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  1. Willard

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    Well folks it's finally official!
    Now we can file out of the box C83/85 XCut style.:D



     
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    I would love to test out this chain!
     
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    Thanks for posting. Very interesting

    I bet Stihl will bring out a 2-in-1 sharpener with a hexagonal file for this chain.
     
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    Yes I was thinking the exact same thing.
    Now OHSA and CSA will probably set a standard for it.
    Yellow or Green or both?
     
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    This was Stihl's original Hexa ad with a Green chain.
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    Given the price of beveled square chisel files, I don't think these hex shapes ones are gonna be cheap!
     
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    Yup any speciality file won't be cheap.
    From what I gather in my research these hook beaked chains may be the rave now in Europe for pro softwood small stem logging production.

    Got to face it Oregon and Stihl have been factory grinding similar angles in their chains for years now.
    Recently with Husqvarna introducing the 572XP with the unheard of before C83/85 XCut chain it's easy to see where the Swedes and Germans are going with this design.
     
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    Wonder if it really holds up as good as square with that unsupported corner?
     
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    Where do you get that file?
     
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    Stihl dealer!? o_O

    But mine didn't even hear about the hexa stuff when I inquired a month back. :confused:
     
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    The above picture with 3 files was shot in Australia.
    Who knows when the Hexa file will be available in North America. Best if you have a friend in Europe is have them send you some.
     
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    I'm in..

    I love the way X chain cuts!
     
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    Is it available in Europe even?

    I tried a few searches on the Stihl Germany website and nothing turned up.

    In the search for RH KETTE only standard chain showed up.

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    I'm not really a big fan of the beak and sharp hook that doesn't support the working corner that well. Might be nice in soft species though. While I'm not overly excited, it's good that Stihl & Husky are looking to evolve saw chain and how it's ground.
     
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    I stopped at a Stihl “elite” dealer today inquiring about this. They had no idea what I was speaking of. I guess it comes as no surprise to me anymore...
     
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    Key thing to me was the idea that chains would be shipped with 'improved out-of-box' (OOB) performance that users could not restore. Made no sense to me, unless you throw away your chains after the first use (some do!). I have not used these chains, but assumed that we could match the factory profile with a couple of passes.

    This file seems to bridge some of the gap between round filed and square filed chain, which should appeal to some, and the files appear more intuitive to use than some of the square filed files. Looks like a profile that could also be duplicated with a conventional grinder too?

    Philbert
     
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    Looks interesting. Easier for newbs to sharpen maybe?

    How much adjustability of hook, etc. are we giving up?
     
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    Looks like you give it all up...
     
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    I bet the first Hexa files heading from Europe to the US will come from Greece!

    Dan is the man for sourcing newest Stihl products, @AlfA01 :cool:
     
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    I haven't tried this style chain but if my local shop hangs one of these files up for sale I'd probably have to try it..
     
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