+1 I bought the predecessor of the 2 in 1, the Pferd Chain Sharp. It worked passably but it had enough flex that if you bore down on it too much you would REALLY over file the depth gauges. I basically quit using it. The current 2 in 1 can also have issues with uneven file wear on the round file from not being rotated and between the two files.Yikes. That tooth is not going cut or clean well. This is not the first time I have seen people state that the 2 in 1 doesn't perform well on a chain that has some miles on it.
This bar peening is caused by cutting with a dull/improperly sharpened chain. The chain links just hammer the bar instead of gliding down it like it is supposed to do. A flat file will work temporarily but you really should invest in a bar rail dressing file. Both Oregon and Stihl have one. This will also guarantee the rails are both flat and perpendicular to the bar.I am also seeing a lip on the edge of your bar. That needs to be addressed with a flat file as well.
Haha too funny, If you read back a few posts you’ll see my original message to the OP. I refuse to touch another jig or gadget now. Thanks for your help so far on my sharpening journeyYou tell em ,Tom. Since you got to filing lately and have all those recently taken pics I felt it would be easier to have you post some.
Contained in the packaging with your new chains you should find an instruction sheet with the specs and filing angles on it for that specific type of chain. Obviously you should save these for future reference.Alright, I had some free time so I swung by the dealership for a 26rs, an identical 26RM3, and some .325 bare files. I just had to find out for myself what I could do to correct this issue.
Much improved sir. I like your vice and the tape helps a good bit, the chipper chain is a fair cutting type but the chisel is where it is at in clean wood. The hook under the top plate along with the proper set of the depth gauge will take much strain out of cutting with a chainsaw. The chain will self feed, no pushing necessary and the engine will pull with less drag on it.Alright, I had some free time so I swung by the dealership for a 26rs, an identical 26RM3, and some .325 bare files. I just had to find out for myself what I could do to correct this issue.
While the angles were correct, it was obvious something else was off. Before and after pics using the .325 stihl file. The most material was removed towards the bottom of the cutter.
Last pic is from using the .325 file. And of course a pic of my 50's Prentiss Bulldog No95