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Re: Saw chain grinder

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10-07-2013 04:17:25

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For questions like this, the best place to go in The Arborist Site .com and ask in the chainsaw forum. Those guys know their stuff.
FWIW, the only chain I know of that has squared "corners", true squared corners, is square cut chain and you can't do that on the average home saw grinder. Regular chisel, semi chisel and chipper type chain all has a good radius to the inside "corners". There's a proper name for those corners but I forget it.

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10-07-2013 04:43:07

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 Re: Saw chain grinder in reply to Bret4207, 10-07-2013 04:17:25  
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The site you mentioned above is a very good web site. However, the site has been compromised--or hacked--and it is still having problems.

Very sad that this has happened.

I have an Oregon 511A grinder and have sharpened many chains. My best advise about sharpening a chain, is to CLEAN the chain before sharpening! I soak the chain in solvent and blow clean with compressed air. I then clamp the chain and further clean the cutters with a wire brush.

Yes the grinding stone should be dressed to the correct profile. This also cleans the stone.

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10-07-2013 04:59:35

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 Re: Saw chain grinder in reply to Jiles, 10-07-2013 04:43:07  
I just bought a 511ax last week . Amazing grinder ! Starting pick up lot of saw work and thinking hard about being a Dolmar dealer .

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