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Poulan PRO

Model # 966055201

Internet # 203627709

Store SKU # 785272

20 in. 50cc Gas Chainsaw

$199.00 /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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Model # 966055201

Internet # 203627709

Store SKU # 785272

This chainsaw is ideal for general property management and firewood cutting. The 50cc, 2-cycle engine has a super clean air filter system, aluminum professional style clutch cover for durability and an automatic gear driven oil pump. No tools are needed to get to the air filter and spark plug. For comfort, the reduced vibration handle lets you use it longer and the effortless pull starting system lets you start it easier. The double post chain brake provides added safety and an on-board locking wrench holder is built into the rear handle. It comes fully assembled and includes carry case. Backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

  • 20 in. bar and full complement chain easily cuts through heavier duty materials, cuts logs up to 40 in. in diameter
  • Powerful 50cc stratified 2-stroke engine delivers powerful cutting performance and better fuel economy
  • Super clean air filter system extends the life of the air filter and reduces operator cleaning intervals
  • Double-acting chain break ensures safe operation
  • Effortless pull starting system for easier starting and reduced wear on the starter mechanism
  • Reduced vibration handle reduces operator fatigue
  • Automatic chain oiler keeps the chain running smooth
  • Tool-free access to air filter and spark plug
  • On board scrunch holder and carrying case included for convenient transporting and storage
  • Includes carrying case

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Bar Length (in.) 
20 
Chain size 
20 in. 
Maximum cut diameter (in.) 
40 
Product Depth (in.) 
22.3 
Product Height (in.) 
14.9 
Product Length (in.) 
22.3 
Product Width (in.) 
15.8 
Details
Antivibration handle 
Yes 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Case Included 
Yes 
Chain brake 
Yes 
Chain tension adjustment 
Yes 
Chainsaw Type 
Hand Chainsaw 
Commercial 
No 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
50 
Engine Type 
2-cycle 
Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 
15 
Power Type 
Gas 
Product Weight (lb.) 
15.4 lb 
Recommended oil 
see owners manual 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Translucent fuel tank 
No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2-year limited 

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Brand: Poulan PRO
Power Type: Gas
Bar Length (in.): 20
Price: $150 - $200
Review Rating: 3 & Up
Commercial: No
CA (CARB) Compliant: CARB Compliant
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how dose the automatic chain oiler work

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July 21, 2015
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It feeds itself by RPM'S
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The oiler is gear-driven.
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I'm not sure if you are asking how well it works, or if you are asking technically how is the oiler driven. The oiler is driven off of the crankshaft behind the drive sprocket. In my experience and other reviewers, it errs on the side of heavy oiling. I prefer this. My newer Stihls are stingy with bar oil, making the bar/chain wear more than it should when cutting wet wood.
So, I think it works well on
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I'm not sure if you are asking how well it works, or if you are asking technically how is the oiler driven. The oiler is driven off of the crankshaft behind the drive sprocket. In my experience and other reviewers, it errs on the side of heavy oiling. I prefer this. My newer Stihls are stingy with bar oil, making the bar/chain wear more than it should when cutting wet wood.
So, I think it works well on this saw. HD sells Echo bar oil for $11/gal (April 2015) so just fill 'er up when you gas up and it will run great.
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Very simply, when the reservoir has oil in it, the automatic oiler pumps lubricant onto the chain and bar to keep this cool and oiled during operation.
More specifically, the oiler runs off of the crankshaft of the engine. Whenever the engine is running, it is pumping oil. This can lead to a mess if the saw is left idling in one spot for a few minutes. I hear that some other saws have an adjustable Read More
Very simply, when the reservoir has oil in it, the automatic oiler pumps lubricant onto the chain and bar to keep this cool and oiled during operation.
More specifically, the oiler runs off of the crankshaft of the engine. Whenever the engine is running, it is pumping oil. This can lead to a mess if the saw is left idling in one spot for a few minutes. I hear that some other saws have an adjustable feature that lets you moderate the amount of oil pumped at any given time; this saw does not. Read Less
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Capitol Heights, MD
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March 22, 2015
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A small pump driven by the motor pumps oil to the base of the bar where the chain pulls it down and back.
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March 10, 2015
Answer: 
Hi rjn619,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
There is a diaphragm pump that applies oil from the chain lubricant reservoir to the bar and chain. The port is located near the drive sprocket, under the side cover of the chain. As the chain turns, oil is deposited onto it.
This is an automatic pump that is metered as to require refilling at the same time as the fuel tank. If Read More
Hi rjn619,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
There is a diaphragm pump that applies oil from the chain lubricant reservoir to the bar and chain. The port is located near the drive sprocket, under the side cover of the chain. As the chain turns, oil is deposited onto it.
This is an automatic pump that is metered as to require refilling at the same time as the fuel tank. If your oil reservoir is still full when the fuel needs refilling, the pump is not working properly and should be addressed.
This automatic oiler will cause residual oil on the chain and bar, so oil that drips off of the saw during storage is to be expected.
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Unit starts but dies when I speed it up. (The chain saw is only a month old)

