Chainsaw Sharpeners

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Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Order Qty
45T01.01 Standard Chain Sharpener

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45T01.02 Quick Feed Chain Sharpener

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45T01.03 4.5 mm Replacement Wheel (either unit)

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45T01.04 3.2 mm Optional Thinner Wheel (either unit)

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If you use a chainsaw at home, or on the farm or ranch, you know how important it is for speed and safety to be using a chain with sharp cutters. Yet cutters can be dulled quickly, even through plain heavy use.

Until now, you've had three choices: replace the chain (expensive); resharpen it yourself by hand (very slow, and difficult to do accurately); or take it to your local chainsaw shop and get back a chain that may or may not be well sharpened.

See below for more information on the Chainsaw Sharpener.
More Info
Now, an Italian firm has designed (and makes) a revolutionary new grinder for you to do this job. It's very affordable and does the job quickly and very well. We know chain saws and we've tested these extensively. They use standard 115V current and the same style of shaped grinding wheel that the pro chainsaw shops use.

Once mounted, initial setup takes about 5 minutes, after which the grinder is set to go for repeated resharpenings with the same chain

Both machines sharpen in exactly the same way. The difference between them lies in the way the next tooth is advanced and clamped into position for the grindstone to recut it. In our experience, after initial setup the Standard Sharpener takes about 15 seconds to cut each tooth. A chain for a 20" saw with 34 teeth would therefore take about 12 minutes from start to finish (halfway through, the positioning turret needs to be shifted). Time taken using the Quick-Feed Sharpener would be less than half that - i.e. about 4 minutes.

These are terrific units that not only do a great job, they will save you real money quickly and a lot of time right away. Full instructions included.

The 4.5 mm grinding wheel comes as standard with both Sharpeners. The 3.2 mm Optional Grinding Wheel, which is thinner, may work better on the smallest chainsaws.

Click Here to Download a PDF* formatted informational sheet (45T01.01). (*Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Click Here to Download a PDF* formatted informational sheet (45T01.02). (*Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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  • Best Purchase Yet

    L N Mitchell, 10/11/2015 Easy set up and clearly written instruction, one of my favorite tools purchased. Now I don't have to get frustrated with dull chains. Could have bought cheaper product but wanted the best.
  • Great Tool!

    Russell, 9/15/2015 After years of hand-sharpening and paying a shop to sharpen my many chains, I took the plunge and got this. There are many others available, but this one seems the best in value and function.
  • Plastic

    Reg, 8/30/2015 The plastic structure does not lend itself to exact repetition of sharpening cut. The clamping device distorts the chain if tightened too much and there is no control to provide a standard tightening torque. The dog that holds the chain in position for sharpening does not clear the grindstone when the chain has been sharpened several times and winds up being ground down by the stone. The motor gets hot when used on a long chain and mine eventually burned out (three seasons). This is ok for limited use.
  • Great Product

    Steve, 8/16/2015 Have not used the wheel yet had to order as the wheel that comes with the grinder would not fit between the raker and the tooth on a 16" Husqvarna brand chain. Did a visual check of the clearance, appears to now clear the raker.
  • Works Well/Great Value

    Steve, 8/12/2015 I purchased the quick-feed version and ordered the smaller grinding; the larger thickness wheel is too large to fit between the rakers and the cutting teeth on the Husqvarna chains. I have sharpened 4 chains and am quite satisfied with the results, it takes a little time to set the adjustments, I wasn't sure how far I should set the depth. After sharpening the first chain which I did very lightly the results were good, but only for a few logs, took the chain back off and compared it to a new chain, my problem was not going deep enough and sharpening the “gullet” portion of the chain. Sharpened it a second time using a little more depth, reinstalled the chain and it worked better than a new chain. I mounted my unit on a piece of 2x6 board and clamp it to my work bench for use. The only issue I have seen is that the pusher" can get hung up on the metal channel that guides the chain under the cutting wheel. The video and additional instruction sheet was helpful compared to the sheet you receive with the machine. There were no instructions on how to "dress" the grinding wheel with the included stone. Take your time with setup and visually check the depth on each tooth to make sure the grinding wheel grinds into the gullet portion of the chain. I ordered the machine and wheel separately after I found out the bigger wheel didn't fit between the teeth on one brand of chain. I felt the shipping costs were a little pricey although they provide a pre-paid return label. "
  • Works Well

