Have a new chainsaw that I imagine I won't be using any more until the
First time I've ever had one of these things.
I understand about draining the gas out so it doesn't become gummy over the
But, is it also a good idea to drain the chain oil lubricant out also, or
not really necessary ?
In addition to draining the gas, give the saw a good cleaning. Remove
all covers, remove the chain and bar, clean the bar grooves using the
depth gauge that should have come with the saw, blow out the
chips/crud, clean the air filter.. When putting the chain back on,
turn the bar over to even out wear, either sharpen the chain or have it
sharpened. That gets it ready for use in the spring. Just add
fuel/oil mix and go.
No, oil doesn't deteriorate like gasoline.
There is no reason to drain the fuel from a 2
cycle motor, because the fuel is a mix of gas and
2-cycle oil and doesn't oxidize as rapidly as
straight gasoline. I have never drained the fuel
in my chainsaw and never had a problem. Usually
it would sit for about 6 months without being
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