Model # UT10660A

Internet #100649578

Homelite 16 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

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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Product Overview

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

Info & Guides

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Bar Length (in.)
Chain Size
16 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)


CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chainsaw Size
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Antivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Usage Type
Homeowner Chainsaw

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

What kind of gas is needed?

Type of gas needed?
Asked by: Sonny
Sonny- anything with an ethonal level of 10% or lower.
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2017-04-27

where is the chain brake

lost manual
Asked by: joeyx2
The break handle is the black handle in the front.
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2017-04-26

How do I adjust the gas on this saw?

how do you adjust the gas on this saw?
Asked by: ljk
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.
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2016-07-30

Brand new won't start

Asked by: Mam
Mam- I would try to change the spark plug or even cleaning the carb out. If neither work I would take it to the local Service Center. Thanks
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2017-04-27
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Customer Reviews

16 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 196.
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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very bad saw This saw worked very good for one season. The saw locked up and to Home Depot I went. The repair department could not fix the saw which still was under the factory warranty. They sent it to the factory. The factory called me and said to send $200.00 to fix a $139.00 saw. The factory told me it was used as a commercial saw? WHAT!!! I cut my fire wood and carve some trees. Do not buy this saw and think the warranty will be honored. You will be out the cost of the saw. Cannot say how bad it is! I would love to submit a photo of the saw in action - but it is hard to get a picture of a boat anchor.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time and money I bought this saw thinking that it couldn't really be as bad as the negative reviews. Boy, was I wrong. I really can't overemphasize how bad this saw is. It's so hard to start you can wear yourself out just pulling the cord. And once it's started, it dies frequently for no apparent reason. The biggest problem, however, was the chain tensioning mechanism. I could set it perfectly before starting, and have the chain roll right off the bar after a few light cuts. I wasted DAYS wrestling with this saw before I went someplace else, bought a less-expensive saw, and cut up the remainder of my fallen tree with no problems whatsoever. There are vastly better saws out there in this price range.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Chainsaw Do not waste your money on this chainsaw - read the reviews. I have had this chainsaw for just over 1 year and it suffers from the two common problems reported here an other site's reviews. The bar oil container leaks oil and the worst problem is that with the flexible rubber engine mount, the chain tension is not constant and allows the chain to jump off the engine drive gear. It is not possilble to cut 3 small pieces of wood without the chain derailing and after 3 such derailments the chain is ruined and not usable. STAY AWAY FROM HOMELITE products - just junk. I bought a Stilh chainsaw to replace it and have not had any problems with it.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Buy My 7 yr. old son and I (dad) bought this saw new at Home Depot. Took it home and tried starting it for 30 minutes. Followed instructions exactly. Wouldn't start. Took it back and HD could not start it. Returned for another one. Cut a few dead shrubs, chain bent and took back for a second time. Got a third one. Finished cutting a few more dead shrubs and did not use until the following day. Started right up but motor seized. Returned and only received a store credit. Now, this was over a period of three days mind you.Never will buy again. My son jokes everytime we go to HD and walk by chainsaws. "Daddy you wanna buy a fourth Homelite chainsaw"?
Date published: 2014-12-14
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