2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Old Bar Makes Chainsaw Sharpening Easier
“This is a great in-the-field sharpener that clamps onto the bar,” says Stewart. “I have several spare chains and I usually find that switching chains is faster than sharpening them while working, so I use the Timberline sharpener in my shop.”
Rather than mounting dull chains on his chainsaw and then sharpening them, he built a chain-holding fixture from an old worn bar. “I mounted the bar on a plywood base with 2 angle brackets and made a chain tensioner using hardware from my junk bin. The tensioner slides in the bar slot so the chain can be quickly mounted and removed with a single bolt and wing nut. The chain wraps around a pulley made from 2 plastic bushings separated by a washer mounted on a bolt.
“Clamping the fixture to my work bench makes sharpening faster and easier than trying to balance the chainsaw while you sharpen it,” says Stewart.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bob Stewart, 35672 Road R, Mancos, Colo. 81328 (ph 720 289-4687; email@example.com).
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