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chains should,nt be soft enough to file anyway imo, you dont file sharpen wood chisels or drills (you have to grind them)
it would mean having to use a battery dremmel to sharpen onsite tho, but chains would last a lot longer if made from drill/chisel hss
 
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chains should,nt be soft enough to file anyway imo, you dont file sharpen wood chisels or drills (you have to grind them)
it would mean having to use a battery dremmel to sharpen onsite tho, but chains would last a lot longer if made from drill/chisel hss
I am pretty sure I have filed on the auger type wood drills. Chainsaw cutters have a Chromium layer that is or contains the actual edge. May actually be a chromium alloy?
 
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chains should,nt be soft enough to file anyway imo, you dont file sharpen wood chisels or drills (you have to grind them)
it would mean having to use a battery dremmel to sharpen onsite tho, but chains would last a lot longer if made from drill/chisel hss

If they were too hard to be cut with a file- you would be leaving fractured teeth in the kerf of the cut.
If you can swing your mallet (remember, you should not be hitting a wood chisel with a steel hammer) at the same speed as a cutter moves on a chain at WOT, best of luck to you- but there is a reason chain steel is not HSS- it is hard enough to do the job, but soft enough not to fracture.
 
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Kinda like flippy caps..
I don't know why people hate on them, they are easy to use, and i've never had one break or open when in use. I have had old style ones be tightened with a screw driver so i can't open them by hand, not be tight enough and vibrate open, or the slot gets flogged out over time..
 
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I broke one on an overfill of the chain oil reservoir. A screw cap just gooshes over, a flippy cap can retain the oil and break when even lightly forced. A replacement was about 15 dollars here. My mistake, but flippy caps are an overengineered solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

I have no issues with screw caps. Occasionally I need the scrench to loosen a cap. Never had one fall out. Rarely have one too tight. Occasionaly need to replace an o-ring Is all.
 
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I broke one on an overfill of the chain oil reservoir. A screw cap just gooshes over, a flippy cap can retain the oil and break when even lightly forced. A replacement was about 15 dollars here. My mistake, but flippy caps are an overengineered solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

I have no issues with screw caps. Occasionally I need the scrench to loosen a cap. Never had one fall out. Rarely have one too tight. Occasionaly need to replace an o-ring Is all.
interesting. I often over fill and have never had that issue, it just pushes out the excess.

I now use a husky jerry can and that never over fill
 
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interesting. I often over fill and have never had that issue, it just pushes out the excess.

I now use a husky jerry can and that never over fill
When I overfill I find the flippy will not properly close. Won’t break. Just won’t lock in place. The lock will engage on the cap but it will push itself out of the reservoir. I have to pour out a little oil then clean the area and usually it will then close. Haven’t had one leak on my pants but I always double check when filling. I would rather have regular screw on caps but what can you do.
 
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Well, OP posted about the new Stihl chain, and subject somehow deviated to the flippy caps... (which I like)

I received my two chains (one 20" and one 24") for my 461s. Can't wait to test them
 
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