chain saw sharpener

anyone use one of these?
http://www.powersharp.com/default_flash.asp

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wrote:

The FAQ says you can get 5 to 15 resharpenings before you have to replace the proprietary chain. What's wrong with one of these, for about $10?
http://www.oregonchain.com/homeowner/products/accessories/fileguide_file.htm
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wrote:

This looks like a real bad idea to me. Get yourself a dremmel or die grinder and the right diameter stone. About as much skill involved as sharpening a drill bit.
Karl
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wrote:

Oh absolutely sharping a chain saw is a no brainier, but time consuming. A nice "new" 5/32 fine cut rat tail file + a small mill smooth file to take down the limit tooth top with a .02"-.03" gauge lower than the cutting tooth height. Just as drill sharpening a little trick like web thinning makes easier cutting. In the shop up on the bench under a light no problem 1/2hr job max.
But I was curious about the function of this Oregon contraption. How the hell does that thing sharpen with the chain running? Probably cost a hundred bucks? Another gimmick for the inept?
I just hate cutting into a tree with an old piece of barb wire or nail grown around it ya cant see till the sparks fly. ~~@~@()*{!@P~!!!!
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cncmillgil wrote:

A "Rat tail" file is tapered. So you don't want to use one of those. A "chain saw file" is a straight cylinder.
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Harbor Freight has their electric sharpener on sale right now. Don't know how good it is but it's cheap. Karl
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They work well enough though the setup is fussy, like a Drill Doctor.
The Husqvarna filing guide is nice: https://baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=HVA%20505%2069%2081%2009
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I like that. I wish I had one when I was chainsawing a lot. Karl
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looks pretty fancy....tho it is my preference to sit down with a cold one and do it by hand. Takes bout 20 minutes and can be a very relaxing activity.
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Junk, either learn to file or buy a decent chain grinder if you want to do your own. A file may not work if you work harden the chain by hitting rocks.
The other day I had to sharpen a loop too small to fit on my saw chain grinder and was pretty amazed at how well it came out freehand on an 1/8" resin bond saw gumming wheel.
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