would be great,anyway ive switched too #3 spirals too get over that problem,but i much prefered the # 1,s
              other than this i realy recomend it.
              not doing much
              and busy doing it


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              • #8
                Thanks for all the feedback. I knew this had to be a pretty good saw. Hegner has been around a long time and at the price point they are, it better be good. As with anything, it does take some getting used to. I remember how strange my Eclipse felt changing blades. Now I can do it with my eyes closed. We have the woodworking show here in Milwaukee this weekend. He and I will be going and hopefully there is a Hegner there to try out. Would be really good if they had one he could take home with him too. I am always concerned with shipping objects like this. We all have heard the horror stories.

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                • #9
                  Tony, why don't you drop Mike a note at Flying Dutchman Scroll Saw blades and ask him about your problem regarding the spiral blades. He uses a Hegner and should be of great help to you.
                  Hawaiilad
                  Larry

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