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Chain Saw Grease

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Carlos76, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Carlos76

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    Was wondering how often you grease the chain guide on your chain saw?As I've just bought a 40 cm chain saw for small and medium logs.
     
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    The Oiler should take care of that.
     
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    Its came with grease says it's for the nose
     
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    The grease is for the rotating end of chain bar.Holes in bar allow access for grease. Not to be confused with chain oil required when cutting. Clean out groove in bar after each usage.
     
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    Depends really. If you're a pro and use it every day you should probably grease it every day. If you spend a day cutting logs then put saw away for a while I'd clean it down, check chain is sharp (touch up if necessary) and grease it before you put it away. That way it's nice and clean and sharp when you need it next.
    Barry
     
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    Yeah some have it, some don't.

    I think the jury is out on if its massively important or not.
    I'm afraid I can't say though, my bars don't have an option.

    Have you been on "arb talk"? Do a search for your bar & see what they think on there?
    Out of interest, what is the bar?
     
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    Red grease is for the guide bar sprocket. Requires a couple of pumps from a special needle nosed applicator either side of the bar.Not all bars have the option of extra lubrication.However in over thirty years working full time as an arborist:eek: I have never had a guide bar sprocket fail ,with the extra grease holes in situ.
     
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    If the bar came with grease and says it's for the nose it it highly likely it will need it. Like Barney20 said, a couple of pumps with the applicator in the small holes either side of the nose of the bar.

    Can send you pics of typical bar, holes and applicator over weekend if you want as both of mine need grease.
    Barry
     
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    Got these with it FE03ACDE-1CC0-4649-A298-1B6C631CB5AC.jpeg E497921D-900A-4F5E-8EA6-4E5AAD729284.jpeg
     

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    Fill grease gun with red grease and pump a few times to prime it.that small hole near the end of the bar is where the grease goes,both sides.
     
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    Cheers barney:thumb:
     
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    What petrol mixture 40 to 1 mix ok
     
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    As above. You should see a little bit of grease squeeze out the sprocket at the end of the bar.
     
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    Depends on manufacturer recommendations. Most of my stuff runs on 50:1. but I have one that uses 40:1. I chance it and run all on 50:1 as I don't want to mix two lots, but I use good oil.
    Barry
     
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    I have rc cars that run on 25 to 1 have mixing bottle so I'll just use that for chainsaw:thumb:
     
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    THESE saws generally run on a 40:1 mix:up: not 50:1 of other models.120mm of oil to 5000 ml of neat petrol.DO not run 50:1 it will sieze :frusty:and be fooked.
     
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    AND fook it.:claping:.
     
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    Was meant to say 40-1 for chainsaw :facepalm:
     
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    As mentioned 40 parts petroleum to 1 part two stroke oil:facepalm:.5000ml of petroleum mixed with 125mm of oil.Remember two stroke fuel can go stale and goose yr saw:eek:.mix only the quantities you can use and empty the saw if it is not used for long long periods. Aspen 2stroke bio fuel is a great fuel for the occasional user.
     
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    Should be 125mm of oil, but that's being pedantic.
    Cheers
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