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Author Topic: Basic chain sharpening how to video.  (Read 1493 times)

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Offline Andyshine77

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Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« on: June 11, 2014, 05:01:47 am »
There's been quite a few threads lately discussing proper chain sharpening techniques. I made this video to show my methods and experience. This is very basic stuff, that anyone can do with a little patience and practice. If anyone has any questions feel free.

Edit. Don't know why I said hold the file 90 degrees from the ground .I meant flat or with a slight up angle, say 5 degrees.



       
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 08:40:32 am »
Awesome.  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:02:55 am »
good video, should help some folks with the task.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 09:22:36 am »
A mighty fine video!! I will have to bookmark for future members. I do like to use a marker to keep track of where I started. I know I can tell by how shiny it is where I just sharpened. But just something I like too do. Yes,it is simple.but without what you just showed,it's hard to explain. And the why too. Good job again.
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 07:08:36 pm »
Most excellent video!
I learned  a few things.

Nice saw collection too, BTW.  ;)
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 07:15:31 pm »
Most excellent video!
I learned  a few things.

Nice saw collection too, BTW.  ;)

Thanks for the compliments, it means alot.

Andre.
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 01:46:14 pm »
Hi Andyschine77,

I hope you don't disaprove of me showing my comparison in your thread.

Cutting is done with a 2000W Makita electric chainsaw (it was Saturday afternoon and I didn't want to upset the neighbors).

First part is brand new Stihl chain.
Second part is after sharpening with HF type electric grinder.
Third part is after filing with Husqvarna roller guide and brand new round file 4.8mm. 5 strokes per tooth. I didn't have a new 4.5mm on hand as Stihl usually requires.

Wood is some type of fir/spruce/pine construction wood.

Checked the rakers and filed them after every filing.





hhmmm can't insert the video somehow. At least the link is present for everyone interested.

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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 11:58:39 pm »
Hi Andyschine77,

I hope you don't disaprove of me showing my comparison in your thread.

Cutting is done with a 2000W Makita electric chainsaw (it was Saturday afternoon and I didn't want to upset the neighbors).

First part is brand new Stihl chain.
Second part is after sharpening with HF type electric grinder.
Third part is after filing with Husqvarna roller guide and brand new round file 4.8mm. 5 strokes per tooth. I didn't have a new 4.5mm on hand as Stihl usually requires.

Wood is some type of fir/spruce/pine construction wood.

Checked the rakers and filed them after every filing.





hhmmm can't insert the video somehow. At least the link is present for everyone interested.

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I don't disapprove whatsoever. The last chain doesn't have proper hook, do to the file being a little too large. The tooth is blunt. The other two chains cut well enough for what I assume is 3/8 low pro chain. The husky guides also don't work well on Stihl chain. Different geometry.

Here's a chain I hand filed squared a few years back.
Andre.

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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 06:47:20 pm »
Nice "how to" on the sharpening vid. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014, 08:19:39 pm »
I enjoyed it too.
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 11:22:16 am »
Just bought the stihl file guide and made a huge difference. I was filing to low and getting too much hook. Thanks for the video

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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 03:51:49 pm »
Just bought the stihl file guide and made a huge difference. I was filing to low and getting too much hook. Thanks for the video

You're welcome. Filing too low is a very common problem.
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Re: Basic chain sharpening how to video.
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 11:29:52 pm »
Thanks Andy! very informative, I learned a lot.