Last week I tried a new file handle for sharpening my chainsaw. I didn’t like it. The handle was flat and I held the file only one way because it felt ‘right’. I ended up filing every tooth with the same part of the file and quickly dulled the it.
I like big fat round file handles for chainsaw teeth. I grip narrow file handles too tightly. The tighter I grip the quicker my hand tires.
My preferred file handle is the Oregon file handle in the picture above. It’s the fattest I can find.
A few years back I got a deal on Pferd wooden file handles. They’re a little skinny for my taste but I use them because I don’t want to waste money.
I prefer wooden file handles because I like how they feel in my hands compared to slippery plastic.