Can you use old motor oil in a chainsaw?
Some people don’t use motor oil on a chain saw because of safety concerns. It stays on the chain longer with bar and chain oil.
What happens if you run a chainsaw without bar oil?
No bar oil can increase the amount of heat. The increase in bar wear is huge. The chain teeth, drivers and links will wear quicker if bar oil is not used. The teeth can break as a result of the increasedfriction.
Is chainsaw oil the same as motor oil?
There is motor oil in this picture. The chain saw bar and chain oil isn’t rated the same way as the traditional automobile motor oil. If your manufacturer’s bar and chain oil is not available, you can use a 30 weight motor oil to lubricate your chain during the summer and a 10 weight motor oil during the winter, according to the University of Missouri Extension.
Can I use 10w30 for chainsaw bar oil?
Is it possible to use 10w30 for chainsaw oil? It isn’t ideal for use during the winter. Multi-weight means that a 10w30 oil will perform well in cold and heat. When a chainsaw starts to run, 10w30 weight motor oil will be tacky.
Can I use WD40 as chainsaw oil?
It is not possible to say yes. Since it’s primary use is as a solvent or rust dissolving agent, you shouldn’t use WD40 as a chain lubricant.
How often should I oil my chainsaw?
Grease the bearing in the tip of the bar if you want to keep it fresh. The tip needs to be greased at the end of the day to keep the bar cool.