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3/8 chain file?

Post in 'The Gear' started by skinnykid, Feb 6, 2009.

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  1. skinnykid

    skinnykid New Member

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    The guy at the Stihl dealer told me to sharpen a 3/8 chain I need to get the .404 file and guide. So I did, but was wondering is it the right size? did we miss understand each other?

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  2. Jack33

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    Yes there was a misunderstanding somewhere. .404 is a chain size, not a file size. Assuming you have standard 3/8 chain, use a 7/32 or 13/64 file.
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    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    AND IF YOU MEANT LOW-PRO 3/8' it's a 5/32
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    So I stopped back at the saw shop and verified that the .404 is the size I need. He told me yes and the difference between .404 and the 7/32 is very small. Like 15000 of an inch. He assured me that it would sharpen my chain just fine, so I left it at that.
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    Jack, do you have enough saws? Just checkin your signature.
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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    True story: I have a very good Stihl dealer locally who, for whatever reason, is always trying to sell me one size too small file.

    Weird, Eh?
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