Not to brag or anything but my saw is in much nicer condition. It will be interesting to see the final price it goes for.
I'm not sure if the Comet saw is more rare or not. I've seen at least four Comets in the last few months up for sale but this is the only other XL-100 I've seen.
Agreed your is sweet, INCLUDING the original box:) Definitely the nicest one I've seen, that's a keeper!
I've been tracking how many have gone on sale and I've seen 5 Homelite's, (1 was yours, 2 others were in great condition but only 1 had the box, 1 was rough but ran, and 1 was a rust ball). I didn't end up getting in on any of them since the 2 I would have considered were sold. Hands down there is a larger market for the Homelite since chainsaw collectors want to have fun with the circular saw in their collection too. The XL100 is merely a Homelite chainsaw retrofitted to have the blade attached to the side vs a front mounted chain bar, many pieces are compatible which is nice.
For Comet saw's I've seen 3 for sale, 1 in near NOS stock with the box, wrench, and manuals which I bought. And another that had the box but is in not as great shape with some paint missing and rust on the blade. The other one looked average with no box and the guy was asking $500 so I doubt he sold that. In my manual the Comet saw claims they are the very first to develop a gas version of a circular saw, thought that was cool. The Comet saw is what actually got me into collecting Ohlsson&Rice engines, I had no clue what they even were before that.
I've seen 2 tote N' tools, one that went on ebay for $220 if I remember right a good while back, and the other was asking $200 on craigslist. Keep in mind Craigslist price and eBay prices are way different!
I'd say it was a fluke that the Tote N' Tool only went for $220 on ebay and could have went much higher.
There is a power product circular on eBay right now the guy's reserve was originally $600 and is now $400 I think but I still don't think he's selling at that price. If it was in proven running condition it might. I saw one of these once sell for $1K a few years back on an engine board! Crazy.
Yes, I think I've become a gas circular saw junkie!