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Timberline sharpener files ?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    I purchased a timberline sharpener a while back and like it however it never seems to get just right on the sharpening. When the tooth gets worn down about half way it does not work well either. Do you guys who own one have any tricks up your sleeve to make it work right ? The sharpener is buy far better than any other I have used but I am still just not completely satisfied with it.

    Pete

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  2. chipsoflyin

    chipsoflyin Member

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    If you are using a 7/32 cutter for 3/8 non Stihl chisel chain then you need to go to a 13/64 cutter(Stihl cutter for 3/8 chisel) when the tooth is 1/2 gone
  3. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Both 7/32 and 5/32 are required for 3/8 chain. 5/32 is used on low profile. Mine just came in the mail the other day so I haven't used it but twice. I found a little cutting oil on the carbide helps a bit, and it keeps those tiny razor blade like filings from getting all over. I was also thinking about marking my bars with two little dimples (cut wit a drill sized and located according to the clamping bolts) to speed setup and keep from having marks all up and down my bars.
  4. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    That would be my issue I think ! thanks Chips.

    Pete
  5. Clarkbug

    Clarkbug Minister of Fire

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    I would be careful with the dimples. Having played a little with the Timberline, wont you have to adjust the entire jig downward slightly as the teeth on the chain wear? I would be afraid that dimpling it would make the tool want to ride back up when you are trying to file, which could throw off your results.

    And I see the idea of switching cutters for the 3/8" chain, but what about those of us on .325? Any thoughts?

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