I have an assortment of brands (all middle of the road) in varying sizes (I
can't resist when I see them for $5.00 at the Goodwill). They all leak oil.
I've found that storing them in 5 gallon buckets with the bar pointing to
the sky minimizes the leaking. I hang
the buckets from the rafters in the garage, freeing up space for the rest
of my Goodwill finds.
I have two chainsaws, a small one for light trimming and a bigger one
for real work. Both drip if I hang them chain down, by the handles.
But both have holes in the far end of the bar, and I just hang them
from the bar with the resevoir end down and everything is fine as long
as the cap on the filler is tight.
On Sun, 6 Jan 2013 09:17:05 -0800 (PST), "hr(bob) email@example.com"
My Mcculloch and Poulan are both hanging like that - they both have
hole near the bar end. They have been like that all day now. So far
no oil, and both oil tanks are near full.
I studied the way the Mcculloch tank was designed, and it seems to me
that the oil feed to lubricate the chain is meant to function exactly
like it would if it simply leaked. The only tank outlet is a small
pin hole that lays next to and almost onto the chain bar, and the oil
simply leaks out of there onto the bar. And it would do that as long
as there was any oil in the tank near the hole, whether the chainsaw
was running or not. Cheap way to do it! I wonder if all chainsaws
are lubricated that way. This is all a surprise to me.
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