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Bought a new Poulan Pro 5020 to see what there about

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Modifiedmark, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Chris-PA

    Chris-PA Where the Wild Things Are

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    You can't do that - it's a Poulan, you can't cut wood with it! It's a clamshell with a plastic case! It'll melt, or the cylinder will burn up after a tank, or the bar will bend, or........ How could you even think about cutting firewood with that, you'll freeze for sure.

    Enjoy the heat!
     
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  2. Modifiedmark

    Modifiedmark Tree Freak

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    Here comes another guy in with a story of some satisfaction with a 5020. I wonder how many Poulan 5020's were sold because of this thread? I wonder if Poulan should send me a gratuity check for helping sell some saws for them? Just sayin.. :givebeer:
     
  3. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    After 53 pages in roughly 6 years, most certainly a few people have bought one from here. You'd think they could send you a hat or something anyhow.
     
  4. JeremiahJohnson

    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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  5. Modifiedmark

    Modifiedmark Tree Freak

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    Before certain people go running saying Modifiedmark thinks he needs compensated for selling saws for Poulan, let it be known I was joking...
     
  6. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Lol anyone who has followed you on here or met you in person knows you are far from a fanboy!
     
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  7. JeremiahJohnson

    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    Yep most of us are very open minded to all brands. 5020 is a great bang for the buck.

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  8. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu Hey you woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!

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    99.9% of the wood I've burnt the last 9 years has been cut by a 4218 or 5020 PP...ain't froze yet! Own like, heck, IDK...6, 7, maybe 8 of these things in total...I don't think I have $300 in the whole pile...
     
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    Often with the 'pro saw mentality' that saw forums suffer, many seeking advice on buying a saw for firewood get steered into buying an over-the-top pro grade saw that extends their budget and is far from satisfying someone's needs. This thread sheds some light on a good capable saw at a fantastic price that would often be the right saw for many.
     
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    at least a free saw or 2...
     
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    I get crucified in german forums when recomending down to earth chainsaws.

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    However, the satisfaction of running a rip-snortin' saw of any size far outweighs the satisfaction of simply cutting wood. Rip-snortin' Braap is better than BRrrrrrr.

    Ha!

    PS, I was looking for a 5020 for a bit due to this thread. I missed a closeout of the older model for 169.00. Now they are 299.00. I will keep my eyes open...
     
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  13. JeremiahJohnson

    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    I just seen the new designed models for $179 at Menard's.

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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Is it just me or does that look a lot like the new Echo saws?
     
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  15. JeremiahJohnson

    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    old guy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Hey, side chain adjuster!!
     
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    What is a good starting point for the carb settings on these saws. I gave one to my brother and I think he has the carb all out of wack. It ran when I gave it to him but now it dies when you hit the throttle. I'd like to tune it but can't find info on a starting point.
     
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  18. JeremiahJohnson

    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    Mine was that way. Wouldnt run out of the box at all. If I was a guy that didnt know chit and just needed a saw of the box I would have been one PO'ed owner.
    Let me go check my thread on my site as I think I saved info.

    After the quick L and I adjustments saw was one of the easiest starting and running saws I had.
     
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    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    Thank you sir. Any fix for the swelling gas cap other then have a spare?
     
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