Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Add fluids start cutting right away
Very impressed with this saw. I originally went to get the 42cc 18" model but they were out so I picked up this 48cc 18" Poulan Pro. I had researched their saws and reviews and went for it. It came fully assembled in a heavy duty case which is nice and has a bar/chain tool right in the handle. It also had gas/oil mix in the box but don't forget to pick up the bar chain oil ! The saw started right up with priming and a few pulls. Cuts like butter. Made quick work of large storm downed pine limbs. Heavy duty well built fit and finish. Can't wait to tackle larger projects.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Murph2458 Great saw for the money
I bought this saw when my 12 year old Stihl stopped working. I looked into the big name brands like Echo, Stihl, and Husq and for the money and having owned a Poulan about 25 years ago I decided to go back to the Poulan Pro. I bought the PP4818 and I like it. It has good power. I had 12 huge trees ( 2 pine, 1 cherry, 1 cedar, and 8 oaks) dropped in my back yard, and all had to be cut up and split. The 4818 has gone through every one with ease. My only problem is that I cannot find a replacement bar for the saw. Poulan doesn't even list the saw on their website. So far nobody lists the saw. I hope this doesn't cause me any problems in the near future.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmerbob surprising saw
I never thought I would recommend a Poulan product. But I am this time. I must point out that this is a 50 CC saw. It says so on the handle. The 18 inch bar is just the right size for this displacement. I am pleased with the power and the ease of starting. I think the weight to be just about right as a light saw does not bite into the wood. The only features I would improve are a better quality air filter and a stronger bar. Otherwise this saw is great for cutting up to 20 inch diameter trees.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ksks chain information
if you go to a local Poulan dealer or lawnmower shop that does chain saws, the correct chain for this saw is 72LGX066G.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Worth the price
I had similar problem finding chain. Recommended chain does not fit. Poulan customer service was no help. Went back to store with saw and employee found a chain that fits. Use G66. Bigger teeth than factory chain. Looks like a monster and shreds like a beast. Saw works great.
April 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Drs227 Trouble with replacement parts
I've had this saw for 3 months and I has worked great, it's probably cut up 8 or 10 trees. I am looking for a replacement chain and it's no where to be found. As others have written, the recommended chain does not fit, and the poulan site doesn't even list the saw's model number. No one outside of Home Depot seems to know the saw even exists. Very frustrated.
August 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TailGunner Do not purchase
The saw worked and performed very well until I needed to purchase a new chain, after finding that every 18" chain available at Home Depot is too short I called Poulan Whom does not list this saw on their website nor can they provide much information about it. We have exchanged the saw as of this time for the 20" version only to find the Home Depot recommended chain will not fit this saw either but can be purchased online from Poulan, we even lost the extra warranty purchased on the 4818 saw.
March 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MSER Poor quality and poor design
As a repair shop and authorized warranty center I see this model always in my shop for repairs. They are generally hard to start and keep running. Poulan is a cheap Craftsman which is owned by HCP (Husqvarna Consumer Products) and uses a single piston ring design on these models. They come with a start assist feature with a double spring recoil that usually breaks after about 50 pulls. The overall weigh of the machine is ridiculously heavy for a 48cc chainsaw. The only pro about this unit is that it is the "Pro" model which is rated for 125 hrs. compared to the regular poulan/craftsmans that are only rated for 50 hrs of use. If given the choice I would spend a little more money and get something with a class A engine such as a Echo, Stihl or Dolmar. They are rated for 300+ hrs. of use and come with a much better warranty.
January 23, 2014