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Post in 'The Gear' started by Stihlmike, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Stihlmike

    Stihlmike Member

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    Hello all,

    I have had a crazy last couple of months, with my fly tying business, work, and school, as well as other dad duties, but will be back in the saddle tomorrow. I have not ran my saw in a few months. It was emptied before I had put it away.
    Wondering if it would be a good Idea to run a can of the STIHL premix through it before going back to a tradition mix.

    Is there anything I should do with the saw before running and cutting?

    I had not got to cut a lot with it before its winter break, but was wondering what all checks I should preform before I cut wood tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance for any help. I still need to put up a picture of my Farm Boss.

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  2. splitoak

    splitoak Member

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    Regular mix is fine..50:1...sharp chain..proper tension...cut...
  3. Stihlmike

    Stihlmike Member

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    sorry to sound like an idiot, but is the 50:1 the 2 gallons of gasoline to 1 bottle of the performance stihl oil?
  4. Clarkbug

    Clarkbug Minister of Fire

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    Depends on which bottle you buy. They sell different size bottles depending on how much you want to make at once.
  5. ErikR

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    stihlmike, 50:1 is 50 parts of gas to 1 part oil. So, in 1 gallon of gas, (128 ounces) you need 2.6 ounces of Stihl oil.... 128/2.6=49.23 or as close to 50:1 as you'll get. I've never purchased Stihl oil, but I see it'd bottled a lot like the Husqvarna oil I buy. Buy the bottle size that best suits your needs. It looks like they label their bottles for easy figuring......

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    Good luck!
  6. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Soo much easier with the metric system!;lol
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  7. Stihlmike

    Stihlmike Member

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    Got it. I went band got some fresh gas and made a new gallon mix. The oil I use is the grey bottle kind that extended your warranty.

    It was cold in the garage this morning but the saw fired really quick without skipping a beat. Pretty excited.
  8. BEConklin

    BEConklin Feeling the Heat

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    I like the premix bottles and use them exclusively now. They are a little pricey but they are ethanol free, stabilized gas, have a long shelf life and are easy to carry into the woods with the saw.

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