File life

FFDewey Posted By FFDewey, Mar 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM

  1. FFDewey

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  2. smokinj

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    Seems the better you get the longer they will last. When I first started filing it seem like I would go through a file on just a few chains. Now it seems they last quite awhile dozen or so.
     
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  3. Thistle

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    Longer when you dont hit any rocks,embedded chain link,large spikes or other debris with the saw chain. I hit some hidden fence wire in a walnut stump last Fall,took quite a few sharpenings before all the teeth were back to normal again.I used Oregon files for many years,switched to Woodland Pro (made by Carlton I think) in late 2011,cost was a bit less for even better quality/longer life.Buying them in a box of 12 is much cheaper too.
     
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  4. bogydave

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    Keep them clean, (I spray with starting fluid to clean them, out doors ;) )
    Only make chain contact when pushing forward, don't drag it back thru the cutter.
    Should out last a few chains.
    Good one should last a long time.
     
  5. FFDewey

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    Thanks for the replys. Sounds like they will last awhile. I have been sharpening two chains that I rotate.
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    New chain: New file.
     
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