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pasadena md
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This could be the carb , or the gas filter is dirty or it some times moves in bad spot , empty all the gas buy a can of pre made gas mix 40-1 , u only need one can then you can go back to mixing it your self
It's the ethanol in the gas we buy , if it was empty when you stored it , ok , what it might be is the choke is out or the air filter is dirty ,, it happens . It only has one speed all out or idel
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This could be the carb , or the gas filter is dirty or it some times moves in bad spot , empty all the gas buy a can of pre made gas mix 40-1 , u only need one can then you can go back to mixing it your self
It's the ethanol in the gas we buy , if it was empty when you stored it , ok , what it might be is the choke is out or the air filter is dirty ,, it happens . It only has one speed all out or idel .. Don't run it slow to cut a tree it will blow up the piston rings . .. You can let off and slow up and down but don't full cut it slow ...
Other then that I got nothing else hope this help , keep cutting
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April 17, 2016
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This happened to me the first day. I had to return it. From what I've read, the carburetor tends to be improperly adjusted, and perhaps bringing the unit to a repair show they can properly adjust it.
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July 3, 2015
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you are likely experiencing issues with the idle settings of your saw. Take it to a Husqvarna saw shop, they will be able to give your saw the tune up it needs to run well.
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In addition to what the Husquverna Expert says, make sure that the saw is warmed up. On a 70F degree day, it takes about a minute or two of idling to be fully warmed. If not, the motor will bog when you rev it. That is normal, and any 2-stroke saw will behave like this prior to warmup. It's really not a bug, either, because you SHOULD warm it up before cutting, for the health and longevity of the Read More
In addition to what the Husquverna Expert says, make sure that the saw is warmed up. On a 70F degree day, it takes about a minute or two of idling to be fully warmed. If not, the motor will bog when you rev it. That is normal, and any 2-stroke saw will behave like this prior to warmup. It's really not a bug, either, because you SHOULD warm it up before cutting, for the health and longevity of the motor.
At the risk of stating the obvious, make sure that your choke is off (blue lever all the way in) before trying to rev it up. I'll second the fresh gas comment, too. Gasoline is not what it used to be, and it goes stale faster now. I buy the canned pre-mix gas (At $6/qt). Expensive, but worth it. If you have a lot of cutting to do, buy the premix for your first and last tank of the day, and cut most of the day on your own mix. But be sure to start on pre-mix, and leave only pre-mix in the tank when you put the saw away.
Failing the above advice, then, yes, the carb may need a simple mixture screw adjustment. Mine was perfect out of the box. I am at Sea-level (which makes a big difference). Higher altitude requires a leaner mixture setting.
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June 5, 2015
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It sounds like it may need a carburetor adjustment or it may be flooded. You may also make sure you are using fresh gas. If you require service you can go to the Poulan Pro website to locate a warranty service center in your local area.
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will any 20" chain wark as a replacement chain for this model?

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Raleigh, NC
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I need to replace the chain and wanted to know if any 20" chain would work and if there are any recommendations for replacing the chain?
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April 9, 2016
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no only the organ , pulan pro , husqvarna farm . some craftsman , cant use steill , or echeo ,
you can go to a lawn power shop they have charts mostly you'll find the organ
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Fayetteville, nc
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As long as you have the factory equipped bar, you need a chain that has 70 drive links, is .050 guage, and has a 3/8" pitch. Oregon's Vanguard V72 in D70 is a decent chain for you.
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No you have to use the chain specifically for your saw. If you check in the charts you will see that the teeth are different sizes and angles. Use only a chain designed for your saw.
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This is a 70-link chain, 3/8" pitch, 0.050" guide. You need the same, or if you change to a pro-bar as I did, I now use a 72-link chain (but you'd need the Oregon Pro-Lite bar to do that).
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Look closely at the chain that came with the saw, and there should be a number stamped on the side of the links. I believe it is 72- this specifies a 72-link chain. Most aftermarket chains list the manufacturers and model saws that they fit on the package.
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What oil mix does it use? 50:1 or 40:1

