Where can I find a 4.5 mm chainsaw sharpening file?

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Where can I find a 4.5 mm chainsaw sharpening file? The manual for my 16" chainsaw states that the 3/8 pitch chain should be sharpened with a .177 (4.5 mm) diameter file. However, I can't find that size file. For example, the closest size files which come with Stihl sharpening kits are 4.0 mm files which come with the 3/8" Picco and 1/4" kits, and the 4.8 mm files which come with the .325" kit. The 3/8" kit comes with a 5.2 mm file. Where can a obtain 4.5mm chainsaw sharpening files? Does Oregon sell sharpening equipment for its chains? If I buy a Stihl sharpening kit, which one should I buy?
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Here's a 2-pack on Amazon, from Oregon:

https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-4-5mm-C...
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Maybe this is something HD might want to carry?

Here's the kit with guide:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PS...
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Got to love the Canadian market.  The files in the USA $8.25  exact same file sold on amazon.ca $37
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I feel your pain! Canadian retail is 10-20 years behind the US.
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BTW: went to a local chainsaw dealer and they sell the 11/64 file for around $2.75 each.  The size difference between that and the 4.5mm is negligible so that is an option as well.
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Hi all, our official recommendations are both available on Amazon here:

https://amazon.com/Oregon-4-5mm-Chain...
https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-32-Inch...

Both of these will work!
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Both of these are 7/32 in. which is 5.5 mm not 4.5 mm. So which is wrong, the 4.5 mm specified in the manual or your "official response" with links? Or are the pictures in the links wrong?
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The first link is correct, 4.5mm. The picture is just a representation of the product.
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I know this is a old answer but I saw on the second link was  5/32  file . will that actually work fine?
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Buy the 12 pack; and give some to your fellow chainsaw users!

https://www.amazon.com/OREGON-70511-4-5mm-8-Inch-12-Pack/dp/B000VYAWQ2
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Part of the question wasn't answered. Is there a Stihl sharpening kit that works with these chains?
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Thank you for asking! I am still looking for that answer!
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I searched for 4.5mm stihl round file on google and it looks like they are available.
http://www.baileysonline.com/Chainsaw-Chain/Files-Filing-Accessories/Round-Chainsaw-Files/Stihl-Roun...
So you could either order it online or go to your local stihl dealer and they can get them for you. Though I'm sure the oregon works just fine. If you want and actual kit you will most likely need to but a kit with a different round file size and substitute with the 4.5mm. There are different sized file guides so make sure you get one that works with these small round files.
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I’m sure Stihl and Oregon just buy files from companies that make files, maybe even the same company. Is there a reason you want a Stihl sharpening system for an Oregon chain?
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The easy. efficient, and portable design qualities. I like to sharpen as I work in the field. This system seems so simple to add to my work bag and sharpen on the fly. 
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