Howard Brothers Sharpens Chainsaw Chains

Believe it or not, but in 2011, we sharpened over 2000 chainsaw chains. That’s a lot of teeth!

Close your eyes and do some visualization with me. You pull out the chainsaw that gets used two or three times a year. You put on your chaps, goggles and helmet. You make sure everything is oiled and lubed up. You may have even called your neighbor and bragged about the tree you’re about to cut up just to see if he has something that needs a trim. Then you pull the cord.

If it is any brand other than a STIHL, you prime and choke and pull the cord and repeat. Finally, it fires up. You release the brake and proceed to place the bar to the tree. “Is this thing cutting funny?? It isn’t cutting on its own. I’m not even sure it is cutting at all…”

Nothing is more frustrating than getting ready to use your chainsaw and realizing that the chain is dull. Perhaps even a tooth or two are missing. What do you do?

Where can I get my chainsaw chain sharpened?

Well in the case of the missing tooth, you have to get a new chain, but in most cases, you just need to take the time to sharpen the chain in the first place.

There are a couple ways to accomplish this. Either you do it yourself, or you let us do it.

Using a chainsaw file by hand is what most people will start off attempting to do. The chain itself has left hand cutters and right hand cutters. So you take the appropriate file for your chain size and proceed to use the correct stroke length to remove debris and nicks in the steel. Eventually you decide that this hand filing thing is crazy, so you pull out the dremel tools and your sharpening stones, but then the stone breaks and you’re back to square 1.

It is at this point that you realize that it is probably best to let the experts sharpen the chain so that you can get the most out of your tool.

Our stores in Alpharetta, Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood can sharpen any chainsaw chain.
Our stores in Alpharetta, Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood can sharpen any chainsaw chain.

We can generally sharpen chains while you wait, but just incase our shop is at maximum capacity, we promise a 24 hour turnaround on chain sharpening. We charge $10 if you bring the chain in with you. We charge $12 if we have to take the chain off the saw. We use a professional bench mount chain saw chain sharpener. It allows our technicians to quickly sharpen each tooth at the correct and optimal angle.

Another reason why you might want us to sharpen your chain is that we will inspect the chain and make sure that all the connecting links are still in safe working condition.

We sharpen any brand of chain saw chain. In fact, we sell chains that fit just about any brand too. Most people will pick up a spare chain so that they can have one on the saw and one being sharpened at all times.

Give our service departments a call if you have any questions or just come on in and drop off your chain to be sharpened.

  • Alpharetta: 770-754-4114
  • Doraville: 770-449-6500
  • Duluth: 770-476-3006
  • Oakwood: 678-450-0500
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