Backridge Tough Chainsaw Sharpener File Kit

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As with other manual and handheld sharpeners, it can be difficult to maintain a consistent angle when sharpening, even when using an angle gauge. Inconsistent angles can compromise the sharpness of your chainsaw and you might need to get it professionally sharpened occasionally. A bar mount sharpener avoids this issue while giving you all the benefits and versatility of a file kit.

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File kits like this one are the original way chainsaws were sharpened when they were first invented. They are simple and easy to use once you get used to the sharpening motion and can be used on any pitch and type of chain. Files are inexpensive and easy to replace once they have worn out, leaving you more money for other tools and accessories.

This kit includes three sizes of round files and an angle gauge for sharpening the teeth, as well as a flat file and depth gauge for maintaining the rakers.

While you do need to know which size round file to use for your chainsaw’s pitch, that is as simple as reading a chart. Once you know which file you need, you can sharpen any chainsaw without needing to buy any other files or sharpeners. It does take a bit longer than using an electric bench sharpener like the Oregon 410-120 Grinder, but the time difference is only a few minutes.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Can be used on all chain pitches
  • Good budget option

Cons

  • Difficult to maintain a consistent angle when sharpening

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