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You can use either mix. I think the 40:1 is better for the life of the engine. That's what I use.
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this saw takes 40;1 buy the pre mix can at first until you used it first day then use the mix your sell but if your not going to use it again don't the gas we buy has ethanol in it that will ,, it will mess up that chain saw ,, chain saws have two settings in the carb .. they run at ideal ,, and full , no slow mode so us it or not ,, if you store it empty the gas ,, its cheaper then getting it fixed ,, Read More
this saw takes 40;1 buy the pre mix can at first until you used it first day then use the mix your sell but if your not going to use it again don't the gas we buy has ethanol in it that will ,, it will mess up that chain saw ,, chain saws have two settings in the carb .. they run at ideal ,, and full , no slow mode so us it or not ,, if you store it empty the gas ,, its cheaper then getting it fixed ,, mixing oil gas is ok , if you use it every day you might have a weed eater or other 2 cycles , but most use 50;1 ,, just a thought , Read Less
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40:1
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February 25, 2016
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50:1 will work just fine.
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Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 143 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pulan Pro 20 in chain saw had bought it used to cut a 75 ft oak, strong but i had to return twice they stop running , but i know what the problem is its not tuned good , and you cant buy the tool, so this time i bought the 2 year home depot warranty so if its going to have the same issue they can adjust the carbs at the store , realy!! Husquvarna , i love your stuff but if your going start not checking the guilty control don,t sell it ,, , i bought it because i know thats its a husquvarna in a pulan pro make up ,, over all its a tough chainsaw ,, i like still but it needs to come with a carb tool ,, i dont recommend this to a pro , but if your like me and need lots of power ones in a wile its good , get the higher end lighter stuff , but i like a bang for my buck .. this has got it ,,, April 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Home Depot Strikes Out I purchased this 20" 50cc saw with a G70 chain for heavy duty home owner use after reading reviews and deciding that my moderate use did not justify the additional $200 expense of the Echo, the only other 20" 50cc saw sold by Home Depot. After about 45 minutes of use the chain derailed and 2 links were damaged so that they no longer fit in the bar. Apparently this is not uncommon and I decided to bite the bullet and buy a replacement Oregon bar and chain (the original chain is an Oregon G70) to upgrade the saw. I was shocked to find that Home Depot does not sell an Oregon or Poulan replacement 20" bar that will accept a G70 chain and apparently does not sell ANY replacement chain to match this unit. The reason I would not recommend this saw to any Home Depot customer is the complete failure of Home Depot to carry replacement parts that make the saw worth buying in the first place. April 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw for a good price. Originally purchased a Ryobi and didn't even get to make the first cut because it just wouldn't run. Returned it for this one and so far no regrets. Started easy and ran smooth until it ran out of gas. Was a little hard to restart but that may have been my error and getting it flooded. Cutting power is good except on really hard wood but that's mainly due to the safety chain which I'd recommend replacing with an OREGON 72LPX070G 70 Drive Link or OREGON 72LGX072G. These lack the anti-bucking feature but they really eat through the wood so if your experienced with chainsaws then replace the stock chain. We have cut about 3 cords of very green white oak and so far it has really impressed me. It's not a Stihl but for the price point it gets the job done for me. May 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cuts well and is of decent quanlity The saw cuts and seems to run good. It made easy work of about 20 trees we cut up which were large cedar trees and Cedar elm trees. My only complaint on the saw was it was hard to start even after just shutting if off for a few minutes. I was irritated with the starting when using it last time but it made up for it with the power it cut with. May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dont purchase this saw Purchased this saw from Home Depot to cut up a large tree limb. It performed fine to make six cuts then cut off. I didn't think much about it (because I was finished) until I had to use it again (2 months later) to make two cuts on another tree limb from the same tree. After the first cut the sorry saw cut off again. Home Depot gave me the run around stating they only have a 30 day return policy. As a home owner I don't use the saw every day nor once a week. Now I have to send it in to be worked on. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!! March 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Look for another brand Purchaced this saw in the spring of 2014 and used it to cut up a fallen limb.(about an hour) It was not used again until this spring and the starter cord recoil failed on the first pull. My son worked with it and got it running long enough to cut up a fallen tree. Now the start cord will not return, again. I'm getting too old fight poor material and engineering like this. October 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Would not run, had to return it I should have read the other reviews on the site. I brought it home, added chain oil and fuel, started it up and it ran... and then stalled as soon as I tried to use it -- or even move it. It would idle, but appying the trigger stalled it out every time. April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well Worth It Plenty of power,starts easily and cuts like a champ.I also have a Stihl and this performs as well or better... March 30, 2016
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