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Old 03-20-2009, 05:53 PM
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Just got my Redmax G3200EZ today thanks to Robbin Wenzoski & Jamie Doeren. Very excited to get hacking. I'm reading the entire manual and looking at as many threads as I can here to find tips before I get started. I figured I would post the question here because I haven't found it elsewhere and it may help others.

I was wondering about the gas/oil ratio. The manual calls for a typical 50:1. I noticed on Robbin Wenzoski's website in "tutorials" (very informative by the way) that he uses a 100:1 mix. Robbin, if you are out there... is that a full synthetic oil? It appears many chainsaw dealers are now leaning toward full-synthetic. The 100:1 has me a bit puzzled. I get the high octane tip. It makes perfect sense. I will also be using canola oil for the chain... great tip.
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Hi Lundy! Great tio hear ya got yor Redmax! What I buy for mix is full synthetic premium smokeless which is Lazer brand oil here. I used to buy it at Home Depot for about $5.99 a bottle & now get it at Lazer right here in London, Ontario for quite a bit cheaper & the Echo blend is similar but not the same ratio. THe nice thing about either is one squeeze of measurment supplies the correct ratio for a gallon or 4 litres of gas. The measuring compartment is on the top of the bottle & as you squeeze the bottle (with the top off) the oil is pushed up to the top measuring compartment until it is full to the line (3.2 fl oz) & then this is perfect for a one gallon mix! This way you don't have to worry about calculating anything, done for you!
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Thanks Robbin. I haven't seen any smokeless around here, just "low smoke". I'll see what I can find locally. I may have to settle for that.
You are extremely generous with your time, sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience with all of us.
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Chainsaw carvin is a gas!

Just took a peek at your website Lundy, you create some neat stuff!

Your as much a character as your wood spirits, you make Rube's moustach look positively tiny!

Have fun with ya max!

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Hey Lundy,

Nice work. Sometimes I feel like an overweight version of the "Elf gone bad".

BTW - Most if not all of the timber falling outfits (use a saw hard every day) use the 100:1 synthetic oil for peak performance.
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Lundy,
Unitil I met Robbin I used 50-1 ratio and only standard chain oil. Since hanging around with Robbin I now use 100-1 Smokless the same as he uses and nothing but Canola oil in all of my saws. Never had a problem and find that they run really smooth. Its always nice to have a second opinon I also use as one of my many saws the same Redmax you purchased without any problems.
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Thanks guys.
Looks like I'll have to order the synth 100:1 smokeless on-line. I didn't want to wait but no one sells it around here. The only one I have found so far (even on-line) is a product called Saber Professional by AMSOIL. I guess I'll have to wait even longer to start slinging chips.
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Hey Lundy just had a look at your site ,those are fantastic carvings well done
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Hi Lundy, I would recommend just ordering the Amsoil as I have heard nothing but good about it from a lot of carvers in the US using it also. You may only find the Lazer products available here in Canada & I was going t offer to send you a case from here but I think they would give us a hard time shipping anything like this across the border anyways. I tried googling the Lazer oil & can't even find much info on it so you should be fine using the Amsoil just make sure ya measure correctly every time!
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Thanks for the offer Robbin. I think you're right about the shipping problems. I went ahead and ordered a couple quarts of the AMSOIL 100:1. If it is as good as everybody says, I'll order more and put it in all of my 2 cycle machines.
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