Electric Chain Sharpener: A Must-Have Tool
When you become your own handyman, there are certain tools you can’t do without, and there’s absolutely no such thing as a tool too many, especially if they’re power tools. One the one hand, there are the tools you require for your home, on the other, there are the tools your tools require. Such is the case with chainsaws and chainsaw sharpeners.
I make use of my chainsaw often, as there’s always some garden tree branch that needs to be cut off, then there are the pruning periods, also the cold period of the year that we heat up with wood, so you can guess my chainsaw gets to help me out a lot over the year. It’s needless to say continuous use would affect the chainsaw over time (it sure gets dull), but instead of wasting money on buying a new one, I simply make use of an electric chain sharpener.
Yes, a dull chainsaw is useless, and not to mention dangerous, but that doesn’t mean it’s past its prime days. When you get to use the chain sharpener and sharpen the blades regularly, like I do, you considerably extend the lifetime of your chainsaw. Out of a world of chain sharpeners, the reasons I’ve chosen the electric chain sharpener are many.
For one, this is the sort of power tool that doesn’t require you to be a professional to get in the know on how to properly use it; non-professionals would easily handle it. It’s the sort of tool that makes for a worthy investment, as it pays off in the long run, considering it saves you both the effort and time. There are still those of us who might prefer sharpening by hand, but if you don’t have the skills, want to cut down on the maintenance effort and time, this is the tool to go for.
There are certain features these sharpeners have that are simply hard to resist, “surelocking” i.e. precision adjustment for superior clean grinds and accurate clamps of the entire chain, a motor than ensures there’s no softening, hot spotting or burning the chain, speed control, and solid alloy construction being some of them.
You’d be surprised at the variety of models you’d come across, such as those that make for appropriate sharpening of several chainsaws at once, and those that are designed to be mounted on walls, benches, so you have quick access.
The great thing about being part of the technologically advanced world is even if you don’t think you have the skills to operate a certain tool, in this case the chain sharpener, you can find videos and tutorials on the internet showing you step by step how easy it is, so there’s no reason not to count on this tool for help – those chains need sharpening!