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What type of oil do I need to put into my edger? Regular Sae 30 oil or synthetic oil?

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Synthetic is best for longer oil change intervals but you require an oil filter to reach those service intervals. You are better of using normal mineral based oil and changing it more often.

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    Wrong answer here....one we need to know is weight and type anybody manual?

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    have a manual?

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    5w-30 or 10w-30

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It does not need synthetic oil

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It does not need synthetic oil.

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