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Old 12-24-2021, 08:29 AM
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Default Chain saw bar oil

I wonder how much difference between the logger choice oil and the dealer brand? I had a nud said they try them side by side and the Stihl stuff was a lot better. Who is the maker?
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:49 AM
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Welcome back, oh king of strawberries
In summer a gooy stringy oil of any brand works well. In freezing temps, old gear lube or motor oil goes in mine.
The oil may come from Stihl, but they got it from someone who took it out of the ground.
Shade may know more but I always thought the prime consideration was that some of it stayed on the bar.
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Old 12-24-2021, 09:46 AM
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Near me is a local small oil company, makes their own products.
They did make a multi-viscosity bar oil for year round usage.

No one wanted to pay the premium price though.
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Old 12-24-2021, 09:54 AM
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I stick with the oil recommended by the folks that make the product.
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As long as the pump will move the oil, you're good, I know some of you
canucks can see some pretty low temps. I use the same stuff from CITGO
year round. It gets too cold for me before it is too cold for my bar oil.

Please do not use, used oil for bar oil.

All oils are multi-viscosity...
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I have used the Poulan brand bar/chain oil for years. Shade, what opinion do you have of this brand of oil?
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I used to have to run winter or summer bar oil depending on time of year. I bought four gallons of year round stuff a few years back, just a year or so before moving. Since I cut way less out here, I think I still have three left. It’s nice not having to deal with a saw oiler full of the wrong oil at the wrong time of year though.


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I get most of mine from auctions. Got some gallon jugs of Stihl, and Husqvarna still in the shop.
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I have used the Poulan brand bar/chain oil for years. Shade, what opinion do you have of this brand of oil?
There are no industry specifications for bar oil.

Most formulations are generally some base oil with an EP gear oil additive and tackifier.

Find out the pour point for you the oil you choose to use. If the pour point is
lower than the temp you are running it saw at you are good to go.

Don't use used _____ oil for bar oil...

I run my saws wide open for bar oil.

I just call it bar oil, as I hate typing and just use it as a short cut.
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:23 PM
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Generally buy bar oil formulated for temp .Have used Vactra when it came my way for nothing .
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