The Best Chainsaw Sharpener

The Best Chainsaw Sharpener

I'll have to be honest...Chainsaw sharpening is an art that I never fully mastered.  I would use my handheld file to whittle away at the teeth, and the saw would cut better than it had before.  But almost never was I able to get the chain in factory sharp condition.

Can you relate to that?

It seems that most things on the homestead take time, technique, and tools to do them well.  And I don't often find a solution that is so simple that virtually anyone could do it with little practice. But I think I have found that very thing in a chainsaw sharpener.  Seriously!

The Stihl 2-in-1 Chainsaw Sharpener

If you would like to know my new "secret weapon" for sharpening a chainsaw like a pro, here it is:


It's that simple!  You can find the Stihl 2-in-1 chainsaw sharpener at a local Stihl dealer or online here.

So I've got a question for you...

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What Is Your "Secret Weapon" For Sharpening Chainsaws?
Nick Meissner

Nick Meissner’s adventure with homesteading and off-grid living began in the late '90s with a less-than-bare-bones budget. Over the past 12 years, Nick has taught thousands of people about renewable energy, homesteading, water systems, and independence in general. He's deeply in love with his beautiful wife Lisa and thoroughly enjoys their two children.

  • Steve says:

    I like this sharpener...need one!

  • mario says:

    Great. Always looked for a better sharpener.

  • Dusty Schwartz says:

    Just got one been getting 8-9 blades sharpened every month so going to give it a try.

  • Fred says:

    This is the best sharpener that I have used. It does a very nice job of sharpening both faces of the cutter, and also keeping the raker at the proper height.
    These sharpeners are actually made by a company called Pferd, rebranded for Stihl. Look for Pferds if you can't find the Stihl ones.

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