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Lube clutch bearing?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Snap, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Snap

    Snap ArboristSite Operative

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    And I thought it was a simple question......
    I think my doctor had the answer as he handed me a tissue, "you can never have too much lube".
     
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  2. MacAttack

    MacAttack I love the smell of 2-stroke

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    The only simple question around here is which premix oil is best to use (and what ratio).
     
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    anlrolfe Honor GOD, Country and Corps

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    I use roller tip bar grease on the clutch bearing. I don't grease the roller tip. I use ample bar oil and clean out the bar groove on a regular basis.
    That little spring loaded grease gun is a great place to keep a little dollip of "bearing" grease. Just a dab.
    I've noticed a scant residue buildup on the inside of the clutch drum and wonder if it's a natural accumulation of lube and sawdust or if I've over greased.
    I've considered using just a dab of 2t(I think too thin), marvel mystery oil or Bar oil instead of grease.
     
  4. old CB

    old CB ArboristSite Guru

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    One more time . . .

    The clutch bearing sees very little use. It turns only when the saw idles. And then it's under no real load.

    If I have the clutch off for some reason (once in a blue moon), I'll grease the bearing on reassembly. Just for giggles.

    I've never seen a clutch bearing fail, and I run saws a good deal.
     
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  5. HarleyT

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    You won't get anywhere on this topic,

    it can be more flammable than an oil thread....
     
  6. anlrolfe

    anlrolfe Honor GOD, Country and Corps

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    Oil thread...
    Do you use Synthetic or Conventional Clutch Bearing Grease???
     
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  7. Huntaholic

    Huntaholic ArboristSite Operative

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    Put me in the not bothering to grease it camp. I aint spending 2 hours at the end of each day cleaning, greasing, wiping down etc... the 5 saws we use on a daily basis. A chainsaw is a tool, not a show queen or status symbol. If you figure 2 hours each day for 5 years, (average life of a saw before its in need of replacing for me) that's a WHOLE lot of time so screw that! 8 hours a week, 40 weeks a year, x 5 years, that's over 1500 hours spent babying my saws. I will buy another saw! I do all my own repairs so when something goes down I fix it but Im not wasting time doing piddling stuff.
     

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