We tested SABER Professional at a 100:1 mix ratio compared to other two-stroke oils at 50:1, and the results are clear: SABER Professional dominated the competition in every area of performance. Even when using half as much oil, SABER Profesional does a better job fighting carbon deposits that rob engines of power and reduce their service life. It helps landscapers, contractors and other professionals work more efficiently and cut costs.
Improves Engine Operation & Life SABER Professional’s high-quality synthetic base oils burn more cleanly than other synthetic and conventional base oils. It eliminates carbon deposits that lead to stuck piston rings, clogged exhaust ports and plugged spark arrestor screens. Following 300 hours of professional-use testing in ECHO* string trimmers, SABER Professional mixed at 100:1 resisted carbon better than ECHO Power Blend* XTended Life* Universal 2-Stroke Oil mixed at 50:1 (see images). For complete test results, see the ECHO 100:1 String Trimmer Technical Study (G3470).
Cuts Oil Costs Mixing SABER Professional at 100:1 cuts oil costs by 50 percent or more while still providing unmatched protection and performance. It allows professionals the best of both worlds — reduced costs and increased protection.
Smokeless Operation SABER Professional passes the industry-standard smoke test at the standard rich mix ratio. When mixed at the SABER Ratio, smoke is virtually undetectable. Equipment operators subjected to smoke and fumes benefit from these low-emission properties.
- Excellent lubricity and cleanliness - Controls friction and helps prevent wear, plug fouling, ring sticking and exhaust port blocking - Smokeless – delivers fewer emissions at 80:1 and 100:1 - Stabilizes fuel during storage - Delivers outstanding protection and performance at lean mix ratios
VIDEO: Today we're talking about some testing that we've conducted recently at AMSOIL, and it has to do with a subject that we've covered before. We're talking about string trimmers, and we're talking about SABER Professional. Now, you've heard me talk about SABER Professional in the past, but we went and did some things with it that are really different. We created a test like we do at AMSOIL. We built a test based on the needs of the industry. So SABER Professional can be used at any mix ratio up to 100 to 1. So we conducted two studies. We got a bunch of ECHO string trimmers, four for each test. Now, for the first test, we ran SABER Professional and ECHO Power Blend at 50 to 1. This was a 300-hour test, and it was designed to simulate the conditions that these trimmers will see in the field. Those conditions are extremely hot, temperatures above 500 degrees on the spark plug. It's a very grueling condition because we know landscape contractors abuse these trimmers. They are the most beat up and used pieces of equipment in their arsenal. So let's take a look at the 50 to 1 study first. There are three areas that we want to focus on; and that was the pistons, the exhaust ports and the exhaust arrestor screens or the spark arrestor screen as it's commonly referred to. Those are the three key areas that we found can create problems, and these problems are based specifically on the oil that you're using. So let's take a look at the pistons. As you can see here, the AMSOIL pistons, the skirts are very clean. You don't see a lot of depositing. The rings are free. You take a look at the ECHO piston. There's a lot of staining. There's a lot of ring sticking. That staining on the piston comes from when the rings start to stick, and they stick because of depositing. If the oil is not clean, if the oil is not clean burning you can get deposits. And you can see that very clearly here. It's contrasted very well when you look at these pistons side by side. The other area that we want to take a look at is the exhaust ports. Oil is consumed in a two-stroke engine, and what happens is it can collect in the exhaust port as it's passing by. Take a look here. The AMSOIL exhaust port, very clean, very free. It's very free flowing.
That means a lot of air and exhaust can pass through there. You take a look at the ECHO exhaust port and you can see it's closed off. I would compare this to trying to run a marathon while breathing through a drink straw. The engine is not going to make any power. You want to make sure that the exhaust port is clear and free of depositing and debris. As you can see in this case, again, there is a large contrast between SABER Professional and the ECHO Power Blend. The last thing we're looking at, exhaust spark arrestor screens. It's the same thing as the exhaust port. If you look at the screen, the AMSOIL screen, the SABER Professional screen, it's very clear. It's very clean. The ECHO screen, as you can see, as that oil is burning, there is some depositing. There is some debris that's passing across that screen, and it sticks. This again is a restriction in flow. This can affect power. A trimmer that doesn't make any power has a tough time cutting grass. After the 50 to 1 results came through, as you can see, the results of the 50 to 1 tests were very good. The AMSOIL SABER Professional clearly stands out versus the ECHO Power Blend. Now, as I said again, we ran the test a second time. We changed the mix ratio. Since SABER is able to run at leaner mix ratios, we ran it at 100 to 1. Take a look at the pistons. Once again, very clean, very free of deposits. The piston is clean because there's not a lot of blow-by. Once again we look at the ECHO; the results are very similar. We ran the ECHO Power Blend at 50 to 1 once again because that's what's recommended by the manufacturer. So the results are very similar. The pistons look very similar to what they did in the 50 to 1 test. We take a look at the exhaust ports. Once again, the SABER Professional very clean, very free of depositing. The ECHO replicates the test. As before, very clogged, very plugged up. Once again, a trimmer can't make power if it can't breathe. So, when that exhaust port gets plugged, you're going to lose power. We take a look at the spark arrestor screens last, same results. SABER Professional very clean, ECHO some depositing. Well, as you can see, the results speak for themselves. SABER Professional clearly outperformed the ECHO Power Blend.
Fuel Stabilization SABER Professional provides the additional benefit of fuel stabilization to help prevent fuel from deteriorating during storage and causing poor engine performance. There is no need to add an additional fuel stabilizer when putting equipment into seasonal storage.
APPLICATIONS Use in all two-stroke handheld equipment where JASO FD,, ISO-L-EGD or API-TC oils are specified, including STIHL*, ECHO*, Toro*, Shindaiwa*, Craftsman*, 4-mix STIHL and Hybrid 4 Shindaiwa engines.
Use at conventional mix ratios or the SABER® Ratio,™ regardless of the mix ratio specified for the equipment. For maximum benefit, use the SABER Ratio.