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Offline Cut4fun .

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Sharpen chains
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:38:56 pm »
Sharpening  chains you get in or do for yourself.  Just good ole work chains round files or put on the grinder.

I have been getting some dandy's in lately. The cutters are filled with real fine dust fines just packed in on every  cutter. I swear it looks like dirt packed in on ditch witch.

2 like this in the last week.   :-X
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Re: Sharpen chains
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 01:47:23 pm »
They been cutting with them dull or the rakers too high.

The chains were making powder instead of chips
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Re: Sharpen chains
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 01:49:09 pm »
Calling them Dull would be putting it nicely Jim.   ;)  Yep powder like caked in.  :o
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Re: Sharpen chains
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 03:01:20 pm »
Some of the casual people with a chainsaw (not what I would call a chainsaw hobbyist) have no concept of how to sharpen a chain or what that little piece of metal sticking up in front of the cutter does?

A friend with a nice Stihl 025 had bought a new Stihl 16" RS chain because he had the original Stihl RM2 chain sharpened a couple times at the Gravely dealer and it just didn't cut like it used to. The chain teeth appeared to be at the half life point?

I spent a hour Sharpening the cutters with a plate guide type round file and to set the rakers and take down the kick back wings over at his house. He was happy and didn't use his new chain.
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