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15 hours ago, Biz-R-OWorld said:


Fixed? To what size? 3” G2 or 24” G2? That’s silly taking a guess and adding inches


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Would probably match the other side. Yes it's silly but his deer. If it broke while on its death run I would have it fixed. I think he is leaving it as is. 

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I bought a chain saw sharpener from Harbor Freight a few years ago . It has worked okay . It looks similar to this picture .
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I was thinking about that version but saw some pretty mixed reviews.


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6 minutes ago, Belo said:


I was thinking about that version but saw some pretty mixed reviews.


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Learn to to do it by hand or with a guide if you must.  A well hand sharpened chain will outperform and outlast any done on a machine.

Of course , I'm biased. That's how I was taught and have sharpened 100s over years .lol

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The only problem with the electric sharpeners is that it can be very easy to remove too much material from the tooth. And each tooth should have the same amount of material removed each time it’s sharpened. If certain teeth are ground more than others, they won’t cut as they should because they become shorter in height. When using a hand file, you should always use the same number of strokes of the file for each tooth. Start with the worst and count how many strokes it takes, then use the same number of strokes for every tooth.
Like ncountry said, learn to do it by hand. It will be sharper than any machine can do it. 

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On 1/8/2022 at 6:38 PM, Belo said:

Spent a few more hours in the woods today hacking trails. Chains all dull now trying to cut some trees as close as possible to the ground.

Didn’t look hard but still no bushy tails out even in the sun.


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Log rite log cant or woodchuck. Get that off the ground and away from dirt

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14 hours ago, ncountry said:

Learn to to do it by hand or with a guide if you must.  A well hand sharpened chain will outperform and outlast any done on a machine.

Of course , I'm biased. That's how I was taught and have sharpened 100s over years .lol

Yes that's how I do it. Guide and file.

12 hours ago, SWEDE said:

Log rite log cant or woodchuck. Get that off the ground and away from dirt

I'm not sure what you're saying. I obviously know that dirt is bad. It was 20 something degrees with a few inches of snow on the ground and I had my 10" electric and 20" gas. There was one stump I went in a little sideways and it just sort of happened. I really didn't want much stump sticking out on the trail. Is what it is and I can sharpen the chain that was getting close to needing it anyhow. I cut a lot of fruit trees and those bastards do a number, 

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On 1/10/2022 at 9:49 AM, Belo said:

Yes that's how I do it. Guide and file.

I'm not sure what you're saying. I obviously know that dirt is bad. It was 20 something degrees with a few inches of snow on the ground and I had my 10" electric and 20" gas. There was one stump I went in a little sideways and it just sort of happened. I really didn't want much stump sticking out on the trail. Is what it is and I can sharpen the chain that was getting close to needing it anyhow. I cut a lot of fruit trees and those bastards do a number, 

How is the electric saw ?loud ?

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36 minutes ago, WNYTRPR said:

How is the electric saw ?loud ?

I was shocked at how happy I am with it. It is single handedly one of my farvorite buys last year. It's super quiet, doesn't stink like gas, it's instant on and off with a trigger pull and I haven't met a chore that it couldn't handle that a 10" gas saw could. Basically it's awesome for trim work. 

If you're looking for a con, I'd say that if it gets gummed up with stuff it wont work itself clear as well as gas and it takes a little longer to cut through given less rmp's but it's also so light that I've done some 1 handed hanging off a tree type stuff. The lower rpm's aren't a deal breaker at all.

Thing looks like a toy but it's not. I also wanted a backup battery and found a good deal on 2 4ah batteries and I've worked for hours and not had my 4ah run dry on me yet.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-20-Volt-Max-Lithium-Ion-10-in-Cordless-Electric-Chainsaw-Battery-Included/5001583789

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16 hours ago, WNYTRPR said:

3 legged ?

 

16 hours ago, NonTypical said:

Sure looks like it. 

 

14 hours ago, rachunter said:


Do you have anymore pics of that dog? It’s amazing the will to survive some animals have.


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14 hours ago, stubborn1VT said:

I think the leg is there, but blurred out in the pic.

yeah it's just blurred

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On 1/11/2022 at 1:13 PM, Belo said:

I was shocked at how happy I am with it. It is single handedly one of my farvorite buys last year. It's super quiet, doesn't stink like gas, it's instant on and off with a trigger pull and I haven't met a chore that it couldn't handle that a 10" gas saw could. Basically it's awesome for trim work. 

If you're looking for a con, I'd say that if it gets gummed up with stuff it wont work itself clear as well as gas and it takes a little longer to cut through given less rmp's but it's also so light that I've done some 1 handed hanging off a tree type stuff. The lower rpm's aren't a deal breaker at all.

Thing looks like a toy but it's not. I also wanted a backup battery and found a good deal on 2 4ah batteries and I've worked for hours and not had my 4ah run dry on me yet.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-20-Volt-Max-Lithium-Ion-10-in-Cordless-Electric-Chainsaw-Battery-Included/5001583789

I have read that electric chainsaws have so much torque that the usual protective chaps don't work.  (They contain tough fibers that are meant to bind up the saw.)  As far as which way to sharpen chains goes, in the woods obviously I use use a file for touch ups.  In the garage I use an electric grinder and can bring a beat up chain to new working condition fairly quickly.  All methods take practice, IMO.

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