Working with chainsaws part 1
How-To's & Guides

File and filing device recommendations

The cutters should be filed according to these angles:

  • Top plate filing angle
  • Side plate cutting angle
  • File down angle
  • Depth gauge setting

The angles may vary depending on the type of chainsaw chain you have. A good way to restore the cutter to the correct angles is to use a filing gauge. By doing this, you don’t need to think about the different angles to ensure a good result. Just follow the instructions and you’ll get the right angles on the cutting tooth.

Chain File diameter Depth gauge setting File down angle Top plate filing angle Side plate cutting angle
X-CUT C83/C85/S83G 7/32" 5,5 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 30° 60°
X-CUT SP33G 3/16" 4,8 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm
30°
60°
X-CUT S93G 5/32" 4,0 mm
0,025" 0,65 mm

30°
60°
X-CUT SP21G 5/32" 4,0 mm
0,025" 0,65 mm

30°
60°
H00 5/32" 4,0 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 30° 85°
H21, H23, H26 3/16" 4,8 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 25° 60°
H22, H25, H28 3/16" 4,8 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 30° 80°
H30 3/16" 4,8 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 30° 80°
H35, H37 5/32" 4,0 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 30° 80°
H38 4,5 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 30° 75°
H46, H42, H45, H47, H48, H50, H47S, H48S 7/32" 5,5 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 25° 55°
H49, H51, H54, H58 7/32" 5,5 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 35° 85°
H56, H57, H56S, H57S 7/32" 5,5 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 25° 60°
H64, H64S 7/32" 5,5 mm 0,030" 0,75 mm 10° 35° 85°
H80, H81 7/32" 5,5 mm 0,025" 0,65 mm 10° 25° 60°
H82, H83 FLAT 0,025" 0,65 mm - 15° 90°