Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 5 out of 5Â by wilem 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 4 out of 5Â by Hazardtree Great saw
I am a wildland firefighter and am used to using large STIHL saws, but this little guy can do some work. Purchased this a few years ago and the only problem I have had is the gas cap being really tight and the stock chain was a piece of junk. It has cut down and bucked up 5 fully grown mesquites, last one finished my chain. Proper sharpening and maintenance will make this saw last a long time. I run a 50/1 mix (manual says 40/1) and it runs smooth. Also the bar is a little small for cutting large timber (20+in) but can still do the job.
November 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Deernek WARNING â Staring Issues
Too Much Trouble, used few times, really hard to start/restart even with fresh gas/oil. Spend more time getting it to work than using it. If it did start would not idle, it had to cool down to start again... Now it want even start.
September 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Marine Worst saw ever!
It is a bad saw,if you buy it you will be sorry! I had a craftman that lasted 25years,and bought the poulan pro 18 inch 42cc to replace it. This saw is a throw away! I only used it two times . I will never buy from pouland again!
May 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Poppy Very hard to start, quits while cutting
I replaced my old Poulan with this new product but am very disappointed. It is extremely hard to get started and stay running and once running, it will quit for no apparent reason while cutting.
June 4, 2013