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STIHL Progressive Depth Gauge Tool

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Philbert, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Found these in response to another thread. Do not appear to be available in USA. Anyone familiar with or have experience with them? Might need a member-friend in EU to obtain?

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    Tools for MS-cutting attachment maintenance: File gauge
    For manual reworking of the depth gauge made from hardened steel with special coating. Two settings for hard and soft wood. Using the hook, both the groove in the bar and the bar's oil hole can be cleaned.

    File gauge .404" 00008934010
    File gauge 3/8" 00008934009
    File gauge .325" 00008934008
    File gauge 3/8"P 00008934007
    File gauge 1/4"P 00008934006

    STIHL 'FL1 - FL5 ' (might not be available through USA dealers):
    https://www.stihl.com/sharpening-saw-chain.aspx (link to video)

    https://www.stihl.com/STIHL-power-t...ent-maintenance/267816-63674/File-gauges.aspx

    Philbert
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I'm in if you get some.
     
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    I’d try it too as long as they aren’t super Stihl priced at $400 lol
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Look to be in the $4 to $5 each range from STIHL dealers in UK (after converting to $, and value added tax stuff, etc.).

    Philbert
     
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    Good deal. Well let’s see what we can get from our friends overseas
     
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    Wondering if it would work for different brands of chain?
     
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    As long as they are German made..........
     
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    Put me in for two if we can locate some, I’m in for 3/8 and 3/8lp.
     
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    Just checked my local Stihl dealer, new owners, they seem to care. She checked and she can’t find that number for anything that she can order so evidently not available in US yet.
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    Here are some more sizes and some interesting guides:

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    The FG4 guides are available in the US: https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/filing-tools/fg4rollerguide/
    Any US dealer should be able to order them.

    STIHL sells different stuff in different markets. Some things, like chaps, have different standards in the EU, Canada, etc. Other decisions might be marketing, sales, etc. I don't know why they don't sell heated handle saws in Minnesota, but . . . Same thing with these tools.

    Philbert
     
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    You’d think they would just make it available to any market but not advertise there. But then again maybe that’s why I’m not in business or marketing.

    So what’s the plan going forward? Give some more time to see anyone else interested then go for group buy through the site or a good ole boy from overseas?
     
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    BangBang77 The chair is against the wall...

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    I'm in for (1) each of the 3/8" and the 0.325" versions!!!

    Just snagged each size in a Carlton File-o-plate off Ebay last week but would love to add these to my kit.
     
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    I flagged @Definitive Dave in a related post: hoping that someone like that can do something in an organized fashion to keep the International part simpler.

    Any others?

    Philbert
     
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    PogoInTheWoods Don't forget about the alligators...

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    I've looked into these before as well. Glorified Husky gauges (which are readily available everywhere domestically). I like the raised area 'handle' at the rear, though. The main advantage of the Stihl gauges could be if they're made available in stainless steel. The Husky gauges are simply stamped steel and wear out over time.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    AND, they say 'STIHL'!

    Also, some of the File-O-Plate (FOP) ones were specific to certain models of chain. These would presumably be compatible with most STIHL brand chains.

    Philbert
     
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    I’m in for 3/8 and 3/8lp.
     
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    BangBang77 The chair is against the wall...

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    I would like to retract my former post.

    I'm in for (2) each of all 5 sizes, .404, 3/8, .325, 3/8P, and 1/4P. I don't use all of those chain sizes currently, but who knows what the future holds...

    :chainsaw:
     
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    Yes! I'd like 3/8, .325, & 3/8Picco (LO-Pro).
     
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