chunking wood up to smoke food?

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Master of the Pit
Original poster
Mar 31, 2010
Upstate new york
ok i have some cherry and maple wood that i would like to chunk up to smoke with is it a no no to use my chainsaw because of the bar oil?
I cut with a chain saw all the time.  If it is set up properly it will not oil the wood.  The oil catches in the chip and flings off.  Though it is a possibility, but the cords I go through I am not using a bow saw.
I also use a chainsaw to cut my wood.if i have some smaller branches i will use my chopsaw,its way faster.but i have never found any oil on my chunks so far.
ok thanks guys looks like i am sawing some wood tomorrow
Peanut oil has worked good for me so far.  I run a couple of "tanks" of it through to flush out the petroleum oil before I cut smoking wood.  I haven't tried it in colder weather, but I don't have any gumming up problems with it in warm weather. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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