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How much fuel does a chainsaw use?
Similarly one may ask, how much fuel does a chainsaw hold?
Your manual will tell you the fuel mixture you need. Many gas-powered chainsaws run on a 40:1 mixture of gasoline and 2-cycle engine oil. Stihl chainsaws and others run on a 50:1 mixture of gas and 2-cycle engine oil. Some older models use a 30:1 ratio.
Accordingly, what kind of gas should I use in my chainsaw?
To start, both Stihl and Husqvarna recommend the use of high octane unleaded gasoline. Both brands of pro saws are designed to burn fuel rated at 89 octane or higher. Most regular grade fuel has an octane rating of about 87.
Many users say that Stihl has more low-end torque, making it a better choice for tough cutting. Stihl chainsaws tend to cost less than Husqvarna. Stihl has a reputation for requiring less routine maintenance. Stihl saws tend to be preferred by homeowners.