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Should I Sharpen Chainsaw?

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12-30-05, 10:00 AM   #1  
Should I Sharpen Chainsaw?

Got a MacCat 2.3ci. I'm sure that having a pro sharpen chain is best.
But between visits to him, do you recommend my doing it? If so,
what is best way to do it?

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12-30-05, 02:38 PM   #2  
Sure, you can absolutely do the job yourself! Ideally, you'll want a vice to sturdy the saw in. Then you'll need a file/guide combo sharpener. This helps you do the job correctly. You may also want to purchase a depth gauge and file in order to file the depth gauges properly as well. Check with your local saw shop for these tools. Or check out Oregon products website.

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12-30-05, 11:31 PM   #3  
There is a whack of web sites that teach how to do that.

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01-12-06, 06:01 PM   #4  
I recommend a sears electric sharpner, it looks like a dremel tool. I'd touch up blade every two tanks, takes minutes, and you will never make sawdust.

Don't need a pro with this tool, the tool is the pro.

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