Hi folks. I don't use my saw all that often, in fact the last time was when I cut up the piece of chocalate Larry sent me. That was a while ago.
My problem is, even though I use plenty enough bar oil, and clean all the wood shavings off the bar and chain when I take the bar and chain off the saw (for more compact storage) when I go to use it again, the chain is all stiff and needs to be loosend up and re-lubed. I use the synthetic chain oil, if that's good, but it seems like it turned to a black cakey stuff on the chain and will not flex at the pins. I hang the chain on the bar in one of my tool cabs, and I thought it was rusting, but it doesn't look like rust.
The current chain was a new Oregon chain and only was used on Larry's chocalate.
I think next time I am going to put the chain away in a freezer bag with lots of oil on it. It's soaking in one now with penetrating oil.
Any suggestions? BTW, if this is not the right place for this thread, please move it. Thanks.