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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2016, 11:50:22 PM »
I used it for the first time this weekend.  I think I've got it figured out.  Was able to sharpen a chain that's still going strong after a lot of work.

There's a bit of a learning curve.  And a bit of idiot curve-like not putting it in the back position and turning it on while resting on the chain!  Scared the crap out of me.  And scraping up the top of the brace, and grinding the chain instead of the tooth.  Once I got past stupid, it seemed to work well.  I had to re-adjust it when changing to the other direction.  Not sure what I did there.


I got a 12 volt converter and it works great with the machine.  It only had a 2 amp fuse so I had to up that--after the first blew.

I'd like to try it again but the chain is still doing its thing!

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2016, 04:18:06 PM »
Glad its working out for you.  You really can't hurt anything and you're making progress.  There are other youtube videos that can help you with the grandburg too.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2016, 06:00:48 AM »
I've got the "Dremel" stones and what I use them for is repairing a chain if it discovers metal in a piece of wood or takes a notion to cut a rock in two .It happens .

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2016, 09:43:04 AM »
Got to use it for a second time.  Worked well, the saw spewed out nice big chips.
It will be a time saver, and a money saver over the years.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2016, 11:07:08 PM »
I have had mine Granberg sharpener for around a year and use it mainly to sharpen my 36" rip chains for when using my Alaskan Mill.
The rip chain is a little more demanding if you want the best performance both regarding angels but especially tooth lengths. It also comes in handy when I got a couple of 36", 25" 15" chains to sharpen at the same time after a couple of days in the forest and they need to be put into the right specs after they have been hand filed.

 

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2016, 09:35:55 AM »
The first two times went well, but...

The bushing that the arm slides thru on one side is off center.  Don't know if it has always been like that, just noticed it.

When I switch from one set of teeth to the opposite, I have to change the height of the cutting wheel or it will bottom out on the tooth.  So, I can't tell that I'm getting the same grind on both sides.  And it doesn't slide smoothly at all.

The last couple times certainly didn't do as well, not as sharp and didn't last long.

I'll take a pick and send it to granberg. 
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2016, 08:36:21 PM »
I think the pink stone's don't hold up very well I use Oregon instead . I use the free hand Granberg . When you run a cord an hour through the BT 6870 processer you want a quick sharpen .
A bunch of chainsaws a BT6870 processer , TC 5 International track skidder and not near enough time

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2016, 11:36:42 AM »
I sent it  back and they called the day they got it to say they have it.  They called the next day to say they found a problem, will fix it and mail it back. 

It will be a few months before I can check it out again.

So, great service.  I assume it will work fine.

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2016, 04:25:18 PM »
Ok well good luck and keep us posted.  Glad they are working with you on it.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2016, 01:12:16 PM »
Got a box back today with a new grinder.
The note said faulty shell.  Not sure what that means, but they stood behind it and sent a new in box grinder.

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2016, 08:50:59 AM »
Good to hear.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2016, 10:59:07 AM »
I know a couple of guys that use the granberg including the local small engine dealer/shop. He sells husky gear and equipment.

They ALL say that Granberg has top notch performance and service and one guys system is at least 20 years old. He says they treat him like he bought it yesterday.

I like the job it does but just find the timber line a bit quicker in the field and for me I don't over grind with the timberline as easily.

They are both good sharpeners.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2016, 03:47:09 PM »
I recommend the precision granberg grinder
https://granberg.com/product/g1012xt-precision-grinder-12v/

You need the fixture to assure that your grinding is consistent in height and angle from one tooth to the next.  The problem with the free hand grinders or the dremel is that while they make make the tooth sharp, inconsistent height from one tooth to the next will cause problems in cutting.  It will make it seem like your chain is dull, or it will dive to the left or right. 

Get the precision grinder above that has the adjustable fixture and you won't regret it.  Granberg's videos stink on how to set it.  Wranglerstar on youtube did a far better job of explaining.



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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 09:26:58 AM »
I too can vouch for the granberg as it sharpens very efficiently and quite fast. I have used many chainsaw sharpeners in the past but the Granberg is still one of my favorites for all types of saws. But it is not for everybody. Maybe you should check out these chainsaw sharpeners if gou want more variety. http://thereviewgurus.com/reviews/best-chainsaw-sharpener/

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2019, 10:49:19 AM »
Can you use non-threaded grinding stones on the Grandberg G1012? Unsure what the collar is like to be able to use posts without a thread.

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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2019, 11:09:59 AM »
They are threaded.
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Re: Any opinions on the Granberg electric chain sharpener?
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2019, 11:34:16 AM »
So, it's impossible to use grinding stones with non-threaded posts?

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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2019, 12:46:54 PM »
Correct.
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