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OldSaw for OldSaw

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by vipermanz, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Hey man, i know you are the chainsaw whiz around here so i've got a project for you.
    I have and older homelite XL chainsaw model 105152 (still says homelite/textron on the tag) and i can't get a spark on it, i've tested the coil and that isn't the problem, it's got the points ignition behind the flywheel and i don't know the first thing about points systems.
    Any Pointers?? lol Pun intended

    Joey
     
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Try taking the points out, clean the contacts with a file so they're smooth and clean, then regap at .015" and see if you've got spark. yours is an older model XL with the top handle I presume. if its a rear handle model, you've got an XL1. either model is good to work with.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    It's got the top handle, I'll try the tips and see what's up
     
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I've always wanted one of those, they're nice little saws, though a pain to work on, they are pretty reliable machines when they're running.
     
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    when i had it running years back it was pretty damn powerful, it had a 12" bar on it when i got it, right now it's in about 15 pieces with the engine out..
     
  7. shsmallengines

    shsmallengines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    those saws you have to take completly apart to do any thing with them
     

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