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Offline dowdy41

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Re: Homemade chain vise - In shop hand filing
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2014, 03:01:38 pm »
I once went to a small table, so there were picnic tables, platform trailers, behind doors that were installed on any surface.

Vidal surface mechanical banks, used a little irony in the table.

It is rather just a branch from the bank in the sky to my eyes, but it works well.

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Re: Homemade chain vise - In shop hand filing
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2014, 08:02:05 pm »
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(HolmenTree) ChainMeister as the video showed in the field would be more efficient if the powerhead was still on the b/c and just the 2 upright clamps mounted on the board held the whole saw.
Now in the work shop the setup would work fine sharpening multiple chains but without the board and 2 upright clamps and just the b/c and tensioner  clamped in a bench vise.

I have never used the Chainmeister, but see how it could be a good option for some guys.  Especially, if they sharpen multiple chains that fit the same bar, and they sharpen somewhere where they don't have the powerhead, or don't want to bring a fueled/dirty powerhead (e.g. in their home). Or maybe to sharpen while someone else is running the saw.

In another discussion, TreeMachine noted a feature that was not obvious.  If you file a lot of chains that fit the same bar, you can drill 2 holes in the bar and mount it on the OUTSIDE of the clamps, using the same screw knobs.  This lets you mount and unmount the chains for sharpening with the Chainmeister, without having to remove the bar from the clamps (or a bench vise) each time.

As noted, I like the clamps for holding a saw on a flat surface that may not have a vise. One clamp is sufficient to hold the bar when the powerhead is still attached, just like a conventional stump vise.

Philbert

EDIT: added a photo showing the bar mounted on the outside of the clamps.
Jim "Tree Machine" Smith did good with this product, I hope he makes good revenue off this. From my encounters with him on TW he was a real decent fella.
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Re: Homemade chain vise - In shop hand filing
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2014, 08:04:27 pm »
That makes sense there Philbert. Thanks for your time digging all of that up for us.
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Re: Homemade chain vise - In shop hand filing
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2014, 08:11:28 pm »
Yes you did a good job with that info Philbert :)
I have to correct myself now that my memory recovered, it's Jim Clarke not Jim Smith aka Tree Machine, he developed the Chain Meister but was not the original inventor.
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