Chainsaw Chain and Guide Bar Oil

Top 5 oils for electric chainsaws

When you’re working with a chainsaw, one of the most important things to be thinking about is making sure that it’s running as smoothly as it possibly can be. This will make using it much easier. One vital aspect of ensuring that it’s running at it’s maximum smoothness is making sure you have put lubricating oil into it. Most saws will have a compartment for you to put this oil into. As it’s used for lubrication, not power, both electric and gasoline saws will need it.

In this list we’ll be looking at the top 5 best chainsaw bar oils on Amazon. have this list with references from

Chainsaw Chain and Guide Bar Oil

Chainsaw Chain and Guide Bar Oil

First on this list, it’s no fancy packaging. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a great oil. Coming in at less than $8 we have the Oregon Chainsaw Chain and Guide Bar oil.

It’s made with a special anti-fling formulation to ensure that it doesn’t go splattering all over the place when you’re using your chainsaw. It makes sure to lubricate off the cutting components, this means that you want to have any teeth which are left unlubed.

It reduces wear so that your chainsaw will be able to last longer. And it also extends the working life of your chainsaw. This is great for you as it means you won’t have to be buying a new chainsaw anytime soon.

And finally, it protects from corrosion, so a rusty saw will not be something that you’ll be having to worry about anytime soon.

On Amazon, it has received an average of 4 ½ stars. Meaning that it’s customers are highly satisfied.

Rotatech Genuine Chainsaw Oil

Rotatech Genuine Chainsaw Oil

Despite what you might think by looking at the bottle, this oil has no fish in it whatsoever. And that’s probably just as well, as it would just make the chainsaw end up being very smelly, and stinking of fish.

It’s even cheaper than the last one, coming in at less than $4 per litre. However, it has much of the same properties of the previous one.

It’s anti-corrosive, so this oil is no friend of rust. It extends the life of the chain, meaning you’ll have to replace it less. And it also reduces wear so that it will remain at it’s optimum capacity for longer. And it lubricates all of the teeth, making sure that all of them can cut as efficiently as possible. And it also has anti-fling properties to make sure things stay clean and tidy.

It doesn’t have quite as many reviews as the Oregon, but the average reviewer has given this one five stars.

Ryobi RGA003 1L Chainsaw Oil for all Chainsaws

Ryobi RGA003 1L Chainsaw Oil for all Chainsaws

Another one that doesn’t have all that fancy packaging. Although the packaging isn’t too bad. The bottle is silver, giving it a futuristic vibe. And it costs less than $10 per litre.

This oil is specially formulated for chainsaws, so you can be guaranteed that it will do a better job than putting regular oil into a saw. It has protective properties, this is protection from both wear and rust. Both things that you could do without.

It’s formula is also designed to promote a long life. Meaning that you’ll be replacing your chains less often than you would be doing with the lower quality oils.

And it works for all 2 stroke engines. So whilst it’s made for chainsaws, you could also use it on other devices too.

The good people of Amazon hold it high regard, and that’s why they’ve given it 4 ½ stars. And if it’s good enough for them, then it sure as hell is good enough for me!

Chainsaw Chain Oil, 1 Litre Container

Chainsaw Chain Oil, 1 Litre Container

The next oil on our list is from a company who aren’t so well known, however, that doesn’t mean they’re not good. And I mean really good. At a 1 litre bottle comes in at less than $7. If you want to get your chain all lubed up then this one certainly does the job, so just put it in, and your chain will be smoothly spinning around the bar.

Unlike many other chainsaw oils, this oil is actually oily. A lot of them end up just being watery, but not this one. It’s just better for it to be oily than watery as it makes it run smoother. The delivery is also very nice and quick, making it perfect for those who are in more of a hurry.

As with all of the other saws on this list, the people who have brought it before would recommend that you do the same. They have given it an average of 4.7 stars.

Chainsaw Chain Oil 5 Litres Anti-Fling Lubrication

Chainsaw Chain Oil 5 Litres Anti-Fling Lubrication

And finally on this list, we have a big 5 litre bottle from agritech. Per litre, this oil is less than $4. But cheap doesn’t have to mean bad quality, as this oil clearly proves.

The key to a good oil is that it doesn’t cause the machine to overheat, as overheating is often the cause of many problems. This oil is great at keeping the temperature of the saw down. It has anti-wear properties to make the chains last even longer.

The oil itself is thicker than it is watery, and as we’ve established earlier, this means that it’s likely to be of a higher quality, and better at doing the job that it was designed to do.

People with all types of chainsaws are recommending it.

