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  • Spring-assisted starter system for easy start-ups
  • Ideal for general property management and firewood cutting
  • Super Clean air filter system ensures long filter life
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About This Product

Great for property management tasks and cutting firewood, the Poulan 20 in. Gas Chainsaw boasts a 50cc, 2-cycle engine with a Super Clean air filter system, professional-style aluminum clutch cover for durability, and an automatic gear-driven oil pump. No tools are needed to get to the air filter and spark plug - and for comfort, the effortless pull starting system and reduced vibration handle let you start it easier and use it longer. Additional key features include a double post chain brake for safety, plus an on-board locking wrench holder built right into the rear handle. Fully assembled and ready to use, it also includes a convenient carrying case and comes backed by a 2-year limited warranty for peace of mind.


  • 20 in. bar and full-complement chain easily cut through heavier duty materials, including up to 40 in. diameter logs
  • Powerful 50cc stratified 2-stroke engine delivers powerful cutting performance and impressive 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 start-ups and less wear on the starter mechanism
  • Reduced vibration handle helps minimize operator fatigue
  • Automatic chain oiler keeps the chain running smoothly
  • Convenient, tool-free access to air filter and spark plug
  • On-board scrunch holder and carrying case included for handy transporting and storage
  • Includes carrying case

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Product Information

Internet # 203627709

Model # 966055201

Store SKU # 785272



Bar Length (in.)

20 in.

Chain Size

20 in.

Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)



Chain Pitch

3/8 in.

Chain Speed (mps)


Chainsaw Bar Size


Chainsaw Type

Hand Chainsaw



Drive Links


Engine Cycles

2 Cycle

Engine Displacement (cc)


Engine Type

2 Cycle


Antivibration, Chain Brake, Tool-Less Chain Tensioning

Filter Type

Mesh Filter

Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)




Handle Type

Rear Handle Chainsaw



Power Type


Product Weight (lb.)

15.4 lb





Torque Maximum (Nm)


Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

No Certifications or Listings

Manufacturer Warranty

2-year limited

Questions & Answers

Q:Clutch brake essambly?
by|Aug 17, 2021
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  What about it, the clutch and brake assembly?

by|Oct 22, 2021
    1 found this answer helpful
    Q:It has been never simple to start. Has low running hours. Started for the first time in 6 mo. Ran ragged, stopped often. Then noticed that it was pumping oil out of a seam on top right side.
    by|Aug 30, 2018
    3 Answers
    Answer This Question

    A:  You need to take it back, contact where you bought it, they have a warranty.

    by|May 6, 2023

    A:  Hi Robert - Please refer to your Operators Manual for troubleshooting tips. Also, we are here and happy to help. We can be reached at 1-800-849-1297 (open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST).

    by|May 6, 2023

      A:  You need to use fresh gasoline to mix with your two stroke oil. Gasoline from a season ago won’t have the volatility as a fresh can of fuel. The oil coming from the side is bar oil. Make sure you check the reservoir for the bar oil. It’s also very important that you use the proper ratio of gasoline/ two stroke oil!

      by|May 6, 2023
        Q:How much do they sell for
        by|Mar 11, 2018
        2 Answers
        Answer This Question

        A:  Go to the home depot & find out.

        by|May 5, 2023

        A:  Hello - Please check with your local store for more information on availability and pricing. Best of Luck!

        by|May 5, 2023
          Q:The clutch housing came apart, and I cannot figure out how to put it back together and in working order. Suggestions?
          by|Dec 10, 2016
          1 Answer
          Answer This Question

          A:  HI Masaka46. You can find owner’s manuals with detailed instructions for maintaining your chainsaw on our website. Please visit: http://www.poulanpro.com/customer-support/ Thank you so much for choosing Poulan Pro for your outdoor power equipment needs.

          by|May 4, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            3.2 out of 5

