what angle to use on electric chain sharpener

tuco1963 Posted By tuco1963, Apr 9, 2012 at 7:23 PM

  1. tuco1963

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    hi all
    i bought a bench mount chain sharpener from menards and was wondering
    what angle is best when sharpening a .325 chainsaw chain with a electric bench grinder?

    my owners manuel doesnt give any clues so here i am:)
     
  2. DexterDay

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    What angles does it have? (That it can do?)
     
  3. StihlHead

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    Most recommend that Stihl chain be sharpened at 30 degres with a zero offset (90 degrees, or flat across). That said, I notice that most of my Stihl chains come from the factory sharpened at 35 degrees, zero offset. 35 degees will cut faster but also dull faster. I have had some .325 small mount bar chain sharpened at 25 dergees on some of my previous Stihl saws for some reason, but that seems pretty low of an angle. I do not use .325 any more and I switched all my large mout Stihl saws to 3/8 sandard bars and chains.

    30 degrees should work fine though.
     
  4. bubba3228

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  5. thewoodlands

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    tuco1963, I set the back at 60 and the angles at 30, make sure you set your depth.

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  6. DexterDay

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    30° is a common angle. 35° cuts quicker but dulls quicker. 25° will not cut as fast, but will hold the edge longer....

    All depends on how much you cut and what you cut...
     
  7. MasterMech

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    Your chain should have come with the specs either on paper or printed right on the box.
     
  8. smokinj

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    Cut them at 30 degrees 60 on the tilt now anything from 25-35 will work the closer you get to 35 the more aggressive it will be. If your saw has less horse power you want to be closer to the 25 degrees.
     
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  9. tuco1963

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    hi and thanks all for your input
    also a big thanks to bubba3228
     

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