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Forum topic by Clarence posted 02-01-2011 07:07 AM 1146 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarence

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02-01-2011 07:07 AM

I really don’t enjoy hand-sharpening the cutters for my chain saws, but I do it. I’m wondering if the $29 chain saw sharpener at Harbor Freight reallly does the job, and if it is more or less a hassle than hand-sharpening. Anyone have experience with this tool?

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.


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Steven H

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 07:26 AM

I wouldn’t do it myself
It cost cheaper and time to have it replaced by a new one.

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 07:49 AM

I have been using one for about 2 years now, for just cutting wood it is quick and easy, I sharpen a chain in about 5 minutes, however it does take off metal fast. My son who is a chainsaw carver has the concern that it takes off too much metal from his high priced chains, but for me the convenience and speed are worth it I use ordinary chains and replace them when worn down. I have several chain saws and I like it.

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 03:43 AM

I used to cut a lot of wood for heating our house when I was growing up. I’d sharpen the chain while Dad brought up another load of logs to be cut to stove length. I got to be real fast on sharpening, never did like the fiddly sharpening gadgets, just a round file and my eyeballs to line everything up. A sharp saw is way less work than a dull saw (probably safer too) so I did not begrudge the time sharpening as it made my day way easier.

Jonathan, your photo brought back some good memories of working with my Dad i n the bush makin’ sawdust.

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 06:18 AM

Well yeah it was hot work but I was working with my Dad so it was good…I wish I could cut more wood with him now.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Steven H

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 06:43 AM

Look if you dont know have any knowledge in sharpening chains
Take to professional sharpeners
I’ve seen people files and sharpen their chains and it end up ruined it.
Same goes with a machine

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