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Homelite 16 in. 12-Amp Electric Chainsaw
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Homelite

16 in. 12-Amp Electric Chainsaw

  • Tool-free chain tensioner for user convenience
  • Automatic bar and chain oiler with oil level window
  • Safety-tip for kick-back protection
$74.97 /each

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A dependable, no hassle 12-Amp motor powers the reliable 16 in. Homelite Electric Chainsaw. With step-up features not found in comparable competitive electric saws, the Homelite electric delivers excellent cutting action and good power-to-weight performance and is ready to cut trees and limbs up to 28 in. Dia. Includes a full 2-year limited warranty.

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  • 16 in. bar can be used to cut trees and limbs up to 28 in. Dia
  • Powerful 12-Amp motor offers efficient, reliable performance
  • Tool-less chain tensioned lets you make adjustments more easily
  • Wrap-around handle with soft comfort hand grip helps reduce user fatigue
  • 2-year warranty
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    Homelite 16 in. 12-Amp Electric Chainsaw

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what oil do I use for a Homelight electric model UT43120-A saw?

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South Jersey
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June 27, 2015
Lost the oil bottle
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October 19, 2016
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Bar and Chain lube go to the chainsaw section and the oil is right there
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Do NOT use ANY manual transmission oil. I tried 90# and it ate up the plastic tank and other plastic parts!!
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June 21, 2016
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Get your bar oil at Home Depot, or anywhere they sell chainsaws. It is clearly marked "Bar Oil" on the bottle.
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December 31, 2015
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Pretty much any brand of chain oil will work OK. Some are darker which make it easier to see the level in the machine.
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September 22, 2015
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The manufacturer says bar and chain oil. However in cold weather that stuff likes to gel, another manufacturer says SAE 30 or simple 10W30 will work. However they mention increased oil consumption and possible excessive wear to the bar and chain. -- Applies only to electric chainsaws. Never use motor oil in a gas saw unless you're in real trouble.
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July 9, 2015
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For the bar oil? Just buy the cheap bar oil right by the saw (I forget the brand) but any brand bar oil will work.
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July 4, 2015
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All brands of chainsaw bar / chain oil will work in any type of chainsaw.
There can be a debate as to whether the performance between the bargain and premium brands justifies their price difference.
These special chain oils have a higher viscosity and additives to help the oil stay in place better and not be flung off by centrifugal force as quickly as the chain travels around the bar.
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All brands of chainsaw bar / chain oil will work in any type of chainsaw.
There can be a debate as to whether the performance between the bargain and premium brands justifies their price difference.
These special chain oils have a higher viscosity and additives to help the oil stay in place better and not be flung off by centrifugal force as quickly as the chain travels around the bar.
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Not recommended, but in an emergency you could temporarily use automotive motor oil. This would likely void your warranty. And you should understand your bar and chain would wear more quickly.
Better lubrication will extend the service life of your bar and chain.
Its much cheaper to buy chain oil than to buy new bars and chains more frequently.
Chain oil can be found in stores near the chain saws. Read Less
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What model chain does Homelite have?

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Columbus, GA
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July 16, 2016
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If you are looking for a replacement chain for your homelite, you do not have to use brand specific; Ie, I changed out my 16' bar and chain on my homelite chainsaw with an 18" power care bar and chain...most of the packages indicate what saws the bar and chain are compatible with...some even indicate the exact model numbers of the saws they will work with.
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June 21, 2016
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Write down the model number on your chainsaw and take it with you to Home Depot. The various chain packages fit several models, and there are several model numbers on the package. You should be able to find yours on one of these. If not, there are HD personnel always willing to help.
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May 22, 2016
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From the box, Y56, 3/8" LP, 5/32" File
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April 26, 2016
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I believe it's the Power Core Y56 or Oregon Products D59.
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December 30, 2015
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It uses a Y56 chain...they sell them next to the chainsaws at Home Depot.
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December 9, 2015
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Hello John123! Thanks for your inquiry! To purchase a replacement chain, please call 1.800.242.4672 (option #1). Hope this helps and thanks for reaching out to us!
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the chain keeps coming off

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cant find the manual . could i get a manual
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August 16, 2016
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Usually the chain tightness is controlled by the operator. And the chain is normally tightened to the point of just snug, and by lifting the chain from the bar 1/8" is a good rate. Also stay away from small limbs and loose brush.
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Either your chain is too loose, or you are twisting the bar against the cut. When you are cutting in a perpendicular position, you can only move it in the cut in an up and down motion. As for the manual, you can get it on line. Put the brand name and model number in your search engine, along with the word, "manual" and you should be able to find the manuat to print it out.
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You may not have the chain around the sprocket on correctly. Make sure the inside teeth of the chain match up to the sprocket indentations. Or, you don't have the tensions tab inserted correctly in the chain bar. This would make the chain come off because you wont be able to apply the right amount of tension to the chain when adjusting it.
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March 9, 2016
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The use and care manual is available on the right hand side of the product page in PDF format.
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Hello Jo Jo! The manual can be obtained in the Info & Guides section on the Home Depot website for this product model. If you need further assistance, please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-242-4672. Thanks for your question!
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xdoes it work with 220v 60cicles too?

