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Poulan PRO 18 in. 42 cc Gas Chainsaw-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Poulan PRO

18 in. 42 cc Gas Chainsaw-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

The Poulan Pro PP4218A is powered by a 42 cc 2-cycle gas engine and is outfitted with an 18 in. steel bar. The PP4218A model includes an Anti-Vibe handle and over molded rear handle to lessen operator fatigue, automatic chain oiler, Effortless Start System, plus the Super clean air filtration system. This saw is backed with a 2-year limited warranty. This chainsaw is excellent for homeowners plus general landowner property managers. The PP4218A includes a mail in offer for free carrying case.

  • 18 in. bar and chain can be used for cross-cutting, laimbing, storm clean-up, felling and cutting firewood
  • 42 cc 2-cycle engine provides more than ample power for tough jobs
  • Super clean centrifugal air cleaning system reduces debris reaching the air filter for less maintenance and longer engine life
  • Inertia activated chain brake: stops chain automatically
  • Standard chain tensioning allows for secure and easy tensioning
  • EPS Effortless pull starting reduces up to 30% less pulling effort
  • Reduced vibration handles: reduces fatigue for operator comfort
  • Soft grip rear handle: for operator comfort
  • Automatic gear driven oiler: provides consistent lubrication to the bar anytime the chain is turning
  • PP4218A includes a mail in offer for free carrying case

Info & Guides

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Bar Length (in.)
Chain Size
18 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
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year limited

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Customer Reviews

18 in. 42 cc Gas Chainsaw-DISCONTINUED is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 422.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw for the money After punishing my first poulan pro 18' for years I finally had to buy a new one. I live in the north and cut most of my own firewood. After adding oil and gas off I went and cut a cord and a half of firewood. I'm talking maple, birch, and butternut, all hardwood, and this saw went through all of them with no problems. This was also done with using just one chain. The only dumb thing that poulan did with this product is to make you wait 6-8 weeks to get a plastic case by mail after you register it with poulan. [ I'm still waiting for mine }. All in all I know there better chainsaws out there, but for the money this ones hard to beat.
Date published: 2012-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than other reviews suggest I did not have any problem with the chain falling off because I read and followed the instructions. The chain loosens quickly when new, so you should check the tension frequently early on -- as the manual says. Read and follow the manual, people! A chainsaw is not a toy. Loose chains are dangerous. The no-tool chain tension adjustment is very nice. It's easy to adjust the chain tension in the field, even with the saw idling. You can hang onto the saw with one hand and adjust the tension with the other. People who have problems with the engine after a year or two probably also haven't followed the instructions. The spark plug and the air and fuel filters need to be cleaned or replaced in this time frame. It cuts through a fresh 10" oak branch at an inch a second or so with a sharp chain. A professional might need to work faster, but it's plenty of power for residential use. I've used it for 5 work days now. The saw starts easily cold and warm with a proper fuel mix and proper use of its choke and priming bulb. You can see the fuel appear in the clear priming blub. Be sure to shake up the fuel/oil mix in the chainsaw before starting it after it has been sitting for even just an hour, and shake up the fuel/oil mix in your can before filling the saw. The oil and gas can separate pretty quickly. Then the saw won't start or will stall. The manual doesn't warn about this. This may be a new problem for 2-stroke engines caused by all the alcohol in gas these days. The included spare chain is a nice bonus, but my saw didn't include the small bottle of 2-stroke oil it was supposed to. No big deal. Remember to buy 2-stroke oil and chain oil for your saw, and a one gallon gas can for the fuel/oil mix is convenient.
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked very well Picked this up because I had a sugar maple taken down professionally and I needed to cut up the wood they left. Had never used a chainsaw previous to this. Came highly recommneded from HD staff. Brought it home, fueled/oiled it up and it ran like a champ for 5 hours straight. Chain is still in good condition too. The handle absorbed all the vibrations, couldn't tell you were even cutting through wood. Very impressed with the product! Now I will have to find more projects around the house to use this saw.
Date published: 2010-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from what happened to quality? I used my old poulan pro 18" for six years, before the fuel tank developed a crack. I bought this model a month ago as a replacement. It lasted a total of six hours of use, before the primer bulb stopped working and it wouldn't crank. Swapped it out for a new one. Used it for about an hour. Went to use it a week later........ Nothing, it wouldn't run. Swapped out again yesterday. Used this morning to cut down some shrubs. A little over an hour of run time and, you guessed it, it quit. I can get it to crank, but it will not stay running. I am taking this one back for good. I tried calling poulan customer support, but you only get the option of looking up a service center or the parts website. I am through with poulan. Going to get a stihl after home depot!
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case Received This is my second reveiw of this product. Just wanted people to know that after registering my saw online that I did get the hard plastic case through fedex. I bought the saw on 9/7/12 and got the case on 11/20/ it takes some time but you will get the case.Remember to register the saw online.
Date published: 2012-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good saw for light or medium work I bought this saw to replace a Poulan Wildthing 18" saw that gave up the ghost. I needed it fo clear my yard after hurricane Irene...I just finished using it and I must say I am pleasantly surprised...excellent cutting and starting. I would not use this saw for commercial work, but for the money this little gem can't be beat. Remember, most high end quality 18" saws will run you $350-$500. With this saw you get what you pay for and it is worth the investement if light or medium work is what you need...
Date published: 2011-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm Happy This is my first chain saw and given my experience with small 2 cycle engines, I expected it to be finicky. But I've been pleasantly surprised. I bought it new in 2011 and used it in the fall. It sat outside in my shed over the winter until this April when I had a tree come down on my neighbor's car. It cranked up easily and did a good job of reducing the tree to manageable sizes. The tree was about 18" at the base. My only complaint is the blades dull pretty quickly. Otherwise, I say it's a good saw for general household use.
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Servicable with execptions Purchased the PP4218 less than a year ago. Saw starts easy, brake worked good, cuts good, but it throws the chain, the sprocket puts burs on the drive link, it appears that the disk used to retain the chain on the drive sproket is not large enough in diamater to retain the chain. If any slack is in the chain it will come off. The chain has to be tightned after two cuts. The fuel cap takes two men and a boy to loosen and it is hard to replace, keeps crossthreading. Oil cap only needs a man and a boy to loosen but easly replaced. When changing cuting angle from verticle to horizontal the chain saw stops , but once started again it will run fine. I am in the process of finding a repair shop to see if the problems can be corrected. I bought this saw to replace the Poulan 16" I bought in 1991, which has not given me any problems just getting old, thinking I would get the same quality saw.
Date published: 2012-08-06
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