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Filing Tools

Keep your chain sharp for fast cutting

Research shows that STIHL saw chain files last longer and remove debris faster...
Research shows that STIHL saw chain files last longer and remove debris faster than some other files on the market.

STIHL saw chain files are designed to help you keep your chain sharp with minimum effort. Available in several diameters to match the exact size of your saw chain gullet.

Made of heavy-duty polymers, our file handles are just as durable, easy to hold and tough to damage. Soft-grip handles are also available for flat or round files.
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  1. 2 years ago
    awsome product
    This sharpener is a game changer. I have a professional bench mounted chain sharpener and this is now my goto for all my chain sharpening. I can sharpen my chain in half the time and do it in the woods rather than having to go back to the shop and all angels stay correct. It even takes the rakes to the proper size. I've told all the guys who's chains I sharpen about this. Pair this with a stump vice and you can easily sharpen chains anywhere. I use it every time I fill up with fuel just remember ... read more to flip your bar every couple times you sharpen.
  2. 3 years ago
    i quit using my electric chain grinder
    i bought one for my 3/8 chain and tried using the 2n1 and i took my chain grinder off the bench and will get rid of it soon . the 2n1 sharpens a chain in less than 5 minutes without the heat the grinder puts on the cutters . i have since then bought one for my 325 chain . i also have the timberline sharpener and the granberg file n guide and prefer the 2n1 over all the others
  3. 4 years ago
    great tool
    I am the owner of a tree service and an instructor for chainsaw safety and tree felling for different government agencies. This is the only filing system we use and I push this on friends in the trade. I sharpened a 24" full comp chain, both sides, 3 swipes per tooth in 3min 58sec and the saw ripped. Now I only have to carry one extra chain per saw because I can file to like new faster than changing the chain. Plus I don't have to take a dull chain back to the shop. AND even the absolute ... read more greenest worker can get a great edge.
  1. 2 years ago
    Strong STIHL for Razor Sharp Teeth
    I’m not sure what hey have done at STIHL to make the files but they seem to cut better than the ones ya pick up in the box store. They sharpen quicker and last a bit longer in my experience. I’m using the files on .375 RS & PM & PMM chains. They work great on all of them! A bonus is hey drop right into my 2 in 1 kit as well!! Worth the extra money!
  2. 2 years ago
    This my BACK-UP Pack!
    Great quality for a great price. I keep a pack of these with my Saw Sharpening Kit. Perfect quantity to get you through the season. A 10-pack would end up rusting on you!
  3. 4 years ago
    Great file
    Great cheap file most likely will last a season I use this for my ms170 as a tool to carry with me
  1. 6 years ago
    Works as it should.
    File fits nice. File stays put. Good ergonomics. Recommended over using a file without a handle.
  2. 4 years ago
    Great product
    Use to hold file by hand but never again easy to install file and cheap
  1. 2 years ago
    Lightweight, Effective, Rock Solid!!
    This is a good tool and a necessity over hand filing without a guide. It will set the depth of the file to keep you from filing too high or low in the gullet of the tooth. The tool itself is typical Stihl quality in that it’s tough and effective, BUT in this case there is a more efficient option in the 3 in 1 tool that takes down the rakers in one operation and tool. This tool will not dress the rakers down as the teeth are filed, not the worst thing but not super efficient either. Nevertheless, ... read more this tool is simple to use, effective, light weight enough for any kit and inexpensive as things go. It helps you visually line up the angles and if you do your part with keeping the file level as you push through he tooth, it will produce razor sharp teeth!!
  2. 2 years ago
    Keeps You Honest With Your Angles !
    This tool really eases your ability to correctly file your chain. Uniformity is everything when seeking a proper cut. It definitely aids in a straight cut which is critical when felling larger-diameter trees.
  3. 4 years ago
    The Best Quality file guide you can own.
    The Stihl files are the best I've ever used. Faster cutting and they leave a razor sharp edge . For the guide solid build the thumb screw tensioning rocks . Beats spring clips hands down. Keeps a firm grip on the file.
  1. 4 years ago
    file gauge
    The top plate angle and drag depth are pretty self explanatory. The side plate angle is what has me puzzled. I have sighted this with a brand new chain according to the chain spec and still don't really understand how to read the angle on the saw. I am guessing that four out of five ain't bad. 1. top plate angle (check# 2. drag depth #check# 3. bar groove depth #check# 4. bar groove cleaner #check# 5. side plate angle reading # x )
  2. 2 years ago
    Quality Made Stihl Tool
    I am a novice. The Depth Gauge Tool came in the pouch with the flat file and round file with guide bar. I'm able to follow the instructions, however I believe that a video should be created by Stihl to demonstrate to the novice all the wonderful features this tool has and how to use them. Safety is tantamount to the health of the arborist and forestry industry. Understanding the how and why of this tool to convince the owner/user to replace/service a saw chain in a timely manner will boost ... read more confidence in the user to utilize this and other Stihl products.
  3. 2 years ago
    A MUST-HAVE to Keep Your Guide Bar Channel CLEAN !
    In some ways this inexpensive tool is just as valuable as your Guide Bar. You should carry it in your saw's Tool Pouch & clean out the oiling channel every time you pull the Chain off. The newer Bars have inadequate diameter oiling holes, resulting in a "dry Bar" condition regardless of how much you turn-up the Oil Delivery setting. A dirty channel will only exacerbate that problem! And, a screwdriver will not reach down to the bottom of the channel. Most shops tend to forget to file the ... read more rakers when sharpening your chains. This tool is a must-have to ensure the correct amount is filed off.
  1. 3 years ago
    I bought one and really like it, angles and depth is right on. first time you put it on the saw to use its a little awkward but after that you figure it out.
  2. 1 year ago
    raker gauge is spot on
    Bought this tool in 3/8,.325,3/8 picco for each of my saws. The hard setting on the raker gauge is spot on for me on oak, have not used the soft side of the guage. This is a high quality tool made well. Used it a lot and can still read the words soft and hard on the raker guage. Would highly recommend this to any one who hand files their saw chain.
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