Model # PP4218AVX

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Store SKU #400679

Poulan PRO 18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

Poulan PRO

18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw

  • DuraLife engine with heavy-duty forged crankshaft for long life
  • Long-lasting air filter system helps reduce fuel consumption
  • Comes with 2-year warranty and mail-in offer for a free case
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Product Overview

The Poulan Pro 18 in. Gas 42cc Chainsaw is powered by a DuraLife engine with a heavy-duty forged crankshaft and connecting rod to help ensure a long working life. This chainsaw features a combined choke and on/off switch that helps prevent flooding and also comes with a mail-in offer for a free carrying case. Built for versatility, the 18 in. bar and chain are well suited for cross-cutting, limbing, chopping firewood, cleaning up after storms and more.

  • Assembled dimensions: 10.5 in. W x 33 in. D x 10 in. H
  • 18 in. bar and chain can be used for cross-cutting, limbing, storm clean-up, felling and cutting firewood
  • SuperClean air filter system is designed to provide long air filter life, reduce fuel consumption and increase power
  • Felt filter blocks more than traditional foam filters to help keep debris and dust out of the carburetor and engine
  • Chain can be easily adjusted without the use of tools
  • Turn large dial to open side cover and turn small dial to loosen or tighten chain
  • Combined choke and on/off switch help prevent flooding
  • Reduced-vibration handle plus grips on the starter handle and rear handle ensure user comfort
  • Exceptional value includes mail-in offer for a free carrying case plus an extra chain
  • Comes fully assembled and ready to use

Info & Guides

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Bar Length (in.)
Chain Size
18 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)


CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chain Pitch
Chain Speed (mps)
Chainsaw Size
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Drive Links
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Antivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
Filter Type
Felt Filter
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Torque Maximum (Nm)
Usage Type
Homeowner Chainsaw

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Keeps dying- choke is not on. Runs long enough to cut a limb then dies

Asked by: Skipper96
Hi Skipper.96. I'd suggest that you start with the owners manual to learn how to service and maintain your chainsaw. There are lots of trouble-shooting tips that will hopefully help you resolve the issue. You can find owner’s manuals for all of our products on our website. Please visit:
Answered by: Response from BrandExpert
Date published: 2016-11-29

What's gas oil ratio

Asked by: Jeremiah
40 to 1. When using it as brand new, run it at 32 to 1 for the first tank
Answered by: coach
Date published: 2016-11-24

can i put another 18" bar on this saw that has more teeth on chain

Asked by: ga
Answered by: coach
Date published: 2016-11-24

When starting the chain saw does the pull back release need to be all the way back to startt

Asked by: Geno
Answered by: coach
Date published: 2016-11-24
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Customer Reviews

18 in. 42cc Gas Chainsaw is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Owned this for at least 5 years. Worked great. When experiencing problems that it won't start(c... Owned this for at least 5 years. Worked great. When experiencing problems that it won't start(common complaint). Check to see if you are getting fuel, check for spark, and check compression (use a compression tester). Putting your finger over the spark plug hole and feeling that you have compression is not a good indicator. If you don't have over 100 PSI, you have a major problem. For the cost of the parts and the time it takes to replace them, it's better to buy a new saw
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy anything else WARNING - WARNING - This product is a good example of worthless junk. Purchased this at HD for some general clean up around the property. I thought by the info provided that this thing was actually a little more than I needed. It's hard to start with this piece of garbage. Even the case is built poorly. Getting it started is unbelievable, and you know the little plastic gas primer is going to bust and shoot gas everywhere. BUT WAIT - Try to find someone who can fix them. Good luck - no one whats to touch this thing and parts must come from a different dimension via carrier pigeon ( aren't any ) DON'T BE A FOOL LIKE ME. Buy an ax, use the side of your hand, train a beaver but don't buy this garbage!.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WARNING – Staring Issues Too Much Trouble, used few times, really hard to start/restart even with fresh gas/oil. Spend more time getting it to work than using it. If it did start would not idle, it had to cool down to start again... Now it want even start.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY This would be a good saw if it were serviceable using available tools. The gas cap is poorly fitting and difficult to remove or screw back on. The carb needs frequent adjusting and takes a special tool to adjust that you cannot even buy from an authorized service center which means you must take it in to have a 2 minute adjustment done every 2nd use. While free to have adjusted under warranty, most folks expect a saw to run without having to constantly take it to a service center. We are lucky to have a service center 15 miles away, but after the warranty is up and we have to pay for a constant minor adjustment that could easily be done at home if we could just buy the tool, this saw will become rubbish as the cost and time involved to get a 2 minute adjustment done will not be worth it.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great saw but I have had several poulan chain saws and they all work great in hot and cold weather. The problem is the bar securing device. This is the first saw I have had that uses a plastic wing nut to secure the bar. I spend more time adjusting the chain than cutting wood. It has 2 threaded studs for the bar but only uses one to do the job. I replaced the plastic nut with a flat washer lock washer and metal nut. It works ok but I wish I could use both studs, but the other is to deep in a guide hole to get a nut on. I wish I could get a regular bar cover. If you are only going to do some cutting and don't mind the hassle of adjusting the chain all the time it is great. If not look for a saw of equal quality that has a better bar securing set up. To repeat the saw is great except for that.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Took 20 minutes following all directions to get it started. Cut a total of 5 two inch diameter limbs and the chain jumped off. Then it wouldn't start again. When it did the chain Would not turn. Checked everything to ensure it was clear. Nothing jammed. Back sprocket will turn until the chain is put on. Nothing jammed. Back sprocket will turn until the chain is put on. I wonder if this was a refurb not labeled that way. Neighbor looked at it. He is a tree guy for the last 15 years. Said to take it back. Just great....
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cant beat these poulans This saw is a workhorse of a saw. people complain about hard start, loose chains are apparently not experienced saw users and victims of ethanol diluted fuels. The fuels ruin the fuel lines and carb gaskets/diaphragms. If trees twist on your bar the chain will be loosened. I cut down a 55 year old hack berry tree and my 18" just kept coming back for more. the tree was 4 inches wider than my bar. these are all problems of improper technique and lack of experience. I have had my old poulan for 20+ years and my newest one for about a year. They both crank within a few pulls and run magnificently. A lot of saws have walbro carburetors and that is the heart of a chainsaw.these carbs require frequent rebuilding because of ethanol in the fuel. i use 100 octane airplane gas in mine or straight no alcohol fuel in mine to prevent the cracking of the fuel lines.if you want a good experience with your saw and you should, after all you paid for it, learn proper technique. Its all over the internet. ie. you tube. even if ubder other manufacturers names such as STIHL.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very hard to start, quits while cutting I replaced my old Poulan with this new product but am very disappointed. It is extremely hard to get started and stay running and once running, it will quit for no apparent reason while cutting.
Date published: 2013-06-04
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