4 in electric chain saw


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Old 11-30-21, 08:01 PM
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4 in electric chain saw

Do 4 in electric chain saws use any oil? What do they use as a lubricant for the chain?
 
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Old 12-01-21, 02:12 AM
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Electric or gas the chain still needs lubrication.
 
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Old 12-01-21, 02:18 AM
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They use the same bar lube that a gas chainsaw uses. In a pinch you can use motor oil.
 
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Old 12-01-21, 04:48 AM
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I agree with all above. There should be a oil tank/reservoir for the chain oil.

As MarkSr noted, you can use motor oil in a pinch. When I was a boy, teen & pre-teen, being a poor family financially, we would save the used motor oil for various lubrication applications around the place including in our chain saws. However, its not recommended. Chainsaw chain oil is specifically designed for these chains. It may not seem like a big deal but I would recommend buying chain oil for that purpose. There is a difference. Just FYI.
 
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Old 12-01-21, 05:13 AM
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The oil that bar lube is made of is stickier than motor oil which allows it to do a better job BUT the main thing is to not run the chain dry.
 
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Old 12-02-21, 07:45 PM
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I do agree with everyone that electric or gas saw need lube. My problem is when I looked at one manual of a 4 in electric chain saw I did not see any mention of oil. When looking at pictures of one saw I did not see where you would put any oil. So again does and 4 in electric chain saw have a place for lube of any kind? Maybe I just missed it in the different pictures.
 
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Old 12-02-21, 07:49 PM
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I don't know how we could possibly know when you haven't provided a name brand or model number. You have the manual.

My dad has a little electric chain saw that is maybe 6" and it takes no oil.
 
 

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