Chain Saw Sharpeners

Discussion in 'Tree Service Equipment' started by Guest, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Guest

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    Some guys can work magic with a file, not saying that it can't be done, if you know how to hold the file properly, and can get everything done equal, but others like myself included, can't file to save ones life, and have to resort to a grinder, or a filing jig of some kind. Bruce
     
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    I agree with you 110%. I've seen some chit jobs, that people have done with a file, as well. Half the chain was filed, not one thing matched, from one tooth to the other, from side to side, and the rakes looked as if a rabbit was hopping along the top of the chain. I never seen such a mess, and told the guy, where the scrap bin was. Bruce.
     
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    I have never used a grinder. Always sharpened by hand. Never timed myself but it really doesn't take that long.
     
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    anyone have luck with the ones that slide on chain and you fire it up and gas it?
     
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    It takes me 4 minutes for a 20" yes I timed myself , and they cut good, take some extra chains out to the woods. Nothing wrong with filing either and I'll agree a GOOD file job will cut a bit better than a good grind job but when I grind the cut as good or better than new. How long does a good file job take on a 20" chain either a .325 or full comp 3/8 ? Steve
     
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    Just cuz you had some bozo that didn't know how to run a sharpener doesn't make sharpeners bad. Same can be said for filing. I've had more than one hand filer ask how I get my chains to cut like they do with a sharpener. We don't need to get on a high horse one way or another, both work with the right people operating the tool. Steve
     
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    I sharpen with a hand file, but here are some things that I would look for if I were to bring my chains in to be sharpened.

    Do you grind down the rakers? Most sharpening services don't, but it makes a world of difference in how the saw cuts. Offer this as part of your service, and you will keep customers!

    Can you square file (or grind) chisel teeth? This requires a special grinder, but properly sharpened sqare-ground chisel tooth chains cut incredibly fast and smooth. Nobody around these parts has a clue how to do it right!

    Can you replace damaged teeth? Hitting a rock or throwing a chain might destroy a couple of teeth. If a chain sharpening service could replace just those teeth so that I don't have to replace the entire chain, I'd be a loyal customer! The tool, by the way, is available from Baileys (no, I don't work for them).

    Hope this helps... Good luck!
     

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