Chainsaw sharpener

synthia

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I need to buy a chainsaw sharpener which should be easy to use and more consistent. I read a post where I found two types of chainsaw sharpener oregon 511 and timber tuff cs bwm. Please suggest the best one out of these.
 

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I Acquired oregon 511 sharpener for my business and it didn't disappoint!.....Have sharpened a couple of dozen chains and it has performed comparably as advertised!...professional thing at a sensible expense!
Note: if you have never worked a processor like this, you should try to adjust yourself with the fundamental undertaking of this sort of unit before attempting to accumulate and use this unit. If you know HOW they work, get together and use it is a piece of cake.
 

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The Timber Tuff will be the most popular for 3 reasons
1) people are ignorant when it comes to assessing the quality of tools.
2) people are cheap.
3) people are stupid

As dad used to say
"He who buys cheap pays thrice"

Which company makes chains ?
So which company knows best how to sharpen chains ?

In fairness the Timber Tuff looks like a FAKED Super Jolly the sharpener I inherited with the mower repair run and was sold under the Oregon brand name.
At that price the almost have to be made in China ( real Super Jolly's are made in Italy ) which means you are probabily being ripped as Timber Tuff will be paying about $ 50 for them.
So if Timber Tuff have really good quality control happening at the factory then they might be good.

As previously mentioned, to get good results you HAVE TO KNOW & UNDERSTAND saw chain and how to sharpen them ( most users don't )
Whichever one you buy get some heavy car wax and coat the machine with it or you will end up with a lot of grindings welded onto the sharpener body.
If you ave a good eye then use the grit wheels because the edge profile of the wheels is essential to getting both a good edge on the teeth and a consistent tooth length left right.
If not get the diamond wheels.

As it only takes 1/2 second to touch up the teeth, spend a good 5 minutes properly setting up the sharpener, note there are 3 angles to be set .
And when I said TOUCH up I meant TOUCH not rip .040" off each tooth.
If you have cut through some wire & buggered the points you need to run the chain through 4 or 5 times to avoid overheating the teeth .
Attempting to take a cut that is too deep will bend the armature and render the tool useless and that applies to all of them.

Because even the testers have no idea how to assess the quality of a sharpener none of them mention how many bearings are in the unit , what grade they are and how thick the armature is & what grade of steel it is made of .
All far more important than the size of the motor.
Also carefully check the balance of the wheels running a wheel that is unbalanced will destroy the armature as well.
 

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If you plan on sharpening chains I suggest you spend another $25-50 once you get your machine. What should you spend it on? INFORMATION Find the best sharpener in your area and give him or her the money to spend a 1/2 hour watching them sharpen and asking questions about wheels, chains and angles. Their experience and info will be far more valuable than $25 and save you a lot of headaches down the road. The ease of sharpening you see in person and videos is accomplished after hours of practice and a knowledge of how a chain works, types of chains (aggressive, safety, skip, square, raker depth) types of wheels, wheel maintainance etc. As Bert said, don’t be cheap. If I was going to get another one, I would go with Oregon.
 
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I found the best sharpeners are the Stihl 2 in 1 sharpeners, it is a hand operated unit but it takes the rakers/ depth gauges down at the same time as the cutters and gives a razor edge ..... Here is a link to a video on them......

Enjoy ............https://youtu.be/sBJRzbaFC9Y
 

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I have been using the perfred brand 2-1 on my pole saw. Works better than a straight file in this beginners hands. I bought a new chain but now the original chain cuts better than new.
 
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I have been using the perfred brand 2-1 on my pole saw. Works better than a straight file in this beginners hands. I bought a new chain but now the original chain cuts better than new.
Yes Pfered makes the the Stihl 2 in 1 according to my research on World Wide Web ..... The Stihl 2 in 1 is available at the dealerships for 35 bux..... A lot cheaper than all of the Amazon and Ebay prices.... So what about free shipping on a 50 price... That's the catch on that Flea Bay stuff......

Tj if you brought a used and abused chain back to life, better than than a new one then that's great...... I agree that those sharpeners are good quality stuff and a lot easier to use than an electric model.........

Plus Tard Mon Ami ~!~!
 
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Ok back to Synthia and the original post ..... I know there has great advice put on here, and all of it is great advice.......

We have a electric model in our shop, I am not going to say a brand name ............It is a good one though.... We find that the set up and / or setting angles just right for different chains is just not worth it when we can just use the Stihl 2 in 1 sharpeners....... 35 bux each for the different chains is worth it .....

The only one we don't have is the 404 ............. That is not a common chain down here ..... Files are cheap to replace for the 2 in 1 type and we get the boxes at wholesale price ........

Ok Synthia what do you think about the advice so far ?????
 

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I need to buy a chainsaw sharpener which should be easy to use and more consistent. I read a post where I found two types of chainsaw sharpener oregon 511 and timber tuff cs bwm. Please suggest the best one out of these.

Hey synthia i would like you to go for these two options Oregon 410-120 and CO-Z Electric as i have used both of them and they're quite good but i like oregon 511 as it has a very well new designed also i have read this post https://www.consumersbase.com/best-chainsaw-sharpener/ and found it very helpful and interesting so thought of sharing with you so that you may get some help from it.
 

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Stihl 2 IN 1 EASY FILE CHAINSAW CHAIN Absolutely perfect. Has lines etched that you line up with the bar to keep the right angle. Find your tooth with the most damage and count how many strokes you use to get it sharp. Then use the same number of strokes on the rest of the teeth. Files your depth gauge at the same time to the right depth so you get the perfect cut with your chain. Takes only a minute to get used to the motion. And it fits nicely in the case with My Stihl MS271 so I will always have it.
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If you don't know which file set you need then you need to look at the stamping on the bar of your saw and see what chain you use. its probably a .325
 

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A Oregon file....!
^^ This.

That's all I've ever used and take them with me in the case with the saw. I'm not a heavy-duty chainsaw user but I know people who are and they do the same thing. 5/32" round file.
 
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