The people have spoken, and the people say that it is good. And for that reason, they have given it an average of 5 stars of Amazon.

If you’re going to be working with chainsaws, or any other sort of machinery for that matter, you’ll want to make sure that it’s running as smoothly as it possibly can be. By doing this, you’ll be making your job much easier, as well as ensuring that they chain will need to be replaced far less often. But in order to achieve this, you’ll need to make sure that you’re oiling your saw enough. And the five oils on this list today, are the ones that I believe to be the best ones on the market.

How to put a chain back onto a chainsaw

How to put a chain back onto a chainsaw

Using a chainsaw can be a great way to cut down a tree. They can go through the hardest of woods in just a really short amount of time. And if it’s sharp enough, the cut should be as flat as smooth as velvet. However, as the chain is a separate part from the bar, it is of course, able to come off. And what goes off, must go on.

In this article, will be looking at how to put a chainsaw chain back onto the chainsaw. It’s not a particularly difficult task, but for some reason many people still struggle with it.

How to put a chain back onto a chainsaw

Why does it happen?

There are two main reasons why your chain would come off. The first one is that you’ve taken it off. This might be because you need to clean it or sharpened it. Both of these tasks will be incredibly difficult to do if the chain is still attached to the saw.

 Or maybe it didn’t come off on purpose. Annoyingly, a lot of the time, the chain is not meant to come off, but it still does! Whatever the reason for your chain coming off, if you want to continue using it, you’ll need to know how to get it back on again.


Before we can start with the tutorial, it’s important, we can understand, how a chain looks. There are two sides of the chain. The top side is where the teeth are, the teeth are what lock themselves into the woods, and cut it when they pull. On the bottom of the chain, we have little notches that lock themselves into the bar. These are what allow the chain to spin at incredible speeds without coming out.

By understating this, you’ll know how to put a chain back onto the bar. Now on with the tutorial.

How to put a chain back onto a chainsaw 2

Step One: Take Cover!

The first thing you’ll need to do is to take the cover off. How to do this will depend on what type of chainsaw you’re using. With the cheaper ones, often there is a screw with you can turn to remove it without having to use any tools. But with the higher quality ones, you’ll often have to use either a screw driver or a wrench, sometimes even both.

Once the cover is off, it’s time to get scrubbing. Making it clean will not only make it easier to put the chain back on, but it will also make the chainsaw run much smoother.

Step Two: Put it back

When that’s all clean, you’ll need to put the chain back on again. Usually, behind where the bar cover would usually be, there will be latches which you can put the chain onto in order to keep it secure. When you put it on, make sure all of the notches on the bottom are locked into the bar. Doing both of these things, will mean that the chain can be as secure as you could possibly  get it. When it’s on, depending on the chainsaw, you might have to put the cover back on. But there are other chainsaws where the tightening needs to be done before you put the cover back on.

Step Three: Make it tight

On most chainsaws that you can buy nowadays, the chain can be tightened using a knob on the side of the bar, most of the time, tightening using this method will not require you to use any tools. However, on on some older models, you may need to use a wench to tighten up the saw. Having a tight saw is vital for ensuring that it’s able to do it’s job properly and stay on. You don’t want to go through all of that effort just to have to do it again just hours later.

Whilst it’s easy to not tighten a chain enough, it can also be just as easy to tighten it too much. So how do you know when it’s been tightened to the ultimate amount?
There are several tests that you can do, but the one I have found to be the most effective is the pull test. To do this one, carefully pinch onto one of the teeth and pull it up. The notches that lock themselves into the bar should be revealed but not completely come out. If they come out, you’ve not tightened it enough, but if they don’t move at all, it’s too tight.

If it keeps happening

If the chain keeps on coming off then, and you’re confident that you’re following the correct procedures, then it’s likely that you’re not the one who’s at fault. But rather the manufacturer is. Even the best chainsaw makers on the planet can sometimes make a faulty saw. Almost all chainsaws will come with at least a 2 year warranty. This means that within the first two years of you buying it, you can get it sent away, either to be repaired, or to get a new one.

Why it matters

The chain being on properly is vital. In the best-case scenario, it won’t come off, but it still won’t be able to cut as efficiently as it would be able to if it was.
When it does come off, the best case would be that it will cause an annoyance when you have to put it back on again. But if you’re not so lucky, then it might end up hitting you or someone else, this can be very dangerous indeed, and might even end up with you being in the hospital.

All chains come of the saw at some point. Be that because it’s fallen off or because you’ve taken it off to be cleaned. When this happens, you’ll need to take the cover off, and give what’s underneath a good clean. Then put the chain back in making sure to lock the notches on the bottom into the bar. After that, tighten it, usually using either wrench or the tightening knob on your saw. To tell if it’s tight enough, when you pull the notches should come out a bit but not all the way. And if it keeps coming off talk to the manufacturer.

