what angle to use on electric chain sharpener

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tuco1963

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Dec 24, 2010
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east central indiana
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:)
 
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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.
 

bubba3228

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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...
 
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MasterMech

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

smokinj

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Aug 11, 2008
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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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tuco1963

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Dec 24, 2010
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east central indiana
hi and thanks all for your input
also a big thanks to bubba3228
 
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