The sharpness of your chainsaw plays a great role in the speed and effectiveness with which your chainsaw cuts through wood. A dull chain requires more effort and greatly increases the time it takes to do the job. Furthermore, a dull chain increases the chance of injuring yourself because it is more likely to get stuck and also it increases the risk of kickback. Simply said, you should avoid cutting with a dull chain at all times.
While some chainsaws come with built-in sharpeners, most models require an external tool to do the sharpening. To sharpen your chain you can use either a manual or powered sharpening system. A manual system might appear to be the most affordable choice, but the manual sharpening process is a laborious extensive task that does not always produce an effective chain for cutting. Regarding motorized systems, there are a variety of devices that fit into this category, but electric chainsaw chain sharpeners are the most popular option. A high-quality electric chainsaw chain sharpener can not only help you save both time and money, but it can also assist you in finding the right angle for sharpening your chains.
An electrical chainsaw chain sharpener is an electrical tool that won’t let you down. These models usually allow you to easily change the angle of the sharpener and do the work for you quickly. There are two common types of electrical chainsaw sharpeners – handheld and bench-mounted, and each of them has its pros and cons. The bench-mount type requires some setup prior to starting using it and the motor must be off when the chain is moving. But when properly configured, this type of chainsaw sharpener provides a more precise and long-lasting cutting edge on the chain. With handheld sharpeners, even if the guide is correctly mounted onto the tool, small angle differences may occur, which render this type less precise than the bench-mount one.
Regardless of the brand you choose, the setup of all bench-mount sharpeners is very similar for all of them. They require permanent mounting to a table or bench to avoid movement during the sharpening process. Once the setup is complete, you can turn in the motor and sharpen every other tooth along the length of the chain by pulling the grinding disc down to the blade stop.
Last, bu not least, when it comes ot handheld electric chainsaw sharpeners, you may want to get a rotary chainsaw sharpening kit that comes with bits and a guide for mounting the cutting edge of the bit at the right angle.