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I bought all four of these separately on a lark after flogging my Husqvarna 435 for the last time, what a piece of Chinese junk, no guts at all. I found the 1969 blue 58.2cc Super XL Automatic 3 hours away for 100.00, but I was going up that way anyways. The  1981 40.9cc Super EZ Automatic was in a town on the way up to moms house and was 25.00. The 1970 37.6cc EZ Automatic was an eBay find for 99.00 free shipping, and the 1967 77cc XL-901 I bought from the original owner for 225.00 shipped to my door. I got 150.00 for the Husqvarna 435 so I have 325.00 in these four. After using them I can't imagine buying a "new" chainsaw.

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Yeah,! a real nice set of 'ole Slicers there Alain!. Not a Chain Brake in sight. My tiny  72 Beaird Poulan XXV is a dream to use and just won't compare to modern stuff.

You have been conspicuous by your absence and glad to see you here again

Regards 

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I had a piece of railroad track fall on my thumb nearly two years ago and I've been in a lot of pain, that pain has caused me to be very frustrated and angry. I haven't been in good sorts and have been sharp of tongue and bad attitude. The VA finally authorized a MRI, but sent me to a private physician. He gave me no diagnosis nor prognosis because I will never see him again and he wont financially benefit from me as a patient. The Veterans Administration doctors refuse to see me or address the the situation because I filed a complaint of not receiving adequate care from the staff. The pain makes me nauseous and I cant take the prep in order to get the yearly colonoscopy I need since my cancer surgery, going on two years without that procedure, and I am starting exhibit similar symptoms. They were prescribing me 3,000 mg of neurotin a day for the pain, but I quit taking it because it didn't relieve the pain and it made me confused as all get out.

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7 hours ago, Triumph66 said:

Nice little collection of vintage chainsaws. I bet they are heavier than the newer ones (Stihl and Husqvarna) but got more character I guess.

I believe they are made of cast magnesium. The XL-901 weighs 14.5 pounds, the Super XL Auto weighs in at 13.11 pounds, the Super EZ Auto weighs 11.1 pounds, and the EZ Auto weighs 9.6 pounds. In comparison a new Chinese made plastic 50cc Stihl MS 271 Farm Boss weighs 12.3 pounds which is only about 1 pound lighter than my 58.2 cc Super XL Auto and two pounds lighter than the 77cc XL-901

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I got curious and had to look up the Spec on all but one of your Chainsaws. I could not relate to the use of the word 'Automatic' in the Model name and notice the Plunger on the rear near the Handle of 3 models. I found they have an Automatic Oil Feed and a Manual Pump !. Interesting!.

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1 hour ago, Anglo Traction said:

I got curious and had to look up the Spec on all but one of your Chainsaws. I could not relate to the use of the word 'Automatic' in the Model name and notice the Plunger on the rear near the Handle of 3 models. I found they have an Automatic Oil Feed and a Manual Pump !. Interesting!.

That is correct. The option is called automatic oiler with manual override. The made a few models without the manual override, but it was not common.

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I added three more vintage Homelite saws to my collection. A 1979 Homelite Super Mini SL Automatic. Sweet little 40.9 cc saw with vibration dampeners and automatic and manual override oiling with a 16" power tip bar. Also a couple of one yea only saws, a 1965 XL Automatic, like later Super XL Automatics, this has 58.2 cc and is the first model in the lightweight series of Homelite XL saws, it came with a 16" bar and is an automatic oiler and has a port to add a optional manual override oil plunger. Lastly, a 1969 XL-850, also an automatic oiler with option plunger port for manual oiling override and at 82 cc is almost the same size a a Honda 90 trail bike. This saw also came with a 20 inch power tip bar and new chain.

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More Homies come home to roost, this makes 10 with a couple of more in the post. The first on is 1980 Homelite Super EZ Automatic, 40.9 cc, 16" power tip bar and auto oiler. The second saw is a 82 cc XL-903 made in 1969 only, 20" power tip heavy bar, and auto oiler.

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