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Chain sharpening

Post in 'The Gear' started by karl, May 24, 2007.

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  1. karl

    karl Minister of Fire

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    A few months ago somebody posted a link to a .pdf file on how to sharpen a chain. I think it was put out by a saw manufacturer. I thought I saved it on the computer and now I can't find it. I tried searching on here and had no luck as well.

    Can somebody repost the link. Or link to a good site?


    thank you

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  2. ChrisN

    ChrisN Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Karl, I've found that chain sharpening is really pretty easy. The best way to learn is just to do it a few times and you will be amazed at how easy it is to keep your chain in good shape as long as you aren't abusing it too much on rocks / dirt / etc. I bought one of those combination chain sharpening files, a round file for the tooth and a flat file for the raker both held in a holder with a handle. You can pick those chain sharpeners up at any dealer or at big box stores for $10 to $15. I hit each tooth with 3 or 4 strokes after each tank of gas and have been very happy with the chain performance. If you do a forum search there have been several threads on chain sharpening, but as I said, I think the best thing for you to do is get a good file kit and go for it.
  3. Jay H

    Jay H New Member

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    Check out the "gear" forum which probably has more threads about chain sharpening and all that good stuff...

    Jay
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