Hegner Testimonials

19/08/2020

EVO HANNAN – Design Technology Teacher, Dwight School, Dubai

What is your position and where have you taught D&T?

I have been a design educator with a focus on innovation for 19 years with experience in teaching, speaking, and delivering workshops across the globe. I am currently teaching Design at Dwight School Dubai, an IB World School, which has a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Before this, I taught at GEMS International School, Al Khail, Deira International School and Upton Hall School in the North West of England.

Why choose a Hegner in an educational setting?

Hegner scrollsaws have had a great reputation for being both reliable and durable for a long time. I remember using a Hegner scrollsaw as a teenager when I studied Design and Technology. It was one of my favourite tools to use. 

Have you experienced any adverse effects of using alternative scrollsaws?

It can be hard to replace the saw blade for students at times, hindering progress. A newer quick release system may help rectify this.

What are your favourite features of the Hegner scrollsaw?

The consistency of the oscillating movement reduces the blade catching and damaging material. The Hegner scrollsaw is also an ideal size to situate on top of a workshop trolley to help keep it mobile.

Summarise why you would only use a Hegner with your students?

Lead by my previous experience both as a student and a teacher the Hegner scrollsaw gives a clean and precise cut every time. The saw blades are high quality and long-lasting making them ideal for a school workshop environment.

Would you recommend TSL as a supplier?

I have worked with TSL in the past and would recommend them as a supplier. They are very organised, transparent with communication and always ensure you are equipped with tools and equipment fit for purpose at a reasonable price.


JAMES BLEACH - Head of D&T at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

What is your position and where have you taught D&T?

I have over 14 years of experience, and I am passionate about Design & Technology, creating collections of resources which I make available to domestic and international colleagues.

Under the name "JambleD&T", the resources are now widely recognised across the globe in areas where the UK D&T curriculum is taught. The reach of the resources is continuing to grow through social media, including a dedicated Facebook Group, and the introduction of a dedicated website.

The resources themselves have been developed to attempt to steer the D&T community away from generic pieces towards more stimulating and visually engaging content to inspire students through their learning of graphics, product design, and other D&T disciplines. JambleD&T is fast becoming an essential source of materials which will not only bring our next generation of engineers and designers through our D&T classrooms but allow them to flourish in their creative capabilities.

In 2017, I moved to Singapore to design a D&T studio and curriculum at Tanglin Trust School.

Why choose a Hegner in an educational setting?

Hegner Scroll saws have an excellent reputation and are a common feature in many D&T workshops.

Having worked in 4 different schools now, as well as visiting many others, I have had the opportunity to use a few different brands. The thing I like about the Hegner is how well made it is and how simple it is to use and maintain. Pupils can pick up the process quite quickly and confidently.

Have you experienced any adverse effects of using alternative scrollsaws?

Having used a range of machines, you tend to get a ‘feel’ for them with how you interact with them. Some pieces of kit can feel cheaper and lower quality when used.

What are your favourite features of the Hegner scrollsaw?

The machines that I currently have are the Multi-cut scroll saws. We have 6 in total, with a deeper throat than the others I have owned. The tilt table and speed controls are really good features as well as the ease in which blades can be changed. I have chosen to use them as one of many machines in a resource made available to schools across the world.

Summarise why you would only use a Hegner with your students?

In summary, I would opt for a Hegner when deciding on which scroll saws are best for use with pupils in D&T. The simplicity of the design and the control it enables users is excellent. For a teacher and technician’s point of view, they are easy to manage and quick to maintain.

Would you recommend TSL as a supplier?

I would recommend TSL as a supplier as they are a well-known and reputable company. When using TSL to support with the workshop installation in Singapore, they were always on hand to offer advice and the Engineers were knowledgeable and skilled.