Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Firewoodcutter Firewood cutter; 46 yrs old
Thin and dirty oil. Power care used to be thick, viscous, sticky oil. They changed recently. It smells like recycled motor oil, similar to the inferior Wal*Mart brand. I am retuning mine and will try the Echo brand.
April 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tendonitise It is a Quality Chain oil
I have used this brand for several years, it has never caused me any saw troubles. I run it in Stihl and Pioneer with 36 in bars. On the models i have the oiler wide open. You must take care in maintenance and clean out the saw dust in the bar grove that supplies the oil and check if the saw is delivering oil before cutting by running it and look for the oil spray off the nose of the bar. This oil can not cause a dull chain, it only removes the heat from friction between the contact of the bar rails and chain links. Dull chains are from improper sharpening and hitting dirt and anything other than wood.
This product has a great tackiness that strings in 90ºf summer heat and flows well at 20ºf. You see in this picture i used the same saw and chain to process two Oak trees that were 5 feet and 4 feet diameters with no oil issues. I hand sharpen all my chains, never machine ground sharpened.
December 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Poor Quality Oil
I also found my saw using way too much oil. The problem was I had always used Echo brand bar oil, and assumed all bar oil was the same. I was cutting out a stump when I saw the smoke. Saving 1 buck on a gallon of oil cost me 50 bucks for a new bar and chain. Back to Echo Brand Products!
March 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cutter Useless in cold weather
I have used this oil in the summer and found it to be OK but not great. Trying to use it in the winter, it is worthless! I can not even get through one, (1), tank of gas without the bar, chain, and tip sprocket seizing up solid. I can take everything apart, clean it thoroughly, and everything will work smoothly for another partial tank then freeze up. Tried it on 3 different Husky and 1 Sthil, same gumming up problem on all of them. It pours about as good as cold honey.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richierich03 Very happy with product
Have used this many times. Have read the other reviews but I have found this sticks to the bar and chain. Additionally if it is cold out the lubricant will be thicker....don't understand why others complain about this? Look, I am a tough customer and if I am happy this is a very good product!
April 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tygerArborist Decent Lightweight Oil
Everyone who complains it is too thin is most likely using it in summer. The viscosity changes drastically with regards to temperature. In cold weather this works just fine. Also, you can and should always adjust the oiler if you are having an issue with excess oil. Oil or lack there of will NOT dull your chain, merely produce excess heat. Most likely a dull chain is due to hitting dirt or other debris or improper sharpening and maintenance.
September 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TedinVT Really poor bar & Chain oil
This bar & chain oil is very thin and has little or no tackiness for adhering to the bar & chain. This oil is a very poor lubricant for use with chain saw bars and chains. The oil is consumed very quickly and you should plan on checking your saw's oil reservoir very often and keep refilling it to prevent damaging your bar & chain. You will probably have to refill your oil reservoir two or more times for every fuel refill. I will never use this product again.
December 2, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JimL What is the weight of oil ?
I just bought a Remington "electric" chain saw. Having used chain saws most of my life, I also bought a Gallon of Home Depots "Power Care" chain, bar & sprocket oil.
The Remington only recommends 30 weight ASE oil. It does not mention Bar and Chain oil. The HD oil does not have the vascosity (30 weight) marked on the bottle.
Luckily, I had an older bottle of oil. It said SAE 30 on it.
It's the little things that stop a project.
September 16, 2007