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Cold weather cutting and chain oil

Post in 'The Gear' started by Adkjake, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    My 028 woodboss is automatic, not adjustable, but still has about 1/4 or just below when I refill.
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  2. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Yea Ray, if the oiler isn't adjustable, I usually adjust the oil viscosity to make it run through the saw a bit faster in cold weather. My 192T is a non adj oiler, but I can still get 3/4 of a tank of oil to 1 tank of fuel. A C
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  3. raybonz

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  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Did you try it yet? I buy it in a bigger jug but that should work.
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  5. raybonz

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    I like big jugs hell pretty much all jugs :eek:.. The wally world web site didn't indicate a larger jug however that is 48 oz..

    Ray
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  7. thewoodlands

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    I buy mine at BJ's, 5 quarts in one jug. Smokin likes the big jugs too! ==c
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  8. thewoodlands

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    I finally took my cutting gloves out of the back of the rhino, (frozen) they're down by the Liberty drying off, I might make a run back in to cut something!
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  9. raybonz

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    Yes I can understand in fact he probably likes to get a pair.. ;)
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  10. thewoodlands

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    I'll call BJ's on Monday so I can check what I'm paying compared to the one you posted, if it's less per ounce I'll try it.
  11. raybonz

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    We go to BJ's weekly and hold the gold member's card so it pays back the membership fees and then some but sometimes things are cheaper elsewhere.. You can't beat the deli prices there for sure! Water softener salts are way cheaper there too... It's worth the trip..

    Ray
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    Gonna try this tomorrow.. Hopefully my oiler is working correctly!

    Ray
  13. nate379

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    You guys made me remember that my saw is still in the bed of my truck. Been back there since Thanksgiving. whoops <>
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  14. amateur cutter

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    BJ'S & Big jugs, really guys, I thought this was a family safe forum.;lol A C
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  15. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Make sure you tell us how you like it.
  16. mywaynow

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    and SPIDERS!!:eek:
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  17. raybonz

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    You sir have a dirty mind! What are you trying to insinuate? This is slanderous talk !! ;em

    Ray
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  18. nate379

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    Looks like its staying there for a while. It's stuck in like 3" of ice.
  19. steve-o

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    Before starting my chainsaw in cold weather, I apply a liberal dose of chain lube (available from WD-40, Liquid Wrench, et al) to the bar and chain as a safeguard until the oiler starts pumping. My first tankful is a 50/50 mix of regular chain bar and canola oil. I keep my jug of chain bar oil inside my truck on the floorboard to keep it warm. Subsequent tankfuls are straight chain bar oil, which works fine since the saw is already warmed up from use.

    This method works great for my chainsaws - now if I could figure out a cold weather remedy for the B&S motor on my log splitter!
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    The Husky summer oil is labeled as 30wt, and their winter as 10wt.

    {edit: I wish the age of these older threads was more obvious.}
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    I have the same issue with the 290 and heavy bar oil....so alot of guys use canola oil all year long....im def gonna try it...
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    10# winter bar oil in winter. Orange cap Husky or Essence.

    30# summer oil in warmer weather. I liked Poulon green jug a lot.
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    I use either stihl or husqy bar oil.
    I've been out in 10ºF and I don't have any more or less oil left in the reservoir when the gas is empty Summer or Winter.
  24. raybonz

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    Straight canola oil works fine.. Buy the Walmart brand of pure canola oil for best deal.. No problems at all here..
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  25. johnpma

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    couple of tablespoons of marvel mystery oil for me. grandfather showed me this 40 years ago

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