The Stihl Chainsaw Sharpener

The Stihl Chainsaw Sharpener

The Stihl chainsaw sharpener is an essential bit of kit for any arborist or landscaper who is using their chainsaw regularly. A sharp blade goes a long way to ensure safe use of your machinery and increase your work efficiency. The best way to sharpen your Stihl chainsaw is with the 2-in-1 filing guide. This product does the job of sharpening your chainsaw fast by sharpening teeth and gauging depth simultaneously. It comes in five different sizes to suit different models. With a regular file, you never know which size is appropriate for your saw. Each 2-in-1 filing tool will only fit the right chain size.

The Stihl Chainsaw Sharpener: How to Use

If you go out with a blunt chainsaw instead of getting chippings, you get dust. With the Stihl 2-in-1 filing guide, you can sharpen your chain as well as a professional.

You need to select the correct file for your Stihl chainsaw. The flat file will take down the raker if you choose the wrong file. The angle you use the sharpener is offset to 30 degrees. With the 2-in-1 filing guide, you get a perfect 30-degree sharpening angle by placing the tool flush with the chain as it is set flat on the countertop. As long as you keep the movement flush, you will continue to get the correct sharpening angle. The away stroke will make a grinding noise. This shows you that the sharpening is automatically happening in one direction. Once the rakers are done, turn the saw to face the opposite direction. This time you do the opposite teeth. Place the bottom file on the next tooth, and with the filer flush with the bar, perform the back-and-forth motion again.

Know Your Chain

The wrong file will not work with the wrong chain. This is great because with a regular file, there’s no way to know if it’s going to be counterproductive or not. With the Stihl device, one file will only fit one chain size. You do need to know in advance which chain your saw uses. Then it’s just a matter of purchasing the right one.

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