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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2016, 08:34:07 AM »

Thanks to all who replied.  You have given me a couple of options and I found that Sells Equipment in Woodhaven also does them.

I'll look into the Dremel option but that means I will need to buy one as well.   I have a file with a guide but it just does not seem to do much when I have tried it in the past.

Buy your files in quantity and buy quality like Nicholson.  Bailey Online sells them in 12 packs.  Get a file card and clean them too.

Like I said, I stay away from commercial resharpeners.  They remove way too much tooth when grinding a loop.  They want you to buy a new one (loop) after a few sharpenings so they over grind on purpose.

Bailey's also sells grinding outfits if you want one.  Go into business grinding chains yourself.
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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2016, 08:45:27 AM »

My husband always took his chains to a guy on South telegraph. I don't know whether it's a Monroe address or a LaSalle address.  You go south past Alban and pass the two churches on the right and then it's right after the second church, I think there's a chainsaw sign by the road or by his garage, I can't remember.

Is that the brick home with the two big iron wagon wheels hanging out by the road?

That's the only place I can think of that fits your description and the guy that lived there did all kinds of repair work for years.  I don't know what happened to him but the place was sold not too long ago.  I'll look closer but I don't remember seeing any kinds of signs out front lately.
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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2016, 10:03:14 AM »

 That is where I meant. Of course my husband's been gone quite a while. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2016, 11:35:31 AM »

From the sounds of things (on here), maybe I should invest in a professional grade chain grinder.  I already sharpen chipper knives btw.
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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2019, 06:10:26 AM »

I would not say I am a specialist, yet have figured out how to utilize one of the round records with a level bar appended effectively to keep a chain sharp

There are lines scored on the bar to indicate what point to hold the record.

I think that its best to do all the left ones, at that point do all the correct ones as I appear to get the edge right at that point.

I would prescribe nearly nothing and regularly once you make them work appropriately once more.

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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 11:54:10 AM »

Stihl markets a really nice file holder and guide.  What I use in the field for touch ups.
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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2019, 10:40:50 AM »

wonder about this..
https://cool.glaace.net/products/chainsaw-teeth-sharpener?fbclid=IwAR0GH_LuVweiCwot0seBvS8YrCT8lZsi1vny-OlLdskPe207YysXU5k06NA

Might work for an ignorant homeowner but in reality it's the gullet of the tooth that gets beat up and dull, not the leading edge.  Save your money, buy a Stihl file guide, some files and learn how to use it.  I just happen to use the timberline and a stump vise to secure the bar.
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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2019, 08:28:14 AM »

Might work for an ignorant homeowner but in reality it's the gullet of the tooth that gets beat up and dull, not the leading edge.  Save your money, buy a Stihl file guide, some files and learn how to use it.  I just happen to use the timberline and a stump vise to secure the bar.

The PowerSharp is a one of a kind cutting tool sharpener that takes only seconds to hone the majority of the teeth on your saw, and can oblige a wide range of various sorts of cutting tools, including Stihl, Olympyk, and Oleo-Mac Chainsaws.

The utilization the sharpener, simply embed the finish of your edge into the sharpener, close and lock it shut, push the finish of the sharpener against a log or tree, and simply begin running your cutting edge. After only a couple of moments, your saw will be as sharp as ever.

This cutting tool honing pack accompanies the PowerSharp bar and chain, and the one of a kind honing connection with stone that will hone your chain in simple seconds.
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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2019, 10:06:31 AM »

Does nothing for setting the rakers either.... but then I'd never use one.  It's an acquired skill sharpening a loop with a file and something one learned is never forgotten.

People that use those gimmicks have electric chainsaws too.... ;D
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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2019, 11:06:33 AM »

I don't cut much wood very often so the 3 chains I have I try to keep at least 2 of them sharp and drop off at a guy by the high school that sharpens them.  If I did a lot of cutting it would make sense to buy the holder guide and files.
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 01:28:17 AM »

I  would rather suggest you to use the shapener. You can do it yourself easily and at any time and would be inexpensive. I own a Husqvarna 460 rancher and do sharpening with my XtremepowerUS 85W Mini Electric Chainsaw Grinder  . Its quite convenient. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2019, 08:01:31 AM »

It may be convenient but it's wasting away tooth material, just like all grinders do.  The best and most conservative method of loop sharpening is still a file and guide.  I use a stump vise and set the bar (and powerhead) in the stump vise and file the chain (on the saw).  Takes about 5 minutes and I'm back cutting.

Having said that, it you use the chainsaw as a trencher or hit metal in the wood, grinding is the only applicable method of renewing a dull, tooth chipped chain loop because you have to clean up the chipped teeth.  Just don't forget to drop the rakers accordingly.

Two things I always do is I never cut close to the ground, when bucking logs I always use a Peavy to lift the log up and I always look where I'm cutting to avoid metal embedded in a tree trunk.  Sometimes, it's inevitable you hit metal so grinding or a Timberline is a necessity.  I carry my Timberline all the time in the truck.  The Timberline uses a double cut Tungsten Carbide Burr to cut the tooth and because it's manual, you can use it anywhere.  I cut a lot of trees and give the wood away.  Usually Dale Wagonknect comes and gets it.  He sells firewood to local campgrounds.  I like to support local business whenever possible.
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Re: Chainsaw Sharpening
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2019, 09:55:22 AM »

yep, just touching the ground will kill it quicker than anything, other than maybe a piece of metal of some sort..  I tend to ge lazy and try to get that last cut before the chain digs into the ground.
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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2019, 12:50:11 PM »

Been around chainsaws and related equipment for 45 years.  I owed and operated a tree trimming company when I lived in Cleveland.  Bucket trucks, chippers, stump grinders and lots of saws.  Sold everything but a couple saws and some climbing harness.

Workers comp and liability insurance is prohibitive in cost and people want their jobs done for nothing.  I quoted jobs where the idiots wanted it for free but I could have the wood.  Didn't want the wood in the first place.
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