    Jerry, 6/30/2015 I purchased the quick-feed version and smaller grinding wheels as I am using 3/8 pitch (.325) chains on my Jonsered and Craftsman homeowner saws. So far I have sharpened 3 chains and am quite satisfied with the results. I am cleaning up a 7 acre parcel in central Colorado that has a lot of dead aspen and some pine on it. Because much of the wood is on the ground I occasionally hit dirt which dulls the chain rapidly. Per video, I mounted my unit on a piece of 2x6 board and clamp it to my work bench for use. The only issue I have seen is that the pusher" can get hung up on the metal channel that guides the chain under the cutting wheel. I took a small 3-corner file and slightly tapered the leading edge of this channel so the pusher slides into position without a hitch. This device does not address the raker (depth guage) teeth on the chain. To do a complete job you still need to occasionally file the rakers down with a guide and flat file. Do not forget to do this or your chain will not cut correctly after you sharpen it. After watching the video I had no problems assembling or using the sharpener. I look forward to using it many times over the next few years as I clean up my lot. "
  • Seems To Work Great

    Doug, 6/22/2015 The sharpener works well. I have an 18 chainsaw, and 3 blades. I can sharpen one of the blades much faster than I can go to the big box store and get a new one, which is the real value for me. My fiance and I take turns cutting and sharpening, so we can work pretty much non-stop. She likes it as much as I do."
  • Good Design

    Dan McDermid, 4/30/2015 1. Followed videos provided on web site to set-up and sharpen first chain (028 stihl). Had no difficulty and chain was sharpened within 10 minutes. The teeth are razor sharp (be careful). 2. The Italians have a way of keeping life simple. The sharpener is compact, light and seems to have been manufactured with care. 3. The over all cost was less than any other sharpener researched on line with confidence to buy unseen. The video helped sell the deal. Good job. 4. I purchased the quick chain pull which is very useful on first attempt. Some manipulation is required if all links are not in sequence such as a missing link from chain shortening. 5. I also purchased extra wheels to have for stock because now I can help my friends if they need their chain sharpened. Should be great for small chains too.
  • Works

    Bob, 4/16/2015 Easy assembly/Easy Setup/Sharpened 10 chains in 30 minutes...Works very well. Recommend it HIGHLY. I use a saw daily.
  • Long Overdue

    William Wyman, 3/27/2015 Only two things I regret 1.) I waited to long to get one and 2.) Should have got the quick feed model I have five chain saws and over $700.00 worth of chains and @ $5.00 per chain sharping it becomes a no brainer. I had all the chains done in two days. I'll never have to pay for sharping chains ever again. P.S The shipping was AWESOME! Thank You Garret Wade . Only two things I regret 1.) I waited to long to get one and 2.) Should have got the quick feed model I have five chain saws and over $700.00 worth of chains and @ $5.00 per chain sharping it becomes a no brainer. I had all the chains done in two days. I'll never have to pay for sharping chains ever again. P.S The shipping was AWESOME! Thank You garretwade
  • Buy Now Don't Wait Like I Did

    Phil Derr, 3/16/2015 Over the course of my life time I now own and use four chain saws. I sharpen a lot of chains by using files. I felt there had to be something easier out there. So I purchased an electric chain saw sharpener from a local tool supplier. I took it home and during the course of that same day opened my emails. There was Anthony demoing the Quick-Feed version. I watched it three maybe four times looking for something that I must have missed. I had not missed a thing. I was impressed and took the just purchased sharpener back to where I purchased it. They asked why I was bring it back. I told them that Anthony" had showed me a better one. Bottom line it is easy to assemble, operate, and the best part... to sit back and feel good about quality produced, time and money saved. Oh yes, also bought two extra sharpening stones. "
  • Does The Job

    Al Gramprie, 2/28/2015 Once you learn its quirks, it gets the job done. It's not a commercial sharpener, but it doesn't need to be, and it costs 1/4 as much. I sharpen three chains at a time and get the job done in about half an hour from setup to cleanup. One thing, though. I got the model with the quick feed and the next time I do that, I won't. It adds an extra layer of complexity and really isn't that much faster. You need to get the feel" of how hard and fast to slide the feeder in order to seat it securely and the tension on the chain holder must be set just so to allow the feeder to slide freely but to prevent the chain from sliding too far forward away from the cut depth stop. As I say, that adds another level of variability that must be checked before you lower the wheel. The manual feed can be operated almost by Braille, if you know what I mean. Still, I think for its price it's a good deal and I would recommend it to a friend for personal use."
  • Chain Saw Sharpener

