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Offline Giles

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Cooking Oil as Bar Oil
« on: March 18, 2015, 11:45:28 pm »
Didn't know where to post this---
Friend gave me 3 gallon of Wesson Canola Cooking Oil. It looks new but he said it was used and filtered.
I know some of you have suggested using this filtered oil as BAR OIL in chainsaws.
Just wondering if you mix it with bar oil or use it exclusively?

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Offline countryhog

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Re: Cooking Oil as Bar Oil
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 08:05:05 am »
I use canola oil mixed with regular bar oil as a winter mix. seems to work ok. I typically use a 50/50 mix but that's probly too much canola. that's just where I started and haven't taken the time to experiment.
i'd be real careful regarding the filteredness of the oil.
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Offline joe_indi

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Re: Cooking Oil as Bar Oil
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 12:10:33 pm »
10% gear oil will give the oil very good anti-fling properties
10% diesel or kerosene will give it a bit of bar and chain cleaning properties

Offline RoyM

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Re: Cooking Oil as Bar Oil
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 11:17:41 pm »
It is used straight up for cutting ice blocks or quartering game, of course it doesn't stick well but there is a lot of lube anyway.
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Offline Ducksnuff870

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Re: Cooking Oil as Bar Oil
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 09:32:05 am »
I've been running veggie oil/whatever is cheapest at the grocery store for 2 yrs. I've had no issues.