Sharpening the saw chain in the forest

Make sure you have a stable foundation and you can secure the saw when you use the file. Here are some examples of how to proceed. Use the method that works best for you. The main thing is that you always have a sharp chain to facilitate your work.
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1. The simplest method is to use a filing vice. Attach it to a stump or log and secure the guide bar like a normal vice. File according to the filing instructions.

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Use a smaller tree. Make a vertical bore at a suitable working height for filing. Make sure that you do not risk kickback when you make the bore (see previous chapter). Stop the engine and insert the guide bar in the bore. Secure the guide bar by inserting the combination wrench between the guide bar and the saw cut. File according to the filing instructions.
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3. Use a smaller tree. Cut the tree at a suitable working height for filing. Make a cut in the stump, about one guide bar width deep. Saw a diagonal slot below the stump cut on the side where the saw body should be. Insert a lifting hook in the slot and use the hook grip to support the chainsaw. File according to the filing instructions.

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This method allows you to file with both right and left hands. Sit astride a tree trunk. Hold the saw body between your thighs. Lean over the chainsaw body and support your forearms on your thighs. Start by filing all cutting teeth in one direction with the same file grip. Now change the file grip to your other hand and file the other side. File according to the filing instructions.
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5. Filing as specified in point 4 with your right hand. Once you have filed all the cutting teeth in one direction and using this method, and it is time to change file grip to your left hand, lean the saw against a tree stump or log instead. Press your right leg against the engine body so that it is in a secure position. File the rest of the cutting teeth on the other side, according to the filing instructions.