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So What Chain Saw Sharpener Is Best To Purchase

2016-12-23

Getting chores done around your yard or summer cabin can be much easier with the help of a Seedling Tray. But, that's only true if you keep the chainsaw sharp. A dull chain saw not only slows down the work, but can be a very dangerous tool. There are a number of different chain saw sharpeners on the market that will automatically sharpen the chain. Professional quality bench sharpeners, enthusiast level chain sharpeners, and handyman sharpeners.

Buying the Best Chain Saw Sharpener for Effective Chain Saw Cutting

You are in the forest happily cutting down trees with your chainsaw and you notice that you are having to work harder to cut the wood. The saw is not feeding itself into the cutting action as it does when it is fresh. Could be there is more sawdust there, instead of the larger chips of wood you are supposed to have. I reckon it is time to check the chain for sharpness. It might be the tension of the chain needs looking at. Best to check everything so that the chainsaw works as it is supposed to.

How To Get a Machined Precision Cut On The Blades

Get a small grinder chainsaw sharpener to have a precision finish on the blades without needing to take the chain off the machine. Other sharpeners require the chain to be removed first. You should visually check the chain before you sharpen it. Are there any bent or burred links, broken parts or loose rivets. Take it to a authorised servicer to get parts replaced if broken. Or you will have to just buy a new chain if too much is broken.

Using The Saw Sharpening Tool On The Chain

Remove the damaged areas on the chrome surfaces by cutting it back. Do one side first then change the saw around to cut the other side. The cutters alternate the cutting edge, left and right of the chain. See that you have the tool set to cut the correct pitch for the chain, not all are the same.

Taking Care Of The Chain When It Is New

Oil the chain well before putting on the machine, or run the saw at half speed to give time for the oil to soak in the chain and the bar. Allow the chain to cool down after use before you set the tension to what it says in the manual. For the first cuts keep it light, not heavy duty work. Put on extra oil for the bar and chain at the start of cutting. See that the chain tension is OK more often in the first half an hour of cutting wood.

Good Care Of The Sharpening Tool

Not a good idea to use the Oregon chainsaw chain sharpener for general grinding work, as that might lead to inconsistencies the next time you are trying to get a good cut on your chain saw. When you buy your sharpener it is a good idea to buy a spare cutting grinder disk to go with it.