Chainsaw Repair

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Title: round file guide
Post by: Cut4fun on December 26, 2011, 03:04:29 pm
I stumbled onto this Timberline round file guide today. Never seen anything like it.  Anyone seen tried or heard about it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx-byWsYdBc&feature=related
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: Caloren on December 26, 2011, 04:13:28 pm
Would like to try one, but would not like to buy one  ::) Just a little spendy  :o
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 26, 2011, 04:56:34 pm
Would like to try one, but would not like to buy one  ::) Just a little spendy  :o

How much? I dont want to even try one, I just thought it was a different idea using the dremel method sort of in sharping = spinning in tooth. 
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rgclmc on December 26, 2011, 07:48:51 pm
$125+$20 to have all 3 carbide cutters. My dad had one of these years ago (I think the name was different),worked great. I would much rather have that than the round grinder that I have. 8)
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 26, 2011, 08:09:00 pm
So you are saying this thing works that good, that it would file better then a round file one by hand or just one done on a good grinder?
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rgclmc on December 26, 2011, 08:14:58 pm
Someone who is good at hand filing is as good as anything IMO. I have a decent oregon grinder and if that works and holds up like what dad had its definetly better than it.
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rgclmc on December 26, 2011, 08:52:22 pm
I have issues with getting the wheel set at the right depthand taking too much off which gets the cutter too hot with the grinder.
plus the grinder grinds the wrong way on one side of the chain.
The timberline looks like it pretty much always turns into the cutter and heat should'nt be an issue.
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: Al Smith on December 31, 2011, 09:39:35 am
The Dremel is a good way to repair a rocked tooth .Well really teeth because you never get just one it seems .

It's bad enough trying to unrock  an Oregon chain but a danged Stihl chain would take a month of Sundays and a box of files to get-er-done .
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rms61moparman on December 31, 2011, 11:10:10 am
I don't think there is any method that will get a chain SHARPER than the dremel style with the right cutter.
If you can get the angles down with a good grinder you can actually polish the tooth with the dremel to a razor edge that you can actually cut hair with.
I have one that I bought MANY years ago and it really does a good job. Have to be careful not to get the tooth hot though.


Mike
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rgclmc on December 31, 2011, 11:29:40 am
I tried using a dremel before, I get a chain sharp once before the stone was shot. :(
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: Cut4fun on December 31, 2011, 12:53:09 pm
I tried using a dremel before, I get a chain sharp once before the stone was shot. :(

Same here. I tried using them on  rocked out chain before I gave up.

I think I have the dremel guide thing for the stones still somewhere. Basically new used once.
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rgclmc on December 31, 2011, 03:52:30 pm
Yeah me too, just used the stones that came with
The chain I was working was'nt rocked , just needed sharpened. :(
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: mdavlee . on December 31, 2011, 07:23:07 pm
There was quite a few over on AS that are happy with that sharpener. It gives perfect angles every time. For some that haven't learned to round file with no guide I guess it's not that bad of a deal.
Title: Re: round file guide
Post by: rms61moparman on December 31, 2011, 10:11:41 pm
They are great for a quick touch up.
Or as I said they will polish a cutter so well that you can shave in it and with it.

They are NOT a substitute for a grinder in the hands of someone who knows how to set them up really well and will never replace the good old fashioned file.
The one I have is a 12 volt.
It was handy as heck to take to the woods for a quick touch up before I learned to file left handed.

The stones that come with them are pretty sorry.
Much better ones are available from hobby shops and machine shop supply houses.


Mike