How to Buy a Stihl Chain Saw Sharpener

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Stihl is a well known manufacturer of both chainsaws as well as chainsaw accessories. If you need to sharpen the blades of your chainsaw, you can buy a Stihl chainsaw sharpener. The sharpeners sold by Stihl include individual filing tools as well as complete filing kits. In order to buy the correct Stihl chainsaw sharpener, you need to know some details about your chainsaw.

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    Decide between manual and electric sharpeners from Stihl. You can order sharpeners that can be used on the chainsaw manually or purchase a product like an electric chain grinder that automates the process of sharpening.

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    Determine what type of sharpening product you are looking for. Stihl makes filing tools that can be used along with different files to sharpen the chainsaw. Stihl has mounting systems to make sharpening easier to perform as well as different handle types based on the file you plan to use.

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    Pick the shape of the files that you wish to use to sharpen your chainsaw. Stihl has both round and flat files for sale.

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    Review the specifications of the chainsaw prior to ordering a Stihl chainsaw sharpener. You need to know the chain pitch to see which filing tools you can use on the chainsaw. Stihl has sharpening products for chainsaws with the following chain pitches: 3/8", ¼," .325" and .404."

  5. 5

    Find retailers that sell Stihl chainsaw sharpeners. You can put in your zip code on the Stihl website ( to find local dealers of the files and kits. Other options include an online retailer like Jack's Small Engines (see Resources).

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