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I have a Ryobi 40v electric, which isn't a "real" chainsaw (it has a much slower chain speed), but 30w works just fine. I haven't had any splatter or mess, and it's cheap. My chain doesn't seem to be stretching more than expected. I mention it because more and more homeowner types will be moving to the new breed of electrics as they continue to improve. I ...


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I suppose it depends on your definition of OK. Will the saw explode the second you run it? No, but if your unit is under warranty then the manufacture sure will deny any warranty claim if they can determine that the wrong oil was used. All motor oil is not equal either as it comes in varying viscosities and types. Sticking with "bar oil" will ensure you ...


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You will spray motor oil everywhere, and you will run out of oil quickly, and then burn up the bar and chain. That being said, I sometimes use a mix of bar and gear oil or motor oil in winter, when it's so cold outside that the bar oil won't flow quickly enough. On such days, I would only mix about 1 part motor oil with 10 parts bar oil (or 1 part gear oil ...


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It might be OK for a bit but I probably wouldn't do it. You could look up your owner's manual to see if they say anything. If you must use the chainsaw and have nothing else on hand, surely motor oil is better than nothing. I think bar oil is stickier than regular motor oil to prevent splattering as much. FWIW I like to buy the "biodegradable" chain oil, ...



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