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FREE SAW - But Which To Choose?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Jonny Quest, Mar 10, 2008.

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Which to Choose?

Poll closed Mar 20, 2008.
  1. Poulan Pro #1

    42.9%
  2. Poulan Pro #2

    50.0%
  3. McCulloch 35/16

    35.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jonny Quest

    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Operative

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    OK, here's the deal...

    My neighbor has offered to give me a free saw. He has 3 to choose from and I have the pick of the litter. Now don't get all reved up, because these are only homeower saws. Too bad. But, a free saw is a free saw, so I won't complain.

    All 3 saws are used in good shape and run well. All have 16" bars. The contestants are:

    Saw #1 Poulan Pro 42 cc
    Saw #2 Poulan Pro 42 cc
    Saw #3 McCulloch 35 cc (35/16)

    The Mac seems to leak bar oil a little more than normal.
     
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    epicklein22 ArboristSite.com Sponsor

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    I am in favor of the poulan pro. If you take care of them, they will get the job done. Maybe it can be your first saw to mod. Good thing that it has a 16" bar, they usually come with 18" or 20" and that is too long for that CC
     
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    Choice number 2 seems similar to choice number 1, so that seems like 2 choices overall, but..... I would choose the larger discplacement. It would be nice to get some pics so we could see the actual Poulan model. Older is better, generally speaking, with the Poulans.

    Free is good, very good.
     
  4. Jonny Quest

    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Operative

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    Poulan Pro #1 runs a little better and the bar is in better shape. Looks like I'm the proud owne of a "homeowner" saw. Should be OK for light duty stuff. Also, when the neighbor comes over to borrow a saw, I know which one I'll load out...
     
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    We really know too little about those saws......:)

    Do you have something up your sleeve?
     
  6. volks-man

    volks-man Arboristsite.com Spooner

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    got a 3516 from a friend the other day. runs like poop.
    read on here that the plastic intake warps and leaks.
    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    as much as it hurts to say it.... i would go with 1 of the poulans.:dizzy:
     
  7. czar800

    czar800 ArboristSite Operative

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    Its ok come out and say your really buying a new saw...and your neighbor is a Walmart.
     
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    Ray Bennett AboristSite Guru

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    Busted, He figured you out, I was tricked
     
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    OK if your "neighbor" is going to "give" a saw then gate the one that says Wild Thingy on it and you too can have a Panty dropper


    :greenchainsaw:
     
  10. Jonny Quest

    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Operative

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    I chose the best of the 2 "twin" Poulan Pro saws. Not bad - looks like it only has a few hours on it. Original chain and is still sharp.

    Upon closer inspection, the Mac 35/16 has a bent bar, so that made the decision pretty easy.

    I just love free stuff. :clap:
     

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