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Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:29:06 AM »
This tool seems to be good
Is anyone here using it ??
http://www.timberlinesharpener.com/

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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 11:01:52 AM »
It has been discussed here before. I'll try a search, but you can do that too.

Do you think it would be worth the $$$$ ??
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 12:36:34 PM »
It has been discussed here before. I'll try a search, but you can do that too.

Do you think it would be worth the $$$$ ??

I only found one post about that and it's in September 2011 so I was thinking to redo a post again

To me it worth the money but that's my own opinion :) I want to avoid electric tool because that remove too much material on the chain
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 03:06:23 PM »
This is a good tool, but to slow for me, lots on yt about it.
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 09:27:48 AM »
Does one guide fit all the cutters? Do you have to buy a guide for each cutter/file size?

I think I will just keep my freehand file.I also have a Granberg style guide that is adjustable that works very well.
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 11:43:41 AM »
It looks like one guide for each size of cutter you want to sharpen.  It looks interesting, but not $125 interesting. For $50 maybe I'd be tempted. 

I'm happy with the results I get from hand sharpening (and it didn't take "years to learn", contrary to what the Timberline Sharpener web site claims).
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 07:49:18 AM »
Too much money for what it is :-X

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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 08:14:59 AM »
I saw a write up in Timberline Magazine,something to do with the sharpener. Probably OK,but I would have to learn how to use it. I just hand file now.
I have not seen this brand discussed on the forum. I must of missed it.
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 02:04:41 AM »
That is a copy of the old Gamn chain sharpener made in the 1980's near Evansville Indiana. They do work well, but are kind of slow to use.

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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 10:48:55 AM »
I just got one this week. This appears to be a top quality tool, well designed and made. I've used it a couple of times, and man, does it yield a consistent sharpened  chain. I was always happy with my hand sharpening(i'm ambidexterous so I can get both sides the same) but this takes the cake. In the past if I 'rocked' a chain, I took it down to my Stihl dealer to machine sharpen. I think this tool does a better job, and no danger of heating the tooth and ruining the temper like you can get with a machine rotating stone wheel.
You're right--it was pricey, but it looks like a lifetime purchase.
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 06:31:49 AM »
I just got one and I agree with simonmeridew.
I think it works great.

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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 06:10:20 PM »
+2 to what Simonmeridew said . It works as advertised . While its not near as fast ad a grinder, it does at least as good of a job , possibly better .
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 08:06:22 AM »
Well,i am going to order this thing-it looks ok,but you still have to hand file-ya could use this device to straighten up your chain,use it as a shop tool-thats how i see it..albert
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 09:52:53 AM »
Any provision for filing the rakers?
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2012, 07:40:28 PM »
"no" to trapper, no raker intervention

"no" to york, unless you consider turning a crank, "hand filing"
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 05:44:56 AM »
nope sorry to simonmeridew,will order for a shop tool,but will always hand file when in the woods.....
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2012, 12:18:44 AM »
How long do the cutters last?  One cutter lasts as long as how many files?  Hope my question is clear.
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2012, 10:10:32 PM »
They have an add in lumbermans equipment digest.
$99 with promo code LED
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2017, 10:10:52 AM »
If you have some nerve damage and it causes difficulties sharpening your chain equally by hand, the timberline sharpener is a good solution. It's not as fast as hand sharpening IMO, but it does a good job and keeps me from cutting sideways.

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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2017, 11:07:21 AM »
I had a guy ask me last week about this sharpener. I have no experience with it but from what I can see it should ok seeing it's been on the market for over 30 years, originally as a Gam sharpener.
Those cutter bits are expensive $30 CDN, so I wonder how long they last versus a $2 file.

For the novice to use they may have difficulty keeping the cutter's side plate angle (hook) at the proper setting, from what little information I see on the YouTube videos.
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