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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Mar 5th, '09, 11:57 
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A important thing to understand is that Husqvarna is still owned by same owner.
It just changed name to one that had better rep.
Husqvarna as it was prior Elux is gone, erased from time!

I can explain this better in another thread if you wish...

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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Mar 5th, '09, 12:16 
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Isn't there a Husky thread in the History Forum?
...maybe add to it to bring current recent changes...
Whole history of husqvarna is over 400 years... formidable task to summarize in only a few pages... guns, sewing machines, motorcycles, even an automobile...
It could make a good 300+-page book...


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Apr 1st, '09, 06:43 
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Hi All

One more tidbit of information regarding Homelite chainsaw S/N's. If a chainsaw has the 5 digit U/T number and the S/N starts with 'T' and the first two digits after the T are slightly different from the next 5 or 6 digits thin this unit was made in Canada by the Textron Corp. The two digits after the 'T' is the year of manufacture. Example a Homelite XL-76 UT 50150 S/N T79##### was made in Canada in 1979. Best to All,

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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Aug 23rd, '09, 06:50 
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So what about my homelite super xl?

suffix AO serial number 2926413

Thanks, i tried it on the 8 diget and made no sence being its 7 digets, but knows knows so..., making it built in line #2, built in 1979 on the 264th day being the 13th unit made that day?


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Aug 24th, '09, 04:12 
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stihltomany:

i don't think that's correct... the 1985 Technical Service Bulletin mentions that the eight-digit serial numbers do not have the production line indicated in the first digit, so I assume the seven-digit ones also do not...

BUT, trying to use your 7-digit SN and the info in that 1985 TSB to interpret year, date and unit number doesn't seem to make any sense otherwise than what you posted... :?

I guess the 1985 TSB is good for 8-digit and 9-digit Homelite SN's... but I think we need to search for a TSB issued sometime in the 1960's to shed some more light on the 7-digit SN's...

Maybe someone here in this forum with a HL library will find one...


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Aug 25th, '09, 06:44 
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Yeah i knew it wasent, building up posts i guess and killing time on days off when its to hot to play with the saw or cars


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Aug 25th, '09, 10:29 
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Well... even on hot days, you can always run up to the Chatsworth Rocks and over the pass and into the Simi Valley... then north to Ojai and maybe see a condor or two. Sespe Creek is a cool place... last time I went through Simi Valley, there was only one road down the middle and a few houses and businesses along it... all the rest of the valley was open pasture and oak trees. I bet it's changed now...

Or run through Topanga Canyon over to the ocean... maybe grunion running... When do the grunion run?

I'm looking through an old Homelite Dealer book to see if I can find anything about 7-digit cereal numbers...


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Aug 27th, '09, 06:08 
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wow... and yes the valley has changed, half of it is a shithole, some nice and some stuff more near the beach is pretty nice, and your more than welcome to run those rocks and trails in the 95 to 118+ degree heat, ill pass and wait till 5 or so and go for a nice bike ride. simi is getting to be as bad as the valley and thousand oaks is still nice, i wont be here much longer, moving to washington where i can put my skills to some use and maybe open up a little shop and enjoy the mountians and gun rights.

thanks for checking to see on the numbers.


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Sep 28th, '09, 22:56 
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I have a homelite wiz. The serial number doesnt fit this tsb either. It is b1352481 so it is 8 digits, the b is not stamped though it was painted on the tag so i suppose it could be considered 7 digits? In any case the wiz having been manufactured from 59-61, i guess it wouldnt fit since the scheme on this tsb doesnt go back that far.


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 Post subject: Re: Figuring Out Homelite Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Oct 2nd, '09, 16:20 
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I'm also interested in figuring out the 7 digit serial numbers.

I have now have 5 saws that I would like to pinpoint dates for my records.

Thanks in advance , Don


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