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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.


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TuffWrench
For use with HEGNER TuffScrew for fastening saw blades in blade clamps.

This improved TuffWrench is made in Germany from hardened chrome vanadium steel with a nickel finish and 72mm (2 3/4") ergonomic plastic handle.  Comfortable and durable, it makes blade installation a snap, even for those with limited hand strength.  

Included with all new HEGNER saws, and highly recommended as an upgrade for older saws.

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.

Blade Clamp Wing Nut
Fits all Standard HEGNER Blade Clamps, replacing the standard screw. This item allows you to install or release blades without using the HEGNER Tuffwrench. 

PLEASE NOTE:

1) This item will NOT work in the HEGNER QuickClamp.

2) Wing Nut is shown installed in a Standard Blade Clamp, but clamp is not included with Wing Nut. Order Blade Clamps separately here.

TuffScrew
Replacement screw for HEGNER blade clamps.