Watch: “Amazing Chainsaw Hack” for Sharpening a Chain in the Field


Watch: “Amazing Chainsaw Hack” for Sharpening a Chain in the Field

Have you ever been out in the boonies using a chainsaw and needed a good way to hold the saw while you sharpen the chain? Well, these folks think they have the answer for ya.

So you’ve slipped up and let your chain get into the dirt or hit a rock or something. What to do?


As you watch this field-expedient solution being built, you may wonder, as I did, just what the heck he is building. But it all comes clear in the end when the little light bulb comes on above your head.


It’s a nifty idea, and the tree they cut will be used for firewood.

The sad thing is, you need a chainsaw–a preferably a sharp one–to build this contraption for sharpening your dull chain. Hmmmm.

What do you think of this idea? Personally, I just keep a few spare chains in my chainsaw case, swap them when dull, and sharpen them at home with an electric sharpener.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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