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daves1

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02-27-2014 02:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hegner scroll saw question

I have the opportunity to purchase a used (1993) Hegner 22 scrollsaw. I have it in my shop and it works great and is in decent condition. The seller purchased it used years ago but hasn’t used it in 8 years. He doesn’t remember what he paid for it. It has a little rust on some of the parts which I cleaned up and the table top has some pitting. My dilemma is I want to make a honest offer on the saw but don’t want to over pay or undercut the seller either. I know new one go for between 1500 and 1700. Seeing as how it is 21 years ago I’m not sure what a fair price is. Can anyone shed some light on this?


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#1 posted 02-27-2014 02:46 PM

Edit: This was suppose to be posted on the hegner thread. I don’t know how it got here. Sorry.

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 02:49 PM

I don’t know what’s going on but this is the second post that has gone to the wrong place. Sorry.

This is suppose to be here: I use to have a hegner and I bought it for around $1000 – $1200 around 1980. They are great saws.

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 03:08 PM

I just sold my 30-year-old 14” hegner for $300.

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#4 posted 02-27-2014 05:43 PM

I bought a used Hegner 18” which is a 1996 and bought it a year or so ago from $350 and it was in very good condition with no rust and no table issues.

The good thing about the Hegner is that Advanced Machinery sells parts and can help with questions.

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 03:25 AM

I paid $600 for a 25 year old 25” single speed Hegner three years ago. Great saw. Can still get part$ for it.

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 03:38 AM

I got a bargain on a single speed Hegner for like $125.

The multi-speed models are no-doubt more versatile. As
a single speed, it’s a nice jig saw, but I’ve used the DeWalts
and they are nice saws too. If it comes down to choosing
a Dewalt over a single speed Hegner I would probably go
with Dewalt provided I could check it out. The Hegner is
a tougher design I think and you can see how it works
mechanically while the Dewalt can get internal damage if
somebody picks it up by the arm.

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 12:34 PM

Dave,

Try searching on a site similar to Adhuntr.com to see that an item is selling for around the country on CL. I found 6 listings for Hegner 22” scroll saws. The low price was $250, the high price was $1,000 and the average price was around $760.
I know that $760 sounds on the high side but it probably is half of the price when it was new. Hope that this helps.

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#8 posted 02-28-2014 12:57 PM

17 year old same model multi speed was listed for $300 on craigslist within the last year, I eneded going with a dewalt for $200. More a purchase of opportunity than need though.

What turned me off was the replacement motor for the Hegner was more than a new dewalt.

Dewalt came with a file cabinet worth of patterns, a hundred blades, and the base stand.

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 02-28-2014 02:58 PM

Yes the replacement motor on Hegners is about the cost of many new saws but the Hegner motor is an induction motor and may last 50 years. Brushed motors will not last that long in my experience. I have a friend that has replaced his DeWalt motor five times before he gave up on DeWalt.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#10 posted 02-28-2014 03:14 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. I will give him what I think is a reasonable offer and see what happens.

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