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new to me grinder
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:46:24 PM »
A friend gave me his father in laws Windsor chain grinder. Chain on my cm241 was cutting so crooked the bar was binding.  Dealer charges $8 to sharpen and the chain is half worn out.  set up the grinder to mimic the angles on a new chain.  Tried it out on a 20 inch ash  and cuts like my new chain.  
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 09:59:46 PM »
If it's Windsor it's a top quality grinder like all the other good product they made.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 10:13:05 PM »
that is what the label on it says it is
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 11:32:02 PM »
Not doubting you trapper. I was making a statement how much I like the old Windsor product.
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 12:06:00 PM »
got the cutter sharpening down.  How do  you go about lowering the rakers with a grinder?
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 02:28:30 PM »
Can't give you advice on the grinder as I never owned a chain grinder before, but being a Windsor product it should do a good job with the right instructions.

Only thing with a grinder I can't see how it can lower the raker and round off the leading edge corner at the same time.

Flat file works for me.
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 01:20:56 AM »
Raker grinder is a diferent machine.  
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 08:35:08 AM »
If it looks like the Oregon or the Tecomec ones its pretty simple, you use the large wheel with the wheel shaped parallel to the chain vise then center your chain and go. If you need a picture of one setup this way let me know.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 08:42:47 AM »
 

 

 


 
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2018, 08:50:01 AM »
In the entire life of a chain usually you might only need to take the rakers down two or three times .I like Willard don't own a grinder except a "dremel " type I seldom use .Only in the case I find a hidden treasure in a piece of wood like a nail .For that matter a rock does a number on them too .If you operate a chainsaw long enough you will find these things when you least expect .--count on it .

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 09:59:37 AM »
thanks  Skeans1
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 11:37:25 AM »
I was wrong.  Some grinders can do cutters and rakers. 
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2018, 11:41:57 AM »
I was wrong.  Some grinders can do cutters and rakers.
Mike far as I know only Silvey had the raker only grinder that you hand cranked. 

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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2018, 11:57:05 AM »
I would set the raker wheel face at about a 15 degree slope then round the leading edge with a file. To be quite truthful once I learned to file reasonably well I found the grinder didn't save me any time unless the chain was rocked. I could do a better job faster and easier with a file.
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2018, 07:26:40 PM »
I was wrong.  Some grinders can do cutters and rakers.
Mike far as I know only Silvey had the raker only grinder that you hand cranked.
Seen that, with the bump cam.  That thing is FAST.
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 08:57:56 PM »
I probably shouldn't mention this but I do my rakers on a bench grinder free hand. There is enough spring with even the good chain grinders that makes it tough to get raker depth ground accurately. Frank C.
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Re: new to me grinder
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 01:15:14 AM »
The familiar one or two strokes and the final short stroke to round off the corner with a sharp flat file never lies ;D
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