Model # UT10660A

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Homelite 16 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw
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Discontinued Homelite

16 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

  • 3-point vibration isolation for operator comfort, less fatigue
  • Automatic oiler for smooth operation
  • Side access tensioning for easy chain adjustment

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The Homelite 16 in. Gas Chainsaw is the residential chainsaw that combines reliable performance with outstanding value. This 42cc 2-Cycle Chainsaw is loaded with features to make your round the home clearing needs easier than ever. The 16 in. bar and chain stay lubricated throughout use with the automatic oiler feature, and side-access tensioning make chain adjustments quick and efficient. Comfortable operation is provided by the 3-Point vibration isolation system, which absorbs fatiguing engine vibrations before they reach your hands and arms. Safety features such as the unique safety-tip and inertia-activated hand brake reduce the risk of kick back injury, keeping you safer while you work. This saw includes its own heavy-duty carrying case making it easier to transport and store. All backed by a 2-year warranty, the Homelite 16 in. Gas Chainsaw is ready to deliver reliable performance for years to come.

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  • Powerful 42cc engine
  • Heavy-duty carrying case included
  • 16 in. bar and chain
  • Side access tensioning for easy chain adjustment
  • Safety-tip for operator safety
  • 3-point vibration isolation for operator comfort, less fatigue
  • Automatic bar and chain oiler
  • Note: product may vary by store

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What kind of gas is needed?

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Type of gas needed?
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Preferably Alcohol-Free unleaded gasoline...alcohol has a tendency to make the rubber fuel lines soft and sometimes leaky, and can make the engine run a bit rough...higher-grade octane can be worth the few pennies per gallon to assure clean and strong running engines ....mix the PROPER amount of fuel oil to fuel, (usually 25-1) and keep the sparkplug free of oil and spent-fuel deposits! Thoroughly Read More
Preferably Alcohol-Free unleaded gasoline...alcohol has a tendency to make the rubber fuel lines soft and sometimes leaky, and can make the engine run a bit rough...higher-grade octane can be worth the few pennies per gallon to assure clean and strong running engines ....mix the PROPER amount of fuel oil to fuel, (usually 25-1) and keep the sparkplug free of oil and spent-fuel deposits! Thoroughly wire-brush and clean sparkplug around 50 hours of use. These little engines run very well with proper maintenance. Read Less
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I use ONLY ethanol free, premium gas (91 octane) in my garden tractor, snow blower, string trimmer, etc....
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July 16, 2015
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Regular low octane gasoline (just as you would put in most cars).
1 gallon of gas must have 2.6 fl oz of 2 cycle oil added to it. ( the chainsaw comes with enough to treat 1 gallon)
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July 2, 2015
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Regular unleaded gas or if you want you can purchase the cans of gas Home Depot sells in the section beside the saw supplies. Always use a quality 2 cycle oil the has stabilizers in the oil.
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If you are going to mix your own use the included 40-1 or 50-1 oil, use premium gas. I choose to use the pricey pre mixed ethanol free fuel sold at the store. Ethanol will kill a weed eater, chainsaw or blower by rotting the fuel lines. It is worth the price to me in time to have a tool that starts every time without problem and I get that on my Poulans, and Echos. You will never get a Homelite to last Read More
If you are going to mix your own use the included 40-1 or 50-1 oil, use premium gas. I choose to use the pricey pre mixed ethanol free fuel sold at the store. Ethanol will kill a weed eater, chainsaw or blower by rotting the fuel lines. It is worth the price to me in time to have a tool that starts every time without problem and I get that on my Poulans, and Echos. You will never get a Homelite to last no matter what fuel you use. Read Less
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My memory says 40 to 1
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It uses a 50:1 mixture gas to oil. Note I suggest that you don't get gas with ethanol. You can get the gas already premixed at the Home Depot, but you will pay a premium. We have a Race Trac convenience store here that sells gas with no ethanol. I just buy the 2-cycle oil and mix with the non-ethanol Gas myself.
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2 stroke gas/oil mix. The 2 stroke oil can be purchased and mixed with gas, or one can buy a pre-mixed fuel at Home Depot.
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This saw has a 2-cycle engine so use regular gasoline (50:1 mix) - do not use Ethanol gas. It helps to use an additive that removes Ethanol.
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where is the chain brake

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October 21, 2015
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On mine, the chain brake is in front of the guard. It operates by pushing forward, and easily disengages by pulling back.
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It's a second "handle", adjacent to the grip bar
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The lever/handle/guard directly in front of where you place your right hand (or whatever hand you put in "front")
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The saw has a black plastic guard in front of the.handle if you pull this back toward you it will lock the chain. You will have to disengage the black plastic guard to engage the chain.
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June 30, 2015
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The chain brake is the black handle closest to the chain. A replacement manual is available for download. It is available under the Info & Guides section.
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How do I adjust the gas on this saw?

