How To Sharpen Husqvarna Chainsaw Chains

A sharp chain helps your Husqvarna saw run more efficiently and cut smoother. Check out this step-by-step guide to sharpening your chains the right way. Brought to you by Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply and Husqvarna.

What you’ll need:

  • File Kit: Make sure the size specifications of your chain and files match. File kits include two round files, one flat file, an interchangeable handle, and a combo-tool for your depth gauge and file guide (more on this in the video).
  • Safety Glove: Always wear appropriate PPE.
  • Chain: You need a used, dull Husqvarna chainsaw chain (obviously).
  • Time: Sharpening a chain will take 20-45 minutes, depending on your experience level.

Why it’s important:

Husqvarna chainsaws are developed with the mentality that high RPM gets the job done. In order for the saw to do the work for you, your chain has to be of quality construction and sharpened. Otherwise, you’re putting added stress on the engine, making it harder to get the job done.