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« on: December 31, 2012, 06:57:51 AM »
they dont last as long. I try to cleen them but they dont bite, so do you find there not as good as before, I have tryed all kinds, but there junk

what do you guys think
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Re: files
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 08:31:10 AM »
STIHL files last longer than any other file I've tried. Oregon being the worse.
After ever other top plate gets filed, I take a small tooth brush sized stainless steel brush and brush the file clean of filings. Takes only a few seconds and will make your file last twice as long.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 08:36:51 AM »
I have had good luck with Pferd files. splitwood_smiley

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Re: files
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 08:39:59 AM »
Peter, They all work,but some are better than others. I prefer Pherd and Sthil. Most of the German and Swedish files are superior to others. Tim

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Re: files
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 08:44:28 AM »
  It is old news to experienced filers but if you are new "never back drag a file" it cuts going forward and should not touch the metal when coming back for another stroke. Back dragging will ruin a file quick!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 08:44:55 AM »
I've always usd Stihl files with little or no issues. No experience with any others. I'll be looking to see what others say. I'm sure I'll learn something.
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 08:47:49 AM »
I sharpen about 1/2  of the time in the vise in my shop.
I use a square handle on my files and turn 1/4 turn after every tooth, then tap on the vise to dislodge any residue in the file after a complete rotation.
When in the woods or at my firewood processing lot I use a clamp on vise on my Faarmi winch using the same technique.
File life for me is pretty good.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 08:54:32 AM »
I buy a box of files at a time ,I have noticed that some last a biy longer however in general they wear out fast . If you sharpen in a vice I have found you can get a bit more out of a dull file . Not long ago I grabed a new one and started sharpening only to find that the file was junk ! I've been planning on getting a wheel sharpener for about 20 years now but always have bigger prioritys ....
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Re: files
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 09:03:53 AM »
I use the Stihl brand too, I also use a brass brush to clean, but most of the time a couple of taps on the end does the job.
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Re: files
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2012, 09:31:40 AM »
when the file gets too loaded up with bar oil and cuttings that tapping will not clean it out, i use a few blasts of carb cleaner and then tap it again, that usually gets it good for awhile longer... i try and keep a clean dry file.
some folks i know dip thier files in muriatic acid to clean them, they say it sharpens them ::)

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Re: files
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 02:14:41 PM »
I've heard good reviews regarding Save Edge files too although I've never tried one.
My local Shushkavarnah dealer keeps them in stock.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 06:14:03 PM »
I get about 10 - 15 sharpenings with Oregon files on 25 inch (bar) 404 chain . @1.50 a file that's .15 cents or less a sharpening there are alot of things that I am less happy with .eg price of diesel.
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Re: files
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 08:20:48 PM »
Thanks for all the replys,
I have tride all the cleening remedies and they all work well,
 Just seems the teeth on the file round over and not bite well. when I use a new file and push though the chain I like to see the chips fly and is cutting good. I use the file free hand by eye ,bin doing that over 40 year
Im using the files on 7900 dolmar with a 24" skiptooth  bar ,
I do use all of the file , start in the middle :D and work to the ends :D
when they stop biting and just sliding down the tooth , Ill grab a another new one :D
 3 or 4 files per life of chain, use to use 2 years a go,  :D :D
and thanks to all  :new_year:
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Re: files
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 09:01:38 PM »
Pferds are a good file .Baileys sells Arbor Pro or something like that .They used to have several tooth styles .I have found the fine toothed variety is not as aggressive as Pferds and for that hard as a rock Stihl chain it seems to do better .
On Oregon or Carlton chain the Pferds seem to do better .Oregon files don't seem to do good on anything but they will file a chain they just don't last as long .

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 11:42:24 PM »
Peter,a lot of things that use to last, don't last as long now.  ;D  I've noticed it with files too.
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Re: files
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 10:39:01 AM »
A small brush with brass bristles is better for the file. Also keep the file in a short piece of plastic tubing ( I use 5/16 maple sap tubing ) It will help it last longer. Oh, and yes there are some files out there that are junk.
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2013, 11:27:41 AM »
I agree there a lot of things built cheaper these days :-X

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Re: files
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 01:39:45 AM »
I used to use Stihl files.

For the last six years I've used SaveEdge files only. They're more expensive than other files, but the first time you use a SaveEdge file you'll forget what you paid for it. SaveEdge, in my opinion, is the best saw file ever made.

I use them from 0.404 size and on down. They'll last two times as long as a Stihl file and cut like a file's supposed to cut.

Buy SaveEdge and you'll never go back to another brand.

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Re: files
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 07:43:14 AM »
I used to use Stihl files.

For the last six years I've used SaveEdge files only. They're more expensive than other files, but the first time you use a SaveEdge file you'll forget what you paid for it. SaveEdge, in my opinion, is the best saw file ever made.

I use them from 0.404 size and on down. They'll last two times as long as a Stihl file and cut like a file's supposed to cut.

Buy SaveEdge and you'll never go back to another brand.

thanks ill try them
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2013, 08:13:08 AM »
Bailey's has the Save edge files,
http://www.baileysonline.com/search.asp?SKW=save round&catID=10158
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