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Saws break down to $/hr of operation. If you blow up a $100 bar by using $50 in oil rather than $200 in oil, did you really lose? I'd test it myself if I did enough cutting to generate some real data. I'd have to live to 90, and you guys would have to be really patient for my results :^D I wish someone would at least halfass test it though.

On the same subject, I'd like to see Stihl's test results for bar oil quantity. You know they tested it, and decided against prevailing wisdom that stingy oiling was fine. How fine is it?
 

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On the same subject, I'd like to see Stihl's test results for bar oil quantity. You know they tested it, and decided against prevailing wisdom that stingy oiling was fine. How fine is it?
No idea for the tests, but I guess that they took the bare minimum quantity of oil mechanically acceptable to be able to get the "ecofriendly" label. Like the carb setting at the leanest possible (and locked as is) to match the emissions regulations.

I'm not a logger, I use my chainsaws too sparcely and too inconsistently to make a valuable trial between mineral and oil. My onliest reference point is KOX, a forestry gear seller who proposes a kit with a bar and 4 chains together (even 5 chains in promo mode). The point is that the bar lives long enough to eat 4 chains. My guess in my case is more like 1 bar for 2 chains, but I feel that the comparaison isn't very relevant.
 
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