Readers ask: How To Use Chainsaw File Guide?

Do you push or pull a chainsaw file?

Remember to file from the inside out. Remember that unlike abrasives, files are cutting tools. The file will cut away unwanted metal and leave a sharp edge sufficient to cut down trees and branches. Files only cut on the push stroke and no pressure should be used on the return, or pull, stroke.

Can you sharpen a chainsaw with a flat file?

A flat file. A depth-gauge guide for resetting the depth gauges. Pro tip: Don’t use a standard rattail file as a chainsaw sharpener. Its tapered diameter and coarse teeth will ruin your chain’s cutters.

How do I know what angle to sharpen my chainsaw?

The right sharpening angle depends on the saw chain and the wood that you want to cut. The sharpening angle will generally be between 25° and 35° – the harder the wood, the greater the angle. To maintain the correct angle, we recommend that you use a sharpening grid or a filing gauge as an aid.

How do I choose a chainsaw file?

What size files do I need for my chainsaw?

  1. #Step 1. Identify the pitch, gauge or Item Number.
  2. #Step 2. Use the chart below to Identify your file size.
  3. #Step 3. Pick how many you would like to order, we offer chainsaw files in packs of 3’s and 12’s. Chainsaw files size chart. Pitch. Gauge. Item No. File Size. Sharpening Angle.
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Why does my chainsaw get dull so fast?

Your chainsaw blade gets dull so fast because your chain is hitting the ground, the tree is filled with dirt, and/or the bar is bent. These all contribute to the chain getting dull quickly. If you’re cutting through dirty wood, the chain will dull quicker than cutting clean wood.

Is it worth sharpening a chainsaw chain?

Using a dull chain saw to cut down a tree makes the job much more difficult. It is worth the time to pause and sharpen your blade as it dulls. This fixed base sharpening restores the angle of the blade to the exact specifications while filing by hand is never 100% accurate.

How much does it cost to sharpen a chainsaw?

If you bring the chain into our shop off your saw, our average chain sharpening price ranges from $13- $16.00, depending on the number of cutters. We are happy to remove and re fit your chain to your saw for a small additional fee.

Why does chainsaw cut in a curve?

Chainsaws often start pulling to one side, curving in that direction even when you try to maintain a straight line. If your chainsaw is not cutting straight, it’s a sign that it needs maintenance – usually routine blade maintenance, although it could be the sign of a bigger problem.

How do you tell when a chainsaw chain is worn out?

There are several signs that show if your chainsaw chain is worn out:

  1. The Chain Comes Off the Bar easily.
  2. There is smoke.
  3. Some teeth are missing.
  4. The chainsaw chain is chipped.
  5. A lot of rust.
  6. You cannot cut through wood as well as you would have expected.
  7. The Chainsaw Has a Shaky Performance.

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