Homelite was founded in 1921 as the Home Electric Lighting Company. The company produces products designed to help homeowners, such as chain saws. The Homelite XL Chain Saw, introduced in 1963, was the first chain saw considered lightweight. It weighs 13 pounds and 14 ounces and is painted in Homelite red enamel.
The engine in the Homelite XL Chain Saw displaces 58.2 cc and has one cylinder. The bore is 1.8 inches and the stroke is 1.4 inches. The air filter is a cellulose fiber element, and the starter is a Homelite automatic rewind starter. The spark plug is a Champion CJ6, and the spark plug gap is .03 inches. It has a centrifugal clutch and direct drive.
The Homelite XL Chain Saw casing is made from die cast magnesium, and the cylinder is aluminum with a chrome-plated bore. The chain saw is designed to be operated by one person and has a rigid handlebar system.
Fuel and Oil
The gas tank in the Homelite XL holds 24.2 ounces. It runs on regular octane gasoline. The oil pump is automatic but also has a manual override option. The fuel to oil ratio is 32 to 1. The recommended oil type is Homelite chain saw mix oil.
Chain and Guidebar
The chain on the Homelite XL is a Homelite Raker38 III and an Oregon 72. The chain pitch is 3/8 inch. Two guide bars can be used with this chain saw. The short guide bar is 16 inches long, and the long guide bar is 24 inches.