            • 3.2 out of 195 reviews
            • 60% recommend this product
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            4 years and still working good
            no this is not what the forest service is useing no it is not able to fall 795 feet and not chip the paint. But with good clean gas, a sharp tight chain, and the correct tune for the weather this thing cuts and cuts and cuts. i have cut trees almost 3' around and it keeps cutting. if you dont want to tune a carburetor get and electric saw.
              • Recommended
              1 found this review helpful
              I've had this saw for almost 2 months and use it nearly each weekend for my fireplace firewood. ...
              I've had this saw for almost 2 months and use it nearly each weekend for my fireplace firewood. Very satisfied. It starts easy and stays idling and handles big jobs with ease. I only need to push the primer bulb once and pull the rope twice for it to fire up. After each use I follow the instruction manual and remove the bar & chain and clean thoroughly and blow off the air filter. I keep the chain razor sharp and adjust the tension when necessary during each use. This thing idles like a small tiger and roars like a lion. Plenty of power for me. I'm reading all the negative comments here and I think it's because they didn't read and are not following the instructions in the manual. This saw is definitely worth the money.
              Response from Husqvarna Product ExpertJan 30, 2017
              Thank you for this 5-star review and for purchasing Poulan Pro products!
                • Recommended
                2 found this review helpful
                Great chain saw for the money. Starts easily, Cuts great, clean, seems durable. I recommend this chain saw
                Came preassembled with enough oil mix for 1 gallon of gas. You need to buy your own bar and chain oil. The chain saw started up great and ran strong. If you follow the starting directions the thing starts up perfectly. I did have to adjust up the chain tension a few times so far in 2 days of use but that is to be expected. The chain is defiantly duller than when I first got it but I feel as though I cut a reasonable amount of wood before the chain started to show any signs of dulling. Will have to look into sharping it. The 20 inch bar is pretty long and was plenty long for everything I have to cut. It did fell and buck some pretty large tress 10-18 inches in diameter. The carrying case is great. Runs very clean with very little smoke. There is a little more smoke when you open her up to go through something large but that is totally expected. It starts to get a little heavy with a lot of use but I think this is due mainly to the size. The anti-vibe handles work great as you feel very little vibration while your using it. The chain tension is pretty easy to adjust if you follow the directions the first time. I would highly recommend this saw.
                • DIY
                • Recommended
                1 found this review helpful
                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 ,,,
                • Pro
                • Recommended
                3 found this review helpful
                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.
                • DIY
                3 found this review helpful
                works great for a homeowner
                I bought this saw yesterday and I cut a tree into pieces with ease. I'm not sure about the long term but if you have a downed tree you need to make it to fire wood this is the saw for you.
                • DIY
                • Recommended
                5 found this review helpful
                Excellent Saw, great price
                If you're like me, you read the reviews and notice the distinctive "U" shape: Lots of 5's, and a troubling number of 1's, which may imply a "lemon" problem or an operator issue. Knowing 2-stroke engines and saws, I took a chance. I hate buying "cheap" tools and I despise overpaying for a good one. The first thing I checked is where it is made. Made in the USA, and owned (now) by Husquverna. I've had few US/Japan/German products that have minor QC issues or rough finish, but never junk. The same cannot be said of products from China/India. This was my primary motivation for giving this one a shot. There were three general issues I saw in the negative reviews, which I address more below: * Running, idling, and bogging issues: This implies tuning issues, though mine worked perfectly out of the box. It idles smoothly and revs cleanly after a brief warmup. No issues starting warm or cold. I was cutting through a 14" log within minutes of filling. I was switching between a Stihl and this saw, and honestly this saw was starting on one pull, and the Stihl needed about 3. (In all fairness, the 50:1 gas for the Stihl was a little more stale than the fresh 40:1 I bought for this saw) * Chain (low quality, a few reports of jumping): This is a low quality chain, which is easily mitigated by a $20 Oregon chain, or better yet, an Oregon $50 Pro-Lite chain/bar combo. Chains stretch, and cheap chains stretch even more. You MUST tighten this chain after 30-40 minutes, whereas higher quality chains are pre-streched. After break-in, it was throwing chips. * Bar oil leaking and over-oiling. There's some truth to heavy oiling, but this is not bad. The correct amount of oil is highly wood-dependent (eg: wet woods tend to wash the oil off), and I'd rather have too much than too little oil. High quality bar oil is $10/gallon. Bar/chain damage is more expensive. * Minor issues in the other reviews: Stuff loosening (Not on mine. Opposite: everything was very gorilla tight). I also own Stihl. While I do not currently own another comparible class saw to this one, I can make some general observations. Stihl makes their own high quality bars and chains, I think sometimes to force you to go back to the STIHL dealer to get parts, at a greater cost. Their chain offerings are confusing, to say the least. I purchased a Pro-Lite Oregon bar and chain combo for this