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A bit off-topic: might be more appropriate for a grinder thread.

That said, there is a long history of rotary grinders sold to sharpen saw chain: Granberg, STIHL, Oregon, Dremel, etc.

This particular ad even shows it sharpening PowerSharp chain and the triangular teeth of reciprocal saw blades!
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Typical of the cheap, clone ads that vacuum up and add every photo they can find on the Internet, without understanding (or caring?) if they are appropriate.

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Sniff.......

Sorry.......

I'll remove it.......
 
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I will be in Memphis this Spring. Might have to look it up!
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The brewery is in midtown in a trendy area on Broad St. In the back of the building is a good size pub with their wares in bottles and on tap. My favorite is an American Imperial Stout named Astronaut Status. . . and for good reason; the alcohol content is 12.8%.
 

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I was gonna start a thread with this question, but probably fits here just as well. Can someone make a recommendation on bare-bones tools for chain breaking and making?

I think I’m gonna start shortening the chains from my primary saw once they get down near the witness mark, and run them until end-of-life on my backup saw.
 
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I was gonna start a thread with this question, but probably fits here just as well. Can someone make a recommendation on bare-bones tools for chain breaking and making?
I started this one a while back, which follows my learning curve:

https://www.arboristsite.com/community/threads/baileys-chain-breaker-and-spinner.144859/

The set I would buy today is this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tecomec-Ch...301401?hash=item58e9d6f759:g:d0UAAOSww3tY7Vb7

I tried the Granberg 'Break-N-Mend' but was not as impressed with it as I hoped:

https://granberg.com/product/g605c-break-n-mendbreaks-rivets-chain/

You can use just a chain anvil, punch, and ball-peen hammer, but again, the results are not as good. It IS the most 'bare boned' approach:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pocket-Bre...Repair-6-slotted-Anvil-2-Punches/381873931176

I recommend buying new presets, not re-using old ones that were punched out.

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Philbert I acquired a .325 chain that was ground at about a 45 degree angle.

I’ve sharpened it at a 25 degree angle now but only the first third of the cutter wears the new angle.

I guess I’ll put it into the wood and see what happens. The depth gauges are way low as well. Guessing this was a chain that someone kid at a hardware store got ahold of and butchered it on the grinder.
 

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Update: It is way to grabby so it’s going to need to be sharpened back to the point the depth gauges are set properly and the cutting edge has a suitable angle.
 
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Update: It is way too grabby so it’s going to need to be sharpened back to the point the depth gauges are set properly and the cutting edge has a suitable angle.
Correct. You hate to do it because the chain's life is then shortened, but you really have no choice. The alternative is to throw the chain away because the saw's engine cannot pull the chain through the cut. Really soft wood might allow it to work, but I have watched chains like this bog down in both cottonwood and poplar.
 
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