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 Post subject: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Here's a Homelite XL 100 circular saw built on the XL chainsaw motor. It came with the box which included some homelite tools for the saw. I love the sound of this saw running, no muffler at all so it's loud.
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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:21 pm 
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John, I am a big vintage Homelite fan and that saw is sweeeet! Very clean with original box. Those things go for a pretty penny, especially in that condition. Now, what do I have to trade....


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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:13 pm 
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You could have saved me the time it took to send that snowblower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This would have shipped much easier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just kid'n, picked this up after that adventure.
This saw is really nice and has plenty of balls too! Really loud and "2 strokey" with all the smoke. I love it!



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:20 pm 

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Great find. I too like the old homelites and have been searching for circular saw. The only problem that I have run into with homelites is that parts seem to be hard to find. Anyone know a good source?


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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:43 pm 
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larskyler wrote:
Great find. I too like the old homelites and have been searching for circular saw. The only problem that I have run into with homelites is that parts seem to be hard to find. Anyone know a good source?


I believe there are a couple of guys on this site that stock and sell parts
http://houseofhomelite.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=superxl&thread=2747



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:21 am 

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Cool, I will check into it. Thanks. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:15 am 
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WOW!! That is gorgeous! Will you be making a video sometime? Sure would like to hear it and watch it rip through some plywood. Does it have a clutch also, and a blade brake? Great find! :D



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:02 am 
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I'll get a video up. It does have a clutch but no brake.



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:17 pm 

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You beat me to the chase on this one, I called the seller a few days too late. Glad you got it so I can still see it!!!:) Let's see her rip some wood!



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:13 pm 
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What do you Homelite guys think one of those generators is worth, NOS?
The military one that uses the same XL-12 motor with the case, a canvas cover, original tools and instructions.



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:45 pm 
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It's hard to say with anything NOS. There could be some kook out there that would take it to the moon. Generally the Homelite generators don't even break a hundred, but an NOS one would have two squirrels fighting over an acorn.


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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
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Anyone see the Homelite on ebay? She is climbing high ($336+( with still 3 days to go! :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Homelite-XL-100 ... 1061950070

I wonder what a Comet Saw in good condition would bring on eBay since the Comet saw is probably a more rare breed.



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
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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.



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 Post subject: Re: Homelite Gas Engine Driven Circular Saw
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Wallfish wrote:
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!



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