Anyone used any of the chainsaw sharpeners from Lee Valley? Do you
recommend the file tool that clamps onto the chainsaw bar, or the
diamond dremel tool sharpeners?
Thanks in advance for any comments,
On Tue 30 Dec 2003 07:05:53a, firstname.lastname@example.org (YJJim) wrote in
I've found I do a better job with the manual clamp-on-the-bar model. You're
only supposed to give those teeth one or two strokes, and every tooth has
to get exactly the same treatment as every other tooth. Same angle, same
amount of steel taken away, etc. It's easier for me to do two strokes with
the file at a clamped angle. Zip zip, move. Zip zip, move. Takes less time
to sharpen the chain than it does to set it up. Unless you're resharpening
a completely dull chain - in which case I take mine in - you need to take
off so little that the Dremel tool is overkill. The manual one fits in the
chainsaw case so it's always there and you don't need to take your Dremel
everywhere you take the saw.
No offense meant to Robin or Lee Valley in general, but those clamp-ons are
sold anywhere you can buy chain saw supplies and I've never found a major
difference in any of them.
Never having used one, I didn't know if they were all the same. Most
folks here rave about Lee Valley, so I figured theirs would be good
email@example.com (YJJim) wrote in message
I use the diamond sharpeners that fit a Dremel. The last chain I bought
turned out to be so hard that when it finally needed sharpening it would
take all the teeth off a file. It was impossible to sharpen with a file. The
diamond bits work great, it only takes a fraction of a second per tooth and
my chain is good for another large job.
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