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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 03:13:19 AM »
Here on the Christmas tree farm we needed a way fast and easy to sharpen
our chainsaws out in the field. The best thing we found was a 12 volt Dremel.
E-bay has them. We would also buy the DIAMOND CHAINSAW SHARPENER BURR Stones.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 09:26:46 AM »
Love, love, love mine! Somedays wonder why it took two years for me to purchase.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 07:26:28 AM »
I have this one (12V) and the original Granberg Jig (manual) 106b I believe it is called.  I think they are very well made and are of higher quality than the Oregon ones you find at most hardware stores.  They are a bit pricier than  the Oregon ones as well.  Once you get the adjustments right they work quite well.  If you get the 12V model remember they rely on the clips to attach to a battery so you may want to consider also picking up a cheap converter to slide it into a 12V DC plug (cigarette lighter) which is found in /on many vehicles and atv's.  I believe I picked one up for less than $5 at a local NAPA.  Since I am strickly a firewood cutter, I haven't found the need to use this as much as I anticipated and I find myself using more the 2/1 sharpening system from STIHL especially in the woods.  Holmen Tree put me on to them and Since I have .325 and 3/8" pitch chains to sharpen, I purchased one for each.  My local stihl dealer nocked $10 off the total price when I offered to purchase two.  So I now have a medley of sharping systems at my disposal which I find the whole process very interesting.  I'm also the kind of person that delves into the craft side of things moreso than perhaps a more pragmatic person might.  One other note with the Granberg 12V, remember to get the cooling crayons with the stone grinders you to keep them cool when grinding/sharpening. They are on the Granberg site for purchase as well.  I think you will be in the game for $100 bucks or so. I am not an expert by any means but these have been my personal experiences so far.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 07:42:48 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

I too am only a firewood cutter so am not doing it regularly enough to get experienced with sharpening myself.  It seems this would make things easier and provide a much more consistent job.  It will be time saving over the long haul.  Last time I sharpened I thought I did well but just made dust instead of good cuts.

Think I'll pick it up.

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 10:05:09 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

I too am only a firewood cutter so am not doing it regularly enough to get experienced with sharpening myself.  It seems this would make things easier and provide a much more consistent job.  It will be time saving over the long haul.  Last time I sharpened I thought I did well but just made dust instead of good cuts.

Think I'll pick it up.

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You'll like it if you get one. Mines a 1012 I believe. I hand file till it seems pointless and then go with the Granberg. I have a Harbor Freight grinder I use to hog the cutters back if I really bugger the chain but the Granberg will sharpen it back to match a new chain and the Harbor freight won't as well. Use the coolant stick. Goes fast after a few minutes of use. I'm not one of the boys here but I have one and use it alot...Regards Walt
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 05:47:27 AM »
I have one and bought it for use when using the Alaskan mill with a 36in bar. Its sweet! well worth it!

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 05:59:22 PM »
     Howdy,
   I have some stones for the Dremel, and other handheld grinders. I'm looking for people to check them out, and see what they think about them. As far as I know, nobody has killed one yet. I have them in 5/32, 3/16, and 7/32 in both coarse, and fine grit.
   The fine ones work well for normal grinding but, if you rock your chain, or your converting standard chain to ripping chain the coarse is quicker.
   First ten people to get back to me with a mailing address can have 1 stone of their choosing for free to evaluate. I would guess that a message on here would be the best but, however you want to contact me is fine.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 11:26:20 AM »
Nice offer.  Are the stones for the Dremmel or Grandberg?
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 04:53:34 PM »
     Howdy,
   Yes, I had them made with a 1/8" threaded shaft. So, they'll fit any of the screw-in types, or Dremels with 1/8" collets. These things work really well. I tried some crazy things to fail one. With this one I had ground some new teeth clean off of 27 chain with no noticeable degradation. I finally started in on some files. Now bear in mind in this photo, I kept the file on one place on the stone the best I could. I would say that these will work well for different jobs as long as the metal is hard. Otherwise they will load up.

 
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2016, 06:50:43 AM »
     Howdy,
   I have some stones for the Dremel, and other handheld grinders. I'm looking for people to check them out, and see what they think about them. As far as I know, nobody has killed one yet. I have them in 5/32, 3/16, and 7/32 in both coarse, and fine grit.
   The fine ones work well for normal grinding but, if you rock your chain, or your converting standard chain to ripping chain the coarse is quicker.
   First ten people to get back to me with a mailing address can have 1 stone of their choosing for free to evaluate. I would guess that a message on here would be the best but, however you want to contact me is fine.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2016, 06:36:31 PM »
     Howdy,
   Here's a link http://leftcoastsupplies.com/product/dinasaw-abn-sharpening-stones/
   The website only has UPS shipping rates available. They can be high for something small like this. If you want to give us a call on the toll free, we can save you a few bucks on shipping.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 08:31:47 PM »
Thanks guys.  I did order one.  I'll be doing a lot of cutting in a couple weeks so I'll put it to the test.

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 07:55:36 PM »
In looking at the instructional videos, how do you know where to set the gadget on/above the chain?  Does it rest on the chain?

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2016, 06:19:52 AM »
Did you see this video from Grandberg? It should be a good starting point for you. 
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2016, 09:28:50 AM »
Thanks.

I have watched several videos but non talked about how to actually mount it, is it set on the chain, or address any angles of the mounting.

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2016, 09:53:30 AM »
I used a dremel and a then a granberg and they both work ok when used properly as with most chain sharpening methods BUT I prefer the Timberline system head and shoulders above the others. Take a bit more time than electric but less time than by hand. I have not been able to achieve the same consistant results with any other system so far. New chain isnt as sharp as a timberline sharpener gets your chain.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2016, 11:00:45 AM »
No, it sets "over the chain" on the bar.  It has bolts that tighten onto the bar but allow you to move the chain forward to get to each cutter.  The "jig" part of the granberg has the appropriate angles marked on it if your particular chain type requires a 20, 25, 30 or 35 degree angle.  The jig provides from 0 to 35degrees if my memory serves me correctly.  The top dial provides for the up and down movements of the grinder stone to your chain cutter, the tension dial on the front adjusts for the lateral movement of the grinder stone to your cutter.  As the cutter tooth wears down from use and sharpening, this adjustment becomes more relevant in my experience.  It is something you have to play with.  I used other jig type devices to get an idea of the depth and other settings required for the granberg.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 11:04:58 AM »
Thanks for the reply.
It just looks like it is possible to get it unaligned with the front or back tipped too high and change the angle of the cut.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2016, 11:31:11 AM »
I know what you mean but you can do that with probably most any system if you think about it.
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