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Chain sharpening hand file or grind

Doe you file your onw chains

  • Yes

    Votes: 78 95.1%
  • No

    Votes: 4 4.9%

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RI Chevy

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Chain vise is so much better! Makes chains much more precise when sharpening.
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Everybody comes up with a method that works the best for them .Mine is to sit the saw on a log or the tail gate of my truck and file looking down on the top of the bar going left right until it's all done .The tail gate has a plastic cover doesn't harm the chain .A 20" loop takes about 5 minutes .Usually about every two tanks of fuel unless I cut dirt which will happen no matter how carefull you are .
 

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Never used a Maxx (or a USG!). Just never had the opportunity.

But, I appreciate a good grinder, and good wheels.

That, and a good spinner / breaker set, along with some knowledge, skill, and experience, go a long way in maintaining, repairing, and salvaging saw chains.

Philbert
 
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It doesn't matter what is used to sharpen the chain. What matters is the person doing it and their knowledge and ability. If you know the angles you want to achieve and check that you have done them correctly, it will be sharp.

Give an person will no experience or knowledge a file or grinder and they will give you back a chain that doesn't cut.

Plenty of people go out and rub a file into the gullet and miss the part that actually cuts wood, and wonders why the chain doesn't cut.

Then they say files are crap, get a grinder and blue every cutter, grind a crap angle and again it doesn't cut so grinders must be crap.

Most of the time, the operator is what failed not the sharpening tool that was used.
 

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Test using very, very old Oregon Filjonte.
Just normal 30deg and 10deg down.
Nice, self feeding chain.
 

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