i have an Echo chainsaw. the thing is pretty powerful. it cuts like a rabid beaver.
but it seems to leak more oil from below the bar, than what appears to actually make it onto the bar. i tinkered with the adjustment screw and turned it down. i can get the tiniest oil spray slinging from the chain onto a clean piece of wood..so the chain and bar is getting some oil. but what gushes out the bottom is amazing. just a quick rev to sling oil onto the clean wood will leave the bottom of the saw dripping. it is clearly squeezing out between the bar, and the body of the chainsaw. i have the bar clamped down pretty tight to the body with the two nuts. i wiped everything down. the mating surface between the body (i know which is the oiler hole) and the bar is super clean. nothing is wedging them apart.
is this normal? the only thing i can think of is: at my bowrange i was using my saw to clear the 80 yard target. the range master, without asking, just grabbed my saw from me and attacked a tree. he clearly was not a great tree cutter, because he seized the saw into the tree and we had to "rescue" it with a range saw (craftman). when i got the saw back the chain did not move smoothly. he tweeked the chain, and i had to toss it. maybe he bent the bar a bit?
i think the Craftman saw they have at the range are woefully inadequate..and dangerous. i'd rather use my own saw, that i am familiar with.
any tips? try a new bar? help me you wood burning friends!! i'm just a weekend chainsawer..doing yardwork. not my expertise.