I've been sharpening my ripping blade freehand because of the frequency that it has to be done when slabbing. Do you find that jig takes a long time? How fiddly is it to move to the next tooth?
I've found I get a good result by doing it the way weisyboy suggests. If you hold the file at 90 degrees and push it against the tooth, it lifts up enough to give you about 10 degrees. Then you only have to worry about the top plate angle.
But if the jig is quick, it would be good because my old man uses the saws too and he uses one of those 12v electric sharpeners. If I could get him onto hand filing the chain might last longer. What do you think?
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