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    I have a Dremel scroll Station that has a faulty switch on it so it is going back and I am gettig a full refund...now I am thinking of changing it for a Hegner Multicut 1 variable speed and would just like your opinions on this machine?????

    I have never really like the Dremel since I got it not sure why as such, and now it has a fault I may as well change so what you guys think?

    Regards

    Adam

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    Hi Adam

    I've got a very old Hegner 1 single speed and it's a lovely saw. The variable speed will be a definite improvement but I notice that the Hegner 1 doesn't have the tension release lever of the Hegner 2. That's a very valuable feature because it speeds up blade changing enormously. If you won't be making many piercing cuts, the Hegner 1 would be an admirable choice but if you're looking for a saw with more flexible uses, perhaps a Delta 40-570 or Axminster AWFS18 might suit you better.

    Gill
    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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    • #3
      Hi Gill,

      Thanks for your thoughts on this much appreciated

      The Axminster looks like a nice machine have you ever used one ? how do you think it would compare to Hegner build quality wise? I would like the multicut 2SV but it is a bit out of my price range at the minute.

      I may well go for the Axminster over the hegner

      Regards

      Adam

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      • #4
        I'm afraid I've not used the Axminster myself, Adam, but there are other members of this forum who have recently acquired one and they'll be able to advise you from personal experience.

        In your own time, Gary and Chris...

        Gill
        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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        • #5
          Adam,

          Have you checked the "contact points" yet? (I forget the technical name for them). Your problem may be nothing more then a bit of routine maintenance needed. I believe there are two of these on the Dremel and are very easy to access on the left and right bottom side of the saw. If you still have your owners manual it will explain what to do. Lastly, Dremel does have good customer service support, not as good as Hawk but they are proactive and friendly none the less.
          Todd

          Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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          • #6
            To be honest I haven't....guess I should take a look especially as I am having trouble with the shop I got it from giving me a refund even though I havent had it that long.

            I will take a look in the morning see if I can fix it..although it still bugs me that the miter guide rubs on the sanding disc at certain angles.

            thanks for your help appreciated I will let you know how I get on

            Adam

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            • #7
              "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

              Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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              • #8
                Hi Chris,

                Thanks for your views on the axminster I think I shall be getting one very soon handy to know that it will take the hegner clamping system as well. I must say it looks and sounds from what you say as good as the hegner without the extra price tag for the name.

                I spoke to toolbank about Delta and they say they have been taken over by Black and Decker...and they have decided not to supply Delta products in the UK

                Thanks again

                Adam

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by invasion1973
                  Hi Chris,

                  I spoke to toolbank about Delta and they say they have been taken over by Black and Decker...and they have decided not to supply Delta products in the UK Thanks again
                  Adam
                  Not just the UK, Adam. It's seems to be going that way in New Zealand too. There are still some delta 40-540's coming in but impossible trying to get a P20 now. A blow because they are a nice machine. But then we are just a blip in the ocean - way, way down under!
                  Cheers. Teresa .

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                  • #10
                    Adam,

                    Sorry for the delay in posting - only just noticed this thread.

                    I have an AWSF18, and am very happy with it. I got the stand from Axminster as well - it isn't really big enough for the saw, but I got round that by bolting a paving slab to the top of the stand, and then bolting the saw to the slab.

                    Doing this added some extra mass to the stand and gives a nice vibration free cut.

                    I got some blade holders, clock keys and screws from Hegner, together with the quick release blade clamp, all of which fit fine and I would strongly recommend.

                    It is a lot of saw for the money (cast iron table like the Hegner SE). The only slight grumble is that the table insert supplied doesn't sit flush with the table, which means that you keep catching the corners of your work piece, but I overcame this by cutting a new insert from 3mm birch ply, and sanding the edges flush with the table - it is as smooth as silk now!

                    I think that if you go down this route you will be more than happy.

                    Regards

                    Gary
                    Gary

                    My saw - Axminster AWSF18

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                    • #11
                      GRAY
                      I have a henger multi 2 which is only 14in cut iam looking to buy a larger saw real soon 18 or 20in hegner is a very good saw i have nothing bad to say about it . but money is to tight right now to buy the 18in hegner right now would like to know what the price diff. is between the 2 hegner and axminster . i have a lot of good things so far about axminster thinking more towards it

                      thank you the indiana saw man
                      Hegner

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