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View Poll Results: Chainsaws: What Brand do You Use? And Why?

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    31 44.29%
  • Husqvarna (from a Dealer)

    27 38.57%
  • Japanese (Tanaka, Shindaiwa, etc.)

    0 0%
  • Chinese (any Big Box Store Brand; Husky, Jonsered, Earthquake, BlueMax, etc.)

    8 11.43%
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Chainsaws: What do You Have?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?


    Not that I'm looking for ways to do it but how frequently does kickback happen to where it's a discussion point?
    I've had one occurrence where the brake kicked in but that was it. What gives?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Kickbacks happen often but most are easily manageable and given no thought. The problem is when they are severe enough that the bar strikes the operator, the results are usually gruesome even if the inertia brake manages to stop the chain before contact occurs. Those are the ones that drive the discussion.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    sprocket nose helps reduce kickbacks cause it helps keep the chain speed up.

    I find I have most kickbacks when I'm limbing and hit the wood before the chain speed us at maximum, happens more now that I am running a 20" bar, the saw really isn't big enuf. I got the longer bar so that in my old age, I wouldn't have to bend over so far when limbing .... didn't work out the way I had hoped. I really don't want to get a bigger heavier saw, although I wouldn't mind one to work in the wood yard where weight isn't so much of an issue

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Not to switch sprockets off the kickback discussion, but what do you guys use to sharpen the blades? I've been using a file and guide but the files seem to lose their edge quickly. I thought they were just getting fouled but the tips are getting wrecked. Granted these files came from Home Cheapo but still they didn't last long and I don't use them much. I was thinking about getting some of those dies for a dremel. Friend of mine said get the Harbor Fright sharpener, not sure that is a great idea either.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Chain sharpening is a black art

    just keep trying, and someday the force will be with you

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    no science, just

    find the angle indicator on the top place. usually to the rear of the top plate and set with a dept gauge. Correct file size is a definite! Done





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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I can get it sharp, just wrecking the files in the ordeal. Thought the files would last longer than the chain.

    That Katzco set up pretty durable?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I've sharpened with the dremel and guide, for years. It's ok as long as you keep fresh grinding wheels in use (they lose diameter quickly and then can damage the cutting teeth), make sure to not overheat the cutters, so two or three quick passes per tooth, and it takes off a lot of material so if you don't stay on top of lowering the rakers the chain won't work well, either.

    All in all, friends who make their living with chainsaws prefer hand sharpening but I never had success that way and the dremel is very fast and effective for me

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    No problem with my Katzco

    although my holder has knobs to secure the file. it would be much better than the clips they are showing on that one.

    like this one

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I have found that kick back is also more related to what part of the bar you are cutting with.

    I've been having a blast with the new electric saws that stihl has come out with. They fucking rock, for doing pruning and make very fine cuts. Not having to pull start while up in the bucket and not having to listen to the saw running is a huge benefit. I can't wait till they make a top handle. Still don't have the same power as my 200T/201T but they are getting close. I will be adding one to my overland setup since I can charge the battery and will only need to carry bar oil and skip on carrying mix.

    For sharpening The Stihl FG2 bench mount sharpener is tits. If you can find one snag it, they stopped selling them in the states but you can still get them from europe. I would never use a grinder to sharpen a chain, takes too much off. With an FG2 I can hammer out chains in no time. I think Smutty has one now too?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I quit sharpening my own chains a few years ago, occasionally I do but rarely, I keep 3-4 chains on hand and swap em out, and bring the dull ones t a local saw shop that charges $6/chain

    when I do sharpen my own, I find the roller type guides work best,

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    I can get it sharp, just wrecking the files in the ordeal. Thought the files would last longer than the chain.

    That Katzco set up pretty durable?
    Filing is a one-direction process. Too many people drag the file in both directions and that is what kills the file.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    when I do sharpen my own, I find the roller type guides work best,
    Those do work, but I usually am cleaning out the saw at the time of sharpening. When I dull a chain/saw i put that saw down and pick up a different one.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Filing is a one-direction process.
    Into the tooth or away? I always pick up my file on the return stroke.

    Quote Originally Posted by snwbrdr435 View Post
    When I dull a chain/saw I put that saw down and pick up a different one.
    That's what I do. With bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post

    That's what I do. With bikes.
    It's a solid technique for many avenues in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Filing is a one-direction process. Too many people drag the file in both directions and that is what kills the file.
    Yeah, I should have mentioned I only file one way. I think I just bought cheap files. I'll get a couple more and keep at it. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Into the tooth or away? I always pick up my file on the return stroke.
    From the handle side of the file, the pushing action is what does the filing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Into the tooth or away? I always pick up my file on the return stroke.
    Away from the tooth.


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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I gotta say, with practice, I can now somewhat sharpen a chain. Good enough to get me by. I do a once a year pro-sharpen, and then I can keep the edge on them for the season.

    I also wasnt flipping or de-burring my bar at all.

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    I'm staring at my man card. May have to turn it in: have not sharpened a chain....

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Going on a bike ride this weekend to my alma mater, Paul Smith's College, pancake breakfast at the sugarbush in the morning , Stihl Timbersports Qualifier in the afternoon, events in hotsaw, block chop and single bucksaw, I'll take some pics and videos

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    Good, I loves me some pancake vids.... Be sure to get a close up of the syrup, hope it's real maple, not that corn based crap.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    been showing the Stihl 025 (not adjustable carb, not much of a fan when running rough) w/16" bar around the Cabin some love. Not as powerful as 026 with a 18" but the 025 is a little lighter to hump around.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    Good, I loves me some pancake vids.... Be sure to get a close up of the syrup, hope it's real maple, not that corn based crap.
    I'll be sure to get a video of the evaporator boiling vigorously, I am assuming they have already pulled taps, but maybe not, budding is a bit later in the Adirondacks than it is around here, but they still have plenty of sap to finish boiling


    I will also be making a donation to the college in memory of Chris Carstanjen, a former member here (Captain Tupperware) and also an alumni of Paul Smith's that was killed on 9/11, as well as visiting my granddaughter who is currently attending Paul Smith's

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