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Poulan PRO 18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

Poulan PRO

18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

  • Spring-assisted starter system for easy starting
  • Ideal for general property management and firewood cutting
  • Super-clean air filter system extends air filter life
$169.00 /each

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Product Overview

For user comfort, this Poulan PRO 42cc chainsaw features an anti-vibration handle and over-molded rear handle to lessen operator fatigue. For convenience, there's an automatic chain oiler, effortless start system and super-clean air filtration system. It is a superb choice for homeowners, general landowners and property managers. This saw is backed by a 2-year limited warranty and includes a carrying case.

  • 18 in. bar and chain can be used for cross-cutting, lambing, storm cleanup, felling and cutting firewood
  • 42cc 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 means up to 30% less pulling effort
  • Reduced vibration handles cut 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

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this cainsaw easy to start for a left handed person?

I am left handed and have trouble with many chainsaws when trying to pull them. How is this one?
Asked by: Mommie
Yes, I had no problems ( a fellow lefty here)!
Answered by: ryjest1
Date published: 2016-05-01

Are fuel mixes universal?

I just bought a Husqvarna leaf blower that requires a 2-cycle fuel mix ratio of 50:1 along with a quart of Husqvarna brand 2-cycle pre-mix fuel. Can I use that mix for this Poulan chainsaw?
Asked by: SamIam
Not really. It will run but poulan requires 40:1 mix. A different blend could cause the engine performance to differ.
Answered by: MrMike
Date published: 2017-03-16

Can Poland pro be use with 20" far & chain.?

Asked by: Roy
I did it to one of mine with no troubles so in a word yes.
Answered by: RdKryton
Date published: 2017-03-16

Do you mix oil with the gas,or do you use gas only in it. ? Thank you.

Asked by: Jack
Oil and gas mixture. Followed the directions on the oil bottle.
Answered by: Rick
Date published: 2017-02-13
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Customer Reviews

18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 563.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I've been fighting with this saw for several years, and have finally decided to throw it away and try the Echo instead. Hard to start with a cheap and flimsy choke/killswitch, won't idle, and runs for about 10 min until it gets hot and quits. Then I have to wait about 30 min for it to cool down before it will even run at all. I have tried different fuels and mixtures, but consistently have this same result. Chain pops off frequently, and the cheap and flimsy plastic handle feels like it will break off in your hands. Everyone I know who has a Poulon has the same issues. Do yourself a huge favor and spend a little extra $$ to get something decent.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I see many people are having a hard time starting their saw. The Poulan saw I got 12 years ago di... I see many people are having a hard time starting their saw. The Poulan saw I got 12 years ago did the same thing. My new Poulan Pro was also hard starting. The problem is the fuel mixture is set up lean to comply with emition standards. Out in the real world we down have the luxury of a controlled manufacturing setting where the temperature is always the same. What I did to solve the issue with both saws was to turn both the low and hi speed jets 1/3 turn counterclockwise. That set the mixtures just rich enough to let them both start easily. I have done this for friends that have the same saw. The carb adjustment tool can be had for around $5 online. I love both my Poulan saws. I have had a bad year with multiple trees coming down.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this chainsaw. The pricing is great and the saw is easy to start which is more than I can ... I like this chainsaw. The pricing is great and the saw is easy to start which is more than I can say about my previous saw. I have used it now for about 3 weeks and In that time have both cut up existing logs into smaller "fireplace" lengths and cut down new trees and cut into rounds for next season (at our home in Texas). The chain seems to be holding its sharpness well and the saw is a good weight; not too heavy and not too light. The only thing that I enjoyed more with my old saw was a small "fork-like" piece it had near the motor and bar that allowed you to grab the log and hold the saw in place for more bite when cutting. Other than that it is a solid product from my perspective.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage. My neighbor had one of these so I bought one as well due to our mature and dead trees. The day after my purchase he returned his because of the inability of the motor to keep running. Mine had a similar issue. Its two stroke, no clogs, the thing will run well for a few minutes then kill itswlf...spend the extra and go with something higher quality.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The chainsaw broke the first time that I used it (and no, it wasn't operator error). Issues with... The chainsaw broke the first time that I used it (and no, it wasn't operator error). Issues with the company's website kept me from registering the product for warranty despite numerous attempts to do so. Giving up on doing it myself, I attempted to contact the company directly for assistance. I wasted a significant amount of time trying to find an option that actually allowed me to speak to a representative. While the chainsaw can be fixed, I won't deal with a company that provides lousy customer service. This is the last Poulan product that I'll buy.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought a Poulan Pro 18" chainsaw from Home Depot in Nov'15. I owned a McCullough chainsaw for 2... I bought a Poulan Pro 18" chainsaw from Home Depot in Nov'15. I owned a McCullough chainsaw for 25 year and finally could not longer get parts for it. A tree blew down in my yard so I needed a saw quick and Home Depot is nearby. Well shame on me for not taking time to research this saw because it is truly awful. Very difficult to start hot or cold, tough to keep running, and stalls out if you apply full throttle. Obviously Poulan knows this is a problem because they reference Difficult Starting in their owner's manual and most of the Troubleshooting section of the manual addresses these issues. The final straw was last week when I went to replace the fuel filter. In the course of pulling out the old filter it pulled the inside of the connecting gas tube a part rendering it useless. Home Depot would not take it back after 30 days and I owned exactly one year. So I ended up tossing it in the trash which was truly my best day of ownership. What a piece of junk. Based on all the similar reviews Poulan should be embarrassed for ever putting should a lousy product onto the market. I will NEVER buy another Poulan product. Just bought a Stihl chainsaw and so far it runs like a dream. In this case you truly get what you pay for, and I wish I had not been in such a rush to get a chainsaw a year ago as I would have likely gone to the much better quality of a Stihl to begin with.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is my first chainsaw and my first product from Poulan. Never again. I've fought with this th... This is my first chainsaw and my first product from Poulan. Never again. I've fought with this thing since day one. At first it would take forever to warm up. Ten plus minutes on idle before I could start to cut. If not it would just die. I would have to restart it between 3-10 times as well. Fast forward a couple of years of that fun stuff and now it won't stay on for more than a few minutes. I'd buy a handsaw over ANYTHING by Poulan.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A piece of junk I owned a McCullough for about 27 years. It finally wore itself out. So, I had to buy a new saw. Since I couldn't buy another McCullough or at least I didn't know what their name was changed to I ended up buying the Poulan PRO 42cc 18 inch. I knew it wasn't supposed to be used in a commercial environment but I only use it at home now and then. However, I had a 100 foot tree fall in my yard the diameter being around 19 inches. I started cutting the tree into pieces so later on I could use it as firewood after about the first 6 large pieces The saw quit.I had already gone through a couple of Tanks of gas and that wasn't the problem it just quit I tried to start it over and over and over, now and then it would kick in but when I pulled the trigger the saw would increase in RPM and never go to the highest RPM, just choked out. I should have taken it back but didn’t; thinking I could look it over and get it running again (after all it was new). From then until now I have bought new fuel along with the best synthetic mixture of oil, changed the spark plug, put on a new chain and made sure the chain oil lubrication system is working. I have spent hours on this thing without any luck. Tried to adjust the high and low throttle adjustment but poulan has these screws factory set it needs a special tool to adjust it. I am a mechanic so I understand the workings of the saw I had fixed my McCulloch many times along with other saws my friends brought to me. I believe I probably scored the cylinder or something like that by cutting this large tree. but my god for it to fail after 6 cuts is ridiculous.
Date published: 2016-10-19
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