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How Does a Chainsaw Oiler Work

Every chainsaw has either manual or automatic pumps that dispense oil evenly on the saw chain. The oil helps the chain slide quickly around the bar by removing frictions. A well-lubricated saw chain can cut well without having any problem. If the bar and the chain are not well lubricated, then the resistance took place and can cause the bar to overheat. It can damage the chain and the bar. Overheating can also cause damage to the engine of a chainsaw.

Symptoms of chainsaw oiler problems:

When the oiler is not working properly, the chain becomes very dry. On that time, if you continue cutting then the bar is likely to become very hot, and the chain may start producing smoke.

Sometimes chainsaw oiler may provide excess lubrication, and this is not okay for your chainsaw. If the oiler is not well fitted such as that, it causes oil to drip from the chain and runs down the guide bar. The guide bar collects dust, debris and all sorts of dust. It may block the oil hole.

Needful task when your oiler is producing insufficient or excess oil:

When your chainsaw is producing excess or insufficient oil may not mean that the oiler is damaged. You can solve the problem by having an adjustment to fix the problem.

If the chainsaw is new or its chain or bar has been replaced then, the oiler will need to keep adjusting until the oiler produces the right amount of lubrication.

If your oiler is producing excessive oil, turn off the engine and then remove the sparkle plug. Turn the regulation bolt from the right to the left and rub out the guide bar and the chain with a clean and soft rag. This may reduce the amount of oil produced. This process may also get rid of the oil which had deflated on the guide bar.

If the oil produced by the oiler is insufficient, adjust the oiler and turn the screw of the oiler to the right. Aforementioned processes are efficient to run the oiler well. If the process mentioned above is not working and the oiler is having issues, this could indicate that your oiler may be damaged.

The Amount of oil needed for the chain and guide bar:

Too much or too little oil is not good for the chainsaw. The amount of oil required for a chainsaw may vary depending on the size of your guide bar and the cutting task.

Knowing the exact amount needed for your chainsaw is a tough task at first, I would be easier as you continue to use your chainsaw. You will be able to figure out the adjustments for your chainsaw, with time. If you continue to use the chainsaw, you will be able to determine the adjustments needed for your chain and guide bar. 10W-30 motor oil is standard used, though oil made specifically as a chainsaw bar oiler is best, as it is formulated to best stick to the chain and bar.

To run your chainsaw smoothly, ensure that you are using the recommended oil for your guide bar and chain model. You should always check the oil levels before using the chainsaw. To be ensured that your chainsaw is performing correctly, start the chainsaw and keep running it for a few minutes.

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