Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Poulan Pro Chainsaw

Sure guys rave about their 30 year old Stihls and Husqvarnas, but a cheap Poulan will last just as long if you take care of it. Mine's about 6 years old. I bought it used off Craigslist for only $50. The guy who owned it before me had already swapped the original 16" bar for an 18" Oregon. All it needed was a new chain. (Around $20.) Best $70 I ever spent. It still starts right up and runs all day. I cut a 30' maple into 2' logs in around 5-minutes yesterday. I used to have to do that kind of thing with an old fashioned tree-saw and it took me hours! Don't hesitate to buy a Poulan. There really are still a few good bargains in life.


  1. I've been checking reviews on the 50cc 20" Poulan Pro and I came across some comments regarding downsizing the older 46cc 20" to an 18" bar, is this really done and is it safe ? What specs do they use ?

    1. I don't know what specs you're referring to, but it's perfectly safe to do, especially if you're stepping down in size. If you're stepping up in bar size, then you just have to worry about whether or not the engine has enough horse power to cut with a bigger bar. Stepping down in bar size is certainly not a problem though.