As many of you know my Stilh is in the shop. My dad picked up a new Homelite saw to replace his craftsman back up saw. He gave me the craftsman last night, and I cut my first load with it. The saw worked OK at best but it can be expected for a back up saw. I have a few questions on this saw. It is an 18" 40 "something" cc. First I had to adjust the chain at least 5 or 6 times during the 1 hour or so session. Is this normal? Second, through out this whole session the oil level never went down. When I would stop cutting and adjust the chain the bar would be scalding hot. I mean super hot. Third, If the oiler is not working could this be leading to the bar heating up and causing the links of the chain to expand, causing the need for many chain adjustments? My dad claims that the saw never used much oil, but compared to my Stihl it used practically nothing. What are some ways to test and be sure the oiler is in fact working. If it is not, how do I fix it? I want to take the saw apart tonight and give it a good cleaning for starters. I think maybe it is just gummed up from saw dust and wood chips. What other things should i look at to increase the saws perfomance and tune it up. It felt like it would dog out a bit, but I was also thinking that it could have been do to a loose chain.