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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 12:56:29 am »
Here is a picture of a early 511A like mine with the 10* tilting vice.

This one and mine have no light.

The off-on SW is a steel toggle SW.

The vice clamp is a cam action device.

Mine does very well on repeating the angles and cutter length side to side.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 01:17:21 am »
I have found that this company is pretty good for Oregon/Techomec grinder parts.

http://sharpchain.com/shop/

I have ordered from them and the service, packing, and shipping time were excellent.

I bought a new vice for a Tecomec Jolly for $114.95. I noticed he went up on the price to $139.95 after I bought a vice.

The new vice came as a complete revolving assembly with the tilting plate. The Tecomec part was identical to my existing Oregon 511A vice.

Now that he went up on the price for a 511A style vice it is cheaper to make your 510A/511A into a early 511AX style grinder with the $128.50 new style vice.

http://sharpchain.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37_42&products_id=95

In shopping for a new vice, many places were in excess of $150 for their vices. Do a search on Google.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 01:27:24 am »
If you plan on doing rakers with your chain sharpener grinder, Instead of replacing a worn 1/4" wheel, I suggest you use the 5/16" width harvester wheel to do your rakers. My used grinder came with a 5/16" width grinding wheel.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 08:13:22 am »
Here is a picture of a early 511A like mine with the 10* tilting vice.

This one and mine have no light.

The off-on SW is a steel toggle SW.

The vice clamp is a cam action device.

Mine does very well on repeating the angles and cutter length side to side.

Thats the same exact grinder I have that in that photo. I got mine from Northern Tool back in 97 for $279.99.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 08:56:22 am »
Yes, I consider my early Oregon 511A to be the best grinder I could have bought for my occasional use situation.

The motor is smooth as silk and it has a complete brand new vice assembly.

All the parts are proven with no fancy frills.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 09:01:34 am »
One thing i dont like sharpening chain is the pink wheel picks up dirt, oil, grease, etc. off the chain easy. I have to clean it if it gets black lookin with the stone.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2013, 09:15:49 am »
Correct.

I have the same experience. You can see this dirt on the wheel. The pink, salmon, blue, and white wheels let you see this dirt. The dirt is a little harder to notice on the dark gray wheels.

If you smell around, you will find where people have a 5 gallon bucket to soak and clean their old dull chains before grinding. But you will need to re-oil the chains after grinding.
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2013, 09:44:10 am »
I have a stihl chain thats pretty oily loaded. Looks like it laying in a puddle of bar oil for sometime. I thought about putting in my chemical dip bucket to clean it up a little.

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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2013, 09:54:25 am »
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Re: Chainsaw Chain Grinder Wheels
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2013, 07:44:48 pm »
I have been told that the diamond wheels are only for carbide cutters - that the matrix will 'fill up' if used on steel.

ABN (Amber Boron Nitrate) and CBN (Cubic Boron Nitrate) wheels are the ones for regular chains.  Apparently, there are some quality differences between the $100 wheels and the $250 wheels.  If you custom order one of the wheels, you can also spec the size of the grit (like with sandpaper), the shape of the edge, and the type of abrasive.

I typically use the Molemab wheels (a great deal when on sale at Bailey's) or the Oregon ones.  Tecomec (who makes the Italian grinders under several different labels) offers several different wheels for these, like the different wheels offered for the Silvey grinders.  Some cut faster and cooler, but wear out faster.  Some leave a smoother finish.  Etc.  Again, like sandpaper, they are made with different abrasives, different bonds, and different size grit.  These wheels can be much harder to find.

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