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PFERD ChainsharpCS-X

Post in 'The Gear' started by Lakeside, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Lakeside

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  3. muncybob

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    I saw a similar tool used and it appeared to work well for touch ups/filed work but certainly does not replace a professional sharpening.
    Suggest you pick one up and give us a Hearth user review! :)
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    I use one of the original Pferd tools and I find it works exceptionally well. The directions aren't the greatest and it is a bit fiddly to change the files over to switch sides, so the new tool may be an improvement in that regard.
  6. DexterDay

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    I have the Timberline that MasterMech recommended. I also have the Stihl kit that Smokin recommended. And.... I also have the Husqvarna sharpener that does both the Cutter and depth (raker). My BIL has the PFERD system..

    To go back to factory conditions. The Timberline system is hard to beat. Takes the same amout of each cutter. Same angle.... Great edge.

    But for speed. The Timberline isnt gonna cut it. In the Field. I use the Stihl Sharpener system.. I only use the File now (without guide) and find it to be the quickest. I get better every time.

    As for my Husqvarna sharpener. It takes to much off the rakers (if you have to keep hittin the cutters). The PFERD feels better in your hand and my BIL Loves his. Only uses it.

    Everyone has there own likes and specifics. It took me several different trys to find what I like best. Between tank fills, its the hand file. On the weekend or after a good couple days of cutting. I bring the saws inside and hit with the Timberline.

    To each there own. That PFERD has its own following. Different strokes for different folks ;) (here is a close up of the Timberline)


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    Thank you all for the input. I am still green to this wood harvesting business and this would be my first purchase of a sharpening tool.

    The timberline looks precision and is tempting but a little over by budget for my first sharpener purchase.

    Muncybob has this tip “Suggest you pick one up and give us a Hearth user review!

    It really is my turn to submit something to this forum after all it has been very helpful to me these last three years. I will pick up one of these PFERD ChainSharp CS-X file tools.
    As for a review that might have to wait until I have something to compare it to.

    Over and Out
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    While I too like the look and comments made of the Timberline, it also is a bit salty$$ for me at this time....so, we look foreward to your "review"!!
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    I have the Stihl round file and guide, but what does one do the with the flat file?
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    Knock the rakers (depth gauges) down a scoch.You'll be surprised how many 'pro' saw shops skip this step.Every 3rd or 4th sharpening I hit them 2-3 light strokes with the flat file.Following original factory contours if possible.Makes a big difference when cutting,dont go too far though cause chain will be 'grabby' & stall out.I started out years ago using Oregon raker gauge,now its by eye.Very easy to get the hang of it.
  11. MasterMech

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    Skip to 00:27:20 - or gather the family and watch the whole thing. :p

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    Excellent video. I'll have to watch the whole thing. Right after I get a depth gauge from my friendly neighborhood Stihl dealer.

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