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Author Topic: X Chain tips and tricks  (Read 547 times)

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Offline Owtlaw

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X Chain tips and tricks
« on: September 05, 2021, 05:21:23 PM »
I have a half dozen of these and they cut like a light saber when sharp.  I have however noticed that they tend to go dull all of a sudden.  There does not seem to be anything gradual about it.  Other than using a 7/32 file and a 30 degree cross angle as directed on the box, are there any tips or trick to sharpening this chain that I should know about? 

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Re: X Chain tips and tricks
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 06:45:41 PM »
Ive never seen a problem with mine. The only thing that Ive noticed is that with most chain its recommended to keep your file 90deg to the bar. I keep mine 90 to the tooth, Ive always got AT LEAST as good of cutting as any stock chain & usually better. Maybe that information will help.
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Re: X Chain tips and tricks
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 08:23:41 PM »
You might be putting too much hook in it. That'll give fast initial performance, but the corner will fold easier, and dull fast.

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