    Pamela Kennett, 12/11/2014 My husbands hands get so sore and tired in the winter as he suffers from neuropathy and he was having to sharpen his chain saw blades all by hand. He is so grateful for this because he says it is so much faster and the blades get much sharper with using it. Thank you for saving him from the pain of hand sharpening!
  • Son Gift

    Nate Whitaker, 11/11/2014 This will save both of us time. His for running to the local chainsaw dealer for a sharping , and me for trying to do a decent job on the tailgate for my pickup.
  • Quick Feed Chainsaw Sharpener

    Tom A, 8/10/2014 A piece of junk. Don't waste your money on it. Cheaply made with too many plastic parts that do not hold up or work like a precision sharpener should.
  • The Quick-Feed Chaisaw Sharpener

    Ronnie Landry, 7/17/2014 This one of the best tool I have ever owned .it fast and easy to use. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to save money and time. Replacement chains can easily add up. There are those times where the stores are a matter of minutes your back up and running.
  • Not Accurate

    Dave, 6/22/2014 This item is not very well designed. The joints are loose and will not keep any kind of close adjustment. The semi-auto" chain advance will not clamp the tooth being sharpened tight enough to provide accurate sharpening. The chain needs to be held in position while cycling the semi-auto chain advance, requiring the operator to move the left hand from the motor assembly to the chain, and back again with each cycle. I returned the unit I ordered the second day."
  • Chain Saw Sharpener

    Louis Dodds, 5/8/2014 Like the tool, but got confused when ordering, I thought I was getting the one they showed on the video! other then that the sharpener does a great job, decided to keep this one but it does take a bit more to line everything up.
  • Works Good

    Jon, 4/18/2014 Very easy to use (after reviewing the directions and the video here) and quick! I have .375 24 chainsaw blades cut to 25 degrees and the sharpener worked very well. I do have a .375 blade with a 10 degree angle for ripping and I found that this sharpener would not allow me to cut that angle because the chainsaw links interfered with the body of the sharpener. I was able to sharpen that blade with a 15 degree angle instead; we'll see if the ripping chain still works properly with that angle. Also, I found that I will need to order the thinner wheel because the thicker wheel won't work with a smaller chain (.325)."
  • Back-A-Ward

    John, 4/11/2014 In trying to understand the directions in assembly and then to use the narrow grinding wheel and the picture shows to some degree that a small washer goes on after putting the thin wheel and from there I continue and put the large over the small washer, and just barely tighten the nut and pieces of grinding wheel went all different direction. So one other thing to do is pick up and place another order for this wheel since I didn't order (2) at that time. and most people might call this trial and error. and then some learn the hard way---lets have an A-men on this. Just funning a lesson learn for not being to old on with new equipment. That's it for this evening folks and don't laugh to hard, I didn't cry over the miss-up. John and over the hill and looking down to how far I gotta go.
  • Poor Packaging

    Lawrence, 4/8/2014 Thanks Anthony for accurate video. Unfortunately my unit came with a broke grinding disk, so I'll review again later when I can turn the unit on. The contents in the box from Italy appeared to be just randomly dropped in without any packaging material, and in a few places the contents had broken through the OEM box. It would be a service if GW would look at the contents before shipping a unit out. Thanks, LW
  • OK

    DL , 3/15/2014 Sharpener works OK. Don't even bother trying to read the instructions supplied- they are useless. Videos explain assembly and operation much better.
  • Sharpener

    Robert, 2/3/2014 I liked the quick-feed sharpener well enough to order a second one. I now have a sharpener dedicated to larger chain and one dedicated to small chain.
  • Best Ever

    Neil Craig, 1/24/2014 This sharpener worked much better than another one I bought from another company.
  • Stepped Up A Notch

    Jeff Schmucker, 1/20/2014 I had previously purchased the standard Chain Saw Sharpener which got damaged during a recent move to a new state. I re-ordered and stepped up a notch and ordered the Quick Feed version. The results are as good as a professionally sharpened chain but it gets done in 4 minutes in my own garage.
  • Works Great

    JRK, 1/3/2014 Bought the Quick feed sharpener in 2012. I've use it a lot I keep 4-20 chain as backup. This sharpener has payed for itself many times over. Very Happy"
  • Sharpener

