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Oregon Sure Sharp bar-mounted filing guide

Post in 'The Gear' started by n1st, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. n1st

    n1st New Member

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    Howdy All,

    I'm looking for a sharpening guide that will last a while. Oregon sells the "Sure Sharp" for about $22 bucks (at Lowes). It has a fair amount of plastic on it, so I have my doubts.

    Can anyone comment on this gadget or a simiar one they can recommend?

    Thanks.

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  2. Nofossil

    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    I've used the one that's sold by Husky and Pferd. My Husky dealer didn't know about it - had to point it out in his catalog. About the same price as the Sure Sharp, and files the depth gauges at the same time. It has two files, a round and a flat. I get good results with it.
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    I bought one of the oregon sharpeners a few years back. I ended up giving it away. It worked fairly well, just felt cheap in my hand. There was a lot of flex in the plastic. It took the steady hand of a surgeon to keep it working properly. I'd recommend the file guide Husqvarna sells. Mine uses standard round files, but has a nice guide with rollers to keep the file moving smoothly. Or you can just buy the file itself. Lowes had them last I knew. About same price as Oregon setup.
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    I have had good luck and about a 10th of the time using this. I am still not as good as the guys who sharpen chains everyday for their jobs, but when on site and you hit a rock or a nail, this thing is a beauty. It has the file angle on the top plate and saves on you knuckles, which means no blood.

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