Sniff.......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.
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%.!!!
I will be in Memphis this Spring. Might have to look it up!
I started this one a while back, which follows my learning curve: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?
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.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.
The cutters have a lot of life left in them. With rounded over drive link tips, the chain might not oil as well, but not a big issue for general purpose cutting. I would run it.These drive links are pretty tortured. Pitch this one?
Good eye!Those rivets tell me the drive links have spent most of their life on a shot sprocket..., probably a spur.
Sprockets are a consumable too. Ideally, you would run a pair of new chains with a new sprocket, and develop a wear pattern. I don't expect that you normally do that (?). Rim sprockets are pretty cheap. You can hold the chain up to the current sprocket(s) and see if the rivets even touch.All of my saws are running fresh sprockets. Will those drivers harm my sprockets?