    Ron, 1/3/2014 After sharpening chain saws by hand,the quick feed sharpener is a 100% easier.
  • Mrs Taffy, 1/1/2014 Oh my goodness, I'm going to buy this sharpener solely because I can understand the video instructions. Thank you so much for the clear understandable directions." "
  • Quick and easy sharpener

    Gene Bianchi, 12/13/2013 Your assembly and use video made it simple to put together and use. I had my first chain sharp in no time. After that I was all set up and sharpened 3 more chains in minutes. This sharpener will pay for itself before I know it.
  • Question

    A Leery Wife, 12/12/2013 Did anybody else's chain saw sharpener come with all the pieces just rattling around loose in the box? I ordered this for my husband for Christmas and I'm a little leery that maybe all the parts aren't even there??
  • Chainsaw sharpener

    Ed Wright, 10/4/2013 I am very impressed with this tool! I read about it then watched the video and decided it was worth ordering and must say I am very satisfied. The instructions were well written and the assembly video was a great help in setting up. It only takes about 5 minutes to have a professionally sharpened chain. It is well worth the money.
  • Good Videos

    Donald, 8/6/2013
  • Good Product, Well Made

    John, 7/31/2013 I received the product promptly and it appeared to be well made and easy to assemble. I skipped the user manual and went straight to the online video showing how to assemble and another one on how to operate. The video is very good quality and explained all the assembly and operations very thoroughly. I had the item assembled and my first chain sharpened in 20 minutes. Very easy assembly. I would guess it will take 5 minutes to sharpen the next worn chain. I have not put the sharpened chain to use yet, but it appeared to be very sharp compared to the manual file method I used before. The housing is a heavy duty plastic and the product appears to be well made and operates as advertised. As the average DIYer, I bet it will last a lifetime if treated properly and over the long haul will more than pay me back what I would have spent traveling to the repair shop and fee's for professional chain sharpening. I am not a professional, I just have some standing dead trees on my 15 acres, so I am satisfied with my purchase and would have no problem recommending it to other DIYers that use a chain saw frequently.
  • A Money Saver

    R W. Hopper, 3/23/2013 A great tool. I have two big chainsaws and twenty chains and was paying $5 per chain for sharpening. Then they raised the price to $7.50. Buy you people now. I sharpen my own no sweat easy quick and will pay for itself in no time!!
  • Quick Feed Chain Sharpener

    BlueRidgeRick, 3/21/2013 Wow" Sharper than a factory Stihl chain. It took about 45 minutes to figure out the various alignments for set up, even with viewing the video. The maybe 15 minutes to sharpen my chain for an 18" bar. Now that I understand how to set it up I think I'll only need 10 minutes to get started next time. So much sharper and way less work than a rat tail file."
  • Very Poor

    Dennis Wilson, 3/17/2013 One look and I returned this. Cheap plastic construction, 1 foot power cord, terrible instructions and tiny print. I found far better one for a little more.
  • Owner

    Robert Warner, 3/15/2013 The sharpener seems to work very well, I have sharpened several chains with it.
  • Great

    Craig, 1/23/2013 Saves time and money.
  • Chainsaw Magic

    Ed Berkley, 1/1/2013 I am very fussy about my tools-they must work well without a lot of fuss. This tool works very well and makes my chains perfectly sharp. This tool is well made and yet simple to operate. If you use a chainsaw this tool will be your best friend for a long time.
  • Best Chain Sharpener

    Don Brurud, 3/11/2012 This is the best chain sharpener I have used. One was a knock off of a brand name sharpener. It was cheap,setup was constant. You get what you pay for. I tried my neighbors Oregon sharpener,(it is more than twice the price of Garrett Wades Italian sharpener) and it is not as easy to use.
    Garrett Wades Italian sharpener setup and use is intuitive. I set it up using the Garrett Wades re-written instructions. I first sharpened an old 28 inch chain that I didn't care if I screwed up. Once the sharpener is set up it is very quick. Even working carefully to make certain the set up had not changed,I spent much less than a half hour sharpening the entire chain. I spent some time cleaning up a few links and tried it out. FANTASTIC!!! It actually cut better than a factory chain! I am impressed. I highly recommend this sharpener, especially if you are a casual wood cutter and have trouble sharpening your chains. Over the years, this sharpener will save you time and money, to say nothing of the safety of cutting with a sharp chain.
    Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner March 2012 Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner. Congratulations, Don!!
  • What Junk?

