chainsaw sharpener

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I have the 14" EGO electric chainsaw. So far, really happy with it. Chains got dull, so I purchased a "standard" 14 chain at Walmart only to discover that it did not work on the EGO, I suspect that the EGO rotates in the opposite direction so the cutting blades are not exposed with the other brand chains. OK, I bought a replacement from EGO, but that is going to get expensive, so I would like to get an electric blade sharpener. I am afraid to purchase one that is designed for the other manufacturers because I do not know if it will work with the reversed spin blades. Can anyone recommend an electric sharpened that they knew will work with the EGO chains? I really do not want to have to get a file and sharpen all those blades by hand.
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Paul Christenson

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You are looking for an OREGON 14" Narrow-Kerf Saw Chain

Oregon 90PX052G




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Page 17 of the manual specifies the chain:

https://egopowerplus.com/media/productattach/1/4/14-1215_ego_cs1400_chain_saw_manual_na_v1_online.pd...

The 90PX052X is the Ego branded chain and costs $13.79 on Home Depot's website:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-CS1401-14-in-Cordless-Chainsaw-Chain-AC1400/206042029

I'm no expert on chainsaw chains, but that seems pretty cheap to me?
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If you price a powered chainsaw sharpener...you'll discover you can buy a lot of new oregon narrow-kerf chains for the price of a powered sharpener...:)
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I agree with the others that for most of us, just buying a new blade infrequently is cheap and not a big deal. If you want to sharpen your blade - just buy the right diameter round "rat tail" file on Amazon. Or if you already have a Dremel tool, you can also buy chainsaw sharpening stones that also work. The manual states the proper diameter for sharpening an EGO chain on page 41. And plenty of instructional Youtubes that will show you how to do it. I once in a while will clean and touch up a blade with just a round file with the saw locked into a bench vice. Not hard but does take some practice.   
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I have always considered myself as a good sharpener of my saw's. I know how I like it sharpened and where I want the drags lowered to. I don't want to do the work that my saw should do and I don't want it jumping and bucking. Everyone can sharpen one side or the other better, depends on left handed or right. I don't count strokes, I sharpen until it is sharp. If one side gets down a bit further than the other so be it, I just want Sharp. I will clamp my saw up in the vice when I am home and doctor things up there. I thought I could sharpen a saw (and I still think I can) but then a friend got one of those Timberline chainsaw sharpeners, Check out their site at timberline.com and watch the video's. I have seen this work for myself on my own saw and it cuts great. Every tooth is perfect when done, only thing left is the drags and you can do those easily with the drag guide that you already have. I am ordering one!

One other Item, I know it is quite on the form, but things should get a little more active. Us easterners will have a lot more time to look out the window soon. 2 fairly major storms last week, 1 more nor-easter today 50 cm or 20+inches, followed by some sort of moister laiden clipper that Barron is sending me on Thursday.
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That looks like a great tool, but I'm still ok with just hand sharpening with a simple round file. If you clamp the bar in a big bench vice and just reverse the saw orientation after one direction of sharpening is completed, there really is no advantage to being left or right handed. Works for me.

I found the tool at timberlinesharpener.com.