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Poulan PRO

Model PP4218AVX

Internet #202367634

Store SKU #400679

18 in. 42 cc Gas Chainsaw

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The Poulan Pro 18 in. Gas 42 cc Chainsaw uses a DuraLife engine with a heavy-duty forged crankshaft and connecting rod to help ensure a long working life. The Chainsaw features a combined choke and on/off switch that helps prevent flooding plus it comes with a mail in offer for a free carrying case. The powerful 42 cc DuraLife engine has a forged crankshaft and connecting rod for added longevity.

  • Assembled dimension: 10.5 in. W x 33 in. D x 10 in. H
  • 18 in. bar and chain can be used for cross-cutting, limbing, storm clean-up, felling and cutting firewood
  • SuperClean air filter system is designed to provide long air filter life, reduced fuel consumption and increased power
  • Felt filter blocks more debris than traditional foam filters to help keep debris and dust out of the carburetor and engine
  • Chain can be easily adjusted without the use of tools for convenience
  • Turn large dial to open side cover and turn small dial to loosen or tighten chain
  • Combined choke and on/off switch to help avoid flooding
  • Reduced-vibration handle and grips on the starter handle and rear handle for comfort
  • Comes with mail in offer for a free carrying case and extra chain
  • Made in USA
  • Fully assembled

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What's gas oil ratio

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August 5, 2016
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50:1 ratio
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can i put another 18" bar on this saw that has more teeth on chain

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July 14, 2016
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Most if not all chainsaw chains have hte same number of teeth. The one that is recommended for this model is type 91vjp, guage .50, and has 62 drive links.
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When starting the chain saw does the pull back release need to be all the way back to startt

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Yes, it's best to start with the safety bar pulled all the way to the rear. Please review your owner's manual for proper starting procedures.
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Why don't you carry tune-up parts?

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I purchased this saw from Home Depot a while back. Why don't you carry the required maintenance parts for annual tuneup since you carry the Poulan Pro saw line? Air filter, fuel filter and spark plug specifically (or kit containing all three).
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Product assortment is determined by the Home Depot merchant team. Many of the maintenance items you mention are available under the Power Care private label brand or the Oregon brand. Additional Poulan Pro branded products can be found at your local Poulan Pro authorized service center.
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Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk Took 20 minutes following all directions to get it started. Cut a total of 5 two inch diameter limbs and the chain jumped off. Then it wouldn't start again. When it did the chain Would not turn. Checked everything to ensure it was clear. Nothing jammed. Back sprocket will turn until the chain is put on. Nothing jammed. Back sprocket will turn until the chain is put on. I wonder if this was a refurb not labeled that way. Neighbor looked at it. He is a tree guy for the last 15 years. Said to take it back. Just great.... September 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poulan Pro 18 in chainsaw Cheap made, first one lasted 8 months--they did replace it free under their 24 mo warranty. But the replacement saw does not get the 24 mo warranty. It only gets the rest of the original saws warranty. It lasted 23 months from the time of replacement and failed. The failures are such that it is cheaper to replace the saw than fix it. I recommend getting a Stihl that is a quality saw. You will pay more, but you will be happier with the extremely low failure rate. July 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Always Some Problem I have had almost constant problems with my Poulon Pro since day one. The throttle was too high from the factory and the chain would be spinning along when the saw started up. It wouldn't slow down until I could squeeze the throttle trigger. It would start okay at first but it would suddenly die and then it would be very difficult to get it to restart. Each time I got it out to use it I had to spend time fixing it. I had to replace the spark plug after maybe 3 or 4 uses and 6 mths time. I had to always dump out leftover gas and refill it with some fresh mix to get it to start. Then it would die every time I pressed the trigger to throttle it up. I'd have to leave it running for 10 minutes before I could throttle up to start sawing. Chain went dull very quickly and had to be replaced already. Yesterday a friend came to help carry away some small fallen trees. I got it started with new gas and oil but after cutting two 2" branches it died and it would not even begin to restart. Typical I've had it just at a year and thought I would replace the fuel filter to see if that would help it start. When pulling the fuel filter off of the line it pulled out some transparent film that was like a liner within the tube that stayed connected to the filter. Ended up having to pull the tube completely out of the gas tank. I tried to start it without the fuel filter and tube and it started then died. It was a little low on fuel, so I added fresh fuel and it then it came pouring out the back side of the chainsaw. I have had this thing a year and it has been nothing but trouble. I am sick of having to nurse it every time I try to do a little cutting, spending more time fixing it than cutting. I am a homeowner and don't have that much work outside of some smaller fallen trees on my wooded 5 acres. This thing has me looking at a battery operated chainsaw. April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cant beat these poulans This saw is a workhorse of a saw. people complain about hard start, loose chains are apparently not experienced saw users and victims of ethanol diluted fuels. The fuels ruin the fuel lines and carb gaskets/diaphragms. If trees twist on your bar the chain will be loosened. I cut down a 55 year old hack berry tree and my 18" just kept coming back for more. the tree was 4 inches wider than my bar. these are all problems of improper technique and lack of experience. I have had my old poulan for 20+ years and my newest one for about a year. They both crank within a few pulls and run magnificently. A lot of saws have walbro carburetors and that is the heart of a chainsaw.these carbs require frequent rebuilding because of ethanol in the fuel. i use 100 octane airplane gas in mine or straight no alcohol fuel in mine to prevent the cracking of the fuel lines.if you want a good experience with your saw and you should, after all you paid for it, learn proper technique. Its all over the internet. ie. you tube. even if ubder other manufacturers names such as STIHL. February 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth the money Bought this along with my new house that had 25 dead trees on the property. Has always worked great. I run a 32:1 mix and haven't had any problems. I use amsoil, not the cheap oil they sell next to the saws. I waited two years to leave a review to make sure the saw lived up to expectations. Just pulled it out again to do more cutting and it fired right up. When this saw dies I'll probably buy the same model again. December 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Buy anything else WARNING - WARNING - This product is a good example of worthless junk. Purchased this at HD for some general clean up around the property. I thought by the info provided that this thing was actually a little more than I needed. It's hard to start with this piece of garbage. Even the case is built poorly. Getting it started is unbelievable, and you know the little plastic gas primer is going to bust and shoot gas everywhere. BUT WAIT - Try to find someone who can fix them. Good luck - no one whats to touch this thing and parts must come from a different dimension via carrier pigeon ( aren't any ) DON'T BE A FOOL LIKE ME. Buy an ax, use the side of your hand, train a beaver but don't buy this garbage!. September 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Should've gotten the insurance... 1st time using it was right after the warranty was up. It did great. It almost finished the job. Just one huge felled tree and it reliably chewed through most of it. Crankshaft bolt on the sproket side broke. The bolt seems to just be threaded into the crank, but it's not sold separately. A full rebuild is my new project next weekend. Got what I paid for. December 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by absolute garbage owned the product for 2 years. used it twice. during the second time it stalled out every few minutes. The product worked for an hour and then just stared to stall when you give it gas. it will start but not run. total use of about 3 hours!!! I changed the gas and bar oil and adjusted the chain but nothing worked. November 1, 2015
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