    VitoR, 3/7/2012 Poor quality and design. Something I would expect from China not Italy. Proper alignment is an issue.
  • pretty good

    Teddy Deane, 12/17/2011 Nothing is perfect. If you're careful and mindful of what you are doing this sharpener works great. It still takes time as each tooth must be double checked for alignment before bringing down the sharpening wheel. It's much faster and easier than doing it by hand, but I would question the time it takes to sharpen a chain that's advertised. Delivers a nice sharp edge when you take your time and are vigilant about alignment.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for posting. We are very pleased to hear that you are overall quite happy with the Chainsaw Sharpener.
    If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact our technician at 1-800-221-2942. He would be able to tell you how long it would take to sharpen a chain such as the one which is pictured.
    We are  always grateful to hear what our customers have to say. Thanks again.
  • Good Product

    Sam Ebersole, 12/1/2011 I bought the manual" chain saw sharpener about a year ago. It is easy to set up and operate. I use my saws a lot, so I have chains to sharpen frequently. I was taking them to a local shop, but this is so easy to use that I figure that I've paid for the grinder and saved a couple hundred dollars by sharpening them myself - PLUS I have sharp chains on hand virtually all the time."
  • Motor burned out

    Thomas, 6/9/2011 Sharpener worked fine until motor burned out (about 20 uses).
  • easy to use

    kurt b, 1/2/2011 directions make this product seem harder to use than it is very easy to line sharping wheel up with the teeth on the chain and your ready to go. Adjustment from chain to chain are quite minimumal.
  • Pulse the motor?

    Bill, 1/1/2011 Some people have said their motor was overheating.I nestle the wheel into the chain gullet and then back it off slightly and hit the switch as I then gently touch the wheel into the gullet.The motor only runs for second but also,the chain metal doesn't heat up too much.You don't want to see burning or color changes because that might mean the metal is losing its temper.The human/machine connection is critical with this (as with many tools) since its operation requires a bit of feel and learn"."
  • Disappointed

    Gene, 12/27/2010 Ordered and received sharpener in less than 10 days. It looked like someone had open the package before and just dumped it back in the box. The grinding wheel was out of it packaging and pieces just fell out of the box when I opened it. It came with a broken cover and a chipped stone so I have not been able to even try it out yet. Called the service department right away and they said they would send out a new cover guard and stone right away. Has been two weeks and nothing in the mail. Hopefully I will get a new stone shortly or at least before spring when I will need to use it on a regular basis. Back to sharpening by hand for now.
  • chain saw sharpenr

    peggy, 12/20/2010 We heat our home with a wonderful wood stove, cut all our wood from fallen trees on our property. The sharpener will pay for it's self quickly and we won't have to make a trip to town to get chains sharpened and then wait for them and then make another trip to town.
  • Defective Wheel Guard

    Joseph A. Shore, 12/19/2010 When I opened the shipping box to assemble the Chainsaw Sharpener, I found that the wheel guard (No. 4 on your Schematic) to be broken, the tab used to hold the cover in place had broken off. I found the broken pieces in the box. I would like a replacement for the cover.
  • Will pay for itself

    Tim, 12/17/2010 The quick feed works well - takes time to set up but then is good - will pay for itself in less than a year
  • Sweeet

    H Reynolds, 12/12/2010 I appreciate the fact that Garrett Wade took the time to write a revised set of instuctions for using this. It works really well and saves a lot of time I used to take driving to and from the nearest dealer.
  • Chainsaw Sharpeners

    Johhny Chainsaw, 10/4/2010 What a Dream these Chainsaw Sharpeners are! What an idea! What took so long for someone to come out with an item like this? Why didn't I? Regardless, get one if you have a chainsaw chain to sharpen, especially before the winter season.
  • Great Value

    G.A., 8/29/2010 For a non-pro, heavy firewood cutter this is an excellent value. Fifth star missing only because of the various minor issues mentioned in all the other 4 and 5 star reviews. Using an electric touch up sharpener 3 - 5 times between chain grinding works much better than file. Wheel came loose on first sharpening, tooth needs holding down firmly in guide, consistent pressure at wheel limit and few other little details make it quick and consistent high quality sharpener. G-W added instructions essential and should be upgraded. Excellent value for a non-pro, wish I had it long ago.
  • Best of Breed

