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  • 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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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



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Questions & Answers

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Q:How much is it
by|Oct 8, 2020
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A:  You need to call Home Depot in your area, check the web page for your area or go to your store.

by|Oct 11, 2020
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Q:can I put canned gas in this chainsaw?
by|Sep 26, 2018
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A:  Yes, as long as the gas in the can is pre-mixed to a 50:1 ratio as required by this product..

by|Sep 27, 2018

    A:  Hi Bill - Yes, we recommend using Poulan Pro or Weed Eater premixed 2-cycle fuel. Best of luck!

    by|Jun 22, 2019
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      Q:what is the correct fuel to oil ratio for poulan pro 42cc saw.
      by|Sep 9, 2018
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      A:  Hi George - This 2 cycle engine is deigned to use a 50:1 mixture of gasoline and two-stroke engine oil. It is important to accurately measure the amount of oil to be mixed to ensure that the correct mixture is obtained. When mixing small amounts of fuel, even small inaccuracies can drastically affect performance. To obtain a 50:1 (or 2%) mixture ratio, you would pour 2.6 ounces of 2-cycle synthetic oil into one gallon of fresh unleaded gasoline. Additional Tip: Never use two-stroke oil intended for water-cooled outboard engines, sometimes referred to as outboard oil. And never use oil intended for four-stroke engines.

      by|Sep 11, 2018
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        Q:Does a fuel filter and spark plug and air filter for the newer models work for older Poulan chainsaws like the Poulan Pr
        by|Aug 30, 2018
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        A:  Hello David - To make sure you find the replacement parts, please allow our customer care team to assist you. We can be reached at info@poulanpro.com or 1-800-849-1297 (open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST). Best of luck!

        by|Sep 4, 2018
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          Customer Reviews

          2.8 out of 5
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          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.
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          My Poulan Pro has been great to use!
          My 4218a is old and I can't remember how long ago I purchased it. I cleared many trees with it, including my current home lot (56 large pine trees five years ago. It sat up for about two years. I took it out and it wouldn't start. I bought some chemicals that clean the fuel system and added it to fresh pre mixed gas. After a week, it cranked up and ran great, until I mixed a gallon of ethanol free gas and 2 cycle oil. That killed my saw (I believe trash in the gas). Since ALL of the parts are original, I am replacing which should be replaced, cleaning the carb and moving on with my old saw.
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            DON"T wast your MONEY J U N K
            overall I have to say this the worst chainsaw I have ever owned, hard to start make a single or 2 will not restart until sitting for 2 to 3 hours then it takes about 20 min of yanking on the to get started again but if dies just stop and go to bed nothing you can do except wait to get it to start again
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              GREAT SAW
              HAVE OWNED MY 4218 AVX FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS. I HAVE USED IT TO FELL 80 FT TREES, SAW CORDS OF WOOD. HAVE REPLACED THE CHAIN SEVERAL TIMES. IT WORKS, STARTS EASY YEAR AFTER YEAR. WHEN I STORE IT, I DRAIN THE GAS AND THEN FILL FRESH EACH SEASON
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                Great Value
                Have had for a few years now and had no issues and have done no maintenance other than sharpen the chain or replace as needed. If you know how to operate a choke and warm up a 2 stroke engine, it will work great for you. It will.take a couple minutes to warm up when its sat for.months, but will stay running great after that. Keep your chain sharp and it will do great for a $160 saw.
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                  My poulan brake went out shortly after purchase and now the coil is fried. Spend a few extra doll...
                  My poulan brake went out shortly after purchase and now the coil is fried. Spend a few extra dollars and get a Husqy or Stihl.
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                    Spend the extra money for a Husq or a Stihl. Purchased TODAY, used for 1 tank of gas. I set down ...
                    Spend the extra money for a Husq or a Stihl. Purchased TODAY, used for 1 tank of gas. I set down to grab dinner and come back out to start and the starting cord snapped. Took apart, the plastic mechanism actually broke...not the cord. Luckily I purchased a plan...returning tomorrow for a Husq.
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                      Starts, Stops, Starts, Stop, Starts, Stops. I've used it once, after buying it last year. Finally...
                      Starts, Stops, Starts, Stop, Starts, Stops. I've used it once, after buying it last year. Finally got it going, cut for 5 minutes stops. This year just starts and stops after an hour, nothing done. JUNK!
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                        Starting issues
                        Got what I thought was a good deal. Sometimes just won't start. Sometimes takes ten minutes of pulling. Would not recommend
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                        Response from Response from BrandExpertJun 20, 2018
                        Hello - Our apologies this chainsaw is failing to perform for you. We are here and happy to help troubleshoot if we can. We can be reached at info@poulanpro.com or 1-800-849-1297 (open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST). Best of luck!
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                          Great for price
                          Saw works fine. The reason for start issues is ethanol gas in most cases. Spend the extra quarter and buy ethanol free gas. It will prevent strating issues. All mechanics know ethanol gunks up injectors on a car or carbs on a saw or mower. Ethanol is the reason for these starting problems. Some of the really expensive saws may tolerate ethanol but who puts ethanol in a really expensive saw. Get ethanol free gas and watch starting problems disappear. Trivia: which president do you think started ethanol in gas?
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