I've been using my Stihl MS180 chainsaw to help with debris cleanup for Hurricane Michael victims. I have one question and one recommendation.
CHAIN BRAKE HANDLE: My little saw is great for firewood and small stuff, but when cutting standing trees or anything large, my hands repeatedly trip the chain brake because the handle is too close to the grip. I find myself holding both handles and squeezing them together. Does anyone know of a solution to this problem, other than removing the chain brake handle altogether? This has become yet another safety device that causes dangerous distractions. I know its value, but I have to do something about this problem.
STIHL 2-IN-1 EASY FILE CHAIN SHARPENER: Everyone in the area was sold out of files, so my local Stihl dealer recommended the 2-in-1 sharpening tool. They gave it very high praise despite its ~$50 price tag. I have to agree. It's easy, fast, accurate, and does an exceptional job. My saw cuts faster then it ever has. Here's the link I used, but be sure to get the right size for your saw & chain.
Here are a couple of the best YouTube links: