Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

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Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby ajtg1952 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:09 am

I spend hours of my life sharpening the chain by hand. I've noticed you can get electric sharpeners. Has anyone used one and is it a worthwhile investment? One of my observations is you can't take it with you but it might get the chain bright in the shed before setting off.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby olive » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:13 am

I use a chainsaw for work and just take my chains to the local Stihl maintenance guy. He charges a few euros per chain. Life is too short.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby chrissiehope » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:26 pm

If I remember correctly, we took ours to the 'industrial' poligono in Antequera near the hospital). There was a place that sold all this type of equipment, and I think they charged around 4 € to sharpen it ( it was a few years ago, so may be more ;-)
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby country boy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:49 pm

I have an electric sharpener; it takes me about 5 minutes to sharpen a chain with pretty satisfactory accuracy. Don't know why anyone could not use it... completely automatic once you set it up....simples! Highly recommended! Got mine from Amazon.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby ajtg1952 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:18 pm

Thank you CB, that's what I wanted to hear!

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby peteroldracer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:38 pm

Isn't it strange that it is illegal to spray a few weeds, yet anyone can buy a tool easily capable of taking off a leg or even a head......
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby gerryh » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:41 pm

Yes but it probably would only be the operators leg/ head.
Randomly spraying weed killer can kill your weeds, the neighbours crops and, being airborne, the neighbours and their animals etc.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby Mariacristina » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:32 am

I also have an electric chain saw sharpener and find it comparatively quick and easy to use. I have wood delivered but not ready cut into logs and the amount I save by cutting it up myself paid for the sharpener in just one delivery. I'm getting a bit old and creaky to do it now but it helps keep me fit!

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby TorreDelAguila » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:09 am

I've got one of the Amazon chainsaw sharpeners too, and it does work, but even when set up very carefully it wasn't giving chains the length of cutting life they had when new.

Swapped to genuine Stihl tungsten-carbide tipped chains (PM3 1/4" for our Bosch electric AK35-19S), and find that these chains have extraordinarily long life, provided you keep them away from stones and nails! The Stihl stockist Agrosarmiento in Velez-Malaga will provide chains for almost anything, cut from genuine factory bulk reels, while you wait, and good price. Take your old chain and saw details. Go to the main shop first. They have the chain workshop in the neighbouring street - you can go direct to this once you know where it is, and also pay there.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:00 pm

lidl have these sometimes for 29,99 and apparently its very good ?
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