How do you sharpen a chain saw blade?

A dull chain saw blade can make the job take much longer than necessary and can also be dangerous. It is important to know how to sharpen a chain saw blade in order to keep it sharp and effective. There are a few different ways that you can sharpen a chain saw blade, but the most common way is by using a file.

To sharpen the blade with a file, you will need:
-a chainsaw file
-chain vise or clamp
-file guide
The first step is to clamp the chain in the vise or clamp so that it is secure. Next, put on your safety gear and adjust the file guide according to where you need to sharpen the blade. Holding onto the handle of the chainsaw, run the File across each tooth in one smooth motion following the direction of the cutting edge (Fig1). Be sure not to press too hard when filing or you could damage the teeth(Fig2). Repeat this process on both sides of each tooth until they are sharpened evenly(Fig3).

After sharpening your blades, take some time to practice cuts in an area free from obstacles and people. This will help get you used to how your newly sharpened blades work and give you more confidence while using them out in the woods

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