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Author Topic: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener  (Read 940 times)

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Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:57:51 PM »

I was just wondering if any of you guys have use the timberline carbide cutter chainsaw sharpener?   I went ahead and spend the big bucks to get one instead of using my hand fine and a guide.  Total cost me 200 with the tool, 2 handles and 3 carbide sizes.  I just want to let anybody know looking for a good sharpener that this thing is the Cadillac of hand sharpeners.  I couldn't be more happy with how good this thing works. Usually I can never get a chain to cut as good as when it was brand-new, pretty close but never quite there.  This thing will sharpen a chain as good as new no doubt. 
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 06:00:20 PM »

How long does it take to sharpen a chain?
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 06:47:40 PM »

It takes me a little less time to sharpen than with a hand file with the Timberline sharpener.I like it for the most part. I have noticed though that if you don't get it perfectly set up , which takes a couple minutes it doesn't work as good as a hand file with a gauge. I also don't think it gets the right angle with some of my chains , and I know they make different angle guides , but still I am going back to a hand file on some of my older chains that have been sharpened a few times.
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 09:32:47 PM »

How long does it take to sharpen a chain?

Depends how bad it gets beat up.  5 minutes for a touch up, 10 minutes for a through and through job.
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 09:34:12 PM »

It takes me a little less time to sharpen than with a hand file with the Timberline sharpener.I like it for the most part. I have noticed though that if you don't get it perfectly set up , which takes a couple minutes it doesn't work as good as a hand file with a gauge. I also don't think it gets the right angle with some of my chains , and I know they make different angle guides , but still I am going back to a hand file on some of my older chains that have been sharpened a few times.

You do know that is why the tool itself can "tip" on the bar some.
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 10:21:25 PM »

I love mine. If you use it on an old chain, it takes a few passes to get the teeth the same length. It haven't tried it on a new chain yet but I would have to believe it is better. I got mine from someone that didn't like it. Best $50 I ever spent.
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 11:18:08 PM »

Iíve looked real close at em, seems people either love em or hate em. If I didnít already own an Oregon chain grinder Iíd buy one, and before the arguments start, Iíve found if the guy that is grinding the chains is the guy thats buying the chains, they last just as long as if they were sharpened any other way. I also have at least two chains for each saw, so the argument that I can take the Timberline with me is also moot.
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 06:30:21 PM »

I love mine. If you use it on an old chain, it takes a few passes to get the teeth the same length. It haven't tried it on a new chain yet but I would have to believe it is better. I got mine from someone that didn't like it. Best $50 I ever spent.

Now that's a deal!
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Re: Timberline carbide cutter. Sharpener
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2017, 06:32:52 PM »

Iíve looked real close at em, seems people either love em or hate em. If I didnít already own an Oregon chain grinder Iíd buy one, and before the arguments start, Iíve found if the guy that is grinding the chains is the guy thats buying the chains, they last just as long as if they were sharpened any other way. I also have at least two chains for each saw, so the argument that I can take the Timberline with me is also moot.

I never had a problem with the bench grinder taking too much chain either but it just does not sharpen as good as this thing.  I don't take it with me in the field either.  I always carry 2 chains per saw as well (kind of common sense) I sharpen my chain after every time I cut.  Takes 5 minutes per saw except the 36" bar.  That takes about 15 minutes.
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