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XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:54:19 am »
Was doing a google image search for some Homelite pics, and stumbled upon this.  Pic and posts in a thread on the forestry forum.

Quote from: HolmenTree
The 925XL Homelite is not a heavy slow saw. My first saw I ever owned was a 922XL, a few years older then the 925 and it put out good speed  for limbing and good power in large diameter timber. Plus no heavier then a Stihl 650/660.
There's lots of miss information on the web, sources spec the 925's weight varies from 14 lbs to 18 lbs.
But from a official Homelite 925XL brochure it is 16.7 lb powerhead only. It sports 82cc, electronic ignition, heavy duty auto and manual oilers. It states maximum h.p. at 8,000 rpm, but don't let that fool you, that is the operating rpm while buried in a log. With no load it's rated for 11,500rpm [even that sounds too "rich"].

Adjust the Hi-speed setting with just a safe light flutter in the "sweet spot" at WOT and that 925 will match or beat the rpm of a Stihl 660.
I wouldn't advise someone who makes a living with a saw to run a 925XL there are far better choices, but for occassional wood cutting they're excellent. Just beware of no anti vibe and no chain brake.
There is more XL Homelites [not just 925s] around the globe then any other saw, they sold millions of them and many are still running. Parts are still easily available.
Google up the House of Homelite website, all the info you need. ;)






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That's a great photo, Holmen! :)
Background story?
Chainsaw speed cutting competition at Denare Beach, Saskatchewan [near the Manitoba border, best lake trout and walleye fishing in the world.] during the Beaver Lake Day's King Logger events that Simpson Timber sponsored. I took the King logger 3 yrs in a row later on when I was in my early 20's, up until Simpson Timber pulled out and the yearly competition was cancelled forever.

The guy kneeling to the right was Simpson's logging operations scaler, the guy was pretty tight on the scale when I logged for them. When the forestry company Manfor that I worked for had a shutdown, I would go and fall for Simpson Timber across the border. Simpson only took big spruce for peeler logs to make plywood at their mill in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.
Good ole days though, lots of work, wages were good for the time, working piecework falling with a powersaw keeping a pair of line skidders busy.
Now today if your lucky to get work logging, it's day and nite shift being a backhoe logger working by the hour with no incentive, or invest millions of $ just to operate a simple stump to dump operation. Only ending up in the end with some worn out iron.



Link to the thread:

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=65793.0
-Aaron

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: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 04:34:25 pm »
You go @HolmenTree   

Nice find Aaron.  8)
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Re: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 05:45:15 pm »
I forgot  all about that old thread and picture :D
Thanks  Aaron for posting that.
 I love that old pic with the US and Manitoba flags at  our little  old competition.

I remember  2 weeks before the competition, on the job I was trying to break in a new set of rings in the Homie..
My foreman was so pissed when he caught me the second time using it with no chainbrake. He yelled "3rd verbal warning and you're  down the road!"
  I took his word for it and never brought it back to work :D
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Re: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 12:04:20 am »
Amazing what comes up in a google search. 8)

That is an awesome picture.  I love that saw series too.  Didja know that Homelite sold chainbrake clutch covers for those in Canada?  They didn't sell very many unfortunately.  They're scarce as chicken lips now.  I'd love to find at least one.  The park that I do volunteer work 'requires' chainbrakes.  I've ran a few non-CB saws (SXL-925, Super 250, Poulan 4900) there from time to time however.....


-Aaron

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: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 10:49:18 am »
Thanks for posting , yes I saw a few of those brakes on the newer  Homelites. I'll  keep my eyes open for one for you Aaron.
The old Homelite dealer where I got my parts from was owned by a aircraft mechanic his  business  was called Mitchell  Aircraft and Marine.
He used to race go karts in a club up in Flin Flon, Manitoba  in the 1960s with Homelite  engines and was sponsored by Homelite .
He did some nice porting work to my XL922 , sure wish I kept that old saw as he has since passed away years ago.
I always had a fondness for those old XLs. Amazing to think that design originated way back in 1964.....long before the Swedes and Germans  got their act together.
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Re: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 07:23:20 pm »
Thank you!  If you can find one of those for me I'd greatly appreciate it.  This is one of my favorite saw series.  I use mine quite a bit.
-Aaron

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: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 12:04:20 pm »
No luck finding a chainbrake for the 925 so for, but will keep my eyes open.
I was looking at that picture  above of me cutting with that Homelite. Not sure what year it was taken.
But it was a long time ago though :D
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Re: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 11:17:09 am »
If you could find two.....

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Re: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2015, 03:32:29 pm »
If you could find two.....

Welcome and glad to see you post ;).  After 2 years  :o

Share and help where you can. We all learn something new from others here, I know I do.
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Re: XL-900 Series. Cool pic of one our members.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2015, 09:06:44 pm »
So I been lurkin' a little. You guys are way out in front of me in the saw knowledge department.

 

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