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Dremel Chainsaw Sharpening

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by glenncz, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. glenncz

    glenncz New Member

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    Just an FYI. I've hand sharpened my chainsaw many hundreds of times over the past 15 yrs, but one month ago I got a sharpening stone form my Dremel tool. What a relief! It's so much easier than wrestling with the saw and sharpening by hand. Saw gets nice and sharp, with a minimum of physical effort, and in less time than handsharpening.

    Here is Dremel's video on it.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum Glen.

    This will no doubt get moved to the Gear forum as that is where it belongs. As for the dremel tool for sharpening, I got one a few years back after hand sharpening for years. My hands gave out but it is a breeze with this tool. One just needs to be careful to not burn the teeth. Sharpen often and what the heck, it only takes a few minutes with this tool. Happy cutting!
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  3. ScotO

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    I use the dremel with a stone for a quick tune up. But you have to be careful you don't take too much off of any given tooth. Try to take the same amount off of each tooth, and work the bit back and forth so you don't burn out a section of the bit OR burn a tooth.
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  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That is definitely the trick Scott.
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    husky345 vermont resolute New Member

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    iv found that sharpening the good old fashioned way is best. i bought the oregon stone sharpener and soon learned that it was difficult to take the same amount off each tooth.
  6. glenncz

    glenncz New Member

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    > But you have to be careful you don't take too much off of any given tooth.

    I think you are right about that. I probably done about 5-7 Dremels on this chain and I now notice that a few of the teeth are warn down extraordinary, guess i was a little too hard with the tool.
  7. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    I GOT THE CHAIN sharpener for $29.99 at HF its worth every penny. I almost don't handsharpen anymore, and that use to be all I did. Its pretty fast and I just take extra loops with me. I also saw recently that they had or have it on sale for $24.99 which is the cheapest I have ever seen it for. It to me is as good as the ones that cost several hundred dollars.

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