My neighbor gave me this saw almost 2 yrs ago when he moved. It was given to him, he had 2 other saws and didn't want it, knew nothing about it. Since my nephew took back my dad's Stihl 250 they bought for him, I was left with dad's old Poulan 260 which is getting worn out.
Any to the Homelite, pulled it out of the box, oiler must not hold, there was a pint of bar oil inside case.
Put a little gas and oil in it, pulled the cord. Second pull, cord stuck out, it had frayed near end of pull and wouldn't go back in so.....off came assembly and I fixed that. So, onto starting. I pulled just 3-4 times and she fired. Off/on running- stalling until I figured out where it liked the choke. Once running it seemed to run decent, but wants to super fast idle. I tried to cut a log, but chain feels a little dull so didn't go so well.
I did some googling, I guess this was one of the worst saws Homelite made, heavy and under powered along with some other issues. Some guys hate them, others say they are okay. I read the high idle is due to a crack intake boot so I will find one of those and sharpen chain which looks to be a current 18", but 20" bar inside case.
Guess I will give her a run and see how it does.
Anyone else own/use a 330?