If you use a chainsaw at home, or on the farm or ranch, you know how important it is for speed and safety to be using a chain with sharp cutters. Yet cutters can be dulled quickly, even through plain heavy use.
Until now, you've had three choices: replace the chain (expensive); resharpen it yourself by hand (very slow, and difficult to do accurately); or take it to your local chainsaw shop and get back a chain that may or may not be well sharpened.
See below for more information on the Chainsaw Sharpener.
Now, an Italian firm has designed (and makes) a revolutionary new grinder for you to do this job. It's very affordable and does the job quickly and very well. We know chain saws and we've tested these extensively. They use standard 115V current and the same style of shaped grinding wheel that the pro chainsaw shops use.
Once mounted, initial setup takes about 5 minutes, after which the grinder is set to go for repeated resharpenings with the same chain.
Both machines sharpen in exactly the same way. The difference between them lies in the way the next tooth is advanced and clamped into position for the grindstone to recut it. In our experience, after initial setup the Standard Sharpener takes about 15 seconds to cut each tooth. A chain for a 20" saw with 34 teeth would therefore take about 12 minutes from start to finish (halfway through, the positioning turret needs to be shifted). Time taken using the Quick-Feed Sharpener would be less than half that - i.e. about 4 minutes.
These are terrific units that not only do a great job, they will save you real money quickly and a lot of time right away. Full instructions included.
The 4.5 mm grinding wheel (22mm arbor) comes as standard with both Sharpeners. The 3.2 mm Optional Grinding Wheel (22mm arbor), which is thinner, may work better on the smallest chainsaws. We recommend adding the optional, thinner, 3.2 mm wheel so you're prepared for all your sharpening needs.
The previous generation of chainsaw sharpeners had 10mm arbors. We still sell replacement wheels above. If you're buying a new sharpener, and want the smaller 3.2mm wheel or a replacement one, order the 22mm arbor version.
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