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Chain saw Sharpening with a Dremel

Post in 'The Gear' started by BrianK, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Hit them with brake clean. Makes a huge difference. They get loaded with chain lube.
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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    + 1 on the diamond stones. the vitrified Dremel stones while cheap, don't hold up for long.
  3. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    BTW.. just to throw a wrench in the monkey works..

    I got a Timberline Sharpener for Christmas.. It has now replaced all other sharpening devices in my house, and has replaced the "Johnny Seven OMA" I got in 1964 as the best Christmas gift ever...

    Seriously.
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  4. ironworker

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    The secret with the Dremel is to just touch up fast and often. Although now I am looking at the Timberline out of boredom mostly and the need for a new toy.
  5. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Now that I know stihl needs two files depending on the remaining tooth I am seriously considering proposing to that timberline ! Lol

    Pete
  6. BrianK

    BrianK Guest

    I'm ashamed to admit, I had to look that up (but in my defense, I was born in 1966).
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  7. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    What stones are you using, the ones that came with it?
  8. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    It doesn't use "stones" it uses "burrs" like an end mill. I don't think it could be used with any of the stones I have ever seen.. but the burrs appear to be going to last a long time. I have an extra one, but so far, I did all my chains for the two bigger saws, the initial sharpening was the hardest and longest, showed me I was not as accurate with my angles as I thought.. And then a bunch of "touch ups" and I can not detect any wear on the burr yet. Two of my buddies have since bought one also..
  9. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    I use the Dremel sharpener with good results. Fast and easy. I wore out the first stone pretty quick but now that I've got the hang of it, I can do it quicker and with a bit more finesse. As someone else stated, just a quick pass or two more frequently is much better than waiting until it gets super dull. Might try the diamond stone when this one wears out.
  10. tekguy

    tekguy Feeling the Heat

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    i use the diamond bits on my dremel, makes quick work of it and they last a long time
  11. mikey517

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    Can I ask what speed you guys set for your Dremel sharpening?

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