This question is about the mix ratio for small engines machines, like gas chain saws, gas trimmers, gas blowers, etc.

My small engine service store guy recommends a richer mix (more oil in it) than the manufacturers, even though they smoke with a richer mix.

When the manufacturer recommends 1:50 mix, he says go with a 1:35mix. His reason: a little more lubrication will save your engine, never mind the added smoke. My machine run a little richer, but they don't quit.

What do you think from your experience?