Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 173
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miller54z 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.
October 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rod Great saw until the chain came loose
The saw was perfect for cleaning up after Hurricane Matthew and I got too aggressive because it was cutting so well. The chain came loose which was no big deal until one of the nuts fell between the motor and the covering around the motor. I could see it down in there so I turned the saw upside down to shake it out and it completely disappeared! I know I should have returned it at that point but I had so much work to do and thought I could easily take the cover loose to retrieve it. Please don't make this mistake or you will spend 2 very frustrating hours like I did and have a saw in pieces that you can't use. I haven't had time to take it back to Home Depot and they were sold out of them anyway. frustrated in New Smyrna Beach....
October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Al Not Great
Tried 2+1/2 hours trying to start it - WOULD NOT START ! Followed instructions to the tee to start it. Can't return it to store - so I'm stuck with a Chain Saw that DOES NOT WORK !!
October 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poppy 18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw
The chain saw started up right a way and made cutting the tree up a breeze.
October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ASh Good for a short time
When it was brand new it was great, but after that was where the trouble started.
September 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hemichallenger Biggest Piece of Junk I ever bought
This thing didn't last 4 hours until it had trouble. There is a reason it's called Poulan because your always pullon' it to keep it running.
September 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JFAN Good for the money
I think this is a good for the money, i was on the fence... should I spend twice as much for the ECHO or not. Everything else I have that is two stroke in my house is ECHO and love all there products but I had one BIG tree I needed to take down, trunk was 20-24 at the ground. This saw did a great job, idea needed some adjustment but other than that, it worked great for my project. I got the tree down and all cut up. I have a few more items to trim up but then I may just post the saw on CL. I am not sure I need to keep a chain saw this size. I did not rent a chainsaw since I did the cutting my self I did it over 3-4 days and at 77 per day I could have purchased the ECHO.
I think this saw would be great for the average homeowner.
March 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JayTee If you like trying to start this chainsaw more than getting the job done then this is the chainsaw for you.
Owned this chainsaw for about 4 years, I purchased it when I had to cut a 15" diameter tree that had fallen in my yard. It ran great for about 20 minutes then began bogging down towards the end of the job. removed the fuel and bar chain oil to attempt to keep this product in good working order but to no avail. I have used this chainsaw less than 10 times over 4 years and it never runs right, recently the chain just broke on me. The issue is that the chainsaw will not idle down properly when letting off the throttle and once it dies you have to wait for it to completely cool down before starting again. The secret is once you get it started you just have to hold it full open and cut as much as you can before it quits and you have to wait an hour. Great brand for this chainsaw Poulon = Pull On cause you will be pulling on this trying to get it started all day long.
August 28, 2016