The recommended oil-to-gas ratio for a Homelite chainsaw, and most other brands of chainsaws, is a 50-to-1 mixture of 2.6 ounces of two-cycle chainsaw oil and 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline. The gasoline should be at least 87 octane.
If you are using oil that does not have an added fuel stablilizer, the ratio should be 16-to-1, using 8 ounces of two-cycle oil per gallon of unleaded gasoline.
Older saws may run just fine using a thicker ratio of oil to gasoline, such as a 40-to-1 ratio, or 40 parts gasoline to one part oil, but the spark plugs need to be replaced more frequently with this ratio.Learn More
The fuel mixture for a Homelite 240 chainsaw should be at a ratio of 32:1. For every 32 parts of gasoline, one part should be two-stroke oil.Full Answer >
To operate a chainsaw, first flip the starter switch to on, close the choke, place the saw on the ground, and pull the starter rope. Always make sure you have followed all standard safety precautions before operating a chainsaw, as failure to do so could be life threatening.Full Answer >
Sharpen a chainsaw by filing the cutters and the depth gauges. Sharpening the chainsaw requires a round file, a flat file, a file guide, a depth-gauge filing guide and heavy gloves. The process can be completed in under two hours.Full Answer >
To sharpen a chainsaw blade, move a round file the same diameter as the saw's cutters back and forth through the cutters one at a time. Do all of the cutters on one side of the chain first, and repeat on the other side.Full Answer >