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.
My garage is the result of 16 years of effort and a continual work in progress.
First I built a workbench in the corner, then I installed peg board above the workbench, then I wired the garage with plugs, then I got a shelving and bins for small parts, then I ran hard air lines, then I installed heating over my workbench. You get the idea.
Here’s where my garage is today.
Garage Organization Strategies
Fist I cleared out seldom used electric tools under the workbench.
The top left shelf of my work bench holds lock nuts, washers, grease fittings, pan head screws and more. The black box on the right holds drill bits and drill accessories.
The bins on the lower shelf are a new. The bin on the right holds equipment directions, the middle bin holds rags and on the bin on the left holds towels.
I bought a Nut and Bolt Assortment almost 30 years ago. I don’t reach into it often but when I do it saves me a ton of time and frustration.
Next to the nut and bolt center is my pry bar assortment and gasket scrapers. I admit those tools are unused but I look forward to getting them dirty.
My grease gun is hanging on the wall in plain sight and easy to reach.
Left of the grease gun is my clipboard. It has it’s own spot so I can easily find it.
Since this is SawsandSplitters.com here’s a nice shot of my 036, 046, and 066 chainsaw sitting on the floor waiting to be maintained. My son walked into the garage and said I need to get an 056 to complete the set. Does Stihl make an 056?
Thanks for listening to my garage organization strategies.