PoulanPro saw, because the reviews said that the chain was rather cheap (yep!), and there were a few reports of chains jumping. This added $50 to the cost, but the bar/chain is where the rubber meets the road, so quality is most important here. They are correct: the chain is junky, but does cut (no jumping at all if adjusted properly). It throws smaller chips, and is only able to bog the motor down with high bumper spike pressure. I'm betting the Oregon chain will make it work harder, but I have not yet tried. I'm still trying to burn up the factory bar/chain. * What are you getting with a Stihl that this saw doesn't have? 1). Mostly, the dealer. When I buy a Stihl, the dealer takes me out back, fires it up, shows me a bunch of features and such, and makes sure that saw is running like a swiss watch. If not, he takes it inside and tweaks it. With PoulanPro, it comes in a box. If you're making money with the saw, the time YOU spend tweaking it is time you could have spent revenueing, so the Stihl premium may pay for itself. 2). The ergonomics on my Stihl are second to none-- Well balanced with all the controls in the right places. 3). Power to weight. Ironically, the "plastic" that people complain about on a cheap saw is even more prevalent on the expensive one, which is how they make it lightweight. My Stihl is light for the power it produces, but all the plastic does give the Stihl a (false) aura of cheap. 4). As mentioned above, a quality bar and chain, but this is easily swapped. I don't see a major difference in the two brands to indicate one will outlast the other. As others have mentioned, many parts on the PoulanPro are Husquverna parts. The difference is in the dealer experience and the "feel" of the unit. My Stihl is not without problems. For example, the oiler on my Stihl clogs often and generally under-oils on many woods. The dealer says it's normal for certain wood, but it's annoying to stop and clean the bar and/or carry an oil can to manually douse the chain. Reviews of the PoulanPro claim the opposite problem: overoiling. Bar oil is cheap-- I prefer overoiling to underoiling. (I miss the extra manual oilers!) Are these things worth the extra money? If you use it professionally, having a dealer there to hold your hand may be. If you use it every day, the ergonomics and slightly lighter weight may be important. Given that I could buy three of these for what I paid for a Stihl, the Stihl would not have been the right "investment" for me. The main cost difference is for the dealer. Some people routinely drop $150 on the Stihl dealer for a tuneup (almost the cost of this PoulanPro saw!). If you're making money with it, that service might be worth the time savings. I prefer to spend some "quality time" with my saw in the evening and do it myself. Also, routine maintenance parts for this saw are very reasonably priced and widely available, unlike Stihl. I won't be getting rid of my Stihls-- They are great saws. But for the money, I won't be parting with this PoulanPro either. The case is nice, and they included 3 oz of 2-stroke oil. Stihls just came with a bar scabbord. In summary: If you cut a lot of wood, but are not mechanically inclined, then the Stihl dealer will take good care of you for a price. But if you work on your own saws, and you replace the bar/chain with a quality set, you'll be very happy with this Poulan at 1/3 the cost. This is a serious, well-built saw at an incredible value.
                • Pro
                • Recommended
                64 found this review helpful
                cheap saw cheap price
                You get what you pay for. Very weak clutch is its downfall. If you will cut cut down a tree once in a while thats not real big this will be fine maybe. Get extended warranty is what Im saying. My first one broke after a rick of firewood.
                  • Recommended
                  fuel lines disintegrated
                  This Saw is total garbage. Did not use saw much and always used alcohol free gas or drained gas after use. After about 2 years the fuel lines disintegrated and after a couple of hours trying to replace them I took the saw to the dump. For probably 20 cents more Poulan could have put in better fuel lines. If I could give this saw a zero I would.
                  Response from Response from HusqvarnaJul 3, 2023
                  Please reach out to: https://www.poulanpro.com/us/support/contact-us/ for help! Someone is always there to assist customers like you. HusqvarnaCustomerService
                    5 found this review helpful
                    Beware: First of all I know how to use and maintain a chainsaw. This seems to have a serious pote...
                    Beware: First of all I know how to use and maintain a chainsaw. This seems to have a serious potential product defect in that the vibrations of the saw during normal use cause the nuts that hold the bar tensioning mechanism to back off even when correctly torqued. Literally had the saw fall apart in my hands after a 20 minute run. both nuts backed far enough off that one literally fell off and the saw then of course threw its chain. This was after checking and adjusting the tension right before use. This has now happened three times and is definitively a dangerous issue. Having used both echo and stihl before this is definitely not something I've ever seen before. I've noticed on the newest version of the saw in the store that the piece in question now looks to be a substantially different design, so I suspect this is a known problem.
                    Response from Response from BrandExpertJun 20, 2018
                    Hello - Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We continually monitor our customer feedback so we can identify poor performance and any safety issues, and we truly appreciate this feedback. We believe we have made great strides in addressing the issues you've experience and we sincerely hope our products will serve you better in the future. Please accept our apologies.
                      4 found this review helpful
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