When you open a new loop of chain, it will already feel oily. This “lubrication” is not actually lubrication for the chain; it’s a rust preventative. Therefore, it’s important to lubricate the chain joints before use. We recommend setting your loop of chain into a container with oil and letting it soak.
How often should I lubricate my chainsaw?
Fill your oil reservoir each time you fill your chainsaw’s gas tank. Make sure that your saw chain, guide bar, and sprocket are always receiving oil from the saw during operation.
Keep your saw's chain-oiling system filled with clean bar and chain oil. Our bar and chain oil is specifically compounded to provide extra high tackiness and prevent "throw off" even under adverse weather conditions.
What type of lubrication should I use on my saw?
As a rule of thumb, you should never put used oil or old motor oil in your saw or on your chain. Used motor oil contains metal shavings that reduce the life of your bar and chain. Additionally, lubricating your bar and chain with used motor oil will void your warranty.
Can I put used oil or motor oil on my chainsaw chain?
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