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Learning to Use Your Scroll Saw
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By Joanne Lockwood

Do you want to get the MOST from your scroll saw? Are you new to scrolling? Do you have questions and no one you can ask? Do you feel you are not getting all you could from your scrolling hobby? Learning to Use Your Scroll Saw is your answer!

In the 1980’s and 90’s Joanne Lockwood became one of the most sought-after scroll saw seminar presenters in America. Clients would literally fly in from thousands of miles away to attend one of the sold-out sessions in her studio in Sacramento, California.

Although she has since retired, her video presentation lives on to provide a new generation of scrollers the same valuable tips and techniques that helped thousands enjoy scrollsawing as it become a national phenomenon in the 80’s and 90’s.

Covering core basics as well as some more advanced techniques, Learning to Use Your Scroll Saw is a concise, easy-to-understand way to get up to speed and enjoy your saw the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Although it is are a mere fraction of the cost of a live class, the DVD with its many tips can be referred to time and time again, and used by all members of your family, to make sure you have maximum scrolling fun without the aggravation of easily avoidable errors!

From setting up your saw to choosing a blade, from how to hold the wood to beginner’s practice exercises to stack and angle cutting the information in the Learning to Use Your Scroll Saw DVD will be a cherished addition to your woodworking library for years to come.

Limited closeout VHS cassettes are now only $4.95 – same content as DVD.


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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. Get one set of clamps for each blade size and type for maximum convenience!  

HEGNER standard blade clamps all share the same external size and shape, but are available with varying slot widths, 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.

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 anyone with limited hand strength.  

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

Spiral Scroll Saw Blades
These blades saw in all directions and have 360° cutting capability - you never have to turn the workpiece. Use for cutting all types of materials including wood, plastic, non-ferrous metals, plaster, bone, horn, etc. For use in power scroll saws and hand-held fret and jewelers saw frames. Cutting speed and finish depend on material thickness and number of teeth per inch. These premium blades are made of high carbon steel, hardened and tempered to stay sharper longer..

Item Application TPI Thickness
SB01 For cutting all types of materials up to 3/8" 51 .030
SB02 For cutting all types of materials up to 3/8" 46 .032
SB03 For cutting all types of materials up to 5/8" 41 .035
SB04 For cutting all types of materials up to 5/8" 36 .041
SB05 For cutting all types of materials up to 1" 36 .047
SB06 For cutting all types of materials up to 1" 30 .051

Click here to see our blade assortments.

QuickClamp for Hegner Scroll Saws
Use instead of upper blade clamp and align your blade instantly. Positive stop puts blade in same position every time, and easy-grip knob places pressure directly on the blade for slip-free tightening. 

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.