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Electric chainsaw Sharpeners: Tips and Tricks

How to Use an Electric Chainsaw? You Guide Here

Chainsaw Sharpening Tips & Tricks

Electric chainsaw Sharpeners: Tips and Tricks

If your chainsaw isn’t sharp, then it won’t be able to cut down trees every efficiently, the teeth will not be able to lock themselves into the wood properly. This can increase the chances of bounce back, and cause the cut of the tree to not be very smooth at all.

The best way to sharpen a chainsaw chain is with an electric sharpener. This is a much quicker method than using the old fashioned filing rod, and you won’t have to pay for every individual chain like you would do if you went to a hardware store.

In this article, will cover 8 tips and tricks for using an electric chainsaw sharpener.

Use a Sharpie

Use a Sharpie

This first step involves a high advanced piece of technology. Not really. It involves a Sharpie, or any other brand of permanent marker. If your chain is silver, like most chains, it would be best to use a black Sharpie. However, if you have one of those black chainsaws, then you might to get a more brightly colored Sharpie, perhaps a gold one would do the job best.

For this trick, you need to mark the first tooth that you’ll be sharpening so that you know when to stop.

Where to put the wheel

When you bring the wheel down it can sometimes be quite difficult to know where it ought to be in relation to the tooth. The perfect place for it to be would be just about scraping the edge of the tooth. This means that it will sand down the sharp part, and make it even sharper.

If it’s too far forward, you will end up sharpening to top of the tooth, which will not be going into the tree and therefore doesn’t need to be sharp. But too far back and you won’t even be sharpening the tooth at all but rather the gap between the teeth. Again, this will not be going into the tree and therefore doesn’t need to be sharpened.

Alternate the teeth

Something that many people might not know about chainsaws is that each tooth is alternating. What do I mean by this? It makes no sense!
What I mean is that if one tooth has it’s sharp side of the left, then that means that the teeth either side of it have their sharp side on the right. By doing this, the chainsaws will have a better grip, and will, therefore, be able to lock themselves better into the wood. When you’re sharpening a chainsaw, skip every other tooth, and then go back to do all of the teeth which you haven’t sharpened yet.

Secure it

When you’re sharpening a chainsaw, the last thing you’ll want is for the machine to wobble around, this can make it incredibly difficult to work with, and will even be a rather large safety hazard. So before you get sharpening, you’ll need to make sure it’s secured firmly onto your work desk. How to do this will depend on what sharpener you’re using. Some of them come with a clap, others will need to be drilled onto the table.

If you hit a nail

One question that gets asked by a lot of people who are new to chainsaws is “How often should I sharpen my chain?”

And the simple answer is ‘whenever it gets blunt’. Aside from this, there is no one size fits all answer that can please everyone. How often your chainsaw gets blunt will depend on the type of metal the chain uses, how often you use it, and what sort of wood you use it on. But there is one occasion where you need to stop what you’re doing and sharpen the saw ASAP. This is when you accidentally hit a nail or other metallic object when you’re cutting.


I think it goes without saying that chainsaws are very sharp and very dangerous. This means that when you use them, even if it’s just to sharpen them, there are risks involved. Although if it’s not attached to the bar, you don’t need to worry about the chain coming off and hitting you in the face, you still risk getting a nasty cut, this could be on a tooth, or on the filing disk. Make sure you take the right safety precautions, this could mean wearing gloves, or using a cover for the disk.


Many of us like to save money, and buying an electric chainsaw sharpener is a great way to do that, as it means you won’t have to take it into the shop every time you want your chain to become sharper.

However, don’t just buy the cheapest one you can find. These ones are more likely to break, and therefore will cost you more in the long run. So it’s going to be better for your bank account to invest a bit more into a higher quality machine.

chainsaw sharpening tips


When you first start doing something, you’re not going to be very good at it. It doesn’t matter what it is. Everything in life takes practice in order to fully master the skill. And the same applies for chainsaw sharpening.
When you first buy your first sharpening machine, don’t just start on the chains you want to use. Instead, find a couple of old chains that you don’t use anymore (or ask your friends for some), and practice on them. Once you’ve mastered the skill, you can get to work on your own chains. This way, you will reduce the chances of breaking anything.

