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Poulan and McCulloch Chainsaws
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Bernhard    Posted 04-15-2002 at 12:28:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi!

Someone here, who has experience, good or bad with Poulan and McCulloch chainsaws? In a DIY market in my area there is a 1,9hp Poulan for 150$ and a McCulloch 1,7hp for 100$ for sale. Are they worth the price? I would say they are Junk, cause I own 4 Stihl (E 140,018,028 and 044) and never found better machines, but the machine is for a friend of us, who lives in eastern-europe and he needs a chainsaw, but he has not the money for a new Stihl or Husquarna, and used ones are hard to find, and if there is one it's rather old and more expensive as a new Poulan or McCulloch. What do You mean? Buy one of the both?
Bernhard, Derichsweiler, Germany


mike    Posted 04-07-2009 at 15:52:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I receantly was given a poulan 4200cva-69ccm from my grandpa, put a new carb on it, was wondering what the fuel mix should be? any one know??


Brad...    Posted 07-20-2009 at 18:18:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
do they even make these anymore, i was recently given one as well, it worked great, untill i shut it off, then it would "Glub" and have troubles running, then i turned it off to maintain the chain, then i could never get it started...in answer to your question, a good 40:1 is a definite ratio to use...


Christine    Posted 01-01-2007 at 21:02:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got a Poulan PP3516 Pro 35cc 16"bar 2.1 CID 40cm/guide bar chainsaw for christmas and when i broke it out of the box to use the first time I chain oiler let out way to much oil and so I cleaned where the chain goes and to try and find the thing that makes the chain not so oily. By the way my books to it got burnt with the box by accident.....brother's.....anyway, now the chain won't let any oil out can someone please tell me what to do and where the oiler is and all. Or even send me a picture of the parts on the thing at my e'mail address. Please.......I need to cut firewood not only for myself, but my mom and grandma too...... If possible send me a copy of the whole book.,.I'd appricaite it very much and so would the people that's butt is being keep warm by the wood.....Thank you so very much.....my e-mail address is...hallsullivan@yahoo.com
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Jeff    Posted 12-14-2004 at 21:18:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have several McCulloch saws big and small. three of them are pro models and are over 20 years old and still run great and out perform my newer saws. I made the mistake of buying a McCulloch 560 titan in 2003. I used it once and the oiler went out and I cannot get another. Anyone know where I can get one or another parts saw. I just hate having a new saw sittin around because of the oiler.would consider buying any McCulloch saws running or not. Someone Please Help. I love my McCulloch


frank    Posted 03-02-2006 at 18:38:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i got used saws here for parts maybe need a cross reference to see what fits what,frank


Steve    Posted 12-13-2004 at 13:14:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Montgomery Ward model number TMY 74001A chainsaw made by McCulloch in the late 70's that I need a chain, 20"bar and sproket for. Does anyone know what I need to order and from where. The saw works great and has not been abused. Any help would be great! Also, I can't find the manual for it....


Steve


Evan New Zealand    Posted 08-14-2003 at 21:46:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I first bought a Poulan because it was what I could afford and I'd heard bad news about McCulloch. I've operated Poulan chainsaws since 1988 -15 years - and only started using my second Poulan - a 2150 - 8 years ago. It's still going strong, and I have another unused 2150 drive unit as backup. The first Poulan was a 2010 (?) and it was put to all sorts of uses. Designed to run 300 hours max, it finally gave out after more than 400 hours (est).
The 2150 is good both to start and use. It handles upward, horizontal and rip cutting just fine, and is really good for stumping because it can cut to within 1/2" of the ground.
I do not use the Poulan for hours on end, and I try not to abuse it with work for which it was not designed. My only criticisms would be bar quality, an over-sensitive chain brake, and clogging of the chain drive/lube area (but that could be the fault of the chain lubricant). When the Poulan bar wears out, replace it with a reputable alternative brand. Any reputable chain brand works fine on the Poulan.


cyd    Posted 04-29-2004 at 16:42:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i own , a poulan 3400 chain saw , its old? can you help me with information? i've looked on the web , and cant find anything


Sharla Clemons    Posted 10-16-2007 at 19:14:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Harry    Posted 01-15-2009 at 08:20:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello,
As far as what year your Poulan 3400 C.V. is, I really can't tell you. But the one I own was purchased in 1981, brand new. So far the only major problem I ever had is fuel leakage, from
the vent line. Any idea where this line runs to?
Harry


