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Old 25-11-10   #1 (permalink)
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What Chain Oil??

I have just come to the bottom of my container of chain oil and am thinking about using the Stihl BioPlus chain oil but is it.....

- Worth the extra cost (63.20 compared with 39.63) ?

- Does it last as long as normal chain oil?

- Worth it if I'm just doing private work with occasional work on Nature Reserves (some are SSSI)?


How many people use it ? What reasons do you use it for?

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Re: What Chain Oil??

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I have just come to the bottom of my container of chain oil and am thinking about using the Stihl BioPlus chain oil but is it.....

- Worth the extra cost (63.20 compared with 39.63) ?

- Does it last as long as normal chain oil?

- Worth it if I'm just doing private work with occasional work on Nature Reserves (some are SSSI)?


How many people use it ? What reasons do you use it for?

Cheers for the help
go on clarks site they have bio oil @ a very good price v

p/s & its 25ltr drum so 5ltr more
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Re: What Chain Oil??

I tried the bio oil for a month got 5lt of it Not much change really.. I did get a job where it was working next to a wildlife part of the woods and i said we use bio oils in the saws and that got me the job in the end.. I always have 5lt on stand by now just in case But to be honest its not really worth it unless your a eco person and for the price extra 30 ish quid save your self the money
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Re: What Chain Oil??

I've always used bio chain oil. I've tried but synth and semi synth but i always come back to bio. Its much nicer to use than the other two and it always leaves the insides of the saw cleaner.

I've tried cooking oils but they tend to leave the chain sticky. STIHL Bioplus is very expensive one of the reasons i tried cooking oil. I got myself a 10litre bottle of Clakes own chainsaw oil. Its very good. I'll be getting more when i'm out.
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I tried the bio oil for a month got 5lt of it Not much change really.. I did get a job where it was working next to a wildlife part of the woods and i said we use bio oils in the saws and that got me the job in the end.. I always have 5lt on stand by now just in case But to be honest its not really worth it unless your a eco person and for the price extra 30 ish quid save your self the money
here you go
clarks bio oil 40.54 25ltr

stihl bio 74.26 20ltr

stihl oil 46.57 normal 20 ltr

all incl vat
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bio for 75 for only 20ltr for bio bloody hell there making a killing I only get it in 5ltr as i dont like keep it sitting around still 40 for 25ltr from clarks not to bad might get myself some in the near future
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The Bio that Clarks sell is good stuff and a good price too.
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Re: What Chain Oil??

we've used spry crisp and dry when being forgetful- don't notice any difference.
i've heard some say used sump oil ok.
personally i'd never consider dumping a gallon of oil in the woods
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stinky gear oil for me and i havent noticed any difference
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Oregon Super Saw Chain Oil - 35.00 for 25 litres - excellent.
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