The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems




Author Topic: sharping chain?  (Read 1867 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline minesmoria

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
sharping chain?
« on: October 29, 2004, 07:08:36 PM »
I bought a dremel  stone tool.

It says to use pink stone for 3/8 pitch 7/32

blue stone 5/ 32 for 3/8  low profile lp

I dont know if i have lp chain or not, should i just try both and see which one gets it the sharpest?

Offline SasquatchMan

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 466
  • Gender: Male
  • Get it done.
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2004, 07:53:04 PM »
I think it's more to do with how well the stone fits inside the curve of the cutter....
Senior Member?  That's funny.

Offline tony_marks

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 233
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2004, 04:33:24 AM »
 its probably to late now .. but if u use that stone.. a little bit goes a real long way..
mabe u can donate one chain to learning how to use the new tool..
then just a little bit should bring the edge back,on the next chain..
jmo

Offline jokers

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1012
  • Location: New Haven,NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Chainsaw Freak
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2004, 07:50:07 AM »
What model # is your chain? provide us with any identifying numbers and someone will help you determine what size chain you have, it`s really key to use the right diameter stone or file.

Russ

Offline minesmoria

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2004, 11:16:46 AM »
The chain is 3/8 .50 guage oregon 72 i dont now if it is lp or not.

Offline jokers

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1012
  • Location: New Haven,NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Chainsaw Freak
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2004, 11:45:42 AM »
If it is 72, it`s standard 3/8 and the 7/32 stone would be correct until you are ground back about half way on the tooth, then switch to a 3/16 stone to maintain the correct sideplate angle.

Russ

Offline rahtreelimbs

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 153
  • Age: 56
  • Gender: Male
  • Confirmed Chainsaw Addict!!!
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2004, 07:47:04 PM »
Lose the Dremel (junk.....big time) and learn to hand file. ;)
Nothing Like A  Modded Saw To Start Your Day!!![/SIZE]† † † † † † †  Later, Rich.

Offline sigidi

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1684
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Gatton, Queensland, Aus
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2004, 02:39:25 AM »
My 2 cents worth and by no means an expert opinion...

I've sharpened chain about 10 times now - the first sharpen was done by a dealer using a grinding machine - wasn't really impressed and was spurred on to learn myself really fast. ($12AUS for an 18" bar chain)

It's probably taken the first 5 hand sharpens for me to be happy with how it cuts and it's cutting much better now - at least it travels straight through the cut now!!!!

I'm using a Sharpboy Precision Filing Guide each sharpen - it is a bit to set up (5-7 mins) but it gives good results and I don't use the saw much, just trimming logs for the mill so I can sharpen at home of a nighttime.
Always willing to help - Allan

Offline Minnesota_boy

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1773
  • Age: 67
  • Location: near Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Gender: Male
  • Some like 'em short, but I prefer looong!
    • Share Post
Re: sharping chain?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2004, 04:10:36 AM »
I hit a bunch of steel with my chain (my fault) so I took it to the dealer to be resharpened.  Cost $10 for the resharpen, same as a new chain for that saw.  Guess who will sharpen his own or just replace from now on?  ::)
I eat a high-fiber diet.  Lots of sawdust!


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
chain saw sharping

Started by kardar2 on Chainsaws

6 Replies
929 Views
Last post November 10, 2012, 11:59:12 PM
by kardar2
xx
The joy of sharping chain at 10 degrees

Started by alsayyed on Chainsaws

1 Replies
1319 Views
Last post July 24, 2007, 06:35:59 PM
by Tony_T
xx
Chain sharping for lazy people

Started by treeboy on Chainsaws

48 Replies
10865 Views
Last post November 27, 2005, 11:55:36 AM
by redpowerd
xx
blade sharping

Started by sawwood on Sawmills and Milling

2 Replies
1074 Views
Last post June 24, 2010, 10:15:47 PM
by tyb525
 


Powered by EzPortal