Bar oil has been used for chainsaws for a long time. Light and heavy oil are used during the winter and summer. The owner’s manual suggests alternatives if bar and chain oils aren’t available from the manufacturer.
Can I use any 2 stroke oil in my chainsaw?
Generic brand oils can’t be used in modern two stroke chainsaws because of their temperatures. To ensure a long trouble free life out of your two cycle engine, use only high quality two stroke oil designed for air cooled engines.
Can I use 5w30 in my chainsaw?
You can get away with using 30 weight or 40 weight or 50 weight or 60 weight gear oil, but you can’t do it with 5 to 30 because it’s too thin to be used as chain or bar oil.
Is bar and chain oil the same as 2 stroke oil?
Since there is no oil in the engine, 2-cycle oil protects the internal engine parts. Bar and chain oil is intended to lubricate the bar and chain. The container would say ‘2 cycle, bar and chain oil’ if it were the same.
Which 2 stroke oil is best for chainsaw?
The Editor’s choice is a 2 stroke oil from Husqvarna. The best oil mix for volume is the one from Echo. It’s the best for hot temperatures. The best engine oil for chainsaws is from the same company.
Can I use SAE 30 in my chainsaw?
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 5w 20 oil for chainsaw?
Which would be the better choice, 5w20 or 10w30? It isn’t very good for the chain or the environment. It’s vegetable based and thicker than the other brands so it doesn’t poison your garden or fling off the chain.