Chain Oil

G6 at Snook TX Posted By G6 at Snook TX, Feb 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

  1. G6 at Snook TX

    G6 at Snook TX
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    Does anyone use the SuperTech bar/chain oil from Walmart? I have several Stihls and have used their branded oil with good results, but the Walmart brand is cheaper, so money is attractive here. However, would I be inviting trouble to use it?
     
  2. TreePointer

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    Any dedicated B&C oil should be fine, and it isn't worth paying a premium for Stihl or Husqvarna, IMO. They all have tackifiers that aid in getting the oil down the length of the bar.

    Personally, I prefer Tractor Supply B&C oil because it's a little tackier than the SuperTech and the sale price usually makes it the best buy.
     
  3. fabsroman

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    Yeah, I have been using some cheaper stuff from Home Depot. Cannot remember the name because I poured it into a gas can and threw away the bottle. The Stihl stuff is a lot more expensive than the other stuff. Even the lower priced Ace Hardware stuff is a good amount cheaper.
     
  4. MasterMech

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    FYI: Stihl is coming out with a cheaper (but not cheap) bar oil. Still the same orange jug but it's a more colorful label.
     
  5. JustWood

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    It's only on the bar briefly. If you got'em smoke'em !!!
     
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  6. jeff_t

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    Yep. I bought four gallons last fall for $7 each. It's on sale a few times thru the year.
     
  7. Bigg_Redd

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    Yes
     
  8. StihlHead

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    I found Wally oil to be too variable in quality. So I use Dura-lube now from a local chain store for $9 a gallon. Poulan is also good stuff and often its cheap, and I buy that when it is on sale. Poulan is owned by Husky...
     
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  9. Fifelaker

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    In the 35 years I have been using a chainsaw I have used about everything but $tihl and Hu$ky oils. I have setteled on the TSC oil I bought 10 gal. last year on sale for $7. If it goes on sale again I will stock up again.
     
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