Imagine sharpening every single tooth on the chainsaw by hand. It is not only laborious, you also look like an idiot doing it too.
With the rising popularity of chainsaw, without a doubt, there will be products designed to accommodate its other needs. As a result, an Electric Chainsaw Sharpener has been born.
Seriously, who has the time to chainsaw 100 logs of wood just to sharpen another 50 chainsaw teeth by hand?
Anyhow, without further ado, time to find out how to use an Electric Chainsaw Sharpener.
Table of Contents
- How to use Electric Chainsaw Sharpeners
- Step 1: Setting the equipment correctly
- Step 2: Installing a suitable grinding wheel
- Step 3: Putting the chain and the wheel in the appropriate angle
- Step 4: Running the machine
- Step 5: Repeating from step 1 to step 4 for the all the blade
How to use Electric Chainsaw Sharpeners
The illustration is generally how a mounting sharpener looks like. It has a broad base with four holes for fixing screws, which helps this equipment to mount on the workbench.
The central parts of the sharpener are the grinding wheel and the area to put the chain on.
Additionally, on the box, there is some technical information printed you can read, such as the name of the manufacturer, the weight of the product, speed of the machine, the diameter of the wheel, etc.
How to Use an Electric Chainsaw Sharpener?
There are some easy steps for you to master in using this machine. Let’s find out!
Step 1: Setting the equipment correctly
The first step to use this machine is setting the Electric Chainsaw Sharpener accurately. You need to fix screws carefully to help the machine stand firmly.
Then, you have to make sure the locking wheel is accessible because it is the area to install the chain.
Step 2: Installing a suitable grinding wheel
A grinding wheel comes with the sharpener as read in the technical information. You have to check and make sure to use the right disk for each size of the blade. The 3/16-inch one is the most popular as it can fit with different types of chain.
Wait! I will tell you the way to change the wheel.
Lift the top housing up, then tighten the lock stop to keep it in the upper position. After that, open the wheel cover, lose the locking cap and change the match grinding wheel. Is it easy?
Step 3: Putting the chain and the wheel in the appropriate angle
The next stage in the process to operate the sharpener is putting the chainsaw blade in the right direction.
Firstly, you put the chain stop in the sliding guide. Lower the stop on the tooth where you want to start sharpening. Then, adjust the top housing until it match necessary the degree of the angle.
The change will be on the back of the machine and permit the pounding head to swivel by and large from 0 to 80 degrees. The most widely recognized point will be 60 degrees.
Tighten the locking wheel, and then lower the top housing so that the grinding disk can skim the blade. Hold it at that position while you tighten the chain stop to assure that the sharpening roller only goes down that point in operating time.
Step 4: Running the machine
After angles are confirmed, let’s plug in the sharpener and fire it up. Slowly put down the wheel and make it touch the first tooth you want to sharpen. Don’t forget to remove the sparks from the chain.
Keep the process until you see the tooth shiny and sharp.
Step 5: Repeating from step 1 to step 4 for the all the blade
After completing one tooth, turn off the machine. Then, you should get the next link positioned in the chain stop.
You have done with all teeth. But wait! It’s not the end. Next thing you need to do is loosening the locking wheel and reset the angle. Now, return from step 2 to sharpen the chainsaw blade entirely.
Have you known all the process to operate an Electric Chainsaw Sharpener? I also have some notes for you.
- The chain should be cleaned before sharpening. However, keep it dry and don’t use gasoline.
- Remember to turn off the machine before you set the next link of the chain for safety.
- Of course, don’t use cracked, chipped, or worn wheels.
Now You Have Known How to Use An Electric Chainsaw Sharpener…Make Your DIY Project!
Some people said they could sharpen chains with handling tools. They are fast and more effortless than this machine. In my opinion, the Electric Chainsaw Sharpener is quite simple. You have known how to use it. Now, you need to practice. I believe that the accuracy of the machine is higher than the handling equipment.
If you want to know more about this machine, don’t hesitate to comment below!