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NOT AT ALL!!
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No! It is designed only for 110-120 volt Alternating Current [AC]
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Manual says no. 120 volt/60 cycle only. 220 volt would make the motor run twice as fast and probably overheat.
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Yeah, for about 5 seconds before the factory smoke is released!
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Hi mv, This is designed for only 120v power. Hope this helps.
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16 in. 12-Amp Electric Chainsaw is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 192.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good chainsaw for the price I have had this chainsaw for a couple years and its worked good until I sawed into some nails driven into the tree. the saw is fixable and I will fix it and have it for a spare since i'm going to buy a new one to finish up my job. this saw has been problem free until the nail incident which is no fault of the saw
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The blade is very flimsy and won't stay tensioned. The first day I used it I had to keep tighteni... The blade is very flimsy and won't stay tensioned. The first day I used it I had to keep tightening it every so often and finally something gave, the chain came off and it wouldn't adjust any longer. I took the cover off and found that the tensioning mechanism is simply a lightweight screw that pushes against a plastic edge. In my case the plastic edge finally gave way and the screw jumped up over the edge and left a groove in the plastic (see attached photo). It took a lot of effort to get the screw back down where it's supposed because it was jammed up over the edge. Now that there's a groove there it will probably never stay where it's supposed to. Very poor design and is not able to handle even light work.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice for the money and size No assembly required just open the box add oil and start cutting trees. that was one of the best parts about this after the hurricane here in Florida. it was a great help and with other high priced options, im glad that i chose this one. Homelite brand is a great brand ive bought many of their products and im very satisfied with all of them.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Advertised Ready to go right out of the box - just add the oil. Made short work of my large ash tree. Love not needing to deal with gas/oil or that tool that always seemed to be missing in the old models to adjust the chain. Seems sturdy so far.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After struggling with a gasoline powered chain saw, I ran across this bad boy on the Net. The low... After struggling with a gasoline powered chain saw, I ran across this bad boy on the Net. The low price got me running down to Home Depot where I purchased one immediately. Brought it back, sat down and read the entire manual. Btw, I didn't even know electric chain saws existed. I plugged it in and began cutting downed limbs in my backyard. I was absolutely amazed at how well it worked. It cut through those large limbs/logs as though they were butter. That's how easy it made my task, created by Hurricane Matthew. I would recommend this product to the world. I give it 5 stars and an A+. Thank you Homelite. You're the best!!!
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use chainsaw I have used my Homelite 16" electric chainsaw for a few months now. I use the chainsaw to cut logs and branches from around the yard mostly hard wood Red Oak, Maple and others. I find the saw easy to use it is quite has plenty of power for logs up to 15" to 16". The Chain is easy to adjust and the auto chain oiler works well, easy to fill, no driping of oil on bench after use. I have never had the chain jump off the chain bar. One con I wish that the chain had a brake auto stop when you let go of the trigger. A big pro not having to mix and store gas, no smell, no noise, very easy to use. Pete in North Carolina.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised with performance Purchased this electric chainsaw to save myself a bunch of money! Had a rather large tree (24 in. diameter trunk) and branches that ranged from 12 inches and under. This chainsaw did the job! The 12 amps was more than adequate and allowed me to use normal house current. The instructions recommend a 50 ft 14 Guage power cord which I purchased to go along with the saw. The chain held up very nice requiring I sharpen just once during several hours of cutting. If you want to purchase a backup chain I recommend a Oregon 56S. As mentioned by another reviewer, I also removed the tip guard. Also aka sure you check the chain oil reservoir frequently. For the price, this was a great deal as opposed to paying a tree surgeon 700 dollars.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Went looking around for a chain saw to take out a pair of aspen trees that were dying in my yard. Saw offerings from Stihl and Husqvarna, but the cheapest one was around $150 and was an annoying 2-stroke mix gas model. I have nothing in my posession which uses mix gas. Serious, when are they gonna come out with 4-strokes? I'm extremely skeptical of electric tools that have traditionally been gas powered. Anyway, decided against a gas powered saw and found this Homelite electric 16" saw at Home Depot. Price tag was something like $75. Right off the bat, half as much as the lowest tier gas saw I could find. I picked it up. A nice sales associate handed me a bottle of bar and chain oil, I picked up some gloves and off I went. I read the instruction manual and figured out how to adjust the chain and put oil in it. I also removed the safe-t tip with a metric 8mm wrench. I've used chainsaws a lot in the past and this gimmick needed to go. The oil level is easy to see on the tank and only requires a little bit at a time, but it does go through it. Cutting up these two aspens I had to fill the reservoir 2 times. The instruction manual also states that "it is normal for some oil to leak out when not being used" and that when you're finished for the day, you should empty out the oil reservoir (by opening the lid and dumping it back into a container). I saw some people were complaining about this in reviews. Hey, read the instructions man, that's why they put it there! Climbing the ladder to de-limb the tree first was really nice. The saw is very light compared to gas saws and you don't have to struggle getting it started or keeping it running heading up the ladder. When you're ready to cut, just pull the trigger. The chain it comes with makes monster size wood chips, and cuts sufficiently quick. It certainly doesn't win any speed awards, but wow, it can cut! When it came to making the 2 cuts to fell the tree, it nimbly chewed away the gap. Now comes the real test, logging this pair of 30' trees. The saw easily cut through the 12" trunks, just be steady with the force and watch the chips. I never bound the saw or "stalled it", which was impressive. This saw is exactly what I needed. I don't have many trees to cut down or prune, so most of the time, it will probably sit in disuse. But I don't have to worry about spoiling gas, dirty air filters, and exhaust fumes. Just fill it up with oil, plug it in, and get cutting. One other thing, make sure you use a heavy-gauge extension cord that can handle the amperage at distance. I have a 100' 12ga.
Date published: 2016-05-22
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