Coming soon to a chainsaw near you: Plant-based lubricating oil


In Maryland, Stanley Black & Decker’s chainsaw brand DEWALT has launched biodegradable chainsaw oil made from North American plant oils. The USDA Certified Biobased Product contains no petroleum-based oils and can be used around waterways and other environmentally sensitive areas. 

“About 20 million gallons of bar and chain oil are discharged into the environment every year,” says Dan Fitzgerald, Director of Product Sustainability, Stanley Black & Decker. “The use of chainsaw oil is known as a 100% loss application since there is no way to capture and recycle the oil that is released into the environment. Creating a formula from renewable, sustainable plant oil that is biodegradable is an environmentally responsible solution that DEWALT is proud to offer its customers.”

The oil is available on Amazon and will be coming soon to The Home Depot.