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Offline bustedknuckles

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Homelite 360 pro, worth fixing?
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:29:54 am »
i have a Homelite 360 Pro and I believe that the coil over plug is bad on it. Other than that, it seems to be in good condition. I bought this saw for no good reason but it hasn't really become interesting to me. So I think I want to just move it on. So the question, is this saw worth fixing? ie, what's it gonna sell for in running condition vs "as is"?
I have never run a saw like this (that I remember) so don't really know anything about it other than it preceded the "throw away saw" era of Homelite's history. It has a 20" bar that uses a 70dl 3/8" x .050 chain. The bar writing is nice but it was pretty chipped up on the rails and took a bit of work to get it dressed out on the disc sander. It's fine now and the saw would be useable if the sparky thing worked. (it may have fuel issues too by now)
So what do I have? Something good or a door stop?

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Re: Homelite 360 pro, worth fixing?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 03:51:03 am »
They're good saws.  You're not gonna make bank selling it.  It's not a 650 or 750.  That transformer (what Homelite called those 'on the plug' coils) is the same part that was used from the 35/350/360 through the 750 (including the demo saws) so they're not hard to find used or new with a little looking.  Why do you believe the transformer is bad?  Often with these it's the contact arrangement (plastic bracket with two contacts that fits into the cylinder shield) that's bunged up.  Could also be the trigger module.
-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: Homelite 360 pro, worth fixing?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 07:45:38 pm »
I thought it was the transformer because the guy I bought it from told me that is what he thought was wrong with it. I did some testing on the coil with a meter today and not sure it is the issue. I put in a new plug, cleaned the contacts and tried it. Nothing. So I'm going to look a little deeper. I'm not going to start shotgunning parts at this thing. I suspect I could easily get more into it than what it's worth. I'm still at the bail out point now...

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Re: Homelite 360 pro, worth fixing?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 07:52:29 pm »
I thought it was the transformer because the guy I bought it from told me that is what he thought was wrong with it. I did some testing on the coil with a meter today and not sure it is the issue. I put in a new plug, cleaned the contacts and tried it. Nothing. So I'm going to look a little deeper. I'm not going to start shotgunning parts at this thing. I suspect I could easily get more into it than what it's worth. I'm still at the bail out point now...

Maybe somebody could lend you a known good module and transformer.  I don't have any 360 parts.........or I'd send you them to try...
-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: Homelite 360 pro, worth fixing?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 11:46:58 pm »
I've thought about that. (trading parts) I haven't had a chance to investigate further as work got in the way of my play time. If I can't figure it out, I'll just sell it as a project or parts saw. I only have about $25 bucks into it at this point and figure I can piece it out for that. (or just put it back on the shelf and let it heal itself)

 

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