Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 440
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by halcyoncmd 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!
June 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy 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.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allen 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.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jamief 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.
November 1, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomcat 100% satisfied
i have had poulan saws in the past(wild thing) i have never had a problem with any of them. i like this one very much and love the chain tension system, i just hope i still get my free case otherwise very happy with it.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy 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 11/20/12.so it takes some time but you will get the case.Remember to register the saw online.
November 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wayno 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...
August 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jamesrandolph 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.
April 23, 2012