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Old 27-01-09   #1 (permalink)
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Bio chain/bar oil???????

I know this has been covered before, but I need to get some new bar/chain oil.
At the moment I use sthil bio-oil, which I think is very good but also VERY expensive. I am keen to stay with the bio-oil route but wondered if there are any cheaper recommendations you guys/gals can suggest.
Years ago I used some well dodgy Oregon stuff, it was green/white in colour and really runny (almost like water)...didn't rate it.
Suggestions please......I'm running really low.......as usual left it to the last minute to order in new stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Bio chain/bar oil???????

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Re: Bio chain/bar oil???????

is that the same stuff as the aspen guys sell? if not it might be worth speaking to anglo american oils i seem to remember them saying they did bio oil at the APF i did have a leaflet on their products but cant find them anyway their website is http://www.aaoil.co.uk

FTR i use stihl bio oils and buy 20ltrs at a time but its still not cheap
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Re: Bio chain/bar oil???????

FTR i use stihl bio oils and buy 20ltrs at a time but its still not cheap[/QUOTE]

Me too mate, that's why I wondered if there was any other alternatives
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Re: Bio chain/bar oil???????

And I know this has also been covered in the past...but what do we all think of veggie oil from the supermarket as chain lube???
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Re: Bio chain/bar oil???????

We can do the Bio oil for 55.00 per 20 litres
Or the Stihl Semi synthetic for 28.73 per 20 litres

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We can do the Bio oil for 55.00 per 20 litres
Or the Stihl Semi synthetic for 28.73 per 20 litres

Hope this helps
Is that the Sthil bio for 55??
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Re: Bio chain/bar oil???????

As of late the husky bio has been cheaper from my dealer....il use husky or stihl deppending on what ever is cheapest at the time,im told the price fluctuates with oil prices and thats why some times one is cheaper than the other some often more than a fiver!
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And I know this has also been covered in the past...but what do we all think of veggie oil from the supermarket as chain lube???
I use rapeseed oil from the supermarket. Has the good viscosity, even in cold weather. Wouldn't use the other kinds of vegetable oil though. Only con is that it polymerizes after a while and gets 'sticky'. So if your chainsaw won't run for a while, you'll need to clean it well.
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