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Got one of these
« on: December 04, 2017, 12:17:16 am »
https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/filing-tools/2in1file/

I been saw sharpening for a long time and can usually get it right....but this thing saves time and keeps the rakers where they should be....and gets it righter than me ;D ;D
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 08:09:41 am »
I have this item on my wishlist.  I am just like you, been hand filing for a long time.  Everyone that has one raves about it.

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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 10:40:26 am »
Do you need to be experienced to use it? Or would it work as a teaching tool for my boys? My lack of mobility means I can't be out with them as much as I'd like and they need a little help with keeping a chain good.
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 11:57:30 am »
Do you need to be experienced to use it? Or would it work as a teaching tool for my boys? My lack of mobility means I can't be out with them as much as I'd like and they need a little help with keeping a chain good.
No. I feel like a greenhorn using it but it does a better job than I could freehand. Your boys will
Love it as the saw will cut properly. Only thing they could screw up is the angle and you can direct them appropriately.
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 12:55:48 pm »
Thanks Percy. I'll check them out next time we go to the big town.
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 04:34:03 pm »
Mine are husky and look a little different, but they do work well. I was never the greatest chain filer, but they even surprised a friend of mine, who was a feller for years.
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 04:48:37 pm »
Watched a couple videos on using. I may have to try one.  It is good it files both the cutting tooth and drag/rack tooth at the same time.

I may have to try one for my Stihl .325 chain.  If I understood correctly you would need one for each size chain.

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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 05:23:24 pm »
The ones that are branded husky, you have to have different ones for the different chain.
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 06:47:33 pm »
this is one of those " I just don't know?" things for me, I mean the idea sounds good, but from what I've experienced some teeth get hammered more, but, I reckon when you get to that tooth work it til its right,, sounds like a good idea,
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: Got one of these
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 07:31:25 pm »
Bought one like that from Pferd. It hangs on the wall with the others. I couldn't  figure out how to use it.  The instructions where worthless to me. Now on the sawmill blade I love the Dexter file guide but on chainsaws I always go  back to filing by eye.

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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 07:42:53 pm »
Does it charpen da cutter and lower da raker in da same stroke?
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 08:40:07 pm »
Yes, it does

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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 08:47:47 pm »
Yes, it does




that's crazy insane...or insane crazy?
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 09:14:56 pm »
I've had mine for about two years now. Works like a charm. I'd never go back to my electric sharpener. The file does an awesome job. If anyone does buy one you have to check and make sure it has the diameter file you need. Even though they are marked for ⅜ or .325 their are a couple diameter files they use. I found out after I bought mine and had to run back to town.
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 10:01:01 pm »
Does it charpen da cutter and lower da raker in da same stroke?
It

It's better than the electric ones that spittzen ze sparken and blowen ze fusin :D
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 10:40:32 pm »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D

I was reading some of the reviews of this tool. Some said they over-filed the depth gauge/rakers. Today I tried hard to do that but couldnt. There is a piece that slides on the back of the chain., an inch or so ahead of the tooth/raker you are sharpening that avoids this.....at least in my case. I l thought I was good at sharpening but today, being the showoff I am, I was holding the 390 husky just with the throttle hand while the 32 inch bar and chain self fed itself through a 28 inch yellow cedar in no time. Filled my boot with large chipped sawdust quickly. IMO dont be buying shares in electric chainsaw sharpening gear ;D ;D
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 12:35:52 am »
I bought the Pferd version about 15 years ago for my bigger saws and it quickly became my "go to" sharpener. The problem with the old style Pferd is you have to remove the two files and reverse them to saw the "other side" of the chain.

I bought the Stihl double-sided sharpener for my MS170 and it works great. No changing files -- just flip it over to file the "other side".
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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 12:30:30 pm »
Good posts; I should try to use mine again.

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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 08:02:15 am »
I have always hand filed my chains since I was taught how to.  I have used chains that have been sharpened with those electric grinders and they don't do as good of a job.  I have been out cutting firewood with others and have stopped to sharpen my chain.  While stopped I filed the other guys chain, which he normally has sharpened on an electric grinder... he says wow, what a difference, its never sawn like this before!!

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Re: Got one of these
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 08:49:11 am »
Both have there place. I hit a railroad spike buried in a maple log once, and was able to save the chain with the electric sharpener. It would have taken a lot of time to straighten the cutters with a hand file. I use the hand file to touch up the chain before each day of cutting. I looked at the Stihl 2in1, looks real nice, but at $45 bucks, I'll think about it.
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