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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2017, 12:24:51 PM »
I bought one a couple years ago and sharpened enough chains to know it.  I also have a buddy who has one and our experiences are similar.

It is best used on a new dull (not been sharpened by other means) chain, and must be used every time on that chain to keep it symmetric and each tooth same as the others.  The tolerances and clearances are very tight.  It can't hog material off, so it takes quite a few times around, taking a nibble at a time, to get the chain back into shape if it's been rocked, or not sharpened perfectly by hand, with the left and right side cutters the same, and all cutters the same.  Otherwise it misses the shorter teeth and doesn't sharpen them.  Once a chain has been "dressed" it is a simple matter to keep it in shape. 

It's slower than hand filing.

It will it a scalpel quality edge on the teeth, and I eventually dispensed with the hand crank and put the cutter in a vaiable speed drill. 

I don't use it much anymore.  Too slow and tedious for me,  but it will sharpen a chain razor sharp.


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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2017, 01:58:31 PM »
Got one used it one summer had 2 dozen chains so did them up and just changed out when dull.  But now i just sharpin on the bar and keep going. I can get it sharper by hand.
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Re: Did someone try the Timberline Sharpener
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2017, 02:37:07 PM »
We bought one last year and I've used it several times now.
It will sharpen to a more refined edge than any other method I've seen.
It is slower, but the chain seems to stay sharper longer, just because it starts out sharper in the beginning.
I have a very good skillset when it comes to hand sharpening and can put a quality edge on with a file.
This just made sense to me as it removes even more of the potential for human error and the simple math of a pile of dead files.
New file lasts me for a handful of sharpenings before it loses its edge.
Cost per file is around $0.50 per use.  I chuck them in the trash as soon as they stop cutting and start sliding.
Cost per carbide cutter is $20.00 and they are good for about 40 sharpenings.
Cost per sharpening is about $0.50 after you've bought the tool.
Camparisons with friends this Summer showed that my chains were sharper/longer than new or resharpened chains of theirs...everytime.
One of my buddies is anxious to try it out.  He's renowned as an excellent file guy and he was sold on the difference.
Me, I like it.  I think the right answer with this would be spare "timberlined" chains for a long day of cutting.  Sitting on a stump and tuning a chain wouldn't be difficult.
One thing I really like is that I don't have to work the arms filing during a break they desperately need.
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