Guide Bar Sprocket Maintenance for Chain Saw

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For the EGO Chainsaw, the manual states "..the guide bar has a sprocket at its tip.  The sprocket must be lubricated weekly with a grease syringe to extend the guide bar life. Use a grease syringe to lubricate weekly with chain oil by means of the lubricating hole (Fig. 38)...".

By "chain oil", is it referring to the same bar and chain oil we pour into the chainsaw's oil tank (e.g. the "OREGON bar and chain oil" recommended by the manual)?
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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Joe, yes, use the same bar and chain oil as used in the chainsaw's oil tank.
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Thanks.  I just wanted to be certain.  I guess WD-40 is not something we want to be using here as well?
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WD40 is not bad when used as a penetrant, but it's generally a terrible lubricant. The bar and chain oil is pretty much guaranteed to do a much better job at protecting the moving parts of the saw from wear.
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Speaking of Oils.  I have used Lucas oil additive along with Mobile One synthetic.  The Lucas Oil Conditioner is very good stuff.  Cars start easier and the lubrication qualities are second to none when compared to other additives.  I wonder how well it would work on the bar, along with the chain oil.  I wouldn't advise anyone to try it, but it makes me wonder since it does blend with other oils.
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I usually just pour a little on the chain and spin it slowly, before each use. Knocks out a bunch of "dry start" issues.
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Dangit Blue.   :(.  I still use the Honda motorcycle wipe on spray to clean my mower.   
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We need a reality check in isle 5
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Part of me wishes I could get my Ego tools back to "like new" condition, especially when I see the marketing photos they post on social media of people using brand new equipment.

But then I think how ridiculous a pristine pickup looks beside all the work trucks on a job site, and I realize that the only way to truly keep any tool looking brand new is to never use it. And never using a tool makes it pretty useless.

There is a difference between taking care of your tools and babying them. I take care of my Ego tools, but I don't baby them to the point that they don't look like they've ever seen a day of toiling in the yard. They still work great, and that's what really matters!
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Couldn't agree more DC!
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Man, DC is definitely the "Reality Checker"  Love it.