Multimax 18-V Variable Speed Scroll Saw
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Multimax-18V Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Multimax-18V Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Click 'Add to Cart' below to purchase.With a dual-tilt table, 400-1700 RPM variable speed motor, sawdust blower and workpiece hold-down as standard equipment, the Hegner 18" Variable Speed Scroll Saw continues to be our most popular model. Compact, quiet, precise and versatile, it lets you cut almost any material and make a wide variety of projects. Own WOOD magazine's choice as "best overall performer" of all major premium brands, and winner of American Woodworking's "Editor's Choice" Award October of 1996.

Click here to learn more about the Hegner Multimax 18-V!

In the drop down box below we offer the machine with or without the standard height Scroll Saw Stand especially designed for this machine. We strongly recommend use of the stand with the machine, and you save by purchasing both together.

What's in the box: The 18-V comes with the instruction manual, one pair  of 0.7mm blade clamps mounted on the machine, one extra pair of 0.7mm blade clamps, 2 Tuffscrews, one Tuffwrench, one plastic table insert, metal table insert installed on the machine, and an assortment of 76 saw blades.  Note:  Photo at upper left shows optional QuickClamp, which may be ordered separately or in the Value Package below.

We also offer the 18-V Value Package which, in addition to the stand, includes the Hegner QuickClamp, our Footswitch, our Magnifier Lamp and the Lamp Mounting Bracket.



Blade Clamps
Extra blade clamps make your life easier by allowing you to prepare multiple blades for rapid, tool-free blade exchanges as you work, whether switching between blade sizes or simply replacing a dull one. For maximum convenience, get one set of clamps for each blade size and type you commonly use!  

HEGNER standard blade clamps all share the same external size and shape, but are available with varying slot widths to better adapt to specific blade sizes, and are sold BY THE PAIR.

Please note:  new HEGNER saws are supplied with one or two pair (depending on saw model) of medium (0.7mm) clamps.

Choose 0.5mm (small - .020") for sawblade sizes 4 or smaller.
Choose 0.7mm (medium - .028") for sawblade sizes 5 thru 9.
Choose 1.0mm (large - .040") for sawblade sizes 10 or larger.

Why different slot sizes?  HEGNER's unique, patented clamps grip the blade easily and effectively due to a leveraged crimping action produced by the inside edges of the clamp slot converging onto the blade at an angle.  This angle must be within a certain range for maximum effectiveness.

If the angle is too shallow (large blade in small clamp) the grip will not be as secure.  If the angle is too steep (small blade in large clamp) the gripping area will be too small, causing stress on the blade which can lead to premature blade breakage. The smaller the blade, the greater the benefit of the narrow slot clamps.

How do you easily identify which clamp is which?  Small and large slot clamps both have a smooth top, but are easy to differentiate since the large slot is twice the size of the small one.  The medium slot clamp has a dimple in its top so you can easily tell it apart from the others.  Also, all separately ordered clamp pairs are supplied in individual bags identifying their size.

Note:  If you own an older saw with older clamps, the dimple may not be present on medium clamps, as this feature was introduced less than 20 years ago.  If in doubt regarding size, loosen the clamp screw and use a feeler gauge to determine the slot width.  Then mark the clamp in some way that suits your needs, so that you can use it for the proper blade sizes.

Standard clamps are supplied with a HEGNER TuffScrew, as shown above.

Our most popular single accessory, the Advanced Machinery footswitch enhances safety and convenience whether you use it with your scroll saw or any number of other power tools.  Enjoy these benefits:
  • Keep both hands free to control your work at all times.
  • Turn machine on and off instantly simply by stepping on or off the pedal.
  • "Deadman" design cuts current flow to the machine the moment you step off the switch for maximum safety.
  • Since active pressure is required to keep current flowing, the machine can never accidentally run unattended (after a power failure, for example).
  • Durable steel construction.
  • Skid-resistant pads on both top and bottom for safe operation.
  • Rated for over one million operating cycles - effectively lasts a lifetime.
  • Generous 6' cord length
  • Plugs into any grounded wall outlet.
  • 10 amp/1/2 HP rating is suitable for scroll saws, sharpening machines and a host of other shop equipment.
IMPORTANT:  Footswitch is not compatible with any machine using a magnetic switch, including the HEGNER Polymax and the current TORMEK T-7.

Jeweler's Metal Cutting Scroll Saw Blades
Scroll Saw blades precisely manufactured in Germany with special alloys. These blades are strictly for cutting hard and some (non-clogging) soft metals.

Item Application TPI Width Thickness
GS2/0 Materials up to 1/16" 56 .020 .010
GS01 Materials up to 1/16" 50 .024 .012
GS03 Materials up to 1/8" 42 .030 .014
GS05 Materials up to 1/8" 36 .033 .016
GS07 Materials up to 1/4" 32 .043 .019
GS09 Materials up to 1/4" 25 .047 .022
GS12 Materials up to 5/16" 19 .065 .024

QuickClamp for Hegner Scroll Saws
Use the QuickClamp instead of a standard blade clamp at the upper end of your sawblade, and align your blade instantly! A positive stop helps you put your blade in same position every time, and the easy-grip knurled aluminum knob places pressure directly on the blade for slip-free tightening. 

Unlike the standard HEGNER blade clamp, the QuickClamp is designed to be locked into place in the upper arm of your HEGNER saw at all times.  And since it doesn't require a wrench, it's super-fast to release and re-tighten for speedy blade changes, especially for frequent inside cuts!

The QuickClamp is supplied complete as shown, and accepts all blade sizes.

Should you use the QuickClamp or regular Hegner clamps? Click here to read our article.