anybody uses Electric chainsaw sharpener and what do you think of them

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by fiesta, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. fiesta

    fiesta Member

    north wales
    recently brought a electric chainsaw sharpener to sharpen chains and save time if you hit a nail because it does it quicker than by doing by hand .doing it by hand with mounted sharpener onto the guide bar seems to get it sharper then using the electric sharpener .and if you sharpen by electric one it goes blunt very quickly .what do others use?
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Electric sharpeners are the work of the devil. Put too much heat into the tooth. a sharp file is the best way. Little and often
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  3. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes Moderator

    I have one and got the same opinion as @Dave W about it, soon ruins chains
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  4. Mdt

    Mdt Member

    I have one and find it the opposite its saved a couple of what I thought was rubbish chains but totally brought back into use after a few chains It will have paid for itself.
  5. AJR75

    AJR75 Member

    little un and Mdt like this.
  6. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
  7. Mdt

    Mdt Member

    This is same as mine, a granberg. There is a difference between cheap one an a good quality one!!
  8. spanners

    spanners Member

    If you have heat & blueing, Then your doing it wrong.
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  9. brynseiri

    brynseiri Member

    Conwy, North Wales
    I bought a granberg precision sharpener, having been a big file fan I am now converted to the granberg. It is a faff setting it up sometimes, but it makes sharpening a 25" bar chain a piece of cake, no heating or blueing, every cutter the same size, and you can also do the depth gauges too. Brilliant tool and the edge does last better than I can do it with 10 strokes of a file. And being 12 volt can come to the job too.
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  10. Muck Spreader

    Muck Spreader Member

    I find my electric sharpener fine. Just remember it's a sharpener not a grinder, a light tickle is all that's needed.
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  11. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    I use a Carlton bench grinder ,brilliant machine ,both 325 and 3/8 th discs ,has all the angles and depth set adjusters
    ,bit pricey but in comparison to 7-8qd to have a chain sharpened plus fuel to get there its paid for itself times over
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  12. benferg

    benferg Member

    Google pferd chainsaw file they do the chain guides at the same time. Electric is devil ju ju!!
  13. How about a dremel tool and chainsaw kit? Or even a cheapy rotary tool if you can get the dremel chainsaw kit to fit it?
  14. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Once every now and then, but they are severe on the links. A rub of a file at roughly the right angle more frequently might be an alternative? Cant find cheap .325 files on E-Bay though.
  15. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    @roscoe erf whats that for, never sharpening?
  16. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
  17. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Wonder how does it work, any good?
  18. n.f.i just found it thought id share
  19. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    n.f.i. another mystery, no bad language please ..................... :scratchhead:

    Thanks, I'll have a wee look on E-Bay, seems a city sort, not exactly out in the sticks with that fancy wall.
    Had another look at the pictures, seems as though it takes a bit of steel of the top/front of the links rather than inside the link?

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