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  1. As the tittle suggests, I am wanting to know if it is better to go big when it comes to buying chain oil? Does the high initial outlay for such a large amount, 210lt, out weigh the overall saving? Have no idea where I would buy it I am in Diss, South Norfolk. Opinion wanted, how do you guys buy your oil, 25lt or 210lt?
  2. Hey guys, as far as I'm aware, the Super Sexy chain oil from Northern Arb supplies is the best value for a 25l bottle (I don't want any more than that!), but I was wondering if anybody on here knew of anywhere cheaper to get chain oil?
  3. I was wondering how long a bottle of 2 stroke and a bottle of chain oil will last if left unopened, and how long they'll last once opened?
  4. Hi, I wonder if some kind person/people can help with some basic questions. I have had the ms171 for a few years and only bought stihl chains and oil for it to date.(although that is questionable as though ebay). I was given an electric sharpener (semi auto) but not had great success with it, so have mostly sharpened by hand, but have been finding the cutting time not great for my chains. Have sent them off to get sharpened a few times, but all in all the cost of running the saw is a little higher than I would like. I use it mostly for cutting up logs for my wood burning stove as a money saver so it's very casual use. Have been searching for new chains and oil online. Just concerned about quality. So here are my questions: 1. I have seen some brands of chain for £6 ( archer and Holtham eg 1, 2 Or 3 Saw Chains Select The Stihl Chainsaw Model & Bar Length | eBay) and this is much cheaper than the £12-£20 for the stilh. I am not concerned if they last just as long, as let's face it, if don't figure out the chain saw sharpener, I will likely balls the chain up myself sooner anyway. My concern is about the safety of the chain. Could it break? More kickback? 2. Chain oil. I have been buying 1 ltr, and found now their is also 5l which is cheaper. However I have only used stihl to date. There are loads of brands out there. Can you buy any brand? Want value for money. 3. Reputable places to buy: anyone suggests good websites or ebay shops that you can trust? 4. Chain sharpening: I tend to keep 3-4 chains so happy to post them away to sharpen. If the chain cost £6 no point paying £8 to sharpen though, but what to other people do? Final question. Do you only hand sharpen the chain on the saw? Or can you buy something to hold the chain. I tend to sharpen all at once (and change when cutting) Its a pain having to refit the chain for every sharpen. Many thanks

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