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    Electric chainsaw sharpener

    Hi all I'm after some advice on electric chainsaw sharpeners.
    I have a chainsaw mill with a 42" bar, this takes quite awhile to sharpen by hand and I would like to speed this up.
    Having a quick look around there seems to be huge range in models and price.
    Also wondering if there is any advantage of the bar mounted ones versus the bench mounted ones.
    Obvious advantage of the bar mounted one being you could leave the chain on the bar, are they more finicky to use since the clamping position could change each time it's used?
    They seem to range in price from about $40 up to $800, was thinking of the $100-$200 price range.
    Who's had experience with what brands and what did you think?

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    Iv got the Oregon mini bench one it was not $300 when I got bot 4-5years ago I couldn't live with out one now as I do fencing contracting so my saws seem to find a lot of wire nails & staples so makes geting then sharp again really easy I run two to three chains so when one gets blant just swap then over & sharpen when at home. The only thing on my grinder & cheaper ones is that they can't 100% centre the chain so takes a fraction more of one side than the other side it dosnt run tho it just piss me off at the end so when I can afford to I will up grade to the dear one so I can centre chain probly

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    So I run about 14 or so saws and a couple of hydraulic grapple mounted ones.You get what you pay for with bench grinders ,the cheaper ones have a a lot of flex in the frame and inconsistent angles and depth.The stihl bench grinder is good and the next level is the silvey ones if you can find them.The best thing you can do on the bench mounted ones is get a diamond wheel a few $$ but worth it if you are doing a lot.
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    I have a cheap Ozito bench mount and love it. If I was buying again I would get a bar mount. I’m no pro though and only use it occasionally now. I can get the chain off, sharpen it and have it back on and adjusted in a few minutes. You can borrow it if you like then you can judge for yourself. PM me. James.
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    I bought a cheapie at Central Districts Field day last year, I can't remember the brand name (maybe didn't have one?). Works bloody well. Chain has to come off, but that is no real hassle. It takes maybe one second to reposition between each tooth so it is fast. Probably wears out the chain faster than hand sharpening but worth it.

    Chainsaw mill? Mate I had one of those 25 years ago, moved to a peterson swingblade and never looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Waimata View Post
    I bought a cheapie at Central Districts Field day last year, I can't remember the brand name (maybe didn't have one?). Works bloody well. Chain has to come off, but that is no real hassle. It takes maybe one second to reposition between each tooth so it is fast. Probably wears out the chain faster than hand sharpening but worth it.

    Chainsaw mill? Mate I had one of those 25 years ago, moved to a peterson swingblade and never looked back.
    Chainsaw milling is a bit of a hobby at the moment so no too serious about, but came into some paid work using so want to be efficient and not spend hours sharpening chains.
    I also end up using my saws for work (landscaping and building) and the tanalised wood really takes the edge off quick.
    Have just found ozito (I know not the best brand) do a cordless one which is a clever idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2post View Post
    I have a cheap Ozito bench mount and love it. If I was buying again I would get a bar mount. I’m no pro though and only use it occasionally now. I can get the chain off, sharpen it and have it back on and adjusted in a few minutes. You can borrow it if you like then you can judge for yourself. PM me. James.
    Ill endorse these comments as ive got one too and after two years of work just installed a new wheel on it. like james says it is a little slow being manual but hey its sometimes bloody nice to forget all the wankers in the world as you put a couple of chains through the sharpener.ive got a lot of the others guides ,drill powered etc ,but if im after a chain to hammer the shit out of some wood then out comes mr ozito.
    shit i even recently sharpened a pen knife i needed urgently -wow di that baby slice through the meat!
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