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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 04:30:16 pm »
I just made the little XL posted 1st earn it's shelf time since nobody wants it.  Cleared about 20 feet of fence row with cherry trees and briars abound.  Then trimmed up a cherry tree of its dead.
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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 07:50:44 pm »
Little light work like that they are fine .

I don't know if I ever mentioned it or not .Long time ago my buddy and myself were cutting firewood to sell .Me with one of those little rascals ,borrowed and he with a McCulloch 33 or 35 geardive .That little thing cut circles around that slow as a snail Mac .Probabley '73 or so .Because shortly after was when I bought the S-25 Poulan which I still have .

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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 05:44:46 pm »
They're decent running little saws.  Tough.  A friend of mine calls them 'bics' in reference to the cheap/reliable lighters and pens. 

They're a PITA to work on, but not too bad once you learn the 'tricks'.  I'd MUCH rather work on these than mini-macs.........but that's not saying much.  Damn things keep multiplying in my shop.  I've never paid for one...................yet somehow probably have 5 or six right now, despite my best efforts. 

The really early ones have a clutch drum that's held on by a NASTY little snap ring rather than a nut.  Later versions thankfully have a 'normal' threaded crank and nut.  Fuel/oil lines and duckbill valves are often melted/dead.  The 69451 duckbill is still available from Oregon and Stens (and costs about $1.50-$3.00 each depending on where you get 'em).  Crank seals are SKF 4913, or Poulan/Husqvarna 530019059.  Easy to find and shouldn't cost more than $5 apiece. 

Some versions have diaphragm oilers.  Damn diaphragm will cost you more than the saw's worth.  Most later versions have a simpler pressurized oil tank system without the diaphragm oiler.  Some late ones have that 'fancy' adjustable setup like what's on the first saw pictured in this thread.  Overcomplicated, with more hoses than a 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo.

The Poulan Micro and XXV series saws are thousands of miles ahead of these in both performance and ease of service.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.
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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2018, 01:11:06 pm »
So I recently picked a totally refurbed XL. Has long handle like the Super 2, but single trigger. Can anyone tell me the displacement??? I'm thinking 30cc.
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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2018, 06:21:11 pm »
Bit of a pain to work on but good limbing and camp saw when running right. Noisy little beggar.

I owned 2 of these years ago ....gave them to my buddys....before they stopped running

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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 08:25:44 am »
@canadien175 pm

Here is all I have left. I do not know the history on it.  I think I remember it pulled through. 
I dont mess with them so never looked it over.

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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 08:27:02 am »
more pics.  posted before I was done above

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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2018, 11:05:19 am »
Just to be up front. No I wont do COD.   Saws must be paid for up front before I will ship. Unless I know you and have dealt with before.   

Heck some here I would send to without $ up front.  As I have done many transactions with. But for someone out of the blue to ask me to do COD. Nope..
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Re: Homelite XL
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2020, 07:41:59 pm »
Parting out the homelite XL.  Clutch, drum, bearing, on/off sold

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