Broke down - Oregon 511AX heading my way

NH_Wood Posted By NH_Wood, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:48 PM

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  1. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood
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    Been wanting a grinder for a lonnngggggg time - so, found a brand new unit on eBay for $320 with free shipping - I hope it arrives soon. Just found out I need to leave for about 8 weeks of work in southeast Ohio.....might not even get to try her out before I leave at the end of next week. I'm sure I'll be posting some questions once I get her up and running. Cheers!
     
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  2. Michael Golden

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    Where you heading to in southeast ohio?
     
  3. thewoodlands

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    You'll like it NH_Wood, I had lots of help from Smokin when I got started with the 109179 bench grinder from Oregon.

    By the end of next summer I'll have sharpened enough that it will have paid for itself.
     
  4. NH_Wood

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    Thanks Zap - sure hope I do - I'm assuming a bit of a learning curve, but I have about 9 3/8 chains and 6 0.325 chains that could use a good truing on a grinder - at $6/chain at the local shop, it would be $90 just to get them back to true - so, I think it'll have paid for itself fairly quickly. I'm sure I'll be bugging smokin' and others for some advice! Cheers!
     
  5. thewoodlands

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    Don't forget Oregon (email off their website) they will get back to you quick, I've used it 3 or 4 times.
     
  6. thewoodlands

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    I bought a caliper so I make sure I start off with the shortest cutter, I don't use it all the time.

    http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/tools/test-measurement/calipers-dial/fraction-digital-fractional-caliper-6?utm_source=google_pr&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Calipers-google_pr&infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=CMLvmoGL07cCFUJlMgodtTsAkQ
     
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    Good idea - I have a caliper, so good to go there. Did you find the grinder relatively easy to learn to use? Cheers!
     
  8. thewoodlands

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    Yes, but I still can get better at it. I do more hand filing then ever but it's still nice when you can throw it on the grinder.

    The big reason I bought it was because of the milling chains, I forget what they charge for a chain that goes on a 36 inch bar.
     
  9. NH_Wood

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    Thanks Zap - I saw that vid a while ago - real well done. I also hand file a lot and I'm very happy with my chains, but after a while, I can see the inconsistencies - will be great to be able the true the angles periodically, or grind rather than hand file after a buddy chews threw a rock ;hm. Cheers!
     
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