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STIHL Progressive Depth Gauge Tool

Philbert

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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

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Here are some more sizes and some interesting guides:
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.

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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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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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The main advantage the Stihl gauges could be if they're made available in stainless steel.
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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