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chain sharpening ONLY PLEASE! "Chain Sharpening"

Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by Naked Arborist, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. GrassGuerilla

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    Bump for the peanut gallery. First, a comment that I haven't seen mentioned. I think I have better results with a really snug new bar. As they wear and open up, there is more room for chatter. I'm liking the solid, smooth feeling I'm getting by filing a new chain on a new bar. Zero chatter. Snugged up with the brake on its taking a nice edge.

    And a question: any tips for smoothing the fresh burr? As you file any edge you effectively raise a small burr. In sharpening a knife you work the burr in both directions, then gently remove the excess. I don't recall mention of folks de-buring their cutters.
     
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    It requires a very special grinder to sharpen square chisel.

    I used my Homelite 410 chain vise today, sweet. Carlton File-O-Plate works well too.

    Mark
     
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    good post
     
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    I sat my son down and step by step showed him how to sharpen a chain properly. Only because he sharpened his chain on his new saw to death. I taught him about the gullet, and using a file n guide. And both angles when filing. Doing the rakers. It’s the difference between nice square chips or saw dust. He tried the saw he sharpened while i explained it to him and he said wow.

    Once we take the time to sharpen the chain correctly all I do is make one pass with the file n guide when I gas up the saw. This way it’s always razor sharp.
     
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    If I'm on the job and need to touch up my chain quickly, " similar to a soldier fixing his rifle on the front line", I can look at each tooth and sharpen only the few that really need sharpening. I was surprised with the before and after results.

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