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how do you adjust the gas on this saw?
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Thank you, ljk. You wouldn't need to adjust the gas on this saw. You woul dneed to bring it in to an authorized service center. Adjustment tools are not available to the general public.
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I would only use the already mixed in the can because it don't have alcohol, the alcohol will destroy the rubber. I am aware the manual states that 10% alcohol can be used by I wouldn't use the stuff if you want a longer better running life from your saw. The fuel air adjustments are generally on the upper side in front of the handle, but before adjustment clean the air filter and a clean tank of the Read More
I would only use the already mixed in the can because it don't have alcohol, the alcohol will destroy the rubber. I am aware the manual states that 10% alcohol can be used by I wouldn't use the stuff if you want a longer better running life from your saw. The fuel air adjustments are generally on the upper side in front of the handle, but before adjustment clean the air filter and a clean tank of the true gas already mixed in the can and run it a little while to see if it gets right. If I recall right you close the screw clock wise then 1 1/3 turn counter clock wise on both, that should get you where you can fine tune it. Read Less
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Can I put an 18 in bar on this saw?

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It may be possible nut the sprocket chain and bar will have to be changed out. The 18" chain won't work on the 16" sprocket the number of links are wrong.
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Hi Devin! Yes you can go up to an 18 inch bar. Thanks for your question!
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16 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 196.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had this chain saw for over a year now and it's been great. I bought it with the intention ... I've had this chain saw for over a year now and it's been great. I bought it with the intention of using it as a Halloween tool to scare people, but It's now been used to cut up many branches. It's started on the first few pulls every time, even after sitting for months. The only issue I've had is the chain oil leaks out when it sits. I just add enough to get through the job so I don't have any left over.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw for the price! I bought this saw at my local Home Depot. Yes I had read the reviews prior to purchasing it and still bought it. Homelite is owned by Techtronic Industries or TTI. They are a Hong Kong company that has purchased up many iconic brands. (Ryobi, Milwaukee, Hoover, ect). My reasoning behind still being willing to purchase this saw after some of the negative reviews where, one it seemed like a lot of the negative reviews where people new to chainsaws and two this saw has been updated and the new Model is UT10569A. Some things I can tell that have changed are the auto tensioner is gone and its a standard chain tensioner now. This seems to have happened on all brands that tried the auto/easy tensioner. It was a good idea that didnt work. I felt this was the issue with all the chain slips as if you research poulan they had the same issue. Another huge improvement is that it now has a 42cc engine despite what Home Depot says. Look at the emissions label on the handle to see the engine displacement or call homelite they'll tell you that it is in fact 42cc. So anyway I went ahead and purchased this saw and I'm glad I did. It started right up out of the box and cut through trees like butter. After about an hour I bumped the chain on a rock that was burried in leaves cutting through some down trees. I sharpened the chain but after this the tension would lossen up every five minutes or so. I went and bought a 14 dollar Oregon chain and this issue has been fine since. If you mess up your chain any saw will have this problem. Also if you don't sharpen your chain or sharpen it incorrectly you'll have this problem. Keep you chain sharp and in good shape and you'll have no tension issues. The only thing that did happen as stated in the reviews was that it started to stall after an hour or so. This is an easy fix. Get a screw driver and turn up your idle!!!! No special tools needed. It takes two seconds. After I re set the idle I've had zero problems with his saw. In summary this is a great little saw that has no issues that you wouldn't encounter with any saw. If by the off chance you do live was up in the mountains 1500' + you may want to just have Home Depot tool rental adjust the a/f mix right when you buy it. EPA makes it so the home mechanic can't mess with it as you need a special tool. I live at around 1000' or so and it's been great. My guess is the factory sets it for a happy medium. I've cut up a few cords of wood with it already and it runs like a champ and really rips through the wood. Definitely would recommend this saw for the price point it's probably the best with the bigger displacement engine now.
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw For The Price!!! This saw is very dependable. It starts very well, but it just takes a little bit to warm up first. It is great for clearing fallen trees, and felling medium sized trees with trunks around a foot in diameter. This is my first gas chainsaw, and I love it!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard starting, Oiler leaks all over Took it back for exchange--Same problems I bought this unit thinking the Homelite name meant quality. The oil leaks out into the case when stored. Couldn't keep it running unless I kept reving the motor. Took it back and exchanged it for another. Same problems. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so good I purchased this for home use only to get three cuts made on a stump. It quit and will not start any more.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the features Does the job good for the money. I have cut three good size trees down and cut them up. The chain has jumped the bar about three times but a lot of that is operator error due to not taking the slack out of the chain when it gets loose. I have used this chainsaw a total of about 16 hours and have no complaints.
Date published: 2012-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for $$ This is my second Homelite chainsaw. The first one actually came apart in my hands while cutting through a small tree branch. The entire chain assembly/tensioner/bar assembly came apart in the first 10 seconds of operation. I brought it back to HD and got a new one. That was 3 years ago and I have had zero problems with it since. I literally have put about 75 hours on this little chainsaw and it still works great. I will say if you do not have a sharp chain on there do not even use it. As with any saw if it is not sharp you are wasting your time. For small to medium jobs this saw is excellent!
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressed After a week of reading reviews and ratings, I chose the Homelite over the Pouland pro, and I am extremely delighted with this saw! I have ran 32oz of fuel, about 2-3hrs of cutting up Black Walnut and Mesquite chunks for rough wood for projects. I cut 26in diameter logs into 2in thick planks. I have stopped and started this saw 20 times today. I cannot stress this enough, USE FRESH FUEL! And if the saw get hot, STOP and let it cool down! This is a mighty little saw that has amazed me! I did switch to an Oregon chain rather quickly, the chain that came on it dulled fast! The carrying case is a big plus! Highly recommended! After it broke in, starts in 3 pulls!
Date published: 2014-07-28
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