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Sharpen chain saw.

bridges

LawnSite Member
Location
RI
How do you guys sharpen your chain saw blades?

I take them to my dealer and pay $5.00 for each chain.

 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
I use a chain jig and a dremel (sometimes just a file).
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
It's a little piece of steel that holds the chain by fastening on (off the saw) and allows you to file at the proper and consistent angle and pitch for the chain.
 

BCLawncare

LawnSite Member
Bridges, you can buy a little tool that holds a round file and a flat file togather , it files your depth gauges and your cutters at the same time, this will help you get started fileing freehand. I hate to say this since im a stihl man but you should be able to get one of these at any husky saw dealer hope this helps.
 

Esby

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Alexandria, MN.
One of my good friends owns a large tree service in my area. They have a machine that sharpens them, so I just drop by and he sharpens them for me
 

awm

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
stanfield nc
There is much to know.The first is not all
shops that do this really know how to.
I do afair job.But have found a man that really knows
how.3-5 dollars and takes all the work out of
usin the saw.In fact I enjoy just watching it
work.
 

geogunn

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
TN
the little flat bar and file thing can be had for about seven bucks at home depot. but I'd go to the dealer and ask for one. they are handy because you don't have to remove the chain to have it sharpened.

GEO
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
I run the file over the chain after every 2 or 3 tank fulls of gas. There's nothing like a nice sharp chain! Also be careful not to touch the ground while cutting. This will dull the chain very quickly.
 
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