And there we have our 8 tips and tricks on how to use an electric chainsaw sharpener. Use a Sharpie to mark the first tooth. Make sure the disk is just about scraping the edge of the tooth. Do every other tooth, the spin the chain around, and do the rest. Make sure the machine is secure before you get to work. Shapen it asap if you hit a nail. Always keep safety in mind. Invest in a good one, as it will last longer. And practice on an old chain before you sharpen your good ones.

How to use an electric chainsaw sharpener

How to use an electric chainsaw sharpener plan

Using a chainsaw is a great way to get a tree cut down very quickly. Before they were invented, you would have to use an axe. This would be more dangerous as you would become tired very quickly, and tiredness is a key cause of accidents.

Now, all you have to do is hold the on button down, and get the work. And within minutes, your tree will be down on the ground.

In this article, will be covering how to use an electric sharpener in order to get the job done quickly and efficiently. It’s so easy, by the end of this, you’ll be able to do it blindfolded, almost.

How to use an electric chainsaw sharpener

Why Chainsaws should be sharp

But what’s the point in it all. Why does it matter that a chainsaw is sharp?
How easy and smooth it is to cut down the tree will depend a large part on how sharp the chain is. You want it to be as sharp as you can possibly get it.

If it’s not sharp enough, then the first problem you will face is bounce back. The teeth will not be able to fully lock themselves into the wood, this means that the chainsaw is likely to bounce off the wood.

The second issue you might face if the teeth are not sharp enough is that your cut will not be smooth but rather rough and covered in splinters.

Problems with conventional methods

Many people reading this, might like to do things old school. And this includes the sharpening. You don’t want to put your precious chain through a strange machine. You want to either sharpen it yourself using a filing rod, or take it to the hardware store where they charge like $10 a chain.

The electric chainsaw sharpener is much quicker and more efficient than using a filing rod, and it’s also far cheaper (in the long run) than taking your chains to the hardware store for sharpening.

Make it firm

Before we can get started on sharpening the chain, you need to make sure that your sharpening device is secured firmly to your work surface. If it’s not down tight then it will be wobbling throughout the entire process, and this will make the entire process very difficult indeed, I probably don’t need to explain why.

How to clamp it down will depend on which sharpener you’re using. Some of them you will need to attach to this side of your desk, others might even need to be nailed down.


Before you turn the thing on you need to make the adjustments in order for things to work perfectly.   If they don’t then a whole variety of things can go wrong.

The first thing you’ll need to do is to turn the chain holder so that when the filing disk comes down, it will be cutting at the right angle, because if you don’t then you might end up making it more down.

Then, you’ll want to bring the disk down so that it’s just about scraping the edge of the tooth.

And just before you get to work, use a Sharpie to mark the first tooth you’ll be sharpening.

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Fun fact

One quite strange things about chainsaws that a lot of people don’t know is that they actually have alternating teeth. And this might sound a little bit strange, but all I mean by it is that each tooth has a different sharp side to the one’s either side of it. So if one tooth’s sharp side is on the left, then the ones either side of it will be have the sharp side on the right. This means that you’ll have sharpen every other tooth, then move the chain holder around, and do all the other teeth.

Where to put the filer

As mentioned earlier in the article, when you’re moving the disk down, it should just about scrape the edge of the tooth. If it’s too far back, then you won’t actually be sharpening the tooth itself, but rather the gap between the teeth, and of course, this will be of no use whatsoever.

On the other side of that. If it’s too far forward, then you will be sharpening the top of the tooth, the bit that won’t be getting into the wood. But if it’s just about scraping the edge, then you’ll be getting right cut in the right place.

Spin it around

Now that everything in place you can get to work and make sure that by the end of it your chainsaw is at it’s maximum level of sharpness. To do this, simply turn it on, then bring the disk down. And once the tooth is as sharp as it possibly could be, then move along to the one after the next one. And once you’ve sharpened all of the teeth facing in one direction, then you can spin the holder around and get to the other teeth sharpened.

Job Done!

And now your chain is nice and sharp, you can get back to work, and get back to cutting down the trees, and turning the fallen trees into timber.

All you have to do is put it back onto the bar, just make sure you’re incredibly careful whilst you’re doing that as now that it’s been sharpened, you will have a much higher chance of cutting yourself. Whilst it’s unlikely that a cut is going to be fatal, it will still be rather painful, and something it will be better to avoid. But once it’s on, just get the motor running and get to work.


A chainsaw needs to be sharp because if it’s not then, it won’t be able to cut efficiently, and using an electric sharpener will be quicker than doing it by hand, and much cheaper than taking it to the hardware store every time.

Before you get started, you need to make sure it’s clamped down so that it doesn’t wobble whilst you’re sharpening the chain.

