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Poulan PRO

Model 967185105

Internet #204665809

Store SKU #1000026964

18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

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

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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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Richmond Va
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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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May 11, 2015
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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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April 6, 2016
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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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Birmingham, AL
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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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Baton Rouge, LA
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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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Brighton Michigan
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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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Baton Rouge, LA
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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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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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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 524 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PP4218AV 18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw I've had this model for 5 years now and cut up close to 100 ash, elm, willow, and cherry trees (some bigger than the 18 inch blade) with it. That's a lot of cutting when cutting logs from 70 foot tall trees. Yes, as with all chainsaws, you do have to sharpen the chain and replace it occasionally, but it always starts and runs when I need it. I would say it has been well worth the money and has given me very few problems. Hopefully it will stay that way, I have another 50 trees to cut. July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Value starts easy and works great. great value for the money. August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A nice little chain saw I bought it because I couldn't get the Stihl to start. This chain saw started easily and did well. Changing and adjusting the chain was easy. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk What a piece of junk. I have spent more money trying to get/keep it running than it originally cost. One time I took it in because it was running backwards? How does that happen? I use nothing but VP gas for my two cycles. So no water in the fuel. If you are going to buy it, put a 14" bar on it. Better yet 12, which is really what the horsepower on the saw can support. But now you have a really heavy saw for something less than you wanted. Plus the bar they sold is cheap and bent almost straight out of the box in a wet log over 10" across. Save yourself the trouble and buy a Stihl or Husqvarna. You will spend the same amount of money keeping this one operating, and you will never have to worry if it will start when you need it. July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Throw away saw I've used several chain saws. I bought this one for cuts around the house, which is a larger than average with lots of vegetation. After a couple of hours of cutting 3"-5" branches......it decreased significantly in productivity, more than just a dull chain. Unfortunately i lost my receipt and home depot would not return. Double whammy. If your a city guy that just wants a chain saw in the garage for that rare 10 min cut.....this is the saw for you, otherwise don't bother. July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice purchase I needed to take down a fairly big tree and was able to do it with relative ease. July 12, 2016
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