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Poulan 2150 chainsaw broke!
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hillbilly    Posted 10-29-2002 at 15:26:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, i just bought a poulan 2150 chainsaw(16" bar) at tractor supply co. about 3 weeks ago, i also own a husky 50 and a sach dolmar 112(both very good saws) i bought this poulan for light use like limbing and it works great except today when i went to start it the plastic starter pully(the peice the pull rope wraps around) broke, i was just giveing it a pull(seting on the ground, I dont drop start saws)and i felt it bind up, so I took the cover off and saw a peice of the pully had broke, my question is, does this happen alot to these saws?? do any of you think J-B welding it might work?? I only paid $139 for it, are these saws problem prone bargin basement garbage?? thanks for any info/advice

New York Camper    Posted 10-21-2006 at 15:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a 16" Poulan 8 years ago, only used maybe 2 or 3 times the first couple of years. The last 5 years or so I used it so many times that I lost count. I even borrowed it to several inlaws. (I know I'M crazy but it came back in one piece). This year we had a horiffic snow storm in October and trees fell like a bulldozer went wild. I've already cut up 4 trees and the only problem I had was a broken rope, which was easier to replace than finding one. Love that little machine and so does my family.

SLD    Posted 01-02-2003 at 14:43:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a Poulan 2150 gas-powered chainsaw since 2000. Nothing but problems starting and keeping it going. Because of the new-fangled high compression, I wore blisters on both hands. I finally traded it with the local dealer in return for fixing up my 30-year-old-fashioned McCoulough MAC 10-10. I would NOT recommend the Poulan!

I have 2...    Posted 10-30-2002 at 10:05:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have two 2150's that I bought 'Factory Refurbished' through DaMark Catalog maybe 5 years ago for $90 each...Never had a problem with either one and I tend to beat on saws...Even ran over one with the tractor one day...all it did was ruin the bar...I have run maybe 10 chains off one with 3 bars, (cuz I ran over one) and maybe 3 chains on the other while still using the original bar...Never have replaced the drive sprockets on either...I find them easy starting and reliable...One rides behind the seat at all times in the truck...I have 5 or 6 other saws around here that almost never get used except when felling real trees...then I will haul out the McCulloch Beaver with the 20 inch bar or the old Homelite...

Take it back and have them replace it...

screaminghollow    Posted 10-30-2002 at 07:29:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In 1993, I bought a Poulan, 20 inch Farmhand chain saw. That thing cut many cords of wood and always started. After a two years the darn thing started to vibrate to peices, muffler started rattling and near fell off, other same parts vibrated loose and fell off. Drove me to distraction tightening things and going out of my way to buy 50 cent parts for the thing. Then all of a sudden, the thing wouldn't start for love or money, and just in case it did, it would only run wide open, even with my finger off the throttle and wouldn't shut off when I hit the kill switch. Attempts to correct it, sorely tried my patience. Even the repair shop guy said it was "possessed." I sold it at a flea market to a guy who needed parts for his. Got $40 and felt I did get my money's worth in the 8 years I had it. I have talked to several guys with tree trimming businesses and there's two ways of looking at them. Some guys buy cheap ones for small stuff and figure if they get a season out of them, they did good. Throw em away and get another when they die. Other folks buy quality and pay through the nose for parts and repairs. And get several years of service. A buddy of mine said he actually kept track of costs for several years and he said he can get four homelites for every good saw, parts are cheap for the homelites, he can get them anywhere and over the long run for him, the cheaper ones work out.
My dad and brother swear by the better quality Stihl saws, although my Dad has a twenty year old Echo 14 inch that has never given any problems but has started to smoke some.

Lonewolf_pa    Posted 10-29-2002 at 20:07:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sound to me like it could have just been a defect in the part, I know several people that own pouland saws and have had very little if any trouble with them. I have a small Husky that is the most cold blooded thing I have ever owned. It does run good IF you can get it fired up.


Les    Posted 10-29-2002 at 18:04:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now you know how to spell "cheap" in French. I believe the best saws around today are Jonsereds, Husqvarna and Stihl, not necessarily in that order. I have a Jonsereds 2071 Turbo with a 2' bar. That is one cutting sunamagun.

sHan    Posted 10-29-2002 at 16:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just bought the same saw you did and mine lasted about 2 hrs of cutting and then the chain keeps flying off i put it on and tighten it up and cut for maybee 2 loge and it flys off again i took it back to lowes and they just handed me a new one kinda like they know there bad or somthin usualy they give ya a hard time for return but not with this..good i was only cutting maple:(

Okie-Dokie    Posted 10-29-2002 at 15:32:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Call up Tractor Supply and tell them what happened. I bet they will suggest you just take it back and get another one. They seem to have a good return policy for this sort of problem. Could be that if you attempted to fix it yourself, you might void the warrantee.

hillbilly    Posted 10-30-2002 at 03:19:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks, i'l take it in tommarow.

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