Oregon Bench-Mount Chain Grinder, Model# 510A
Sharpener works good mounted it on a plate that I put in a vise when I need to use it. Already had worklight on bench but if I didn't a worklight would be nice. get one with a magnifier glass in it works great to look at the teeth good as you sharpen them. Seems to be a good product
February 4, 2014
Good little machine
I bought this sharpener to get some extra income and I have been very happy with it. The assembly instructions could have been better, but if you have some common sense you can figure it out. Luckily my father used to own a sharpening business so he showed me how to use the sharpener. I just wish it came with a work light. The next model up has one but it's another 100 dollars. Also would suggest getting a pair of calipers to make sure the teeth are even for a straight cut.
February 4, 2014
Great grinder. Difficult to set up and orient self
It was difficult to get started however once I was operational it was a pleasure to use. I run about four different chainsaws so it's difficult to identify each individual chain and it's required angles. I wish a there was a better instruction manual for this. The price did seem fair and it is well built. I have sharpened with great success already. I especially like how if I damage a chain on the job I can go home and repair it immediately for the next day.
February 4, 2014
Oregon Bench Grinder 510A
After one year's use, and multiple attempts to reduce or remove the significant vibration, I bought a new 3/16 inch grinding disc. After installing it on the grinder the vibration disappeared! Reading other reviews, it appears I was not the only one to experience vibration with the grinding disc shipped with the grinder. Also I agree a work light would be an excellent addition.
November 23, 2013
very well put together
This is a great chainsaw chain sharpener. Took a little bit to figure out the exact setting for my saw, but once it is figured out, it is great. It is nice to have a couple sharpened chains with me at all times since you never know what you will hit when cutting in an urban setting. Great buy for the money.
April 23, 2013
This is a great sharpener which should last a lifetime. It took a little bit to get good and comfortable with it, but after that it has been a dream.
August 13, 2012
Saves you money and time
Living out in the country it took 30 minutes to drive to have chains sharpened. I first bought Northern Tools brand sharpener (#193020) and due to a problem they agreed to exchange up to this Oregon( I paid extra). From the beginning it has worked like a charm. With a little of my own adjustment, to the angle, my chains cut better than ever. Each chain I sharpened I saved another $6.00. It has all of the features that the professional has without getting into the extreme high priced. It will take you a few chains to get used to the right cut, just be patience. My only regret is that it does not have a light. A gooseneck light solved that issue. I have found Northern prices and their service to be top notch. They have always resolved any problem with courtesy.
October 11, 2011
My Oregon Chain Sharpener
I've had my sharpener for over 4 years now, it still works like new. It's so simple and easy to use, I can sharpen up to 8 chains an hour. And when i'm done, everyone cant beleive the difference. It sharpens mush better than any hand held or even "chain mountable sharpeners" trust me this one is worth the investment. Also when I first received the sharpener along with 3 different size grinding wheels, one was broken. I called the customer service and within 2 days I had a new set of all 3 grinding wheels even though only one broke! An excellent company. I suggest mounting it on a movable cart, so you can roll it to wherever you want without re-mounting it. I havent found anything I dislike about this particular sharpener, but be careful when you change the grinding wheels, if you tighten them on too much they will crack. I hope this reveiw is helpful. You'll love your new sharpener!
March 21, 2011
I bought this chain saw grinder for my husband. He loves it. He can now put a great sharp edge on chains. It is worth the price. Originally it was backordered, but came pretty quickly. I would highly recommend this grinder.
March 14, 2011
I have spent hundreds on chains and sharpen with files but I sharpened 24 chains in no time and now ready for firewood season, sharpener was easy to set up and easy to use.
Just sorry didn't purchase one years ago.
June 2, 2010