I've been using hair oil in my chain saw for years. The chain always
stays neat and nicely slicked down, even in a strong wind.
Occasionally you should take it to a barber for a trim. Some prefer to
take the chain saw to a beauty parlor for a wash and set, but that's
Interesting site too..
Reminded me of the marvelous PBS Nova program about the attempt to
recover the B-29 "Kee Bird" from Greenland.
IIRC they did something creative with the wheels on that one too. Having
no source of compressed air they filled the tires with propane they had
on hand for cooking.
If you never heard about this 1994-95 rescue attempt and its unhappy
ending, here's a link:
"There are only a handful of B-29's left, out of over 4,000. Somehow nobody
realized it until it was too late. At one time the Arizona desert was
covered with B-29's, some flown in and in good condition. They were all
Confederate Air Force brought a 29 and a 17 out for static display when I
was stationed in California. Together they had one tenth the hours of the
52 parked nearby. And it was one of the "young" ones, not an old hog like
They flew a 29 out here for display and even a few sightseeing flights
over Memorial Day. There was a large pilot training base here in the
war. Silos on the farm were a landmark for return lineup for landing.
One fella' who flew them and was trainer here took a turn and retraced
his old path--discovered we'd had to take the silos down. I happened to
be out when he flew over at about 150 ft or so.
Not "a B-29" but the ONLY flying B-29. Also known as "Fifi" operated by
the Commerative Air Force out of Texas. There is one in Witchita at the
Boeing facility being restored to flying status, but it is still a few
years off. http://b-29.boeing.com/ So, out of the 4000 or so made,
only a dozen or so exist on display at museums around the country, one
is being restored to fly, and one flys. The rest were scrapped or used
for target practice by the Navy at China Lake.
Walmart sells Poulan branded bar oil for less than
$3 per gallon. Still on your first gallon? Don't
use than saw much huh? If you burn wood and get
your own, that gallon of oil will be gone fairly
quickly (or the blade will be gone).
The oil on the chain will be distributed in you environment it's
totally unacceptable to use a non-biodegradable oil for lubricating
the saw. The pro's you have seen obviously don't care a dam about the
rest of the world and should be [insert punishment of choice]...
Husqvarna were selling a bar oil based on vegetable oil. I have recently
heard that the performance was/is considered unsatisfactory but this is
very second hand info, just some guy whose brother does logging in
Guess it probably would be more environmentally friendly, somewhat.
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