What degree do you sharpen a 3/8 chainsaw chain?

If you don’t know, or cannot figure out which chain you have, you can use the ‘default’ angles that most shops will use when sharpening chains that customers bring in: 30° / 60° / 0°, with a 0.025″ depth gauge offset. File sizes are usually 5/32″ for 1/4 inch and 3/8 low profile pitch chains; 3/16″ for .

Is there a good chainsaw sharpener?

The Oregon 310-120 is a universal chainsaw sharpener with a compact design and full-sized power. Its space-saving size makes it a great alternative to bulkier options. This makes it a perfect fit for almost all chainsaw chains, including popular brands like Timberline, Stihl, and Husqvarna.

What angle should a chainsaw chain be sharpened?

Most standard chain is sharpened at 25-35 degrees for crosscutting wood and for ripping with the grain it’s best to use 10 degrees. So if you are cutting with the grain, you should be using 10 degree sharpened chain. They do make ripping chain that comes sharpened at 10 degrees for cutting with the grain of a log.

What angle sharpen Stihl chainsaw?

STIHL saw chains are generally filed to an angle of 30° – parallel to the service mark for the filing angle. Hold the file so that one quarter of its diameter projects above the top plate.

Is it worth sharpening a chainsaw chain?

Keep the oil flowing too to keep from overheating the chain. A hot, unlubricated chain will wear out quicker and drastically shorten its life. Well worth it to sharpen your chains yourself.

Why does my chainsaw blade get dull so fast?

With a single contact with the ground while running, a chainsaw can become very dull. This is because the ground contains sand and dust which is abrasive and contains a lot of tiny rocks. If you happen to cut huge logs of wood, roll the log when needed to prevent the chainsaw from hitting the ground.

Why does my chainsaw chain dull so quickly?

If your chain dulls quickly, then it could be a couple of things. Check your user’s manual to ensure that you are using the right sized file for your chain. Alternatively, you could be applying too much pressure when you file. This will create cutting edges that are too thin and dull quickly.