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 04-16-2002 at 21:58:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I say he should buy the Poulan, and put a Stihl chain on it. He should keep the chain very sharp, to avoid putting undue strain on the engine, and other structures. It's the chain that does the cutting, and the rest just makes the chain go. He shouldn't expect the cheap saw to hold up to abuse, like the pro saws do, but it will serve well, if he doesn't try to make a living with it.


tye    Posted 08-01-2009 at 17:52:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here are the part numbers you need -530024475 vent fittig,530026119 check valve ,530027339 plug Attach this to the return line and you will be okay Good Luck


Jerome    Posted 02-19-2006 at 04:12:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wife just bought me a new Poulan Pro-PP 3516-2.1 CID/35CC-16"/40cm guide bar (still in the box) for $ 134.99 for sporadic
home use..........

...I am a novice-- keep it or refund for Husky or Stihl..??

Comments MUCH appreciated!!


Redneck    Posted 04-16-2002 at 01:49:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ran a pro MAC 10 10 for several trouble free years cutting upwards of 3 cords of firewood and 4 to 8 cords of logs a day.Till the Huskys and later Stihls come out,that was about our only choice around here.I cut my teeth on the old big loud older MACs.You spent more time cranking than running.


Mark in Ely, NV    Posted 04-15-2002 at 20:51:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One word, STIHL!


Les...fortunate    Posted 04-15-2002 at 16:02:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a McCulloch 6-10 and liked it very much. Dad always had McCullochs and liked them all.


Bob McC,    Posted 08-23-2003 at 13:27:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Re your McCulloch Promac 610 -- do you recall any of the engine specs? My 610 has died, but served me very well, and I would like to replace it with a comparably powered saw. Thanks for any help!

Bob & family
Whidbey Is., WA


Pat from NY    Posted 04-20-2004 at 00:16:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I still have a pro mac 610 it runs great specs 60cc 3.7ci


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magpie    Posted 04-15-2002 at 15:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know anything about Poulin, but I would stay away from the McCulloch. I bought one back around 68 or so when I was falling, it was a model 795, it was very hard to start. Also had a 250 at one time, same problem. I knew someone with an old super 55 that wasnt too bad but that's going back a long ways. Back then you would seldom see a logger with a Mac, now they are nonexistant period. There is a reason for that.


F14    Posted 04-15-2002 at 14:49:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got a junky old Poulan that I use when I know I'm going to be abusing the saw and don't want to tear up my good Stihl. It's a lightweight, homeowner "hobby" saw, and I got just what I paid my $129 (new) for. It's hard to start, cold blooded, vibrates enough to put your arm to sleep and underpowered, but it has it's uses. My very first saw was a bigger Poulan (sold under the Sears Craftsman name) and it was just more of the same.

Older McCullochs (say, pre-1970 or so) weren't bad, but they tended to be big, heavy and loud.


jim rossell    Posted 04-26-2009 at 14:32:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought a Poulan years ago for light use.
From day one it did not start. I called the factory for the carb settings. I got it running but it is still hard to start.

I will buy something else soon. It takes longer to getting this thing running than it does to do the job.
Chain oiler doesn't work very well even if it is clean. Fuel tank cap leaks.


Beverly    Posted 02-19-2008 at 18:04:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have an older Eager Beaver McCulloch chainsaw and need to find a manual for it...2016 XXV the model # tag has been torn off it. HELP!


buderitis    Posted 01-13-2008 at 10:52:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]


ken    Posted 12-28-2004 at 09:05:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i bought a new poulan for my wife and it leaked bar oil fresh out of the box sent it off to have it fixed and it came back with the same problem! i've owned old homelite ez's and had good luck wish the still made them the metal ones. i have a husky 51 6 years old not impressed, bar loosens up too quikly , the best saw i,ve ever owned was a sachs dolmar 120 which i bought in 1986 and used for commercial woodcutting and log home construction{echo good too} pile of stih/huskys burned down blawwwwwquiet couldn't hack that kind of work hi rpm's ,extended time , don't want to hurt anyones feelers but these are my observations stihl and husky are fine for woodcutting but for extreme use the sach dolmar and 6.0 cube echo where the only ones that held up with the sachs dolmar being fondly remembered. mcculloch are too heavy. ken


mike frink    Posted 07-19-2008 at 15:01:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a 610 pro mac ne1 know the hp on this saw just bouhgt iti for 40 bucks... thanks ,mi


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