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hand square filing
« on: November 13, 2011, 12:31:17 pm »
Well i've been playing around with a double bevel flat file to square sharpen my chains. I think i may be getting the hang of this. I honestly can say that i will be sharpening all my chains with this flat file from now on. Only using the round files for gullet cleaning or for sharpening someone else's chain. ;) I just wish they didn't cost so much. about $9.99 plus shipping a piece. I changed a round ground chain over to square and my file already feels half wore out. Here is my 066 9T sprocket with a chain i made. I'll get pics of a cutter tooth in a bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNPM6aHUQTI
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 07:13:13 pm »
Here is my work chain, round ground chain converted to square. I know i need to clean out the gullet. Any advise would be appreciated. Any one else hand square file?
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 07:18:54 pm »
I wish somebody would put a video up showing how to square file!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 07:32:46 pm »
Looks like it was cutting good.

 You using the save edge? They get the metal out fast. Then I know guys were using the olberg or olberg copy file to finish up with and now using diamond coated 6 sided files to finish with.

I never could get the hang of it to make a fast chain and was shown how to step by step.  Some can do it some cant.

Couple here could make a good how to video.  ;)

 Then the guys with the modified square grinders put out some nice chains too. There is a Harry Bodecker modified grinder offered to me. But at the time I was getting out of it so I passed on it. Just didnt think firewood guys needed square grinded chain. But the ones I have did some for by hand and by ATOP guide as work chain loved it.



 
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 07:33:25 pm »
This is from mdavlee, hope he doesn't mind. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZMuqKxwc60
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 07:38:35 pm »
That video is a big help. I have s swing arm grinder that benny whitfield build. It is patterned after the 450 simington. Works real good just having to get the hang of  how to set it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 07:48:39 pm »
I don't mind at all. I was going to link it. You look a little low in the corner for a work chain. It will dull pretty quick with that little beak. I go super extreme cleaning out the gullet. It makes less work for the double bevel that way and it will pull long chips almost an inch long in soft maple or poplar.

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 07:50:08 pm »
That video is a big help. I have s swing arm grinder that benny whitfield build. It is patterned after the 450 simington. Works real good just having to get the hang of  how to set it!!!!!!!!!!!
I was kicking around the idea of a grinder also. Nate has a grinder that works well. I dont remember what kind it is though. But for now i think i'll hand file.
Looks like it was cutting good.

 You using the save edge? They get the metal out fast. Then I know guys were using the olberg or olberg copy file to finish up with and now using diamond coated 6 sided files to finish with.

I never could get the hang of it to make a fast chain and was shown how to step by step.  Some can do it some cant.

Couple here could make a good how to video.  ;)

 Then the guys with the modified square grinders put out some nice chains too. There is a Harry Bodecker modified grinder offered to me. But at the time I was getting out of it so I passed on it. Just didnt think firewood guys needed square grinded chain. But the ones I have did some for by hand and by ATOP guide as work chain loved it.



 
Yes, i'm using a save edge double bevel. I also bought a Pferd 6 sided file. That file is a little harder to use IMO.
Ron

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 07:56:46 pm »
Benny made two of these grinders at the same time. One for him and one for steve morgan. That was the only two he ever made. When steve quit racing i bought it. I got about 10 new grinding wheels with it.  I will post some pics of it when i get time if i can!!!!!!!!!!!! Go ahead and laugh kevin ;D

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 07:57:20 pm »
I don't like the 6 sided triangle shaped ones. They're harder to hold and get a good angle. I like save edge double bevels the best. The first sharpening is the hardest even on square ground chain since it's hard to get the same angle as the grinding wheel.

 

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