Poulan Pro PP4218AV
Best value and easy to use
I've had my Poulan Pro chainsaw for two years and I love it. It is easy to use and its by far the best value out there. I own 10 acres of land covered with dense hard wood trees. I have cleared over half of the trees and my Poulan Pro has not given me any problems.
March 10, 2012
It won't cooperate
I bought a 260 model, the old name for this line of saws, back in 2000 to learn on. I cut 3 to 4 face cords every year. My intention was to replace it with a "Real Saw" in a couple of years after it died.
I have misused and abused this saw in every way imaginable. I have on numerous occasions run the chain into the dirt and against rocks. I do a poor job of mixing oils & gas. I leave fuel in it and the next season crank it up and run it on the fuel that has been sitting in it for months. I have had to replace the bar 3 times, once for a bad sprocket, but twice because I bent the bar trying to get it unstuck after binding in a tree. I did replace the air filter and spark plug last year, after 13 years, because it just seemed that they should be replaced after that much time, and this year I had to replace one fuel line that cracked.
I keep waiting for it to die so that I can get a "Real Saw".
Who knows, perhaps this is the "Real Saw".
If it ever does die, I'll probably get the larger 50cc model.
July 3, 2014
Poulan Pro 18" Model# PP4218A "EXCELLENT CHAIN SAW"
To: Anyone Needing a Great Product,
I have owned several chain saws over the years. And I just have to share, that "this" Poulan Pro 18" Chain Saw, Model# PP4218A is the absolute "BEST CHAIN SAW" I have EVER owned or used. It is a work horse !! It is very easy to start, and starts on the very "first pull". And it cuts like a dream. My daughter can even use this saw with ease, and start it too. Its a very safe saw as well. I really like all of the safety features incorporated into this chain saw also. I recommended the saw purchase to my neighbor, after he saw the ease in me using the saw. And after he tried my new chain saw out for just a few minutes. He ran right out and bought himself on too. I would recommend this saw to "anybody" that is in the market for a very well engineered and built chain saw. Because I am sure that "they" will be just as pleased as I am.
Thank You Husqvarna Corporation for Building & Offering such an "Excellent" Brand Name & Product of Poulan Pro Products.
"Your Happiest Customers"
~Jeff & Lori (Oklahoma)
June 21, 2014
Had the saw for 2 months and the engine locked up. tried to take back but was told used old gas. Was told gas goes bad in 2 weeks by Home Depot. Never got to run 1st gallon through it with oil that came with the saw. Ran the same gas in trimmer and father in-laws saw to finish job with no problems in either.
June 16, 2014
Terrible chainsaw! Lost compression after 3 uses. Doesn't run well either
June 15, 2014
I have a 1970's S25 Poulan that is still running great. I bought this saw looking for an upgrade. It didn't run but a month before I started having problems. Gas and oil caps swelled and could not get on or off. I replaced those. It ran terribly, if I could get it started. I replaced the carb thinking it was that. New carb didn't make a difference. Finally tore it down and checked the piston and cylinder. Both were heavily scored. I mixed proper oil/gas ratios every time. Even ran the same gas through my 40 year old Poulan S25 with no problems. I guess they don't make them like the used to. Next saw will be a Stihl. This saw never made it past its two year warranty. The authorized repair center said I used stale gas which voided the warranty. Nice. Blame it on the gas.
May 17, 2014
I bought this saw brand new runs like junk. It stalls all the time and it fads out in top end. The seal for the gas tank cap leaks. I will never buy another again.
April 5, 2014
I need a saw that runs, not one I spend all my time starting.
2nd Poulan saw, same problem. Never again
March 22, 2014