Who’s runnin square filed chain?

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,550
Downeast Maine
Did you file the tie straps between cutters?
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
651
NW Ontario

JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
496
Iowa
I’ve got some but I only run it on the 5105, I’ve been running the Stihls lately. The Dolly will get broke out when I start cutting hedge posts after harvest.
 
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BIGChrisNH

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2015
527
New Hampshire
I sharpen all my chains with a Stihl 2in1. I hadn’t heard of square filing before this site, and I don’t know what it is or why you would do it.
 

salecker

Minister of Fire
Aug 22, 2010
1,141
Northern Canada
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Hoytman

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Jan 6, 2020
116
Ohio
Lot of guys here frown on them and say they dull too quick. Those guys can’t sharpen them and can’t keep them out of the dirt either. Haven’t had my hand on a saw much in nearly a decade. Used to run chippers and switched to chisels. No comparison in my mind if they’re sharp. When I run them they stay sharp because I carried a lot of chains. Slightest bit dull, slapped a sharp one on. The dull chains were then easier to sharpen just with a file.
 
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Deets

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Sep 7, 2020
93
Northern IL
Lot of guys here frown on them and say they dull too quick. Those guys can’t sharpen them and can’t keep them out of the dirt either. Haven’t had my hand on a saw much in nearly a decade. Used to run chippers and switched to chisels. No comparison in my mind if they’re sharp. When I run them they stay sharp because I carried a lot of chains. Slightest bit dull, slapped a sharp one on. The dull chains were then easier to sharpen just with a file.
Are you talking about round filed chisel or square filed?
 
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Deets

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Sep 7, 2020
93
Northern IL
With the right angles square will stay sharper longer than round. It has more support under the working corner.

As far as semi-chisel, it’s not that it stays sharper longer. It’s more so that it will still cut decent when a little dull.
 
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Hoytman

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Jan 6, 2020
116
Ohio
To me there’s a world of difference between a new and sharp chipper versus a scary sharp chisel just by touching it with your fingers let alone how it feels that first time you ever sink a scary sharp chisel in a log. It’s like meeting that fine looking woman, “where have you been all my life”.