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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 03:12:54 PM »
Given the newish pferd 2 in file system looks likes its been rebadged and licensed out to stihl.Can't help pondering are stihl round files also pferd items stamped with the stihl badge?
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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2019, 03:45:01 PM »
Pferd's German. Stihl files are marked Switzerland.

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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 04:26:54 PM »
Given the newish pferd 2 in file system looks likes its been rebadged and licensed out to stihl.Can't help pondering are stihl round files also pferd items stamped with the stihl badge?
Actually, Pferd has been making them for years. The Stihl 2-in-1 is just a rebadged Pferd. Stihl does that with several of their hand tools (including their Peaveys and Cant Hooks, which are made by forum sponsor Logrite).  To Stihl's credit, in addition to making some great equipment of their own, they are very good at identifying top-notch tools to sell under their name.

EDIT:  Oops. Misread your post. I thought you were saying that Pferd was rebadging Stihl-manufactured equipment.
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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2019, 05:27:15 PM »
Is Comstock still a sponsor? I can't find there banner anymore. 
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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 05:41:10 PM »
As far as how long a file last it seems that the last one in the box last the longest. 
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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 05:44:57 PM »
Regarding Stihl tools which generally speaking are good however costly .If I'm not mistaken some were made by Wiha

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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2019, 05:54:42 PM »
Regarding Stihl tools which generally speaking are good however costly .If I'm not mistaken some were made by Wiha
I think their axes are Ochsenkopf

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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2019, 06:49:03 PM »
Regarding Stihl tools which generally speaking are good however costly .If I'm not mistaken some were made by Wiha
I think their axes are Ochsenkopf
Yes, my Stihl Pro Splitting Hatchet has Ochsenkopf stamped into the head. It holds an edge nicely.
It does sometimes actually get used for splitting kindling, but my main use has been driving felling wedges. I have a Grizzly Peak holster for it that carries it nicely on my tool belt.
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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 09:20:06 AM »
I'd odd in many ways .I don't drive wedges with either an axe nor a hatchet .I use a 4 pound dead blow hammer. I've got a 5 gallon bucket I carry that stuff in .Axes in my opinion  are good wood splitters but poor hammers .I've ruined more nylon wedges trying them out as a hammer . 

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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 10:47:52 AM »
Some times your favorite brand of files lets you down. I am told that a tiny problem with the heat treatment will cause this.

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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2019, 11:09:44 AM »
Having had problems in the past with things that I like getting replaced by cheaper, I stocked up on Pferd files back in 1999, and still have a few boxes of each left.  Sorry, none for sale.

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Re: Best Chain File, Single Cut or Double Cut
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2019, 12:32:21 PM »
I'd odd in many ways .I don't drive wedges with either an axe nor a hatchet .I use a 4 pound dead blow hammer. I've got a 5 gallon bucket I carry that stuff in .Axes in my opinion  are good wood splitters but poor hammers .I've ruined more nylon wedges trying them out as a hammer .
Depends on the Ax. This one has worked fine for me. The weight is just right, I like the handle length and the poll has a nice shape for striking. I have others that I would never use in this application.
Prior to this I used something that looked a bit like a drilling hammer (3 or 4 lbs head with a 1 foot handle). I decided I wanted something with a longer handle: the short handle took more effort and was a pain on trees that needed more "persuasion".

When I don't have the ax at hand, I just cut myself a club from a handy size of a heavy wood species.
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