What is the easiest way to sharpen a chainsaw?

How to Sharpen a Chainsaw

  1. STEP 1: Clean the chainsaw chain.
  2. STEP 2: Set the chain tension.
  3. STEP 3: Stabilize the chainsaw.
  4. STEP 4: Begin sharpening at the shortest cutter.
  5. STEP 5: Stroke the teeth at an angle.
  6. STEP 6: Sharpen the other side of the chain.
  7. STEP 7: Check your depth gauges.

What is the angle to sharpen a chainsaw?

between 25° and 35°
The sharpening angle will generally be between 25° and 35° – the harder the wood, the greater the angle. To maintain the correct angle, we recommend that you use a sharpening grid or a filing gauge as an aid.

What size file do I use to sharpen my chainsaw?

Simply put, the type of chainsaw file you need directly corresponds with the size of your chain pitch. The larger the pitch will mean the higher the cutting teeth will be. The higher the teeth will therefore mean the larger the file will need to be….File sizes.

Chain pitch Round file diameter
3/8″ 5.2mm
.404 5.5mm

Why does my chainsaw get dull so fast?

Contact With The Ground 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. To avoid such occurrences, avoid cutting wood placed on the ground.

What kind of file do you use to sharpen a chainsaw?

Chainsaw chains are sharpened with special files. While some professional loggers use square files like the ones to sharpen knives, almost all other chainsaw owners use round files for sharpening. There are three common sizes of chainsaw files: 5/32, 3/16 and 7/32.

Can I start my chainsaw with a drill?

Starting the chainsaw using a drill is convenient for elderly DIYers who are no more strong enough to pull the cord too many times with speed. If the engine of your chainsaw is not convertible from cord start to an electric start then you can start it with an electric drill.

Why does my chainsaw chain dull so quickly?

Many chainsaw enthusiasts have noted that their blades dull faster when they’re cutting muddy wood. If the logs that you’re cutting up are muddy, then perhaps that is the sole reason why your blade is dulling too fast. It won’t be hard to notice whether the wood that you’re cutting is dirty or not.