    Rick Glackin, 8/18/2010 Sharpening 10 to 20 chains per year, I've tried a variety of chain sharpening methods. This is the best I've found to date. It works and it does actually cut down on the time. The only real draw back is that the motor when you tilt it into the tooth to sharpen has flex such that you can push to hard or not enough resulting in varying cutting depth. This is an advantage when you have a couple of damaged teeth that need to be ground further than the others but if you want consistency it is a disadvantage. To be sure this is not a serious draw back but one that requires a little skill and/or practice to get it down. Overall this is a very good tool and is worth the purchase price.
  • Tighten all nuts

    Chuck, 6/30/2010 I made sure all the angles for sharpening were correct and sharpened a chain. When I was sharpening, I thought the grinding wheel was rotating oddly. Once all angles are correct, it is easy to sharpen a chain. The problem I found was the grinding wheel was never tight to start with. Looks like I need a new wheel because the wheel is out of round. I have sharpened 3 chains and one must always check the angles and tighten all nuts. I use a piece of flashing to catch the sparks. You will need an extension cord and a small block to fasten the sharpener to. I place the sharpener in my vise and with good lighting I sharpen a 68 link chain in 20 minutes. The chain has to be kept in the guides for proper sharpening. When you move the chain from link to link it wants to jump out of the guides. Good Luck CS
  • Not Too Impressed

    Thomas of Texas, 5/25/2010 This sharpener does sharpen chainsaw blades, but... It takes a lot of fiddling and the holder that holds the blade is not designed properly in my opinion. I think there are a lot of quality features here that are lacking. If you are in dire need of something to sharpen blades, this will work, but if you are a stickler for quality this is not for you.
  • Best sharpener I've ever owned!

    Scrollman, 4/18/2010 This is one of the best sharpeners I've ever owned. The setup is quick and it does the job in a quarter of the time with the way i used to do it. I have saved many hours sharpening my Alaskan Sawmill chains...and those are long ones to boot!! I would recommend this sharpener to anyone that uses alot of chains as I do.
  • Std. Chain Sharpener works well

    Maurice , 4/18/2010 Another re-do on the setup instructions would have eliminated most of the complaints. An order for assembly, together with clearer photos (Or even simple drawings) than in the Italian book would have resulted in users setting the wheel guard nuts and screws on the inner wheel guard before mounting the wheel, and then mounting the grinding wheel and sliding the outer wheel guard on the loosened screws. This would have kept one frustrated user from substituting tapping screws for the mounting screws and nuts. An explanation that dado m8" is an ordinary nut and "dado autob.m8" is a locking nut would have avoided their placement on the wrong bolts with resultant problems...and the hint to seat the nuts with the plastic locking element on the outside would have also helped someone new to this assembly. However, once assembled, the Standard Chain Sharpener holds the chain firmly in place when sharpening the teeth, and the chain can be advanced by hand and repositioned so quickly I doubt that putting up with any possible sloppiness in a quick feed is necessary. My really dull chain came out of the process as sharp as when it was new, and this was after my very first attempt at chain sharpening. What else can one ask? "
  • Time Saver

    Bob R., 4/17/2010 I gave this 5 stars because of the time it save and quality of job it does. It takes less than 1/2 the time shapening with a file does and cuts like a hot knife through butter when your done.
  • Not what I expected

    Brian, 4/16/2010 After working several hours to get the grinding wheel to align with the cutting surface of my chain, I called tech support who informed me that the wheel needs to be 'dressed' to work properly (the grinding wheel has a square edge out of the box). I used the dressing block included with the sharpener but was unable to dress the grinding wheel enough to prevent an oblong grinding surface, so I opted to return this tool instead of ruining my chain. Tech support recommended a diamond dressing tool but I did not want to purchase one just to get this sharpener to work. Also, be careful of the depth stop as it is very sloppy. You'll need to apply the same amount of pressure to get a consistent amount of sharpening.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    When we first sold the chain saw sharpeners, they included a dressing stone (grayish color) not as tough as the wheel which proved inadequate. They now include a black stone which does a much better job.
  • 45T01.02 Quick Feed Chain Sharpener

    RM, 2/24/2010 Just finished the 5th chain and the more I use the 45T01.02 Quick Feed Chain Sharpener the faster I get with it. I'm satisfied but will right another review if I have motor problems. I found that the quick feed works great after spraying it with silicon spray.
  • Sharpener

