Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Chain saw chain charpener

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Posts
    4,351

    Chain saw chain charpener

    I was looking at getting something to help with sharpening my chain saw... I can do it by hand, but not sure if I'm getting the best job when I do... I've looked at the machines sold by Harbor Freight and Northern Tools, plus at one of the BORG's.... I saw the unit sold by Oregon for sharpening on the job and directly on the saw blade... any one have any experience with this and comments??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLg2E1iLfKY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz6bR...eature=related
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,825
    That looks like it has possibilities.
    I have the HF sharpener but have never used it.
    Without a doubt, it is NOT for the professional cutter. It is a light duty machine for folks like me, occasional home users. Even then, at $25.00, if it lasts five years, I can afford to pitch and buy another.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    810
    .,.,.,
    Last edited by John Bartley; 11-27-2010 at 01:17 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,806
    Boy that power sharp sure looks cool, I wonder what the whole set up costs
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Thomasville, GA
    Posts
    5,987
    I have the HF sharpener and it works fine for me, but I'm a light user of a chainsaw - just around home.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central NY State
    Posts
    3,374
    I had the HF chainsaw sharpener and did not like it at all. In fact I killed at least one chain using it. Now I use an inexpensive jig [Oregon?] and a round file, and it works really well. My chains last a lot longer, and I can get them very sharp. Doesn't take more than a few minutes.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Posts
    4,351
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Boy that power sharp sure looks cool, I wonder what the whole set up costs
    I think this set up is about $65 to $75... I'm still leaning towards just getting a new file and working more diligently to get it right... (I tend to be a little frugal on gadgets )
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central NY State
    Posts
    3,374
    Chuck, frugal is good.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,353
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    I have the HF sharpener and it works fine for me, but I'm a light user of a chainsaw - just around home.
    Me too. Got the HF and it works fine on my chains. Just set it up for a light 'tik' on the blade and the chains were good to go.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Posts
    1,726
    Chuck, If you have a dremel I got one of these last summer. It works fine and once set up you can sharpen quickly.http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-1453-Ch.../dp/B0000302YO

Similar Threads

  1. Who Needs A Chain saw?
    By Dan Mooney in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-28-2015, 01:56 PM
  2. No my Chain Saw but
    By Don Baer in forum New Tools
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-07-2015, 07:27 PM
  3. New chain saw
    By Steve Southwood in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-07-2010, 06:08 PM
  4. Chain Saw
    By Les Elm in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-07-2009, 08:30 PM
  5. do I need a new chain saw?
    By Frank Fusco in forum New Tools
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-10-2009, 03:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •