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STIHL Progressive Depth Gauge Tool

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

  1. Jethro 2t sniffer

    Jethro 2t sniffer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    That 2 in 1 butcher's chain as far as I'm concerned yeah it sorta makes a homeowner with no real idea get a chain to cut but yeah ewww. It butcher's files too but yeah has its place for sure

    Have a few mate's with them and yeah they agree but they also just don't care they can't be bothered learning about chain sharpening and when it gets real bad they buy a new chain.

    Is it the "now" society?
     
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  3. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    This is the biggest thing posted on that page:
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    STIHL lets dealers in UK ship parts / products directly to customer homes!

    In the US, I understand that to be a big 'NO'.

    Philbert
     
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    That’s the truth. I can buy and reserve in store. But like hell they’ll deliver in the states
     
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    I sent them an e-mail this morning about buying a large order, I haven't heard back. I also sent them a link to this thread, they might join in here.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    (Hope it does not kill our EU sources!!!)

    Philbert
     
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    I was polite......

    I haven't mentioned Brexit yet.....
     
  8. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    You ARE a gentleman!

    Philbert
     
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    Have you asked if they have any of these as well...?

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  10. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    They probably call them something like 'depth gauge spoons' in the UK, for all we know. Surprised that the bar is not on the other side of the saw!


    Philbert
     
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  12. Jethro 2t sniffer

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    Hahahaha just tried at the dealer in town haha you boys know the answer.... these here 2 in 1s are all you will ever need bla bla bla and bla... and yeah nah that part number does not exist. Luckily across the road husky has there's on the shelf but.

    Speaking of which have any of you jokers got the 325 version? I was thinking I'll adjust a 3/8 . 1 end for 325 and the other for in the middle of hard and soft on a 3/8 chain. A measurement would be much appreciated if anyone has 1 and a ruler handy?
     
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    Yep. My dealer no luck but took it to supplier. Got the standard ones in every one see's. So guess I'd I'd be in for some as this progresses.
     
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    Hey Pogo!

    Apologies for the long delay! I simply followed Hannes69's tutorial. Process is simple enough, and tools required are minimal. Hand filing did the rest. Only problem is the gauges are not hardened. Not a biggie, but it does mean that you need to remove the gauge before running the flat file over the gauges. Slows one down a bit... As stated, I have been very happy with the Stihl gauge also. I'm really surprised that these gauges are not available in the States - you guys are light years ahead of us in deepest , darkest, Africa....

    Anyway, you are correct. Anyone with a machine shop should be able to churn these gauges out by the dozen. But - at less than $5, it's almost not worth it. Don't forget, we on AS are a sort of "elite" crowd - people who aim at acquiring and improving our skills in order to make our chainsaws perform better! Most folks out there don't even know that a chainsaw "blade" can be sharpened.... (I hate it when they call it a blade!!!)

    I think items such as these are undervalued by most users, and as a manufacturer, I'd also rather sell a $40 2-in-1 gizmo (which almost anyone can use), that a $4 item...

    Anyway - if you guys put together an order list, I would be happy to purchase the gauges locally and send them over to you. I'll even speak to my local dealer to see if she would give us better pricing. You guys would just need to arrange to collect locally from one another!

    Mike
     
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    What would be neat would be an adjustable version of the Pferd file and depth gauge file holder.

    Adjustable!

    It would provide for some interesting foolin' around.
     
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    Couldn't find anyone selling these at this part of the Europe nor could i find any information about em. :confused:
     
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    Rang our local stihl shop after finding them listed on the stihl au site after I did a search out of interest not expecting to find them available here.

    not in stock till late Nov, so pre ordered some.

    It was the first they had heard of them.
     
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    That's a good sign perhaps they might roll them out everywhere
     
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    I can ask here in the UK if you still need an EU mule...just give me some part numbers and qty :sweet:
     
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    Part numbers in first post, for availability. Please make sure that you have clear commitments, and a good estimate of shipping costs, before you order any

    Philbert
     
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