Tools that you need…
File holder — I don’t know the maker of the one I show in the video, but there are similar ones on Amazon.
A File — Check your manual for the right file size for your chain or contact your dealer.
A depth gauge for the chain — Ask your dealer for the right one.
A caliper — You only need this once in a while. About every 4th sharpening.
I have several Stihl chainsaws from 028 AV (the oldest one I own), 180C, 017, and 170. The 180c, 017, and the 170 all use the same 3/8 in. PMN pitch chain while the 028 uses a .325 in. pitch chain.
Use a 4.5 mm round chainsaw file for the 028 chain and 5/32 in. for the rest.
I use a caliper in the video to find the shortest cutter on the chain and to set all the other cutters to the same length. I only bother with this when the chain was damaged (hit a rock or nail in the wood) or about every 4th sharpening.
I also show using a depth gauge. While it isn’t necessary every time you sharpen your chain I recommend it since it doesn’t take that long.
Disclaimer: All products used in this video were purchased by me and all video content is my own and has been edited by me, Matthew Fox.
Note: Filmed using a Samsung WB250F
Abastecedora Parque y Jardín. Somos una empresa ubicada en Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. Contamos con herramientas y equipos, taller de servicio y refacciones Stihl.