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Offline Adirondackstihl

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Homelite XL12
« on: April 26, 2012, 10:25:23 am »
Got this one from a co-worker........FREE  ;D

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Re: XL-12
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 02:37:58 pm »
I like it. I have a blue and white XL12. The paint looks like the day it rolled off the line. I take it out and make a few cuts with it every month or so. It goes pretty well, though it is heavy for the displacement.

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Re: XL-12
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 03:33:04 pm »
Not a fast running saw and even though theyre heavy, they seem to have some torque.
I love the way they sound ;D
I run mine every now and then for a few cuts just to hear it run.
I need a new sprocket  :-\

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Re: XL-12
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 07:16:35 am »
They were a rock solid design and the most copied saw of all times .

It most likely was Homelites answer to competition for the McCulloch 10-10 and thusly both companies sold them by the 10's of thousands if not by the millons .Every so often you run across somebody still using one to cut firewood .

As common as they once were I'd think finding a sprocket would be relatively  easy to find .

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Homelite XL12
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 01:56:12 am »
Before and after...  Found this in a junk pile,  told myself I'd get it goin.  Boy does it run!!  Loud bugger,  not much of a silencer on these old ones.  Oh well, don't stand to the right if its too loud. Huh?  What?   I can't hear you!?
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Offline Al Smith

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Homelite XL-12
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 04:40:58 am »
Nice restoration job .This saw was Homelites answer to the McCulloch 10-10 and they sold a boat load of them .It's also the most copied saw design of all time .

It may be an urban legion or it may be the truth but rumor has it that the same guy that designed this saw also sold a similar design to Lombard ,Remington ,Poulan and perhaps several others .The displacements were different but the basic design was exactly like the XL-12 .

I haven't seen an actual XL-12 in years but in my teen age years they were very popular .

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 06:44:55 am »
I like the color blue they used on those saws.  8)  My 69 camaro was about the same color.

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 07:49:45 am »
One of my customers is an XL12 guy I've sold him six or seven.  XL12 is 54cc and Super 12 is 58cc if I remember right.  He loves the little ear drum busting stack muffler.  Dang good saws they have cut a lot of wood.  Got a super in a box on shelf butit's way down on the list.
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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 06:04:59 pm »
I'll have to say there was boat load of wood cut with those things .I've never seen one with just a spark arrester but then again as I said I haven't seen one in running condition for years .Actually haven't seen any at all .

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Re: '64 XL-12
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 01:08:56 pm »
I have it's twin in the shed but mine does not look near as good. The guy gave it to me when the shop wouldn't take it in for service. I even got the owner's manual.
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