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Filing Tools

Keep your chain sharp for fast cutting

Research shows that STIHL saw chain files last longer and remove debris faster than some other files on the market.

STIHL saw chain files are designed to help you keep your chain sharp with minimum effort. Available in several diameters to match the exact size of your saw chain gullet.

Made of heavy-duty polymers, our file handles are just as durable, easy to hold and tough to damage. Soft-grip handles are also available for flat or round files.
  1. 2 years ago
    Excellent quick easy way to keep your chain sharp.
    i bought this 2 in 1 from my local stihl dealer, my chain was in rough shape. It took me about an hour to get my chain back to like new. My angles were off and depth gauge was way off due to a cheap sharpener kit. Now it takes less then 5 mins to quickly maintain the chain. This product saves a lot of time and will keep your chain like new. I am very happy i spent the money on it. I think if you own a chain saw.....this is for you.
  2. 11 months ago
    Great design and easy to use
    I cut about 3 cord of wood a year and do brush cleanup. This is the easiest hand sharpener for a chainsaw I’ve ever used. It sharpens the cutting tooth and lowers the rakers in 1 motion. The only reason I didn’t give it all 5 -stars was the use of plastic in the handles. Plastic always fails on work tools. I would still recommend this tool for ease of use. Simply a great design that could be improved with better quality materials for handles.
  3. 1 year ago
    This chain sharpener is an excellent tool
    This sharpener is quite possibly the best tool I have used in the last 10 years. I have two chain saws and until now I just sharpened them using a single round file but being right handed I found that I always did a better job on one side than the other (not maintaining the correct cutting angle on one side). Then to maintain the depth gauge at the right height took an additional step. No more; this tool does it all in the one pass down each side. The quality of the tool (and the files) are very ... read more good and it is very easy to use. Good job Stihl; this one is out of the park.
  1. 6 years ago
    Makes sharpening easy
    I bought this after trying to file my chains by eye or use different tools with diffrent methods. I saw it on youtube, went to a local dealer, but it wasn't in stock, so he had it ordered. Now I'm able to sharpen or touch up my chains in about 15 minutes. Happy with the product and it doesn't break the bank.
  2. 6 years ago
    Idiot proof
    Easy to use even comes with a DVD can't go wrong great for beginners. Even better for cowboys who think they know it all lol
  3. 1 year ago
    It Works Better Than Your Eyesight !
    The Stihl File Guide, when used with the FF1 File Guide Holder, will produce a uniformly sharpened chain with the proper angles required. It takes all of the "guess work" out of correctly sharpening your chains. DVD: The picture is worth a thousand words! SUGGESTION: Stihl should produce an online tutorial for ALL products here on the Stihl.com or StihlUSA.com sites. This would eliminate having to provide a DVD with very basic products. Having access to a tutorial for major products sure ... read more would reduce a lot of confusion on the part of consumers and headaches for servicing dealers! Just post a link on the Instructions or Owners Manual.
  1. 6 years ago
    Works as it should.
    File fits nice. File stays put. Good ergonomics. Recommended over using a file without a handle.
  2. 4 years ago
    Great product
    Use to hold file by hand but never again easy to install file and cheap
  1. 4 years ago
    Great file
    Great cheap file most likely will last a season I use this for my ms170 as a tool to carry with me
  2. 1 year ago
    Strong STIHL for Razor Sharp Teeth
    I’m not sure what hey have done at STIHL to make the files but they seem to cut better than the ones ya pick up in the box store. They sharpen quicker and last a bit longer in my experience. I’m using the files on .375 RS & PM & PMM chains. They work great on all of them! A bonus is hey drop right into my 2 in 1 kit as well!! Worth the extra money!
  3. 1 year ago
    This my BACK-UP Pack!
    Great quality for a great price. I keep a pack of these with my Saw Sharpening Kit. Perfect quantity to get you through the season. A 10-pack would end up rusting on you!
  1. 2 years ago
    Lightweight, Effective, Rock Solid!!
    This is a good tool and a necessity over hand filing without a guide. It will set the depth of the file to keep you from filing too high or low in the gullet of the tooth. The tool itself is typical Stihl quality in that it’s tough and effective, BUT in this case there is a more efficient option in the 3 in 1 tool that takes down the rakers in one operation and tool. This tool will not dress the rakers down as the teeth are filed, not the worst thing but not super efficient either. Nevertheless, ... read more this tool is simple to use, effective, light weight enough for any kit and inexpensive as things go. It helps you visually line up the angles and if you do your part with keeping the file level as you push through he tooth, it will produce razor sharp teeth!!
  2. 3 years ago
    Great tool.
    This guide helps keep your gullet depth perfect. Extremely important in keeping a chain cutting like new. If you hand file, this is THE tool.
  3. 1 year ago
    Keeps You Honest With Your Angles !
    This tool really eases your ability to correctly file your chain. Uniformity is everything when seeking a proper cut. It definitely aids in a straight cut which is critical when felling larger-diameter trees.
  1. 7 years ago
    Great tool for out in the woods!
    I've owned a STIHL Stump Vise for the last twenty-five years and use one often in the woods to hold my saw while sharpening the chain. It pounds into the stump easily,and pulls out just as easy. Very durable, easy to use, must have piece of equipment for the serious chainsaw user.
  2. 1 year ago
    GREAT for Those Born Without "ThREE" HANDS !
    Knock 'er in; tighten 'er down; dress 'er up; take 'er out; fire 'er up; back to work! Simple as that. Just by lookin' at it , it might work as a replacement tip for your cattle prod! Always multi-tasking. Use your "walkman" tool to tighten 'er down...simple. Enjoy your work day with another great Stihl tool!
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