    Jerry L. Anderson, 1/20/2010 did not care for the sharpener at all. The indexing adjustment and the indexing were not consistant at all. there was a lot of slop in the pin to bushing operation of the sharpener and it moved around quite alot. Thanks Jerry
  • Quick Feed Chain Sharpener

    Fred, 12/17/2009 The sharpener seems to work fine now that I have made a few modifications, with one yet to be done. First off, the screws furnished to attach the Wheel Guard were machine screws with nuts. These were too short and, even if long enough, there is no room to attach the nuts. I substituted sheet metal screws. The Depth Stop Adjustment is too long. It bottoms in the Base before tightening the Turret to the Base. I added a washer to prevent that from happening. The Slide Interval Adjustment screw is too short. It has to be screwed all the way in for even 3/8 pitch chain. The Chain Stop Adjustment Screw is too short because even when bottomed (screwed all the way in) the Chain Stop Tongue does not properly seat the chain cutters. I fabricated a new Tongue out of sheet metal, which is longer than that provided. There isn't any way to adjust what their literature refers to as the top-plate cutting angle, but which Stihl saw company calls the side plate angle. Stihl, and possibly other companues, specify various angle for their different chains. Since the motor, and by extension the grinding wheel rotate about a bolt (item 12) the angle is set by, and varies as, the grinding wheel is worn. Therefore, there isn't anyway to set this angle to meet the chain manufacturer's specification. Given the price of the sharpener when compared to those for professional use, it seems overall to be a good deal; and it certainly beats sharpening with a file!
  • Motor is burning out

    W Porfily, 11/15/2009 I have sharpened 3-30 inch bar chain shaw chains. The results were very satifactory. But the motor starting to get very hot and smells like it is burning up. It may not last another chain sharpening
  • Standard sharpener

    Earl, 11/3/2009 I found the tool very easy to set up. It took about 10 minutes. Without the addendum from Garret on the set-up it would have been much more confusing
  • rancher/woodcutter

    Bill, 10/30/2009 I have sharpened chains with a file for 45 years.Since my eyesight is not as good as it once was, I decided to try the standard chain sharpener. It really does a great job, really fast. The new" instructions furnished by GarrettWade were helpful in initial setup. A good tool I would recommend to anyone."
  • Quick Feed Chain Sharpener

    S. Laird, 10/28/2009 I would not recommend this sharpener to anyone. I could not get the self-feeding mechanism to adjust to my 14, 16, or 18 chains. It is flimsy and has parts that are nearly impossible to assemble. Specifically, the grinding wheel cover. It is much smaller than it seems in the picture in comparison to the chainsaw."
  • Worked till the motor failed

    John Stock, 10/4/2009 This unit worked well and did a fine job sharpening blades for my 2 farm use chainsaws. However, in less than 1 year, and less than probably 15 uses, the motor quit working. It is either the switch, or a connection within the motor, but the unit is so cheaply built inside, it is not repairable. Either buy another complete unit, or go back to alternative methods. Very disappointing.

    Terry Lease, 9/27/2009 We take our time sharpening our chains, and were still learning on our quick feeder set up and sharpening. We did 8 chains from a 20 to an 18", and finally our 14" chains. After set up, we sailed through each one, it was easy and fun. We even told our friends about how great this product is. Buy it, take your time and you will greatly appreciate the purchase. We are just renters who are taking care of an acre of trees and old barns that we needed to take down."
  • Great Tool

    John Chlpka, 8/17/2009 I cut wood on a semi-professional basis, and got tired of paying someone to sharpen my chains. This was the perfect solution. It set up in minutes, and with a little practice it has been turning out quality sharpenings!! I highly recommend it!
  • Quick feed sharpener

