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Gas ratio what is the gas oil ratio when mixing fuel for my chain saw?

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Most saws built within the last 30 years or so can be run with 40:1 using modern synthetic saw oils. A number of late model units run 50:1. Make sure to premix the fuel and oil before adding to the saw. Hope this helps!

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