What do you think of the Poulan brand?

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    What do you think of the Poulan brand?

    Our version of Harbor Freight is Princess Auto.

    They had some 'refurbished' no-name brand gas powered trimmers, on for $75.00

    Opened the box, did my best to interpret the labels, and it appears they are Weedeater branded, produced by Poulan.


    Gotta admit, I mixed up some 50:1 fuel, filled the tank, pumped the primer 10X, pushed the choke, and it fired right up, and idled well.
    Ran well for my needs, re-fired on a single pull each time, and the line advances when slammed to the lawn. (Kinda fuckers the lawn at the slam point)

    (Before I fueled it up, I did my best to determine the model was a Poulan Pro PR25 CD.

    I figured the LEAST I should do, was to replace the factory spark plug to a name brand, but didn't even need to (YET).
    So, anyone have any KNOWLEDGEABLE opinions of the Brand?
    Last edited by Blame Canada; 07-12-2020, 11:43 PM. Reason: EDITED as I figured out the model.

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    Originally posted by Blame Canada View Post
    Our version of Harbor Freight is Princess Auto.

    They had some 'refurbished' no-name brand gas powered trimmers, on for $75.00

    Opened the box, did my best to interpret the labels, and it appears they are Weedeater branded, produced by Poulan.


    Gotta admit, I mixed up some 50:1 fuel, filled the tank, pumped the primer 10X, pushed the choke, and it fired right up, and idled well.
    Ran well for my needs, re-fired on a single pull each time, and the line advances when slammed to the lawn. (Kinda fuckers the lawn at the slam point)

    (Before I fueled it up, I did my best to determine the model was a Poulan Pro PR25 CD.

    I figured the LEAST I should do, was to replace the factory spark plug to a name brand, but didn't even need to (YET).
    So, anyone have any KNOWLEDGEABLE opinions of the Brand?
    Dad had a poulan chainsaw that lasted 15 years..We cleared cut 5 acres with it for the house they built and all the houses we had growing up were heated by a fireplace (mostly)

    What im saying is it got used...hard its whole life

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      #3
      I have had a couple poulan saws One I got 20 years ago, it's still chuggin along. I need to go through it though. I snagged another used one at a garage sale a while back and it runs great.

      I have had stihl, husq and homelite also...

      Ones I have been really impressed with? husq and the poulan.

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        #4
        Ah, great to hear it. Sounds like it's not going to be just a one-season disposable device then.

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          #5
          I have been watching a oung man build a log cabin in Canada one of the saws he uses is a Poulan. One vedio he fianlly told everbody that was telling him to get Stihl or someother brand that his family had bee using Poulan for over 20 years and because they used them year round they had never had any problems with them. If you want to see a really good cabin build check out "The Outsider"

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            #6
            I have a Craftsman (Poulan) chainsaw I bought 15 years ago that has always run good. It’s a backup for my Echo CS490 which is twice the saw.

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              #7
              Much older of course but I do know a local professional tree mechanic that calls polan his go to saw.

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                #8
                I used a buddy's Poulan chainsaw once...pretty sure it was named Poulan, because that's all I did. Keep pullin' and pullin' and pullin.

                They're probably pretty decent if you run high test through them and keep up with the maintenance. Knowing his cheap ass he was running 87 ethanol in it.

                I'm a Stihl and Husqvarna user. They just keep going and going. My Husqvarna trimmer is amazing.

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                  #9
                  I had a few of them over the years, sold all of them still working. They aren't as "refined" as a Husky or stihl, its going to get a little less power for the same size, not have some of the same features. But they seem to be well made. Good option for a "normal" homeowner that just needs to clear things out every now and then, maybe not for someone who needs to cut 5 cords every winter

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by FleshEater View Post
                    I used a buddy's Poulan chainsaw once...pretty sure it was named Poulan, because that's all I did. Keep pullin' and pullin' and pullin.
                    This is what my dad told me when he gave me his 20 year old Poulan. I used it 1 day and bought a Stihl.

                    Stihl makes homeowner grade saws that are cheap enough and work really well. I know every time I pick up this saw, it's 1/2 pull away from starting.

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                      #11
                      I used one of the green and purple ones from Taiwan tire. Underpowered and felt cheap and flimsy. I see poulan equipment for free or cheap all the time, could be because they're pieces of shit, or it could be because they are cheap and when they stop working, people get a new one.

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                        #12
                        I'm currently using a poulan weedwhacker that someone threw away. All I did was put gas in it and it's worked fine for several years.

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                          #13
                          If you let out of the skinny pedal before feeding out wire, it won't leave as big of a hole in the yard. Or tap a tree, tree root, fence post, sidewalk instead.

                          -veteran commercial weedeater bitch

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                            #14
                            For $75 I'd run it into the ground.

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                              #15
                              Ive got a poulan chainsaw that I've had for about 25 years. I did replace the coil and hand grip a few years ago but other than that it's been solid. As for what's being built today I can't say.

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