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Delbert
Re: Chainsaw sharpening

After wood cutting for 29 years I disagree with the no electric sharpener posts. Since my electric sharpener has the same guides as a hand file guide all I do is touch the chain for 1 second and get it shiny at the correct angle and pitch. Like the others, I take it to the shop for resetting after 5 or so touch ups. I use 18 and 20 inch bars so hand filing takes too long. On my new Stihl MS 311 I bought a full chipper chain which holds its edge far longer than the "green" chains. It's very aggressive so take all safety precautions.

A. Spruce
Re: Chainsaw sharpening
Delford wrote:

After wood cutting for 29 years I disagree with the no electric sharpener posts.

I'm sure this was said earlier, but it bears repeating after your comment. In the hands of someone who knows what they're doing, an electric sharpener is great, for someone new to chain sharpening a file is the better choice ALWAYS!

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