I just purchased a Craftsman 16 In. electric chain saw.
Question: It does not say what kind of oil to put in for lubricating the
It did not come with a sample of oil.
Can I use regular motor oil??
Not always. I bought a 10" electric "chainsaw on a stick" for cutting
limbs. Regular chainsaw oil wouldn't go thru the oiler so I resorted
to reading the book. It said to use 30W automotive oil. I did and it
any oil is better than no eoil, the purpose of the oil is to dissipate heat
which is waht dulls a saw. the only difference between automotive motor oil
and chain oil is the ingrediant they put in chain oil to make it stick
longer and not fly off the chain.
Buy chainsaw bar oil at Walmart for the best
price. A gallon is about $5 and should last a
long time or buy a quart for about $1.50.
You can use regular motor oil but you have to mix
in one of the heavy oils used for old engines,
e.g. Motor Honey. Mix ratio should be around 4 oz
of heavy oil to a quart of motor oil. Much easier
to just buy the stuff from Walmart.
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