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#978850 - 01/24/17 01:10 AM Bar Oil on sale at ACE  
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So, when choosing the correct oil for your bar, what things do you look for?


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#978871 - 01/24/17 12:44 PM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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Does it leave a film on the chain and guides? Does it flow well in cold temps? Is it cheap ( it is a total loss system after all )? lurk

#978915 - 01/24/17 11:20 PM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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My son does tree work and runs his Stihl saws several hours each day. He will only use Stihl bar oil or the used synthetic 5W20 from my ford pickup. Says the used synthetic from the truck flows like the Stihl bar oil and is worried that anything else is hard on the pump.


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#978921 - 01/25/17 02:05 AM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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Gotta admit, I had no idea what you guys were talking about until it was explained to me. I was wondering if I was deficient in caring for the bar top by the pool.😜


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#978927 - 01/25/17 06:06 AM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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In the olden days we used to just use motor oil. It was cheaper and it worked just fine if you set your oiler to max. It worked best in the winter of course because temps were low. These days most folks use ofishul bar oil as it sticks on the chain more gooder. Like motorcycles, i figure even good oil is relatively cheap compared to engine damage. Your choice.


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#978934 - 01/25/17 12:52 PM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: Red]  
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My reply was a bit tongue in cheek. But I also realize that many would not have an idea what the term "bar oil" actually means. Not sure if the OP did.
That said, back when I was around timber crews they always had jugs of bar oil. Not sure if it was dedicated bar oil or not. Engine oil is actually a bit thin and will run through the saw before the fuel tank runs dry. Which you don't want. I use bar oil made for that purpose. Seems to have something in it that makes it sticky. No more than I use, cost isn't an issue.

#978975 - 01/25/17 09:38 PM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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I was actually going for subtle humor, but seemed to miss my mark. It is supposed to snow again here this week. So, with less subtle humor. If you get too thin of an oil, the mugs would slide off the end of the bar. Too thick, and they'd catch and tip, spilling beer. Sealed wood would probably have a more even drag coefficient, with unsealed woods varying greatly. Had neck surgery and have been stuck inside for two months. Looking forward to the UN, and some late night bar oil discussions.


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#978990 - 01/26/17 01:32 AM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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#979000 - 01/26/17 04:51 AM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: bwpsg42]  
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My Stihl has only had Stihl bar oil and the bar and chain lasts a lot longer than those who use used motor oil
A good test is to put UMO in the saw and let it sit on your nice garage floor.. You will need to clean up the oil off the floor.
The viscosity is way to thin to be of any help other than in a pinch.


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#979010 - 01/26/17 01:57 PM Re: Bar Oil on sale at ACE [Re: scout6]  
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Originally Posted By: scout6
I was actually going for subtle humor, but seemed to miss my mark. It is supposed to snow again here this week. So, with less subtle humor. If you get too thin of an oil, the mugs would slide off the end of the bar. Too thick, and they'd catch and tip, spilling beer. Sealed wood would probably have a more even drag coefficient, with unsealed woods varying greatly. Had neck surgery and have been stuck inside for two months. Looking forward to the UN, and some late night bar oil discussions.


This is fantastic. Nothing like floating some subtle humor with the hope that a kindred soul will grab it and run with it. Of course, in my own attempts, I find myself giggling initially with the humor slowly ebbing as few seem to pick up what I am putting down. It's still worth it. Perhaps Mitch will weigh in with a faux scientific analysis of wood species stiction as it relates to beer container composition, thus ending forever the well-known question of whether ales slide more securely than lagers. Ya know, such an analysis may lead to a more universal understanding as to how the polyurethane exterior of a properly spun bowling ball can more evenly distribute a poorly placed oil pattern, commonly seen in public lanes. I think these topics are related (clearly it's all about the grain in both scenarios), which is why I do not listen to music while riding a motorcycle.

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