Anyone know the grinder settings for .325 chain?

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,897
Winter WI
Right now I have my grinder set to 55 degrees for the stone angle, according to the back index and 25 degrees angle for the chain angle according to the index up front for .325 chain. Does that sound right?
 

duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
438
Perryville, Mo
Right now I have my grinder set to 55 degrees for the stone angle, according to the back index and 25 degrees angle for the chain angle according to the index up front for .325 chain. Does that sound right?
The 25 degree is usually for a chisel (square cutter as I call them). Most semi chisel is 30 degree. You can sharpen them to 35 degree and they will cut a little fast but will dull a little quicker. My grinder is set at 55 degrees also. That's what my manual say to use anyways.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,897
Winter WI
I use full chisel chain so it sounds like I have it right. I’ll have to look up the Oregon manual again and I should write out a reference card and have it by the grinder since I can go a whole year sometimes without sharpening chains then when I go to use the thing I can’t remember anything about it. Thanks for the info Duramaxman!
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
438
Perryville, Mo
I use full chisel chain so it sounds like I have it right. I’ll have to look up the Oregon manual again and I should write out a reference card and have it by the grinder since I can go a whole year sometimes without sharpening chains then when I go to use the thing I can’t remember anything about it. Thanks for the info Duramaxman!
You're welcome. That's what I did. Started making a list of chains and laminated it and now it stays by my grinder.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
438
Perryville, Mo
I use full chisel chain so it sounds like I have it right. I’ll have to look up the Oregon manual again and I should write out a reference card and have it by the grinder since I can go a whole year sometimes without sharpening chains then when I go to use the thing I can’t remember anything about it. Thanks for the info Duramaxman!
Also make sure you use the right grinding wheel. On mine, the thinner wheel does 3/8 lp and .325, the next thicker does 3/8 and .404 and then I have a wheel that does the brakes. I am by no means an expert. A lot of trial and error.
 
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