Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Parker

What Chain Oil??

Recommended Posts

Parker   

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 :thumbup1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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 :thumbup1:

 

go on clarks site they have bio oil @ a very good price v:thumbup:

 

p/s & its 25ltr drum so 5ltr more:thumbup1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom2020   

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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:001_smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom2020   

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

Get in touch

facebook feed

Recent tweets

×