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Poulan PRO 18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw
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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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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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Is this cainsaw easy to start for a left handed person?

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February 22, 2015
I am left handed and have trouble with many chainsaws when trying to pull them. How is this one?
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Lafayette, CO
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Yes, I had no problems ( a fellow lefty here)!
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Yes, I actually am left handed and there is no issue
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Tooele, UT
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June 5, 2015
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It is fairly easy to pull, but it's a terrible saw. See my review.
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Mitchell, Oregon
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May 28, 2015
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Do not know. Am right handed, but it does start on the first pull for me!
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May 22, 2015
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Hard enough to start right handed. I would avoid this saw.
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Baton Rouge, LA
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It's easy to start. Follow t he directions and you'll be just fine. Prime at least eight times before starting.
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Schnecksville, PA
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May 3, 2015
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This saw would be difficult for Hercules to start, especially after it's "broken in." Broken is more like it. Look elsewhere. No durability here whatsoever.
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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April 9, 2015
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Yes.
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FLowery Branch, Georgia
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April 6, 2015
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I don't see why not, it started on the 3rd pull. Very easy starting saw
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Melvern, Kansas
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February 23, 2015
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I am left handed and the pull is on the left, so I have no problem. It does pull hard at first each time starting, so you need to have it stable with your right hand. Some saws have a plate where you can put your foot to stand on it when pulling but this one does not.
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Are fuel mixes universal?

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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?
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Saint Louis, MO.
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Different 2cycle engines need different gas/oil ratio's but for the most part you can use the 2cycle single gal premeasured size, they can be purchased in singles or multipacks.
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For chainsaws, 40:1 is the usual, though some can use a 50:1 mix. Many saws have the fuel mix ratio on the saw housing itself, but all the ones I have used will explain this in the owners manual.
All the major brands offer branded mixing oil. It may be more expensive than generic mixing oil, and I find the generic works as well. Advantage of the little premix bottles is they specify on the label how Read More
For chainsaws, 40:1 is the usual, though some can use a 50:1 mix. Many saws have the fuel mix ratio on the saw housing itself, but all the ones I have used will explain this in the owners manual.
All the major brands offer branded mixing oil. It may be more expensive than generic mixing oil, and I find the generic works as well. Advantage of the little premix bottles is they specify on the label how many gallons of gas they will mix correctly. You can save money buying the larger pint or quart mixing oil, you just have to figure out the ounces needed per gallon of gas, but they usually have a printed chart showing ounces needed at 40:1 and 50:1 ratios. Read Less
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No....50:1 can not or should not be used in a 40:1 machine but you can use a 40:1 in a 50:1 machine
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Lafayette, CO
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Home Depot sells the correct mixed fuel (50:1). Just pour and use! No messy mixing of gas/oil. I didn't use the Husqvama brand and it ran okay.
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Mitchell, Oregon
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Yes you can use the Husqvarna brand mix, or mix your own. Be sure to use non-ethanol gas for best performance and least harm on your machines.
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No, it will not work. Poulan Pro chain saw only use 40:1 fuel mix.
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Can Poland pro be use with 20" far & chain.?

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Poulan makes a 20" Pro Series saw.
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Probably not
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October 29, 2015
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No, this is an 18" chain length. A 20" chains will not work.
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No. This model can not be upgraded to a 20" bar.
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Purchase a 20" bar will answer after try out.
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what chain will fit this chainsaw

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Go to www.oregonproducts.com for proper chain and fit.
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18" and 16" chains will fit, assuming you have the correct bar.
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You can put any 18" chain on the Poulan Pro 18". They sell several different brands but they will all work as long as the chain is the same length as the bar.
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February 14, 2016
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The replacement chain is part #545196601 and it is 18 inches
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18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 557.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Get a Carburetor Adjustment Tool !!! These chainsaws are made by Husqavarna. They are pre-adjusted at the factory and not thoroughly ran by anyone. Purchase a set of small engine carburetor tools and this machine will purr like a lion. Or take it to a small engine shop for adjustment. It's a great chainsaw when properly tuned.
Date published: 2016-08-29
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 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 2 out of 5 by from I really wanted to like this saw... I really wanted to like this saw. After doing some looking, it's apparently made by Husqvarna, which I thought meant it would be a bargain. That's not the case. I ran into the things that other reviewers have found. It won't start again after it gets warm. I tried choking, not choking, priming, and not priming. The best it would do is sputter a couple times and stall. It won't hold an idle - it stalls then too. After I got it running, it would bog down almost immediately when the chain touched the wood. The chain is another problem. It won't hold tension very well, so, the chain jumped off the bar once. I checked the tension about 10 cuts before that happened, and it was nicely tight. I returned the saw after about 2 weeks of light use. I should have learned this lesson long ago, but don't try to save money buying cheap gas tools. You'll hate them, and they won't work. Just spend the money and get quality stuff that starts and runs correctly.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw for the money Needed to cut up some fallen 1ft dia trees that fell. Took care of it plenty of power , easy start , choke system is goofy but once running it will idle all day. No issues outta the box ran 2 tanks of fuel thru it . Buy chain lube
Date published: 2016-09-04
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
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