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TSC Bar Oil?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by foche911, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. foche911

    foche911 ArboristSite Operative

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    Has anyone used Tractor Supply Company Bar Oil? If so, what is your opinion of it? I noticed it is much lower price than others around here.
     
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    Ya,best value in bar oil around.Works just fine for winter weight,not so much in summer.
     
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    I hope it is good

    I bought 2 gallons on sale earlier, been using up some Poulan bar oil
    before I opened a new jug.
    Previous reviews has been favorable.
     
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    Get it on sale and stock up.

    Been running the crap out of it for the last year and it's as good as any decent Bar oil ever made, and better than some.

    Cut it with Hydro or diesel when it gets below 15-20 degrees, or just mix it with winter weight.

    Stay safe!
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  5. foche911

    foche911 ArboristSite Operative

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    It hasn't been much below 15 degrees here but once or twice in four years :)
     
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    I had been running Poulan oil, but my supply ran out. I had cleaned out a local do it yourself center when they closed up and had it marked at $.99 a gallon. Got some funny looks as I wheeled the shopping cart full of the stuff to the register.

    Been using the TSC stuff ever since. I just wait until it comes on sale for $6.00 a jug and stock up what I think I will need for 6 months.
     
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    I get my share of funny looks, doesn't bother me.....look at it as a sign of success....I hope you carted out all of it at that $.99 price :)
     
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    I've gone through several gallons and no problems. It's as good as any, maybe a lighter weight than some.
     
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    I used it all summer and stocked up on 6 gals when it was cheaper in Sept. I noticed in the last few weeks in the colder weather its been real thick, fine in the summer heat...Bob
     
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    That's funny,I caught a 4.99$ sale on TSC bar oil not too long ago and grabbed twelve.The guy in front of me at the register looks at my cart and says "Dang,I'd HATE to need that much bar oil!"

    I told him it was his loss......:)
     
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    I buy it all the time when it's on sale. I even get it when I don't need it and stock up for hard times. Never had a problem with it. I keep 10 or 15 gallons here all the time. The manager chick here said I can get it cheaper if I buy a whole pallet but don't think I need that much at one time.
     
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    How many to a pallet? How much cheaper? . . . . .Just to give me some knowledge before I ask manager babe here :)
     
  13. foche911

    foche911 ArboristSite Operative

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    Haha "hard times" for anyone here is not being able to get saw running . . .;)
     
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    I believe a pallet of bar oil is 240 Gallons
     
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    Canola oil......
     
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    BLACK FRIDAY $6 per gallon at TSC maybe less depending on local
     
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    Run it, no problems whatsoever. When it's cold and it loads like snot, make sure you warm the saw up before you cut. Get some heat in the crankcase and that oil will loosen up fine. I've never had a problem cutting right down to 10 degrees.
     
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    presumably we all have more important things to buy on Black Friday rather than bar and chain oil... :monkey: :monkey:
     
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    Like what?

    The 562XP ain't gonna be out untill December or later..

    Stay safe!
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    The TSC works fine for me and is on sale for 5.99ever year at some point.
    If I can find it for the same or less the itasca gets the nod.
     

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