Then you’ll need to make all the right adjustments, using the chain spinner, and the filing disk. And finally, get to work sharpening. And once it’s all done you’ll have a perfectly sharp chain.

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How to Use an Electric Chainsaw

How to Use an Electric Chainsaw? You Guide Here

An Electric chainsaw is powered by electric power and in most cases is used around the home compound for simple tasks such as pruning, trimming, splitting small trees, cutting firewood, and general landscaping. If you consider the electric chainsaw as important equipment that you would own at home for regular and routine cleanups, it would be proper to understand how it is operated as required by the manufacturer.

You also have to remember that it is less powerful as compared to its gas counterparts neither is it more portable especially if it is a corded electric chainsaw. Given the fact it is tethered within a given radius at the compound, you will be restricted to work at a given area, and in that regard, it is much lighter, quieter, easier to handle, and less expensive. If you have never used an electric chainsaw before, below are some of the best practices that will ensure effective operation at home.

Let’s get started with!

For Safety

  • Keep in mind that electric chainsaws are only used for cutting wood. Do not try it on other unnecessary uses that could endanger your life and those around you.
  • Learn to hold the chainsaw tightly with both hands at all time. The left hand is always in front with its thumb wrapped around the handle. The right hand is always behind on the rear handle but the arm has to be bent slightly.
  • Ensure that your feet are always apart for stability and stand on a form ground or stable position.
  • Wear protective gear while at work including heavy duty clothing, boots, gloves, safety glasses, and all other necessary protection such as hats and chaps.
  • If there are tension and kickback, always fall to the left for that is a more stable position.
How to Use an Electric Chainsaw

Using the Blade Reservoir

While using your blade reservoir, ensure that it is compatible with the SAE 30 Weight Oil. Read the manual as recommended by the manufacturer on the type of oil to use as lubrication. At all times while using the machine, fill the reservoir with exactly the right oil as stated in the instructional and operational manual.

Ensure Safe Plugging of the Power Cord on Socket

It is suggested that you use a long cord, probably 100 feet long. This cord should be plugged directly onto the power socket or outlet. In the event you are dealing with a short cord, use a heavy gauge as an extension cable.

Start the Electric Chainsaw

HOw to Start the Electric Chainsaw

While starting the electric chainsaw, place its blade to face away from you or any other object that is ion your side. Secondly, engage the safety switch before exerting energy to pull the chainsaw’s trigger. Ensure there thorough lubrication of the chain before you start cutting. Some manuals require that you press a specific pump for purposes of lubrication. If you have to do that, ensure that it is done as required.

Keep Practicing

Practice they say makes perfect. Start with the right kind of trees, especially the small and soft ones before advancing into bigger and hard trees. This will give you the opportunity to learn the basics as you gain stability, gain strength, and perfect your operation of the electric chainsaw. Practice using your left hand to hold the bar while at the same time pressing the trigger bar it for lubrication of for auto-switching the operator.

Once in your practice you have learnt to put proper lubrication and monitor the speed of the blade while it is rotating, you can then try cut wood, in most cases starting with the tip of the blade or chainsaw. Apply pressure downwards while you guide the chainsaw in the required length. Keep your arms holding the chainsaw tightly while avoiding any scenario of kickback that could send you bouncing backwards and thus injuring you in the process? Start with small trees as you graduate into an expert electric chainsaw user.

Keep Safety First

The principle of safety first is important at all times you operate an electric chainsaw. Apart from the condition that you be sober from intoxication, ensure to be in the right gear such as boots, hats, gloves, eyeglasses, and even heavy helmet. All the working parts such as the throttle, the bulb for pressing lubrication oil, the position of the plug while on the electric socket, and the running speed of the chain all have to be considered by the operator. Always remember when you are supposed to release the throttle, being when the work is done and you are through with the job, check that you press the oil bulb after every 30 seconds, and while storing the chainsaw, it should be at a position where children and pets cannot access.


Learning how to operate an electric chainsaw is an essential skill that one needs to acquire before you graduate into felling huge or medium-sized trees. Use this chainsaw directly horizontally to cut the tree at a notch that is slightly a width of the entire tree. The tree should always fall at a strategic position to avoid cases of kickback or a situation where you would have to put so much pressure on the machine. In advanced usage of the Electric Chainsaw, check that you reposition the chainsaw in the opposite direction of the wedge that is open and keep the blade at an angle of forty-five degrees but slightly some inches above the wedge before the tree eventually comes down. This is a highly evaluative read as far as your safety and precautionary use of the electric chainsaw is concerned, an end that can be attained by strictly adhering to the provided manuals as provided by manufacturers.