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Porter Cable recommends straight 30 weight synthetic oil for their engines. However, If you live in a colde climate or in a hot climate, the use of multi-viscosity oils is my recommendation. Straight 30 weight oil in my cold climate would not work. So, it really depends on where you live.
30/5 works well in a cold climate like mine.

Hope this helps. If it does, I would appreciate a vote. Thanks,

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