Amsoil in an old Craftsman chain saw

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LarryF, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The saw's manual specifies a mix of 16:1 but that was written before the synthetic oils appeared. If I were to use Amsoil in this one, what mix can I get away with?
     
  2. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lots of guys on another site that specializes in chainsaws use 50:1 if you use a good synthetic oil, like Amsoil Saber, for example.
     
  3. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I appreciate you telling me that and I intend to do so also, but what's the URL for that other site? I'm already using the Amsoil Saber now at 50:1, but I'd like to read some opinions from high-use chainsaw operators regarding going as high as 100:1 for saws with 50:1 recommendations. It seems to me that quite a few here on lawnsite believe it's ok to do that for blowers and trimmers.
     
  4. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not sure if the site rules allow you to post links to another site, but it has the word Arborist in in:rolleyes:
     
  5. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks! I found it and also saw a post it contained with this comment.

    So yes, you can run the same fuel in your 1950 chainsaw, your 2011 chainsaw, your weedeater, and your blower. Period.:clapping:

    And since he was writing specifically about Amsoil, that seems to directly answer my question.
     
  6. EMTDUCK1984

    EMTDUCK1984 LawnSite Member
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    i use opti 2 in all 2 cycle engines. It mixes at 100:1 and i have had no problems at all.
     

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