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Do You Sharpen Your Chain Saw Blades?

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by Mowingmaniac 24/7, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

    May 28, 2008
    Ft Worth, TX
    Pfft, not only do I not sharpen my Chainsaw blades, I don't even start mine to use it

  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    What's that noise?
  3. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 15, 2013
    I seriously cant see how the hell a man can get by without a chainsaw and welder...
    I'm forever needing mine for different things..
    Cant imagine not owning either
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  4. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I don’t have any trees big enough to need a chainsaw.
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

    Apr 4, 2011
    Out West
    You forgot your Mesquite log at my place.
  6. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    Oh good point. Now I need a chainsaw.
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  7. Mowingmaniac 24/7

    Mowingmaniac 24/7 TGT Addict

    Nov 7, 2015
    Chainsaws come in handy for other work, like a 27' X 20' deck I'm going to have to take down this coming cool weather time.

    It's made of 2" X 6" planks and the C.S. will make much shorter work of it.

    Though to be sure, some of the them I'll harvest whole for a few tables I plan to make. These planks I put in new only 2 years ago, so they're in very good condition. I'll be using my Skilsaw on them.....The rest are pretty weather worn and will be removed via my C.S. and a bit of grunt work....

    I do have some very large oak trees. Heck, just pruning the limbs produce 10"/12" firewood size logs.
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  8. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

    Jul 11, 2009
    East Houston
    I heated my home in Oklahoma with wood that I cut during the summer months. I wanted the limb wood and swiped that from construction sites. The regulations wouldn't allow burning the wood piles, so there was plenty of wood available. Being thrifty, I was always trying to reduce the cost of chain saw maintenance, and sharpened a lot of chains.

    Lesson learned: By the time the chain dulled, the bar was worn and the stretched chain tore up the sprockets at the bar tip and the clutch end. I was working full time and a lot of hours, so farting around with sharpening the chain was just wasted time. When the saw began to cause trouble, I trashed the forward parts and replaced it all in one operation.

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  9. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 15, 2013
    Being "thrifty" and throwing away a good saw chain and not just resharpening it...does not compute in my book
  10. candcallen

    candcallen Active Member

    Jul 23, 2011
    Little Elm
    If your making saw dust then you should become intimate with a rat tail file. Unless you enjoy wasted hours smelling burning sawdust, in that case drive on

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