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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2005, 02:18:22 PM »
engine builders use x-rays and sonic testing to look for cracks :)

as long as I have big chips flying, I'm happy, but then again, i'm in the dirt so much, i'm happy that my chain will cut anything!
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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2005, 02:36:29 PM »
It was a joke.  see post of mine above it.

Yrs ago I did timber inventory for USFS. Boss form supervisor's office said we had some regional office desk jockies coming out to "observe". Boss was from AR. He says "let's take these boys on a hike" .

So we walked bout 3 mi in to 1st plot. Spent 2 hr discussing whether tree that was borderline with prism was "in" or "out". We never made it past this plot cause they talked it to death.


This gonna go over like lead balloon, but this discussion reminds me of that.

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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2005, 11:14:09 PM »
I use a 10X magnifying lens to look at the chain tooth. The 'sharp edge' shows real well, and it's also good or identifying wood, as well as looking for splinters and steel filings poking the skin too. :)
Great idea, beenthere - I forgot all about that! When I was out in the field I would use my lens to see what I was doing to my axe or knife. Worked great!! Yes also good for finding Devils club where ever too.

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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2005, 10:14:42 PM »
Yes also good for finding Devils club where ever too.

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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2005, 10:19:22 PM »
Sorry for the double post Trigger finger a little itchy. I am not a fan of your Devil's Club either.  Nasty stuff and you have lots of it :(. I give the chain a a squint and then try it. If I get a smooth cut  and nice curly chips I'm happy.
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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2005, 03:20:12 AM »
This place makes for good reading on a sleepless night.
Best way I learned to sharpen was to draw lines on vice jaws using magic marker and trisquare for proper angle. I use both hands on file, and glance at marks to stay true.
In the field I put saw on tail gate and rest nose of bar against plastic bed liner.
Never tryed any gadget, but the roller guide sounds interesting.
Since noting how much the saw shop ground away, I stopped taking them there long ago and just learned.
Be interesting to read of "altered angles" here, though I am not saw smart enough to type about that.

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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2005, 08:52:06 PM »
That 'Swedish Roller' has been good for me, it's almost foolproof.  It also sounds a little dirty.  :)  :D

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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2005, 08:51:24 AM »
That 'Swedish Roller' has been good for me, it's almost foolproof.  It also sounds a little dirty.  :)  :D
I am not touching that line ;D
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Re: Chain sharping for lazy people
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2005, 11:55:36 AM »
anybody run the bar into a cull tree vertically and use the slot to hold the saw while filing? thats the way ive been sharpening chains in the woods for years. takes a litte practice to get the hole just right so you can rotate the chain while still holding the saw upright. usually done on pole size culls.
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