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  1. Mkinslow

    Mkinslow Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Been thinking on this while reading a lot of yalls posts. If the answer is here on OPE I’ve missed it or haven’t come across it yet.

    Anyway I was wondering where y’all get your angles or degrees from for a chain so you know where to set your grinder or file guide??
     
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    paragonbuilder Jon1212 Approved!

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    To start, the angle of the stock chain are on the box they come in. Then some of us experiment adjust from there.
    Most is somewhere in the area of 30/30/10
    Some find the 10 deg adjustment isn’t worth it. And on my round grinder I need to set the tilt to 60, which is equivalent to 30.
     
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    Mkinslow Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Well crap I’ve never even looked on the box:facepalm: and what is the 30/30/10,well I think I know but don’t know how to explain.
     
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    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    Different grinders have different reference numbers, but relative to the cutter, its all the same.

    Oregon is 60/30/10
    Stihl is 30/30/10
     
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    Mkinslow Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Thanks. I went back and looked at some pictures on the internet and I’m getting a pretty clear idea of what y’all are saying
     
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    For full chisel, I set the grinder at 55-60 degrees, vise at 30-25, with the 10 agree tilt. That's on a Oregon 620
     
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    Wilhelm Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I have these.

    Carlton
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    Dolmar (Oregon)
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    Stihl
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    TriLink
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