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    Default Stihl "2 in 1" File Guide for Chain Sharpening?

    Hello,

    Does anyone use the Stihl 2 in 1 File Guide for sharpening their chain?

    I had heard some good things about it and just bought one, but now I see it is only for 30 degree teeth.
    (I also have ripping chain to sharpen and I believe I have some chain with 25 degree teeth also).

    So now I have some doubts and might return it.

    Does anyone use this or know anything about it or other comments?

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    I've had one, but I tended to not really use it much.

    Give it a shot if you think it might work for you!

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    Thanks MasterBlaster! ha, If it didn't cost $40 I would keep it with no hesitation ... also the depth gauge/raker file is proprietary and looks like it might be more expensive than simple flat files.
    But it does look fairly foolproof. Currently I'm mainly using those simple flat Oregon file guides which I seem to get reasonable results from... but not quite "factory" or electric grinder results I don't think.
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    I use them. They do a great job and are fast and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMc View Post
    I use them. They do a great job and are fast and easy.
    Thanks everyone. Although not real "technical" the feedback is helpful to me!
    ...also I am experimenting with the "multiple quote" reply option, so I'm not sure what it will do.
    Thanks,
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    Well, the multiple quote thing didn't work as I expected, but thanks all.
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    They seem to be gaining popularity...I might get one for the 150t and that teensy chain which can be a bit tricky to get just right
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    Made by Pferd and little cheaper to buy them in blue. http://www.pferdusa.com/products/201b/201b01/index.html

    $50 to get free shipping if you need 2 different sizes. http://www.mrmtool.com/Chain-Sharp--...FRAvaQodRtAMzQ
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    I tried them and can't say I like them. they are a bit too low in settings even if you happen to use the chain its designed for.

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    Though guides are popular , I was taught using the guide makes you guide dependant. So I eventually got good at freehand.

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    I'm guide dependent. Been using those little roller guides from Husqvarna for years and years. Love the results.
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