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Author Topic: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?  (Read 512 times)

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Offline samm

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Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:41:07 AM »
Hey gang.  My brother-in-law gave me an awesome christmas gift - a new Stihl 2-in-1 filing guide chain sharpener.  It's great, easy to use.  It is the 3/8" P (picco) pitch filing guide, with the 4.0mm files; great for my little MS192 and 193.
I also want the same sharpener for my 3/8" standard chains, on my 362 and 661.  I see Stihl sells the 2-in-1 guide with the 5.2mm files in it, but that's another $55 on Amazon.

Question: can I simply swap in Stihl replacement 5.2mm files and begin using my guide on my big boy chains too?  Or are the depths or angles different between guides?

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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 11:55:26 AM »
Same thing, different color.
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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 01:26:27 PM »
Thanks for the link.

But my question remains unanswered - are the files interchangeable?
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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 01:46:14 PM »
No...different size files for different size chains.

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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 02:49:45 PM »
Did you try a file to see if it fits? I haven't but I doubt it. I think the holes for the files are sized appropriately. And the depth wouldn't be right either.
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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 03:27:16 PM »
No...different size files for different size chains.
Yes, different size files, we know this.
But I'd like to know if the files are interchangeable INTO the guide, so I can use the guide with different size files for my different chains.
Are the filing /or depth gauge depths on the 2-in-1 3/8" Picco guides vs the standard 2-in-1 3/8" guides different?  This would make sense, since the Picco chains are "low profile".

As far as, will the files fit in the plastic?  If I had any 5.2mm files, I would try to fit them into the plastic.  But I don't have any, I was hoping to get an answer here before I bought them.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 05:08:47 AM »
have the older style  pfred  ones and  I'm  sure the. depth is different   and the holding area for the files  is made to suit the size  of file  .... you have got me wondering a bit now   as  I think the 3/8 one  may of been  able to been used on 404. chains   with bigger file      thats the older style. 2 in 1.  
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ummm  yes can use. different. size files in older one   , not. sure if there is a difference in  the depth  between the 2  models 
have not seen or used. the newer ones tho and looking at ordering  some soon  have to buy 4 of them. with having  3/8lp .325 3/8  and .404  chains     

mates got 3 of them  for his saws  he loves them   eazy to use etc etc 


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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 08:41:32 AM »
You have to buy another one, they are different for each size file. they are just like 35$ on ebay. Well worth the money as they will serve you lots of years
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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 08:46:53 AM »
Thanks all for the answers.
Looks like I will be scraping eBay yet again :laugh:
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Re: Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide - interchangable?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 11:44:32 AM »
Buy the Pferd brand (they make the Stihl ones for Stihl) Same product and you can find it for ~$27 shipped on ebay.


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