Mini-chain saw


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Old 02-29-24, 12:25 PM
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Mini-chain saw

I picked up a mini-chain saw 6" blade to do some pruning in my yard.

The instructions say to lubricate before use. They do not provide
any lubricant or say what to use.

What lubricant should I use? I have a spray 10 WD 40. Could I use that?
 
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Old 02-29-24, 12:52 PM
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If it's a gas-powered chain saw, you either mix gas and oil or, although unlikely, there could be a place to add oil separately. Electric chain saw motors don't get lubricated. In addition, the chain and guide bar should be lubricated with chain/bar oil which is a special oil for chainsaws like the one, below.

 
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Old 02-29-24, 01:00 PM
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It's a mini chain saw that's powered by
a 20 Volt battery.
 
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Old 02-29-24, 01:08 PM
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The chain doesn't care what type of motor turns it but it needs lubrication. Most chainsaws are self lubricating - have a small oil tank that disperses the oil. Bar oil is preferred because it's stickier than motor oil and does a better job with the chain. Some bars have a little fitting on the end that you use to lubricate the sprocket.

Do your instructions give any info on how to lubricate?
 
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No, they didn't provide any lubricant or even
say what type to use.

Just to lubricate the saw chain and guide bar.
 
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I don't think I've ever bought a chainsaw that came with bar oil. But then I've never used a chainsaw that didn't have a chain oiler.

The oiler constantly lubes the chain. I don't know how often you'd need to lube your saw but the less you run the chain dry the longer it will last.

Have you tried emailing the manufacture for more info on oiling the bar?
 
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I have a couple cordless electric chainsaws. The inexpensive one has no provision for oiling the chain. I run it dry so it's clean and I can put it anywhere and not worry about leaving oil stains behind. If you want to oil it I would get a oil can with a pump handle so you can easily meter out a drop or two.



In a pinch you can use any oil you have on hand. You can buy chain saw bar oil. It's a thicker oil and premium brands have anti-sling additives to help keep the oil on the chain and not be slung out as the chain rapidly rotates.
 
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There isn't a small cap that unscrews for the oil? Hard to imagine a saw not having an oiler but who knows these days. I would consider one without an oiler to be less than a useful tool.
 
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No oil reservoir. You either run dry or manually oil.
 
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Maybe if we had the saw brand name & model number.......
 
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