Asked in
Timing Belts and Chains
Home & Garden
Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools
Construction Tools

Can you use 30 weight oil in an electric chain saw in freezing temperatures?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
January 21, 2008 2:54AM

You cannot use any type of "engine oil" on a chainsaw bar. Even though the oil itself is quite adequate, manufacturers put a tackifier into the oil so it doesn't fly off the chain when in motion. The temperature outside is irrelevant, in this case.