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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 10:46:02 pm »
I tell ya Aaron for such a small saw it impresses me.   I will see about the crank seals.

Nice looking saw you have there.
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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 04:47:40 am »
 The EZ has an adjustment on the trigger to idle/part through fast idle/start this can affect the idle running the manual tells how to set this up.
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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 12:15:21 pm »
The EZ has an adjustment on the trigger to idle/part through fast idle/start this can affect the idle running the manual tells how to set this up.

I will have to check into that because this saw has no throttle lock on it.   So I hold it with my right hand with the throttle wide open and pull it with my left hand.   
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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 10:31:39 pm »
Worked on one a while back w/busted starter pulley.  Was impressed with it, underrated saw IMO.  Would like one but have waaaay to many saw in that class.
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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2016, 05:24:04 pm »
Well Aaron I had the Super EZ out today and noticed the idle starting to go stupid on it so I shut it off and have the crank seals on order.   No more using it until I get them in.

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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2016, 07:13:45 am »
I tell ya Aaron for such a small saw it impresses me.   I will see about the crank seals.

Nice looking saw you have there.

Thanks Roger.  Yep it's a favorite.  Those little buggers really seem to punch above their weight class.  I grab mine for jobs that I'd have grabbed a 50cc class saw for in the past.  Really light and handy little thing for the power it puts out.  Has a gear driven auto oiler pump as well as an honest-to-God manual oiler too.  Good stuff.
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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 Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2016, 07:22:07 am »
The EZ has an adjustment on the trigger to idle/part through fast idle/start this can affect the idle running the manual tells how to set this up.


Yep.  They have a funky, screw adjustable sliding stop within the trigger.  Weird, but works well.   Was looking at/admiring that a few months ago when I had the carb out to put a kit in it.  I take the grip half off and remove the trigger when pulling the carbs on these saws as it makes things MUCH easier.  Don't have to fight the throttle linkage while R/R'ng the carb and making sure the mounting gasket stays put.  Same with the XL12/SXL series and others.



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The EZ has an adjustment on the trigger to idle/part through fast idle/start this can affect the idle running the manual tells how to set this up.



I will have to check into that because this saw has no throttle lock on it.   So I hold it with my right hand with the throttle wide open and pull it with my left hand.   

On these saws, the comp release button in the rear handle is also the throttle lock.  Squeeze the trigger, push the button, then release the trigger.  Comp release and high idle will be set.  Blip the throttle to release.  That's where this series got the "E-Z" name.............from the easy starter pull (in an era when there weren't yet lightweight arborist saws.............these were often used up in the tree).  If you need trigger/throttle lock bits I can send you some.
-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 Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2016, 07:28:54 am »
Worked on one a while back w/busted starter pulley.  Was impressed with it, underrated saw IMO.  Would like one but have waaaay to many saw in that class.
Shep

You need one Shep.  They're a different animal than the modern saws of the 40cc class.  Less speed (but not slow), but way more grunt (and MUCH more style/character/sound).  I can't think of a modern 40cc class saw that is sold with 3/8" pitch chain (not LP or .325).  A bonus is if you can find one with a full wrap handlebar.  They were sold that way (as the Super E-Z AOW........with the W meaning Western).  Homelite also sold a Western 'kit' for the saws.  Had the handlebar and mounting bracket as well as the spike set and a different muffler cover (to meet the CDF muffler temperature requirements).



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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 Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2016, 10:13:04 pm »
I thought I had the one I worked on.  Guy showed up couple months later and I let him have it.  Had picked up a full wrap for it.  He bought it w/shop bill.  Really wanted to keep it.  Only saw one other w/wrap handle in 3-4 years looking on the "Bay".  They sell for pretty good money.  I'll have one at some point.
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Re: Homelite Super EZ Automatic
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2016, 06:09:48 pm »
Well it got up into the mid 40's today so I put in those new cranks seals on the Super EZ auto.   Made some test cuts with it and all seems to be normal.   
I have a lot of rounds that need cut up still so I will use the Super EZ so I get some run time on the saw.
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