Post in 'The Gear' started by buddylee, Apr 8, 2012.
Is there a company that sharpens chains any thing like when you buy them from the store ?
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we were just talking about this last week. you want one of the sharpest chains out there, check out this little device.
Yep... Timberline. There is a thread with a discount in it
See here http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/timberline-chain-sharpener-group-buy.85628/
anyone have any experience using one ?
Most any of the various sharpeners will get the job done. Be it hand filing or a $4000.00 automatic sharpener. Time and the operator are the key. I am a professional in the sharpening business I do hundreds of chains a year. I have seen some real hack jobs and excellent hand work over the years. Check your local listings for a sharpening shop, this gets away from the youngster/ or? at the hardware store that generally does not have a clue. With mailing/shipping costs it might not be cost effective to send them out unless it is a large number of chains. Now guys/gals do not go ranting at me, as everyone has there favorite method, what works for you might not be an acceptable method for another. Chris
The Timberline came in today. Along with a couple things for the 460...
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Hope to get time later to try it. Son was up sick last night. We both stayed home. Gotta take care of him 1st.
You LUCKY BUGGER!! Keep us posted on how it works. And I hope your boy feels better soon. My whole household has a bad cold too!
Thanks Scotty... He has coming out both ends! !!
I ordered a Granberg G-106 and used it for the first time last weekend. To start, I wish I could say this thing is built like crap as that would be an improvement. It says, "Made in the USA", which, if I were them, I wouldn't put on the package because people would think it was made in China which would explain its crappy construction. After studying it for a while I sharpened a Stihl full-chisel chain. Yes, it got the chain sharper than I could ever do by hand and the chain cuts like new. In that regard, it gets the job done, and it also does a nice job on the rakers. But for flip sake, I'd rather pay $50.00 for a better-crafted version of thsi thing.
Anybody have any experience with the chains made by Rayco supposed to outlast standard ones by 50X,but a little pricey.
Sounds like a carbide chain which will go a long time in-between sharpenings indeed but will also cost $$ to sharpen. What saw/size are your running? Stihl's new PICCO Duro chain is quite affordable and I'm itching to try it except I don't have anything that runs Picco chain.
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