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How To Use Stihl Chain Sharpener


Sharpening a Stihl chain is an important part of maintaining your chainsaw. Over time, the chain on your Stihl chainsaw will become dull, which can cause it to tear or rip the wood instead of cutting it cleanly. Fortunately, sharpening your Stihl chain is a relatively simple process, and can be done with some basic tools. By following these simple steps, you can get your Stihl chain back to its proper cutting form in no time.

The first step in sharpening your Stihl chain is to make sure you have the proper tools. You will need a Stihl chain sharpener, which is specially designed to sharpen Stihl chains. You will also need a flat file, which is used to sharpen the cutting teeth on the chain. Finally, you will need a depth gauge, which is used to make sure that the depth of the cutting teeth is consistent.

Once you have gathered the necessary tools, the next step is to prepare the chain for sharpening. Start by ensuring that the chain is properly tensioned. This means that the chain should be tight enough that it can move freely around the bar, but not so tight that it is difficult to move. Once the chain is properly tensioned, you can begin sharpening the cutting teeth.

To sharpen the cutting teeth, you will use the flat file. Begin by using the flat file to sharpen the top of the cutting teeth, making sure to keep the file at a consistent angle. You should also make sure to sharpen each tooth evenly. Once the top of the teeth have been sharpened, you can turn the file over and use the flat side to sharpen the bottom of the teeth. Again, make sure to keep the file at a consistent angle and sharpen each tooth evenly.

Once the cutting teeth have been sharpened, it is time to use the depth gauge. The depth gauge is used to ensure that the depth of the cutting teeth is consistent. To use the depth gauge, simply place it in the gullet between the cutting teeth and make sure that it is level. If the depth gauge is lower than the top of the teeth, then the teeth are too deep and you will need to use the flat file to remove some of the material from the top of the teeth. If the gauge is higher than the top of the teeth, then the teeth are not deep enough and you will need to use the flat file to add material to the top of the teeth.

Once the depth gauge has been set, you can use the Stihl chain sharpener to finish sharpening the chain. Simply follow the manufacturer's instructions to sharpen the chain. Typically, this will involve setting the sharpener at the proper angle and running it along the length of the chain a few times. Be sure to keep the sharpener at a consistent angle and to sharpen each tooth evenly.

Sharpening a Stihl chain is a relatively simple process. With the right tools and a bit of patience, you can have your Stihl chain back in good working order in no time. Just remember to keep the tools at a consistent angle and to sharpen each tooth evenly for the best results.