Chain Sharpener - from Thurs @ Lidl - £19.99
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Chain Sharpener - from Thurs @ Lidl - £19.99

£19.99LIDL Deals
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Found 23rd Jul 2012
Good price, will pay for itself after a few uses
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Will more than pay for itself should there be a zombie outbreak!
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wow I really need a sharp chain for my bike
Of course you can sharpen the teeth in situ with a hand-file - which is cheaper and just as quick when you only have one chain, already on the saw, to do. If you are using a chainsaw a lot, you will probably have several spare chains and swap when the one you are using gets slow to cut. In which case, a machine like this, used to sharpen several, one after the other at the workbench, is a good idea. I've never seen a tool like this for under £20 before, so it looks to be a cracking hot deal, if you could make use of it.
watching the video it looks like a lot of messin about. Just use a diamond file by hand and it will take you less than half the time.
Fantastic price if you are a diy enthusiast, if not you'll just end up using this once or twice and buy a new chain instead.
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technomouse

watching the video it looks like a lot of messin about. Just use a … watching the video it looks like a lot of messin about. Just use a diamond file by hand and it will take you less than half the time.



it saves getting the cutting and draft angles right by hand, which can be a pain.

it saves getting the cutting and draft angles right by hand, which can be … it saves getting the cutting and draft angles right by hand, which can be a pain.


Just follow what's already there, it's not rocket science.
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technomouse

Just follow what's already there, it's not rocket science.



its not, but unless you are good with a file, you will end up with radii.

the files with the attachments for getting the angles are good, but if you have a few to do you cant beat electric.

ts not, but unless you are good with a file, you will end up with radii.



You're right. If you are useless with hand tools buy this contraption, but if you invest £10 in a diamond file and you are capable of using it you will find yourself sharpening everything you can find not just chainsaws.
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and i suppose you would always use a file over a milling machine or lathe when cutting metal usually?

technomouse

watching the video it looks like a lot of messin about. Just use a … watching the video it looks like a lot of messin about. Just use a diamond file by hand and it will take you less than half the time.



Yeah, I came to the same conclusion when I watched that, I might have been tempted to buy one if it had a trigger rather than awkwardly positioned NVR buttons.
Hot from me! Have 3 blunt chains that I haven't got the patience to manually sharpen with a file!

and i suppose you would always use a file over a milling machine or lathe … and i suppose you would always use a file over a milling machine or lathe when cutting metal usually?



No! When a certain precision is called for then you use the correct machinery. When you just want to put an edge back on to a cutting tool then hand-eye co-ordination will suffice.
ooooh, I likey!
I wish they'd always have eggs and milk in stock rather than selling off the wall junk like this.
technomouse

Just follow what's already there, it's not rocket science.


Rubbish Technomouse. it takes patience practice and a lot of effort on long chains. In any case 'what's already there' may be wrong, after a lot of freehand sharpenings and maybe broken teeth. If there were broken teeth, you would have to cut back ALL teeth to match new edge on the broken tooth. Obviously you haven't done a lot of chainsaw work.
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