Sthil chain sharpening

nsfd95 Posted By nsfd95, Mar 4, 2013 at 4:24 PM

  1. nsfd95

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    Any suggestions for the angles when using an Oregon sharpener to sharpen a Stihl chain? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ScotO

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    30 to 35 degrees is a good guidline for general cutting. I think (off the top of my head) that most chains out of the box come at a 35 degree angle.....
     
  3. Nixon

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    Scotty , pretty sure that most stihl chain (at least rm & rs ) use a 30 * angle on the cutter with no offset from 90 * to the bar .
    Could be wrong though , as i just learned from an earlier post that i have been " seasoning" wood all wrong , and will likely have to sell it for mulch . :)
     
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    You may very well be right. I usually just eyeball my Dremel up with the little pre-stamped 'line' in the top of the cutters......:p
     
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    I was told 30 so I set my grinder to 30 degrees and it seems to work fine. Kind of a pain but if you remember to set it to a new chain before you put it on the saw you will always be duplicating the original angle.
     
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  6. Nixon

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    Well, i cheated..... I read the spec sheet for one of my RS chains .........;)
    Btw .... Is reading instructions still a man card violation ? :)
     
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    naaaw....as long as there was a picture or two on the flyer, yer good!::-)
     
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    Come on Nix - we play with chainsaws!! I even ask for directions now and then and I have no concerns for man card revocation!
     
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    Woah! You ask for directions ?! And, admit it ? I've got a long way to go then in my journey to enlightenment.
    Just the other day , i picked up a cookie sheet fresh out of the oven . I immediately dropped it . Jan asked " did it burn you ?"
    I said " nope , it just doesn't take me long to look at a cookie sheet " :)
     
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  10. SmokinDiesel

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    Might just be me but i find a 35 degree angle works best .
     
  11. Nixon

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    Who makes the chain , and is it chisel or semichisel ?
     
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    Stihl , not sure if chisel or semi . Will have to look at the box later . Like i said , it might just be me but i like a 35 degree angle
     
  13. Nixon

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    Hey, that's all that counts in the end .
     
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    LOL what post was that? missed that one.
     
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    Ok, time again for this newbie to learn something...my Husky I know is 30...why would a Stihl be different?
     
  16. Nixon

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    Check ralphs thread on drying wood in the woodshed forum .
     
  17. Nixon

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    Various chain manufactures call for different specs . It even varies by chain type . To specifically answer you question .....
    I haven't a clue ! ;)
     
  18. MasterMech

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    30/60/0 is pretty standard for most chain. That's what I default to when the chain type/specs are unknown.
     
  19. Nixon

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    Not to take this thread off course too far , buy MM where is the finish to the 460 thread ?
     
  20. nsfd95

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    Great, thanks for all the tips. I have been fooling around with different angles just can't seem to find a set up that was giving a good edge. I can draw blood an an Oregon chain just by running your finger over it. That same angle on the stihl chain was just kinda blunt.
     
  21. Nixon

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    Don't forget the rakers . Their depth has ab great influence on the cut .
     
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    30/60/0 is about what I am going to use on some Stihl 26RSC72. Supposedly, it should be 30/60/10, but that 10 is really screwing me up when I try to line things up.
     
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    Think I read somewhere that you can go with 35 degrees for the soft stuff and 25 degrees for the hard stuff, but cannot remember where I read it. Thing is, you don't want to continue changing angles on the chain or you will be eating up metal.
     
  24. nsfd95

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    I mess around on the old chains keep factory fresh for serious cutting.
     
  25. MasterMech

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    It's coming. Package with the "finishing touch" is still on the way. Took it's damn sweet time getting here, and then showed up Postage Due. <>

    That's ok tho, the seller will make it right.
     
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