Chainsaw sharpener needed


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Chainsaw sharpener needed

I want to buy a chainsaw sharpener which should be normally priced and should be best in quality.
i have personally used co-z electric chainsaw sharpener but i am not happy with its functioning.
 

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Old 12-18-18, 04:22 AM
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Have a 12 volt battery powered one that I got sometime on 80's don't use much but still on original stone and works good. It is from oregon. I did not see the same one when I looked it now looks like they have a battery in them now. Just found one like I have just looks a little different.
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I have a no-name Chinese sharpener that I got from Northern Tool very similar in appearance to the CO-Z (they no longer carry the exact model I have) and I have used a Oregon sharpener. My cheap sharpener works and was 1/4 the cost of the Oregon but it's slower to use. For light commercial or heavy residential use I would say it's adequate. If you are going to be using the sharpener a lot I would recommend a higher quality one that allows faster sharpening.

The Oregon mount for the grinding wheel and motor was pretty rigid. When you pulled it down it pretty much always came down in the same place. Also, when you pulled the grinder down it automatically clamped the chain so you could do a chain very quickly.

My cheap sharpener's frame has some flex. When you pull the grinder down you can flex it left or right if your not careful which affects the sharpening. But, that flex isn't as bad as it sounds. If you want to give some teeth a bit more of a cut then you can flex the grinder a bit to hit them some more without having the change your setup. My sharpener has no automatic chain clamp. There is a separate clamp bar you must swing every time you index/move the chain which slows things down. Still, I can do five 20" chains in less than half an hour.

Both sharpeners can sharpen a chain just as well. One is 1/4 the price with the brand name is faster and a bit more idiot proof. I think it really comes down to how much you will use the sharpener and if it's worth the cost of a proper brand name sharpener.
 
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A package of the right size files will last a long time and allow you to sharpen as you cut. I will (used to) often touch up my chain every other tank of gas. I've cut wood next to some old woodsmen and never seen more than a file with a handle on it. There are flat guides that can hold the file and help you with angle and depth, but it doesn't take long before just the file (and a handle) is all you will need.

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You guys didn't catch that the OP was a spammer? Tut-tut.

As for me, I chuck the right size sharpener in my Dremel and just eyeball it. I have never had a problem putting a razor-sharp edge on the teeth.
 
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LOL, you snuck that in after we posted.
 
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Guilty. But you DID post.

Still good info, so I left the thread up.
 
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