    ferg, 6/2/2009 Just a few notes about the operation of the sharpener. Jam nut (#9 & 10) on bottom of angle setting is too stiff to adjust tight enough by hand, I had to use pliers to grab the Knob" so the angle setting would not change. I know extended use of the pliers will ruin the knob. I am thinking that I will replace the nut with a "non-jam nut". Slide interval adjustment (#8), is of no use. It will not screw in far enough to do any good, don't think we need it anyway :) Don't get the need for the construction of the "Handles". A single handle would do just fine. If I tighten the screw "F" so the chain is held securely it will not allow the chain to be advanced. Chain clamp is very loose in its carrier slot, not where the spring clip presses against it but in the fixture. When I move the chain to next tooth the clamp next to me flips up and catches the chain. Chain stop needs a spring on the rod which it rides on. This would give the chain stop some tension to keep it where it belongs. Otherwise you have to hold the chain stop against the end manually or the chain will move. Without sufficient tension on the spring clip the chain is too loose in the channel making the tooth you are grinding raise out of the channel slightly. This makes for a sloppy grinding job. I have a Stihl and Husqvarna chain saw. The gullet that is ground from the factory does not match the profile of the grinding wheel except for directly under the "Top Plate". I don't think this is going to be a significant problem, I haven't used the chain I ground on the saw as yet so I don't know how it will cut. Also: I did not attempt to grind the gullet to the shape of the grinding wheel. After I grind the chain a few times it will undoubtedly conform to the wheel profile."
  • chain saw blade sharpener

    Wayne Heyer, 6/2/2009 I purchased the chain saw blade sharpener. It takes just a few minutes to make a used blade as good as new.
  • No Ka Oi

    Makolelau, 4/20/2009 Standard sharpener works perfectly. This is the best chainsaw-related tool I've ever purchased. Nothing else I've ever used can compare to its simplicity and effectiveness. No Ka Oi (The Best).
  • Great

    Jim, 4/14/2009 Use it all the time. Save a lot of money.
  • Super

    Patrick, 4/14/2009 This is a super deal and works super.
  • Trip-saving chain sharpener

    D. Toaspern, 4/14/2009 Several year's experience with an expensive, pro-quality chain sharpener in my dealership probably skewed my evaluation of the Garrett Wade Quick Feed Chain Sharpener, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth the money. The QFCS (I'm a bit lazy, I admit it) is certainly quick and it also sharpens with acceptable accuracy. It does feed quickly, and basic setup is easy. Repeatability--the hallmark of any quality tool, is good and the switch from left to right cutters is simple. Grinder wheel speed and motor horsepower are in the proper ranges and the dreaded Blue-Tooth" issue is kept at bay by using the pecking technique to minimize heat buildup. All in all, sharpening a 24" chain is a low-hassle affair. A couple of things could be different, however. There's too much "stickage" in the feed mechanism and dry-lubing with graphite is only a partial solution. It remains somewhat herky-jerky. Dressing the wheel is a freehand operation, as there is no mounted diamond dresser to ensure the exact radius is applied to the wheel. This may or may not be a biggie, depending on your personal degree of fussiness. It really has a minimal effect on the cutter tooth shape and performance. Overall, I'm very happy with my unit and it has very good value for the price. I would certainly buy another if the occasion arose. It sure cuts down on the double trips to the pro sharpener down the road that I used to patronize after 4 or 5 hand filings."
  • sharpner # 1

    Gary Beaupre', 4/14/2009 Quick & great tool to have.
  • Works Good

    J Maxey, 4/14/2009 The chainsaw sharpener did a good job sharpening the Oregon chain. I have never sharpened a saw before using it and had very good results. Don't expect a heavy duty commercial sharpener but it is very functional for someone like me who cuts down a trees around the house. I am happy with the result and am sure it will fit my needs.
  • The Italian-Made Chain-Saw-Sharpener Is Excellent

    John Marchi, 3/31/2009 The Italian-made chain-saw-sharpener is excellent. But you don't need the quick-feed model unless you are doing chains all day. It has a tendency to hang up on the feed slot and is annoying. I advance the chain the slow way and it works fine. Also, a thinner wheel is now offered but the spindle shaft is designed for the thicker wheels. The shaft is not threaded far enough to allow you to fully tighten the retaining nut. You have to add a washer and since the shaft is metric, it is a little hard to find one that fits. A close fit is important because at those speeds an out-of-balance washer will vibrate and could possibly cause the wheel to break. The thicker wheels work fine for most common chains. All in all an excellent sharpener.
  • Chain Sharpener

    Bill, 3/31/2009 I recently purchased an electric chain saw sharpener. I burn firewood all winter and cut a lot of firewood. After some practice, I have found it to be an outstanding tool. My chains are now sharper than they were when I took them to the saw shop. Bill
  • A Huge Help

    Steve, 3/29/2009 A great tool. Saves me from being without my chainsaw for days when I'm waiting for my local guy (I've only got one chain). It also stays sharper longer.
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