Poulan Pro 42cc 2-Cycle 18'' Gas Chain Saw
Specifications & Dimensions
|Color and Styling:|
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||2|
|Chain Saw Length:||18 in.|
|General Warranty:||2 year limited|
|Individual, Kit or Set:||Individual|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||11.8|
|Translucent Oil Tank:||No|
|Included with Item:|
|Includes Hearing Protection:||No|
|Includes Safety Glasses or Face Shield:||No|
|Anti Vibration Handle:||Yes|
|Assembly Required:||Fully Assembled|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||42|
|Max Engine Speed (RPM):||10|
|Chain Oil Capacity:||n/a|
|Chain Type:||Bar and Chain|
|Tool Free Chain Adjustment:||No|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
5.0 / 5.0
First of all let me say, I cut at least 5 to 6 cords of firewood a week with this saw. My title says it all. This saw is an amazing value. Mine came with a hard shell carrying case, extra chain, and a 6.4 oz. bottle of oil. Right from the start the saw shredded 10-18" logs with ease. It kept right up with my buddies husquavanas, and a 41cc stihl. I don't mean any disrespect to other customer reviews, but come on now. No stock chain is the best for that saw. Actually I still have the same one that was on the saw when I bought it. When I am finished cutting, I always fill it up with fuel, and oil. I also sharpen the blade after every use. Which only take a few minutes. Also as far as hard-starting, I don't know what anyone is talking about. If you have the proper mixture of oil, and fill it up after use, you don't even need to prime it. I have only primed the saw once, that was when I first purchased it and filled it up. After that, no more priming. It starts on the second or third try. Which is more than I can say for other saws. Also the tooless tensioning, is great. Overall, with any kind of proper technice, and a little bit of maintence, this saw is amazing for the price. I would reccomend this saw to anyone.
1.0 / 5.0
Hard to start - manual says yank on it for ten pulls, if it doesn't start by then, yank on it tem more times. Had to replace the chain after the first use, seems the factory original expanded with the heat and then bound up. My McCullough 16" works SO much better.
1.0 / 5.0
I was a Poulan fan until this one came along. I've used many chainsaws fron Sthil to Craftsmans and have found the Poulan WoodShark a great little saw. I decided to get a bigger saw and chose the Poulan Pro 18". I should have heeded the warnings from the reviews. This saw is weak, wont stay idling, boggs down easily and loves to die in the middle of a cut (not pinched). It felt like the maximum rpm's were around 2000 and should have been at least 6500+. My 1st cut was a 16" thick water oak. Trying to cut it and keep it from dying, it took about 90+ seconds. That's right! 90+ seconds. This is absolutely the worst saw i have ever used. My baby Poulan woodshark would eat it for lunch. My buddy was using a craftsman 18" 40cc and was outrunning me 3 to 1. If i include the time i used trying to re-start the engine, it would have been 20 to 1. Finally, it just wouldnt start at all. It bit the bullet the 1st day (within 3 hours of use). I took it to a friend who specializes in small engines and he tried to adjust the carb and eventually said it was pointless. Returned it the next day and bought a 455 rancher. If you really want a Poulan, buy the WoodShark or the Wildthing. Both are very good saws. The Pro 18 is just a piece of JUNK. Also, if buying a Poulan, go ahead and buy another chain. the ones supplied wear out FAST. In the 18" bar series, i recommend the Craftsman 40cc, the Husquvarna 18" and the Poulan Wildthing (best bang for the buck). Cut Safely!
1.0 / 5.0
I bought one after bad experience with Wild Thing. It did work 1 yeart than problems with starting begin. When dealer fix it it help only for couple weeks. I purchased new one and it is even worse. It is not worth of money.
3.0 / 5.0
I have had my Pro 18" for 3 years to tackle downed trees (Ash) and found the chain constantly needs to be tightened and observed. One other problem is that the chain guide bar is not at a 90 degree angle to the handles and grips which sometimes makes for a and odd angled cut if you don't pay attention. Looks very cool but eats gas and oil quickly.
4.0 / 5.0
my saw is easy to start, i have not had any trouble with the chain staying on the saw. The tensioning system is easy to use , but read the instruction booklet first, you have to lift the end of the bar when tensioning chain. I think this chain saw is a great buy.
1.0 / 5.0
This Chain Saw has been in the shop more than I have had the opportunity to use it. Glad we took out the extended warranty, that still costs $30 each shop time. This chain saw is not dependable, I do not recommend it for ANYTHING. The chain constantly pops off, cant get anything done with it.
1.0 / 5.0
The materials and workmanship in this unit is in my opinion, probably the cheapest I have ever seen. With the pot metal cylinder, and the weird carburetor, combined with the plastic intake system and oil pump gears, you are destined to have problems with this. These units are designed to run lean for emission reasons, hence are designed to fail under heat and load. I am not a average consumer. I am a 30 year Poulan saw mechanic trying to save your hide from wasting money. I have seen numbers of plastic case saws (no brands mentioned or preferred) with reliability enhancements to justify owning them. This unit on the other hand must have been marketed so Husqvarna could kill the Poulan brand once and for all.
4.0 / 5.0
Good saw. Been using mine for about a month now. It cuts fast and starts easily after only a few pulls. If you're a homeowner just looking for occasional use, don't waste your hard-earned money on expensive Husqvarnas, just get one of these. Maintain and use it properly and it will provide many years of dependable service at a reasonable price.
1.0 / 5.0
This is my first review, but I had to let everyone considering the Poulan Pro know my experience. Saw would not start out of the box. After messing with it for a few hours, I took it back to Sears and exchanged it for a Husqvarna. Had it running in about 5 minutes. I spent an extra couple of hundred dollars but have now have a saw that runs fine and does a great job. If quality is important to you, spend the extra money and get a good saw. I will say that the sears employee asked me what was wrong, I told him I could not get the Poulan started and he exchanged the saws with no problem. I had no problem with the store...just the saw.
1.0 / 5.0
Fine if you want to cut up a couple of trees in fall at your cabin and be cool running around with an 18 or 20 inch bar. However, this saw is NOT for the real wood cutter who heats his (or her) home and needing to cut huge oak trees. The air filter fills up with dirt easily (so I clean it, clean it again, and then replace and over again). Start terrible so I again have it tuned-up and it bogs down with simple cuts of thick mapel. Truly a waste of money even with the token bottle of oil and extra chain and hardcase. I added up the cost of the saw and the repeated trips to the repair service center and finally tucked it away as a back up and bought a Sthil 310. Now I'm cutting wood! Poulan pro is a clunker!