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On 09/11/2020 at 14:55, Bob_z_l said:

I used to use Stihl oils to my local dealer closed.

Now I buy 25l tubs from ebay of Gator oil. 
Does seem stickier as it is transferred to 5l bottles. Plus is cheaper than the equivalent 5 x Stihl. Plus Plus....it's delivered in a day or two...no fuss.



Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 25 Litres 25L Gator CHAINSAW OIL Chain Oil Guide Bar...


Second that great service and delived to door so no running about for it. 

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I use Rye Oil pure rapeseed oil off ebay - 25 litres for £48.  Seems fine to me, specially when I'm sawing over water.  In the bad old days I used old engine oil, filtered through fine paint strainers, bit of a faff, but free.  Cheap is cheerful for me for chain oil!  My chains only need chucking when the cutters are done and they don't slacken in the meantime.  Haven't bought a new bar in years. 

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39 minutes ago, AMWArbor said:

A slight tangent but what do people do with there empty plastic 25L drums?, start to build up a pile of them.


Sell them on Ebay. I am also a window cleaner who uses pure water. Window cleaners are forever wanting 25l drums to fill up with pure water because they use a backpack and don't have a tank installed.

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Forgot to mention when I said about rapeseed oil, I do get one problem with it.  It's pretty thin, which is fine except that it leaks through the pump and out, even when you're not using the saw.  Not a lot, but enough to notice.

Otherwise, it's good.  I'm cutting a lot of rhododendron and holly right now, that have grown right across a stream and rooted on the other side, poxy stuff.  Quite happy to stand in the stream using the saw - no more of that colourful topping on the water from the chain oil.

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