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  • Sawdust management

    I just found out that Hegner scroll saws now come equiped

    with a Hegner Sawdust Management System which

    consists of a segmented articulating tube and a collector

    under the saw that you can connect to a shopvac.

    This system is long overdue. When I first got my Hegner

    I could not believe the blower tube design. I wondered

    who would design a system that would blow the sawdust

    either right in your face or in your lap. Better yet why

    wasn't he or she fired?

    When I found that Mike at Mike's Workshop was selling an

    aftermarket Air Blower For Hegner Saws I fired off

    an order. I then designed a simple collector bag for under

    the saw.

    Anyway you can buy the system from Hegner for $70-$80

    + shipping to install on a Hegner saw or do what

    I did for less than $25.

    Just thought some of you Hegner owners might like to

    know.
    Last edited by Stoney; 04-18-2012, 05:26 PM.
    Stoney aka Al

    This gettin old stuff ain't for sissies!

  • #2
    why don't you post your design for us hegner owners please!

    DEWALT 788 and Hegner 18vs..... AND STILL CUTTIN IT UP!!!!


    Member of Scrollsaw Association of the World

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    • #3
      I agree, never did understand the original blower design.
      Rolf
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      • #4
        This is the best picture I have at the present time. As you can see the

        recovery system I made is nothing more than a plywood box with a bag

        attached. I put a piece of hardware cloth in the bottom of the box to

        catch the lower blade clamp instead of chasing it down somewhere on the floor.

        That was another brilliant piece of Hegner engineering you Hegner owners

        already know about. Don't get me wrong overall they make good machines but

        they would do well to get some input from Hegner owners. I don't Know

        about you but I have never been contacted and asked how they could improve

        their products.

        Anyway my assembly is a work in progress and it has to be removed to recover

        the lower blade clamp, change blades, or tilt the sawtable more than a few

        degrees but for now it does the job.
        Attached Files
        Last edited by Stoney; 04-19-2012, 04:09 PM. Reason: added more information.
        Stoney aka Al

        This gettin old stuff ain't for sissies!

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        • #5
          It is on my web site or click here: New Products
          FD Mike
          SD Mike

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 3_M View Post
            It is on my web site or click here: New Products
            FD Mike
            Thanks Mike I should have posted the link.
            Stoney aka Al

            This gettin old stuff ain't for sissies!

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            • #7
              Hegner over rated

              I own two Hegners Multicut 1 and multicut 2, they are good machines but so are many of there peers which some come with standard features that are regarded as extras on the Hegner. My machines did'nt even come with a three pinned plug, the dust blower is worse than useless, all in all I think they are overated and over priced.

              Harry UK.

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              • #8
                I know what you mean Harry. I think if features of my Hegner were combined

                with features of my Delta P20 that would result in a very fine saw.
                Stoney aka Al

                This gettin old stuff ain't for sissies!

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                • #9
                  Hello, Stoney- Like the dust Collector on the Hegner saw - I was thinking along the same lines as you , but with a dust dump bucket in-line to the vac . which comes on when switch the machine on. That could replace the bag .
                  My saw is clone of the Hegner - looks like yours but a different .SAM

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                  • #10
                    Stoney, I have a 788 but your stand base really caught my eye. It's exactly what I need. I have my foot pedal mounted to a piece of scrap so my foot keeps in place while being used sitting on a 4" block and a 4"block for the other foot. Functional but yours is perfect.
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                    • #11
                      I have had different scroll saws and now own two Hegners. One is 26 years old and works great. I had a harbor freight saw that lasted about 2 months and a DeWalt 788 that lasted 20 months before literally falling apart. That dewalt cut just as well as the Hegners do. The thing the Hegners has over others is durability. I have a small fan setting next to my saws that blows air across the table, moving the sawdust off the workpiece and the whole machine, out the open door. Not the best solution but it works for me.
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                      "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by oily View Post
                          Stoney, I have a 788 but your stand base really caught my eye. It's exactly what I need. I have my foot pedal mounted to a piece of scrap so my foot keeps in place while being used sitting on a 4" block and a 4"block for the other foot. Functional but yours is perfect.
                          Hi Oily,

                          I built a similar base for my Delta P-20 but I have no pictures and the

                          saw is at my grandson's house. I had that one connected to my shopvac

                          but I got mighty tired of the noise. I have made some modifications to my

                          bottom collection system and will post pictures when I get time. Thanks

                          for your comment but I don't consider it perfect but quite functional.
                          Stoney aka Al

                          This gettin old stuff ain't for sissies!

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                          • #14
                            vaccumn collects blowers spread

                            Thats why ,I went vertually dust free ,with vaccumn ,none of the restrictions ,none mess ,none of the dust on my 788,but thats just my opinion and everyone has at least one ! nice clean workmanship and foot rest are perfect if you need them ,I lowered my saw and velcrow keeps pedal in place.
                            M.V.B. carl
                            "Home Of The Dust Free Scroll Saw"
                            Remember (IT is WHAT it IS)( Unless YOU change IT!)

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