level 1 I'd say that is a plus! I mean its even a bad ass name for you bike, Chainsaw! I get GREAT life out of chains, and that's with lots of hill climbing. Hence my examples where an empirical approach was used but the bar on statistical rigour was set to an equal level. I've heard people using it on their bikes who ride in really wet conditions like the Pacific northwest. One of the cogs is powered by the engine, and the outside of the chain has teeth on some links to chew up wood. How likely it is that a nobleman of the eighteenth century would give written instructions to his maids? And by winter I mean arctic conditions. What symmetries would cause conservation of acceleration? Knowing the proper way to mix your fuel is the first step in keeping it running strong and long. Grab something formulated for bikes and being in the dirt like ProGold, Dumonde, Rock N Roll, Squirt, etc. The oil gives a dry grip on the chains after drying up and works perfectly on all type of chainsaws. Find chainsaw bar & chain oils at Lowe's today. I would even use WD 40 for a single ride and get chain lube the next day. Probably worse at collecting dirt and spraying grease, though, since chainsaw lube is expected to be dispensed more or less continuously via an "oiler" on top of the motor. Different products for different conditions. Bar oil is like $5/litre or $15/gallon. Just about any oil can be used to lube a saw. To my understanding Stack Exchange aims to provide knowledge as a reaction on the fathomless depths of unreliable information and opinions of the nets. So, I think it is not a good idea. One quart. It is also anti-oxydant (prevents rust). Basic confusion about how transistors work, Circle bundle with homotopically trivial fiber in the total space. The main reason for using oil for electric chainsaw is lubrication of the bar and chain. Just accept that your drive train components are not a long term investment. I need drivers for Linux install, on my old laptop, Because my laptop is old, will there be any problem if I install Linux? You might also have noticed that my comment is independent on climatic conditions, but rather points out the abysmally low confidence I place in a sample size of 'a lot' and quantifying efficacy as 'works'. Also it doesn't seem to accumulate dirt any more than the previous lube: a quick wipe with a clean rag doesn't feel gritty. There are also those that regularly clean and lubricate their chains. If your lube washed of, perhaps it was because you were using dry-lube? Sure, proper chain lube is way more expensive per gallon (the stuff I use is nothing fancy and it looks like I paid the equivalent of $3.20 for a 60ml/2oz bottle) but you use such a small amount of it when applying it properly that a bottle lasts for months and months. This has been my main lube on all my bikes for a few years now and it works great. He has access to plentiful quantities of chainsaw bar lubricant, the stuff that helps a chainsaw's chain move around the metal support poking out the front of a chainsaw. While I was locking/unlocking it, either the chain would fall or part of the U-lock would fall, and it was disruptive to neighbors. The next time I needed to lube my chain, I got out that small bottle only to find out it was SOOOO thick, it wouldn't even come out of the bottle. And, honestly, "cheap" isn't a very useful criterion. How To Know Your Chainsaw Oil Is Working? I live in SW Washington, and everything on my drive train is a shit show because of it. His interest is scattering theory, It must penetrate to the innards of the chain very quickly -- this implies low viscosity, It must stay inside the chain and lubricate the chain well for a long amount of time -- this implies high viscosity, It must be flowing to be able to replenish (this requirement is not met by e.g. In a bicycle, you typically lubricate the chain, wait the oil to get inside, and then wipe the excess surface oil away. In the US, this is typically not the case. Clean and lube your chain as often as possible (Pic: Media24) Leave it on the chain for a while, and it will loose its viscosity. Always wondered about this and seen as I change my chain biannually. Many riders use some type of a light oil to lubricate their chains. CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON. What should I look for when buying chain lube / lubricant? Tri-Flow TF0021060 Superior Lubricant. Start riding the bike and it becomes thin again due to the chain motion agitating it. Straight chainsaw oil (chain and bar lube) is very thick and sticky and tends to attract and hold dirt. The quality of the oil is not critical. My bike's better than me! I think it's canola-based. Why don't video conferencing web applications ask permission for screen sharing? We reassembled the saw without the bar and chain and started it up. It only takes a minute to sign up. What type of chain lube is best for winter riding? Did the single motherhood rate among American blacks jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s? So far it has exceeded my expectations. You hit the Point of Diminishing Returns incredibly quickly on chain lube. Who the hell cares? What is the motivation behind the definition of the "Neighbourhood Space"? Having to replace oil more frequently will end up eating up any savings. Yes they are both chains but that is about all they have in common. In order to limit the amount of wear on the chain and sprockets caused by this friction, you need to regularly lubricate your chain. It will probably lubricate great initially but attract dirt, the way oil does. ZDDP plays a similar role to teflon, it reduces friction and wear. 10 Wheels To use it on a bike chain mix it about 1 part oil to 4 parts mineral spirits in a small squirt bottle. Its benefits are outweight by the risk of running dry and getting a chain full of grime. Seriously, people take this lubrication stuff way too damn seriously.... Care to explain what "bar and chain oil" is?? I chained it around a light pole.when I was walking back to get my bike , I saw this pice of sh#t of human being right next to my bike cutting the lock using a hand saw. The spirits will evaporate leaving a very excellent lube on the inner parts of the chain where the lube needs to go. Bicycle chain lubricant, chain lube or chain oil is an essential item for your bike maintenance. Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. Leave chain on bike, attach chain cleaning machine, run chain through machine, wipe dry(I guess), clean mess off of rest of bike, re lube. It takes a lot of RPMs to get oil to merely ooze out of the oil hole. There might be more optimal bicycle chain lubricants, with many trade offs between them. Instead use the upvote arrow to reward the existing good answers. What is the danger in sending someone a copy of my electric bill? There is an excess of bar lube and big gaps compared to a bicycle chain. Side benefit - shifting seems more immediate/smoother. If I was stuck with a chain that needed lube and had a choice between WD40, chain bar or nothing, it would be chain-bar lube. Chain bar oil is quite sticky because chains saws work with fast moving chains. In the course of less than a year I've already blown through one chain, a free hub, a bottom bracket, and all of my pivots. It requires very little time because the chain does not have to be removed from the bicycle. Vegetable oil is a better alternative compared to motor oil since it is bio-degradable and environment-friendly. Chainbar lube would be OK as a lube, but far from ideal. 1 Qt. Why is that ? On a chain-saw, that does not matter because the chain-saw is designed to just throw the old oil off the chain and relube constantly with fresh oil. Cordless chainsaws often have reduced horsepower compared to gas-powered models and smaller bars. Great Savings Free Delivery / Collection on many items If/where viscosity is a concern, you can thin it, but ... as Hobartlemagne said ... there is a point at which thick is too thick. Bar lube does not need a long life - it is going to get thrown off. @gschenk you don’t ride your bike in the winter and neither do the two people who upvoted your comment. It works well there because the bar and chain oil is pretty sticky and stays on longer in wet conditions. As such, bar lube is basically a vegetable oil, and performs as such. If you don't see any oil splattering onto the surface of the wood, the chain bar is not sufficiently lubricated. Straight chainsaw oil (chain and bar lube) is very thick and sticky and tends to attract and hold dirt. That is what i use. The oil stays on the cut surface and new oil is continuously supplied. Is a self cleaning lube enough for chain maintenance? It is a bar lube. attract much more dirt than chain oil, and. It is easier to clean vegetable oil from your clothes since it does not stain them. After depressing the throttle all the way, hold the chainsaw bar close to a piece of wood. If you like bar oil, then use bar oil. 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