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How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Check Depth Gauge DIY Echo CS 330T Cullins Service

How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Check Depth Gauge DIY Echo CS 330T Cullins Service

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Getting ready to sharpen and clean the chainsaw by Cullins Service

Getting ready to sharpen and clean the chainsaw by Cullins Service

  How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Check Depth Gauge DIY Echo CS 330T Cullins Service

We at Cullins Service believes that if you take care of your equipment that it will take care of you. Same thing   w/ customers and well pretty much everything else in your life. So if you get anything out of this entry take those words of wisdom and apply them to your life. Anyway lets now apply them to your chainsaw.

This chainsaw is a Echo CS 330T. It’s a top-handled 14 inch climbing saw. She has been very good to us, and there is nothing more I like to do than keep her in good shape. This time it’s cleaning her up, checking er over for worn or broke parts, sharpening the chain, and checking the depth gauge. I’m performing these tasks on a Echo CS 330T, but the same principles apply to most chainsaws in general.

Cullins Service sharpening chain w/ hand file

Cullins Service sharpening chain w/ hand file

In this DIY How to sharpen a Chansaw I will show you how to disassemble your chainsaw to clean her out. I don’t go into detail about it, maybe in another video. I will show you two ways to sharpen your chainsaw. How to do it w/ round hand files and w/ an Electric sharpener. I know there are more, but these are my two methods.

What You will need

    • -Chainsaw
    • -A pair of gloves
    • -A round file. (Sized to match the pitch of the chain.)
      • -For both 1/4 and 3/8 inch low-profile chains, use a 5/32 inch file.
      • -For a 0.325 inch chain, use a 3/16 inch file.
      • -For both 3/8 and 0.404 inch chains, use a 7/32 inch file.
    • -A 6 inch flat file
    • -A file guide (Helps hold the file at the correct height and orientation)
    • -A depth-gauge
    • -A Vise or A stump vise

or

    • -Flathead Screwdriver
    • -Socket & Socket wrench or The proper Scrench Tool

-Electric Chain Saw Sharpener

Cullins Service Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

Cullins Service Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

Here is the basic outline.

Safety First
-Remove Air Filter Housing
-Remove Spark Plug Cap

Get your Information
-What saw do you Have
-Get Correct File

Put Chainsaw in Vise
Get File Ready
Sharpen the Chain
Electric Chainsaw Sharpener
Remove Chainsaw Chain
-Loosen and Remove Nuts
-Release the Chain Tension
-Release Brake
-Remove the Clutch Cover
-Remove the Chain
-Remove the Bar

Clean Chainsaw

Insert the Chain into Electric chainsaw Sharpener
Adjust Chain
Mark Cutter
Start Sharpening
Reinstall Chain and Reassemble

Cullins Service Checking the depth gauge

Cullins Service Checking the depth gauge


Check Depth Gauge
-Depth Gauge Tool
-6 Inch Flat File
-File Rake

The details are here

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