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Offline Miller-Thinner2

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #150 on: January 14, 2014, 03:27:03 pm »
I wish I could get good pics like that so I could post my filing results and let you guys tell me what im doing right and wrong.

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #151 on: January 14, 2014, 04:04:27 pm »
Hand filed

The top picture looks like you got a little bit below the corner.   
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2014, 06:16:33 pm »
This was my first and only attempt at square filing, I filed this awhile ago. It seems to cut good but from looking at other photos on here its looks like I have a lot more practice to go. Sorry for the quality of the pics this is the best I could get from about 50 pics lol

Ok now if you could tell me what I am doing right & wrong. Or if I should never pick up a file again. I take criticism well lol




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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2014, 07:08:07 pm »
I am not an expert but it looks to me like you have it right in the corner of the tooth which is what you want.  So looks good to me.
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #154 on: January 14, 2014, 07:50:46 pm »
Those look good. Now put it in wood and then a round filed chain to see the difference.

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #155 on: January 14, 2014, 10:46:36 pm »
Your square filing looks pretty good to me
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #156 on: January 15, 2014, 02:13:07 pm »
Hand filed

The top picture looks like you got a little bit below the corner.   


it may have ,on a work chain you will not notice that small defect ,I usualy do about 3-4 short swipes and run it ,if my teeth start getting different shapes ,the silvey straitens them out ,another tip for beginners file outside in ,and don't worry about nicking the straps ,I get good angles hitting the straps ,and have not broke a chain yet

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #157 on: January 15, 2014, 02:32:42 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ApJO_xlI3YHere is how I hold my file ,and it works good for me ,I grind about 90% of my chains ,but will file once in a while just because ,I normally hold the chain with my left hand ,this file was pretty dull and not doing much ,but gives a general idea how to hold the file when sharpening

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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2014, 05:54:19 pm »
If you are going to err on getting the corner of the file aligned with the outside corner of the cutter? Make towards low rather than high.

One a little low cuts OK until the beak breaks off.

A cutter filed a little high just never cuts good.
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Re: hand square filing
« Reply #159 on: January 15, 2014, 06:55:06 pm »
If you are going to err on getting the corner of the file aligned with the outside corner of the cutter? Make towards low rather than high.

One a little low cuts OK until the beak breaks off.

A cutter filed a little high just never cuts good.

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