: I have a 16" electric chain saw, Remington, with iirc a 3.5 HP
SM: Electric saws are great, if you're guaranteed that you'll
only need it near home. Otherwise, gas saws are better.
: The oil chamber leaks, so I thought I would use spray-on oil
: really meant for a motorcycle chain, although it does mention
: saws on the label. Motorcycles don't have oil dispensers, and
: wondering if the spray oil can reach all the places that the
: rubber-domed button dispenser does. ??
SM: The oiler comes in from the center of the bar. The spray on
oil should be OK, if you put more on every five minutes or so.
Use your nose, you can sometimes smell a bar overheating.
: This question was compounded today when every time the chain
came to a
: stop, it would end with a B't't't't't't vibrating or buzzing
: and I know that wasn't the chain on the bar. It was further
: Eventually the buzzing stopped, but it came back again later.
: fill and use the dispenser, and let the rest of the oil dribble
: over the next few weeks, if this would be better. ????
SM: Might not be related.
: Also, it seems to help to rock the saw like a teeter-totter, to
: up the cutting. Is this my imagination, or is it a standard
SM: I've done that, also. I don't know if it's standard, or just
something that seems to work.
: I've used it with handsaws and 2x4's too, and it seems to work
: also. I might have watched someone do it this way, but I can't
: remember anymore.
: A tree just past my fence had 5 trunk branches starting at
: feet high. The tree is dead and 3 of them have fallen off in
: 10 days, when the wind blows. The trunks start at about 7
: get smaller. The saw was great cutting 15 foot pieces into 24
: inch pieces and the plastic case seemed never to get hot.
: have touched the blade? It was dirty. :(
SM: You do what works. Seems to have worked for you.