Post by lesorubcheek on Apr 3, 2022 19:52:50 GMT -5
Yes, Homelite made them, Sears re-branded them. OK, well, technically, maybe the slightly different paint and the different decals were put on at a Homelite plant, I don't know the details, but yes, Sears sold what was essentially a 360 and a 450 for a brief time. David Bradley back in the good ole days, Roper, Poulan, they rebranded many saws. Sad that Sears is all but gone. My son looked it up a while back, and think there was something like 20 or 30 stores still open.
FYI: As Dan said, 517.xxxxxx was made for Sears, by Homelite. They also had other manufactures make them for them. Such as, 636.xxxxxx was Echo. Just letting you know what to look for in Sears model numbers. There is a list of other Sears products made for them. They go from Saws / mowers / engines / many more.
Post by rarefish383 on Apr 12, 2022 14:06:22 GMT -5
One of my favorite little climbing saws was the Poulan XXV. I looked and looked for one and they were either junk, or made of gold. Finally I was at an auction and found a Sears Employer I for $15 and runs like a top. It's a little Poulan 25.
Shows 917 as American Yard Products (AYP), although back in the day that was the code for David Bradley. So this must be a more current listing. Also, 355 isn't listed.......which should be Strunk. But still pretty interesting.
Bob: It's probably 20 years old, but I have used it to id equipment for someone who brings something in for repair. Just thought I would share it, maybe it will help someone looking at Sears saw that they were looking at buying, to see if Homelite made it.