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buzzard

chainsaw sharpener

I'm looking at electric chainsaw sharpeners for work and was wondering if you guys could recommend any??

Thanks
Paul
redbelly

I  have one of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PRO-Ch...mp;hash=item20be05600e&_uhb=1
Whilst nowhere near the quality of the American Oregon original it works well. If carefully adjusted so as not to remove too much metal and used gently I have found that it does not burn cutting edges or unduly shorten chain life.
Border

I have one of these and as long as you are not wanting to sharpen 100's a week, then it works fine.

I normally wait until I have 10-12 chains and then sharpen them in one go, and this machine does that without any problems.

The one below is cheap, as its ex-display,  I think I paid about 40 quid for mine.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAITHFU...rTools_CA&hash=item460d3bc4ba
sod

Redbelly we have one like that, Darren uses it inn his chainsaw shed does about 20chains aweek including ours. He got it as old one died after many years
chicken feed

oh uses one of the oregon sharpeners he swears by them.
gwiz

Although this thread is from some time ago, I thought I might add that these disks:
http://www.clarkforest.com/shop/c...hainsaw-sharpeners/grinding-discs

don't heat up the metal quite so much.
Pricey, but very good.
flipance

I use a file, and a guide, every day, works well for me.
johnbaz

flipance wrote:
I use a file, and a guide, every day, works well for me.


I bought a kit from the bootsale for a couple of quid (unused), i'll have to get around to doing my saw! I lent the saw out to a blok at work, it had a brand new blade on, when it came back it wouldn't cut, just loads of smoke!

Turned out that he'd been trying to saw up a stump, It looks like he'd tried sawing the ground more than the wood!

I won't be lending any more tools out as they always seem to end up knackered when I get them back!!


John  
Border

johnbaz wrote:
I won't be lending any more tools out as they always seem to end up knackered when I get them back!!


I never loan my tools out any more as like yours they generally come back broken.

I now have a saying "the bloke that loans tools out, will be here tomorrow"
sod

johnbaz wrote:
flipance wrote:
I use a file, and a guide, every day, works well for me.


I bought a kit from the bootsale for a couple of quid (unused), i'll have to get around to doing my saw! I lent the saw out to a blok at work, it had a brand new blade on, when it came back it wouldn't cut, just loads of smoke!

Turned out that he'd been trying to saw up a stump, It looks like he'd tried sawing the ground more than the wood!

I won't be lending any more tools out as they always seem to end up knackered when I get them back!!


John  


I'm with border on this. We have safety gear and training needed and most don't so that stops them asking as we say got these "well no then "  He should pay for new chain   Have even had to stop Church groups and good people that can get log ends from mill doing them here if they can't comply. We let them do them here as we are close to the mill and in town. BUT not our gear  
johnbaz

sod wrote:
johnbaz wrote:
flipance wrote:
I use a file, and a guide, every day, works well for me.


I bought a kit from the bootsale for a couple of quid (unused), i'll have to get around to doing my saw! I lent the saw out to a blok at work, it had a brand new blade on, when it came back it wouldn't cut, just loads of smoke!

Turned out that he'd been trying to saw up a stump, It looks like he'd tried sawing the ground more than the wood!

I won't be lending any more tools out as they always seem to end up knackered when I get them back!!


John  


I'm with border on this. We have safety gear and training needed and most don't so that stops them asking as we say got these "well no then "  He should pay for new chain   Have even had to stop Church groups and good people that can get log ends from mill doing them here if they can't comply. We let them do them here as we are close to the mill and in town. BUT not our gear  


Hi Sod

The chap actually had a chainsaw but it kept cutting out!

After he did my chain in, he brought the saw and gave it me for spares!!!

I put it in the garage and forgot about it until now!!!



Cheers, John  
sod

   
cold comfort farm

Oragon power sharp

I invested in the Oragon pwer sharp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HonJ4aMGBiA

you have to buy the bar as well as the sharpening kit first time but then its just the chain and sharpening stone which comes as one.

I must say it does what it says on the tin.  Touch the blade up often and its razer sharp.  If you are in the woods and hit the dirt with a normal blade you spend the next 20 mins sharpening them clamped to a stump.  This is amost instant. It doesnt like nails though and you will loose a tooth or so if you are cutting up old processed wood.  
Give it a go Its ace and you wont look back.
gwiz

I was looking at them to sell in the shop. Odd looking chain!
cold comfort farm

chain

I agree they are an odd looking chain but they have to be to sharpen the way they do.  The chips are a nice size and it does not bite and grab the wood.

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