Homelite chainsaw 1980s/90s

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Old 06-18-18, 02:06 PM
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Homelite chainsaw 1980s/90s

Hello,

2 questions regarding my dads old homelite chainsaw.

Any know what model this is? There are no markings on the unit or labels anymore.

More importantly, I need to buy a new chain. There are some markings on the bar. Do they mean anything? If you canít seem them, it looks like ď16 37Ē on the top line.
Bottom line says ď089 G4Ē

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Old 06-18-18, 03:10 PM
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I had one of those years ago. Will keep looking for the model number. It looks like yours has a 16 in. bar.

It is a Super 2. Here is what I found on the Oregon web site:

https://www.oregonproducts.com/en/Ad...%22/p/91PX059G

Scroll down to see the fit guide for this chain.
 

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Old 06-18-18, 04:03 PM
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If you know the bar size the cheapest place I've found them is Wal-Mart in the tool area.
The ones I've bought where sold two in a package.
Before buying anything I'd make sure the saw runs.
If it's not been running for a while for sure the carbs. and likely the fuel lines are messed up.
I do not even bother trying to rebuild small one's that, far easier to just replace the whole thing.
Ebay and Amazon sells them.
 
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Measure the exposed bar length with the bar installed on the saw to verify whether the bar is a 14 in. or 16 in. bar.
 
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Old 06-20-18, 05:39 PM
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Ok. Itís a 16Ē. I guess the numbers on the bar mean something.

Went to Home Depot to find a new chain. There are different types and a few of them look very similar. Type S? Type G? type Y? Iím not sure the old chain I have was the correct one either.

Anyway, I bought one and it doesnít seem to spin freely once installed. It spins easily going backwards but gets hung up and jammed when spinning it forward by hand.

Is there a way to find out what type of chain it should have from Home Depot? Assuming this is a Super 2 model. Iím wondering if I picked up the wrong one.
 
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How much slack is there in the chain?
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Old 06-21-18, 02:19 AM
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the numbers on the bar do mean something the 16 is bar length the 37 is pitch at 3/8 I dont see a number for gauge though from what I have read should be a number 1, 2 or 3 on the bar indicating gauge 1 being .050, 2 being .058 and 3 being .063.
if you have an old chain may want to count the drive links and measure the gauge if you cant find a number on the bar.
 
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Fill in make, model, and bar length to get compatable chains:

http://en.oregonproducts.com/pro/loo...USA&LangId=ENG

Anyway, I bought one and it doesn’t seem to spin freely once installed. It spins easily going backwards but gets hung up and jammed when spinning it forward by hand.
Inspect the sprocket for excessive wear and the bar for visible damage. Make sure the groove in the bar is clean and lubricated.
 

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