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STIHL 2 in 1 File


"How to sharpen a Chainsaw Chain" is one of the most Googled terms to do with chainsaws so don't feel bad if you haven't got it sorted yet. Help is at hand with the STIHL 2 in1 File. I use this file to sharpen my chains when I am at home and they need a tickle up. These files were also a real hit at the Fieldays as they are the easiest way to get the tooth and the depth gauge (drag) filed correctly together...and that means optimum chip size on every tooth for maximum cutting efficiency...and that means get the job done way faster and it is easier on you and the saw!

Pro Tip: A little bit ofter is better than a heap every now and then when it comes to sharpening your chain ie. don't let it get too blunt before you sharpen.

Take care out there.

Mike & Ro

STIHL SHOP Warkworth


File Size for Your Chainsaw

OK, I have made a list of common STIHL Chainsaws so I can quickly tell you which size file to get. Find your chainsaw below then click on the green "SHOP NOW" button. Once on the main STIHL SHOP website page then on the right hand side where it says "Choose Option" select your size. Once ordered, items will be sent directly to your home for contactless home delivery.

Battery chainsaws and pole pruners are at the bottom of the list

MS170, MS180 (Includes MS171, MS181 and "C" Versions)

FILE SIZE: Choose 2nd option down ie. 1/4", 3/8" Picco, 4.0mm

MS211 (Includes MS210 and "C" Versions)

FILE SIZE: Choose 2nd option down ie. 1/4", 3/8" Picco, 4.0mm

MS231, MS251, MS271, MS291 (Includes MS230, MS250, MS270, MS290 and "C" Versions)

FILE SIZE: Choose 3rd option down ie. .325", 4.8mm

MS311, MS381, MS391, MS441, MS462, MS500i, MS661 (Includes MS310, MS380, MS390, MS440, MS462, MS660)

FILE SIZE: Choose 4th option down ie. 3/8", 5.2mm

STIHL Battery Chainsaws

MSA120C, MSA140C, MSA160, MSA200C

FILE SIZE: Choose 1st option ie. 1/4 Picco"

STIHL Pole Pruners (Combi System Attachments)

HT-KM Pole Pruner Attachment (NEWER 64 drive link chain)

FILE SIZE: Choose 1st option ie. 1/4 Picco"

HT-KM Pole Pruner Attachment (OLDER 44 drive link chain)

FILE SIZE: Choose 2nd option down ie. 1/4", 3/8" Picco, 4.0mm

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STIHL 2 in 1 File


To get the best result when sharpening your chainsaw chain it is good to hold the chainsaw still while you file. This is easier with a vice and can be done at home or in the field with a STUMP VICE. These are also available online and the link is here >>> STIHL STUMP Vice

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