Is it necessary to use dedicated bar and chain oil ? Could I use used engine oil ?
Maybe 4. I have a stihl 440 magnum and a stihl 170ms (I think thats right but I would have to go and look).How much wood do you cut a year? I average over ten cords.
Same here, corn oil in a electric chainsaw for quartering beef or moose.chewy said:Been running motor oil surplus from my mechanic brother in our Stihls and Huskies for about 5 years, no ill effect. Butchers use vegetable oil in their chainsaws.
A 440 and a 170? Talk about extremes in power and quality. :laughing:Maybe 4. I have a stihl 440 magnum and a stihl 170ms (I think thats right but I would have to go and look).
The hippie eco-friendly arborists love it too.Butchers use vegetable oil in their chainsaws.
They are both quality but one is to cut the big wood and one is to limb the big wood.A 440 and a 170? Talk about extremes in power and quality. :laughing:
The hippie eco-friendly arborists love it too.
Of course you could use it... your bar life may be a bit shorter because of it.Thanks for all the responses fellas. I just thought, why spend the money on bar oil since the oil is on the chain for a split second before it hits wood and gets wiped off. I always have a 5 gallon jug of used motor oil that I recycle, but if I could use it...why not?