It’s never disadvantageous to be equipped with a handyman tool kit at home. If you aren’t going to use it, that’s okay. Some days, you will come across an ill-equipped handyman. That day, you will realise the true value of your investment. Avoiding the purchase of a chainsaw? Okay, that’s slightly understandable. But a chainsaw sharpener, you should purchase. You know why. But a lot of guys love doing ‘manly’ stuff which involves the use of tools like a chainsaw. Not a lot of probing and convincing for you guys, you know the need. To some a summary to some a preview; there are some of the tools that you need to sharpen your chainsaw:

  • Flat file
  • Round file
  • Stump vise
  • File gauge

A lot of you who are reading this article may not have purchased a chainsaw sharpener before. Here are a few questions that you should ask yourself before purchasing one for yourself:

  • How often do I use the chainsaw?
  • How big is the chainsaw? (Choose a chainsaw sharpener that’s apt for the size of your chainsaw)
  • What kind of a chainsaw do I have? Based on the type, you get certain chainsaw sharpeners that are meant to be perfect for just that type.

The next question to ask yourselves then is, which one of these chainsaw sharpeners do I like the most? Take your pick.

Here are some of the best chainsaw sharpeners of the year 2017:

10. Tek Motion Electric Chainsaw Sharpener with Grinding Wheels

This is an example of an electric chainsaw sharpener. A Tek Motion chainsaw sharpener that’s made completely out of cast aluminium. Attributable to that, it’s durable and strong. It boasts of an ergonomic design which makes it very easy to use. Furthermore, it comes within certain built-in functions that improves its performance. Due to the build, materials and design, this product enjoys a long life-time and is perfectly suited for semi-chisel & chisel style cutters. This chainsaw sharpener weighs 12.8 pounds, has a maximum speed of 3000RPM and is; 18 x 13 x 9.5 inches big.

Key Features:

  • Made out of cast aluminium
  • Ergonomic design that makes it easy to use
  • Long-lasting
  • Accurate and safe-to-use

9. Chicago Electric Electric Chain Saw Sharpener by Chicago Pneumatic

At first glance, to a layman, this will look like some kind of alien contraption that’s been made for god know what purpose. It’s highly adaptable in the sense that; it adjusts to almost all the different types of chain designs. Furthermore, it’s extremely easy to set it up and it mounts well on the bench, wall or vise. This chainsaw sharpener can reach speeds up to 4200RPM but don’t worry, it comes with a very reassuring safety guard. Its physical characteristics such as its size and weight are; 14.2 x 9.8 x 6.7 inches and 6.5 pounds, respectively.

Key Features:

  • Super safe to use
  • Very flexible in terms of adaptability
  • Easy to use

8. Anytime Tools 3/16″ Diamond Chainsaw Sharpener Burr 1/8″ Shank

 Here’s a slightly different chainsaw sharpener. It manualises the process of sharpening the chainsaw. This pack of tools includes four 3/16 inch chainsaw sharpener burr. The diameter of these burrs 3/16 inch, while the diameter of the shank is ⅜ inch. Designed to fit rotary tools and made out of top-quality raw materials these burrs weigh barely 0.6 pounds. They are strong and durable.

Key Features:

  • Not a machine, chainsaw sharpener burrs
  • Quickens the process
  • Space-efficient & pocket-friendly

7. Chainsaw Sharpener File Kit

This is a kit. It includes nine items, each of which play their own role in the chainsaw sharpening process. So, the set includes the following: 2 different quality handles, 3 round files, 1 flat file, 1 depth gauge tool and 1 pouch, within which all the other items can be safely stored. It all fits in a pouch. Hence, here’s an example of a highly-portable chainsaw sharpener. Each and every item is made using the best-quality raw materials. It looks elegant but feels sturdy and strong.

