I believe that this is the best Chainsaw Chain Sharpener for doing hand filing that I have ever seen. It is light, it is durable, it is easy to use, it is effective, and it is affordable. I think that chainsaw manufacturers should consider including this tool with their chainsaws. Every chainsaw owner would appreciate that.
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Things I Love about this STIHL Chainsaw Chain Sharpener
Guide Bars and Angled Handle
In order to properly sharpen a chainsaw you have to sharpen each tooth of the chain to the same angle, and the same length. Getting the proper angle for each tooth can be difficult and over time most chains that are sharpened with manual files instead of with electric Chainsaw Chain Sharpener equipment start to cut crooked because the teeth of the chain have been filed to different angles and lengths. This portable chainsaw sharpener will help you to sharpen each tooth to the perfect angle. I give two thumbs up to the guide bars and angled handle of this tool.
Portable and Lightweight
Most of the time when your chain goes dull you are still cutting the wood. This means the first part of your wood cutting day is pretty easy, and then as the day progresses it gets harder to use the saw and harder to get precise cuts. This little chainsaw sharpener weighs only twelve ounces so it is very easy to carry with you and to use where you need it the most.
There is an old saying that goes “Keep it Simple Stupid”. I wish all tool manufacturers would keep that saying in mind when they are developing tools. A Chainsaw Chain Sharpener should not require you to have a college degree in order to be able to figure out how to use it. The design of this chainsaw sharpener is simple, effective, and appreciated by this saw owner.
- Easy to use
- Works quickly
- Guide bars and angled handles help keep the files at the proper sharpening angle
- You no longer have an excuse for having a dull chain on your saw
You have to have filed a chain using a hand held file with no guides or angled handles to properly understand the difficulties that come with using that type of equipment. I know that I have personally ruined, and I mean ruined to the point that professionals could not straighten them out, several chains by using a hand file. Inevitably over time I would realize that the teeth on the chain were no longer the exact same length, and often I discovered that I had sharpened the teeth to the wrong pitch or at the wrong angle.
This Chainsaw Chain Sharpener is a hand file that comes with guides so that you get your teeth sharpened at the proper angle, and are able to maintain the manufacturer specifications for the teeth of your chain. I love this tool and will recommend it to everyone I know.