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Is a blue Homelite XL worth fixing

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by kissfan113, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. kissfan113

    kissfan113 ArboristSite Lurker

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    I had an old Homelite Super XL given to me, one of the blue XL automatics, Is it worth restoring or should I just put a carb kit in it and run it as is. It looks to be a pretty nice saw, but I don't know much about it. Can anyone give me some specs on it.
    Thanks
    Kevin
     
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    as far as specs go to mike acres site and yes fix it helps me out when people fix there old equipment
    http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf/ed1d619968136da688256af40002b8f7/47f8f0b8e0bc41ef88256c260048d87a?OpenDocument

    if you need a ipl let me know i will be glad to send you one
     
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  3. GASoline71

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    Nothing special about it. About 10,000,000 of them were made. One of the more popular homeowner saws that Homelite ever made.

    Getter runnin' good... huck a sharp chain on it... and make chips fly!

    Gary
     
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    good advice gary good thing about it keeps the funds here in america aand china can kiss them funds good bye lol
     
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    That's about right. There are still too many out there to be valuable as a collector's item, with the exception of something like a NOS one. It seems ironic that the very fact that they were popular (and had unbelievable longevity) has contributed to their lack of value. Great saws... like Gary said, you should run it. Valuable or not, you'll be running a bit of chainsaw history. When it came out, building a powerhead that was that light, that durable, and that reliable was a singular feat. In magnesium castings, no less!
     
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    Well, you don't any money in it, so that's a great start. If it has spark and good compression...THEN, I'd buy a carb kit. If not, then I'd make it a door stop or put it in the classifieds for $15 or strip the parts off and sell them on ebay. You don't have many saws, so it might make good backup. Boy, I really helped a lot didn't I.:dizzy:
     
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    Good saw, if it works ok. Mine was nice. I miss it already. No pistons/cylinders available for these anymore are there?
     
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    wrong
     
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    Seems, Ole uncle Cal, always has inside scoop on SXL parts:clap:
     
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    got good spark and compression, I say it needs a carb kit cause it runs just runs like crap, I'm going to go more into a teardown and will keep you guys up to date with my findings. Any specific trouble spots I should keep an eye out for? lawnmowertech just for reference, whats an ipl?
     
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    Illustrated parts list
     
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    IPL = Illustrated Parts List shows the picture image of the saw along with part numbers in corrispondence to the # that is showing on the diagram


    yep csw i have 1 piston left on the A68438 after that it will be hard to find cylinders are hard to find though but i have dealers holding parts for me till after April next year when i restart over in business

    even though i have there parts list of part #s i rather not post them cause i cannot guarantee they will be there when the time arises


    csw i wish i can find some homelite owners who will buy me out clear my shelves of these homelite parts i have on my store currently if they buy me out they get free shipping if they only ask ahead of time and give me a list of the part #s they want off there i would be glad to pay the shipping bill if that is what they are concerned about

    i get bored when i am not boxing packages right now im bored
     
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    the ipl would be awesome, email it to me if you don't mind,
     
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    i will email the ipl tommorrow sometime right now got other things to worry about dad was taken to the er tonight time right now is 10:00 pm est so keep us in prayer
     
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    sxl is a nice running saw, i own somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 of them, all of them in top running condition
     
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    If you're learning, that's as good a place to start as any.

    Depending on the saw's condition, you might get it running tip top for under $150. That would beat any plastic mess you could buy from Home Depot.
     
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