Granberg Bar-Mount Chain Saw Sharpener, Model# G-106B
This product has taken all the guesswork out of chain sharpening. It takes a little figuring to get it set up the first time out of the package, but once its set up it really does an excellent job allowing you to make consistent even strokes. This little number is worth every penny and for someone who used to pay the local chainsaw shop to sharpen my chains, this little jig has more then paid for itself many times over. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has little experience sharpening chains. It literally takes all the guesswork out of it and the result is an evenly and precisely sharpened chain.
June 24, 2014
A beginner beginning
It wasn't toohard to figure out how to put this on the bar. The settings are straightforward enough. My technique needs to be adjusted, though. After I use this a few more times, I'll update this comment. For now, I think this tool makes a biig difference, because the chain I used it on went from not-so-sharp to REALLY sharp.
May 19, 2014
I like This Product It helps You Maintain a Cut
It Has Been Very Hard To Maintain that Sharp cut like a brand new chain would straight out of the package Sent's I started Using this sharpening tool now I can maintain that Sharp Cut every time I use my chain saw it will Cut large chunks of wood now instead of saw dust like before it can be adjusted to file that factory setting you just need to know your specks for that chain. It's a little hard to figure out and set up at first but once you learn how to use it properly it will be worth the time it takes to set it up on your saw hope this was helpful
April 27, 2014
After reading some of the reviews I thought it was going to be difficult to assemble....but actually on the contrary it was simple, with a little reading & studying.
As for sharpening, u just need to get the angles within reason & u take right off. With 3 or 4 strokes of the file, the ol chain is sharp again. Make sure u wear gloves and I used the file inserted, to help line up the angles.....I don't think you can line it up without one.
February 17, 2014
easy to use
this file is easy to use. and handy when you are in the woods and need to sharpen your chain. I carry it with my saws all the time.
February 4, 2014
the product works excellent. The angle adjustment is awkward with the wing nut just above the file, also the slide will require regular lubrication, otherwise the product works flawlessly. Very easy to use. Cant go wrong for the price
February 4, 2014
Found this product very easy to use. Sharpened my first chain in about 10 minutes. Too bad it's made so cheap, I only made it to my second chain and the pot metal cracked and it fell apart. I was being very careful with it. It's just not made well. Worked great for one chain. I will return it.
November 15, 2013
Great jig after you get used to it - poor instr.
When my small electric grinder died a year ago, I bought the Granberg G-106B. The instructions were worthless except for the pictures. Luckily there are a couple of decent how-to videos out there, so set-up went OK. Tolerances and alignment weren't quite right, it was "sticky", hard to push the bar thru the guides for a smooth, full stroke. I tweaked the alignment of one of the guide holders, used fine emery cloth on the sliding bar, and applied a touch of SuperLube grease...now it's action is smooth. I find that my chains are now sharper than they were using the grinder, and they cut faster. It doesn't take me much more time to use the Granberg than the old electric grinder. I go slow, it takes me about 20 minutes to do one chain for the 33" bar on my Stihl 044, and about 10-15 minutes to do a chain for the 16" bar on my Stihl 029. I couldn't be happier. Another plus is that I don't need to carry so many extra chains, I can sharpen a dull one right in the woods.
You need to be careful, the parts are aluminum or pot-metal, so if you bang the sharpener around in your equipment bag you can bend it - best to find or make a box to protect it. Also, the little spring-blade that serves as a stop for the chain links is pretty thin, so again, be careful. But once you get used to this little machine, it will do an amazing job on your chains.
Like other chain sharpening systems, this one doesn't address raker height, so you need a cheap depth gauge and a small flat file so you can check and adjust the raker height after 3 or 4 sharpenings. Otherwise, as the teeth get filed down they get shorter, and pretty soon you're producing fine sawdust instead of nice fat chips.
December 14, 2012
Granberg Bar-Mount Chain Saw Sharpener, Model# G-1
Hard to set up. Instructions are useless and appears to be a piece of junk. Wasted money
December 8, 2012
The instructions with this product are absolutely the worst of any product I've ever purchased -- period. They are worse than useless because the tool comes out of the box in a backward position.
I've yet to make the thing work for me because I'm guessing at every setting.
Only buy this product if you already know how to sharpen a chainsaw. Otherwise, you are in for a frustrating experience.
November 23, 2012