Information on the XL 500 Homelite Chainsaw

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Information on the XL 500 Homelite Chainsaw
The Homelite XL was produced in the 1960s. (cutting with chainsaw image by KtD from

The Homelite XL 500 was introduced in the 1960s and was discontinued shortly after the chainsaw was introduced. Information on this Homelite product is difficult to find, but most Homelite dealerships can produce some information when requested. The XL 500 is a chainsaw used to trim or cut down trees.

Chainsaw Safety

The most important information a Homelite XL 500 owner is required to know is the safe operating procedures of the chainsaw. The inspection of the XL 500 before operation is one of the first and most important safety precautions. Wearing the proper safety equipment when operating the Homelite is also important. Safety glasses, firm shoes, no loose clothing or jewellery and gloves are part of this safety equipment.

Homelite XL 500 Specifications

Since the Homelite XL 500 is an older model, not all the specifications are available. The XL 500 is one of the heaviest chainsaws produced by Homelite, weighing in at 6.3kg or 6.3kg. The bar length varies depending on the desire of the operator but can come in lengths of 16 to 24 inches. The engine of the Homelite is 3.6 horsepower and operates at position stator plate during ignition.

Chainsaw Sharpening

Maintenance on the Homelite XL 500 is important to keeping the chainsaw running properly. The XL 500 does not cut properly without a properly sharpened chain. The Homelite will kick back, jam in the cut or burn the wood instead of cutting the wood without a properly sharpened chain. A professional sharpening job is recommended.

Chainsaw Maintenance

Cleaning the Homelite XL 500 after every use is important to safe operation of the chainsaw. Lubricating the chain and engine is another preventive maintenance measure. The Homelite uses a gasoline and oil mixture. Adjusting the carburettor is required occasionally as well as replacing the spark plug, air filter and spark arrester.

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