Key Features: 

  • Comes in the form of a kit
  • Made out of top quality raw materials
  • Highly portable and space efficient

6. TruePower 01-0854 Electric Chain Saw/Chainsaw Blade Sharpener  

Here’s another example of one of those alien looking contraptions. Be assured, it’s nothing but a chainsaw sharpener with a design that definitely catches attention. It’s super easy to use and at the same time, safe, too. A dual handle is responsible for giving the user that additional amount of control that end up going miles in this line of work. The blade is made out of carbide and the product as a whole, weighs 6.5 pounds and is 14 x 10 x 7 inches; big. What’s more is that, it’s super accurate with all the cutting work. The cutter is of ⅜ inches.

Key Features: 

  • Steady control, easy & safe to use
  • Accurate cutting 

5. Timberline Chainsaw Sharpener with 3/16″ Carbide Cutter

A Timberline chainsaw sharpener with a carbide cutter translates to efficiency. Speed plus precisions, is not that efficiency? Each tooth of your chainsaw can be sharpened at high speed to the same length, exactly. It is made out of top-quality aluminium, thereby giving it characteristics of longevity and lightness. It’s super-easy to use and is highly portable in nature too, giving it a very universal appeal in the world of chainsaw sharpeners. The cutter is of 3/16 inches, while the product as a whole is 6 x 4.2 x 4 inches big and 1.1 pounds; heavy.

Key Features:

  • Easy to use
  • Durable
  • Highly efficient (precise + speed)
  • Highly-portable and space efficient

4. Granberg Bar-Mount Chain Saw Sharpener

Called a ‘file n joint’ chainsaw sharpener, it’s made out of top quality aluminium and is coated by zinc-plated steel. This design makes an extremely for an extremely accurate and durable chainsaw sharpener that’s highly adjustable too. It’s adjustable in the sense that, it holds all different file sizes. Furthermore, the flexible design allows the user to change the height and length of the sharpener according to one’s preferences. This device is 9.5 x 1 3.5 inches big and 1.7 pounds heavy.

Key Features:

  • Made out of top-quality raw materials
  • Flexible design
  • Highly accurate

3. 8 Piece Chainsaw Sharpener File Kit

As the title suggests, this chainsaw sharpener kit includes eight different items. Each item has been included for a specific purpose. The particulars of this kit are: 1 wood handle, 3 pieces of files, 1 depth gauge, 1 filing guide and of course, a pouch within which all these items can be safely contained. It is a comprehensive set for a reason. And, that reason is convenience. Each and every item that’s included in this set is made out of top-quality raw materials. It’s a perfect set for your handyman box. It’s a space-efficient, comprehensive and durable set.

Key Features:

  • A set that includes 8 items
  • Made out of top-quality raw materials
  • Space-efficient
  • Convenient to use

2. Timber Tuff CS-12V 12-Volt Portable Electric Chain Saw Chain Sharpener 

Made out of a material that can withstand the ill-effects of time, this is quite an convenient to use and durable electric chainsaw sharpener. The cutting blade can be set according to your wishes, at 20, 25 or 30 degrees. This so called ‘anti-aging material’ is nothing but high-quality plastic. Due to friendly physical characteristics, it’s quite portable. The entire product weighs just 2.2 pounds and is 10.8 x 5 x 1.6 inches big.

Key Features:

  • Made out of top-quality raw materials
  • Portable
  • Flexible design (adjustable)
  • Highly-durable

1. Buffalo Tools ECSS Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

With a very modern design, here is an electric chainsaw sharpener that’s of the very top-most quality sold by Buffalo Tools. The design in itself, acts like a stand-out features in this chainsaw sharpener. It’s subtle-y energy efficient and can reach up to speeds of 4200RPM. Adaptability, is an in-built trait and setting this up, too, is not too arduous a task. It mounts very easily onto a wall, bench or vise. Don’t worry, it’s stable and hence, safe and secure to work with. Essentially, it makes use of a ¼ and ⅛ inch grinding wheels to do all the cutting work. This entire contraption weighs 7 pounds and is;13.5 x 9.5 x 6.2 inches, big.

Key Features:

  • Super-adaptable
  • Safe & secure
  • Made out of top-quality raw materials
  • Reasonably efficient


Yes, now you can understand if a lot of this information went over your head. One would advise you to speak to someone that you know will be well-versed in matters like this, or, at least someone who is a little-bit more knowledgeable than you. That will really simplify your purchase process.

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