This is probably the 10th thread I've read on this subject in the last few years. Nothing wrong with that, but what amazes me is how many people are "penny wise, pound foolish". I'm guessing that in virtually every lawncare business in the US, large or small, the cost, percentage-wise, of 2 cycle oil is pretty miniscule. In other words, how much actual money can you save going cheap? If you are a one man band, the difference between buying a cheap oil at the discount center and going with a premium synthetic is what, maybe 40 or 50 bucks a year? The cheap might be fine, I don't know, but in my opinion, the savings doesn't warrant the risk. This reminds me of a post several years ago in a thread about trimmer string. A guy said he only "allowed" his trimmer guys to use 1 inch of trimmer string per yard, because it was so expensive. So, you have a guy you are paying $10 per hour worrying about using .001 cents worh of trimmer string?