You may be asking yourself, “Can I use any oil for my chainsaw?” The answer is no, to use a chainsaw safely, you need to make sure that the oil that you are using meets the requirements of your machine.
A lot of people don’t know what type of oil they should use and they end up ruining their machines by not following these basic guidelines. If you want to find out more about how to properly maintain your chainsaw or which oils would work best for your specific machine, keep reading.
What to use for Chainsaw Bar Oil?
In general, there are two kinds of bar oil that you can use for your chainsaw.
First is a thin synthetic oil that has the consistency of molasses and it works best when used in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or in areas where freezing occurs frequently.
The second type is a thicker semi-synthetic bar oil that is more viscous and it works best when used in areas above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can i use vegetable oil in my chainsaw?
The best way to keep your chainsaw in top condition is by ensuring that the oil is mixed with the right ratio of fuel. This ensures that it will be running smoothly and efficiently, which will save you time and money over time.
One question we often get asked at our workshop is “Can I use vegetable oil in my chainsaw?” The answer depends is no. Never use vegetable oil in your chainsaw.
It has a thicker viscosity compared to the engine oil and it doesn’t have any additives that can prevent the buildup of rust or casing from forming around the bar and chain.
Using motor oil in my chainsaw?
Motor oil is a common household item. It’s found in most garages and many people use it for their car or motorcycle engine.
But can you put motor oil in your chainsaw? Motor oil can be used but it is not recommended. Motor oil isn’t designed to lubricate moving metal parts and will cause excessive wear on the saw blade and other moving parts of the saw.
Using biodegradable bar and chain oil
If you are not sure what to use on your chainsaw, there are many different oils that can be used.
Biodegradable bar and chain oil is one of the most popular choices because it breaks down quickly when exposed to air or water. It will not harm the environment if spilled and is less toxic than other types of oils.
Below is a list of some of the best biodegradable bar and chain oil options that I have used
- Renewable Lubricants Bio-Pro Bar and Chain Saw/Chainsaw Oil
- DGP Pro100 Biodegradable Chainsaw Oil
- NV Earth Biodegradable Bar & Chain Oil
When choosing an oil for your chainsaw, you want to make sure it is the right viscosity for your application. You also need to know what type of material the chain is made out of and what additive it has in order to get the most out of your investment.
Here are some other things that may be helpful: finding a saw with a larger reservoir so that less frequent oil changes will suffice; making sure not to over-oil or under-oil; keeping all equipment clean and tuned up; find information on how much oil you’ll need, as well as how often you should change it – this can vary depending on factors such as size, age, location, etc.
And lastly, remember that
- A lightweight oil is not recommended for chainsaws.
- You should be able to find the right information on your manual or by calling a local dealer.
Remember, if you are unsure of what kind of oil to use with your machine it’s best just to ask someone! Replacing a part on a chainsaw is much more expensive than just picking up the right oil.