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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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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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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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Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 176 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Should have bought the Echo. It worked great for about 3-4 months then became very difficult to start. I cannot get it started at all now and was able to get a 15-year old Homelite saw I have held on to started. October 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Half the price and 99% as good as the Stihl. The problem with chain saws is that they are sometimes reluctant to start, in sipe of many pulls on the rope. Never had that problem with this one - recovered from Hurricane Matthew without a hitch. Perhaps using ethanol-free gasoline helped but there was no problem with starting or idling. October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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
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