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Offline Al Smith

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 07:08:15 pm »
Well if you have one and run it don't set the to run lean because more than likely it could be a seal leaker .

I think it was a year ago I got a C5 running for my neighbor that had sat for 25 years with a bad coil wire .I had it set fairly rich then his buddy borrowed it and leaned it out and cooked it .

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 12:56:05 pm »
Beautiful saw! I've got one too -- I call mine "Ol' Blue." Is that original or what?  ;D It is my main cutter, and I burn wood for primary heat. Here's how it is with Ol' Blue -- fill the tanks, set the choke and fast idle, flip the switch on, pull, pull, pull burpbaburpburp. Choke off, pull and it's off to the races. Clawing through logs or sitting at its pop-pop idle, Ol' Blue will run until the fuel tank is dry.

A stray gust of wind took an 18" ash the "wrong" way on me once, and pinched Ol' Blue's bar. I backed away and watched as that 60-foot tree came down across a rotted deadfall, bounced up, and fell back down on Ol' Blue. Total damage: a small chunk broke off the bottom of the clutch cover. I didn't even get a five-minute break!  :P

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 09:47:40 am »
Back to this xl-12 which was the most copied chainsaw of all times I got a  freebie yesterday .In addtion there were two Remingtons ,PL 4 and PL5 .

It was long thought that these were indeed XL-12 clones and I can now attest to that as fact .There are parts on these things which are a direct match to the Homelite version of this design .Chainsaw historical trivia ---

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 04:30:26 pm »
I have 5 or 6 XL 12 saws and variations, SXL and SXL-AO. They are great saws, yes they are loud ( especially the ones with the stacked muffler that is pictured by the OP ) vibrate and are heavy, but they are dependable as gravity.  I buy all I can, just this past weekend I got a blue XL-12 and a SXL-AO along with a MONO SL-245 for $20. Good project saws or parts.

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 03:15:09 pm »
Love these saws to i have the blue and the red one
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Homelite XL12
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2016, 02:59:16 pm »
Just had a homelite xl 12 dropped off.

Off hand red and looks like a 20" 3/8

Another one of these deals. Where guys father has passed away and saw has just been setting. 

Now to see what I need to do to see if I can get this one going for the son for memories sake.
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Re: Homelite XL12
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2016, 12:40:40 pm »
Just had a homelite xl 12 dropped off.

Another one of these deals. Where guys father has passed away and saw has just been setting. 

Now to see what I need to do to see if I can get this one going for the son for memories sake.

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Re: Homelite XL12
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2016, 03:45:13 pm »
Checked it all over. Could use a new fuel line soon if it was going to be used. Hardened.

Now my question. This cant be right. Roll onto clutch side and the drum just slides off  :o? Isnt there suppose to be a washer keeping it in place? There is a washer but drum goes right past it.

Do have it running.   8)

homelite xl 12 IPL http://s30387.gridserver.com/partsDiagrams/Homelite%20XL-12.pdf

I see a bigger flat washer in IPL. Take it that is missing from this one?

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Re: Homelite XL12
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2016, 06:18:40 pm »
HOMELITE 65064 THRUST WASHER

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Re: Homelite XL12
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 03:55:44 pm »
Had a washer from another saw maker on hand and works perfect. No need to pay those ebay prices of $5 for a oem homie washer shipped.

The stihl 029 spur drum washer is a perfect match. ;)
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