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Poulan 2150?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Brian B., Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Brian B.

    Brian B. ArboristSite Operative

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    I'm buying a running 2150 off CL- I can't find any info online- how many CC's are they, and what is the bar size typically?- anybody have any idea?

    Thanks
     
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    I did cut wood with a Partner version of that saw for a while (Partner 351). It is a very cheaply made saw with 34cc and not much power - but it worked for a couple of years of heavier use that it was designed for.

    Just avoid it.
     
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    Did. I mention it's $20?

    (Its just purely a pinch release or sh_t beater back-up, it will be fine for that.. So its kind of like just the Wood Shark w/o the stickers? :)

    ( A guy is trading me a used twice PP5020AV for a bad pistoi that needs sent back to manufacturer.. I'm tickled.. :) )
     
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    The 2150 is 36cc, pretty much the same saw as the Wood Shark. Poulan made quite a few different models that are basically the same exact saws except for the stickers. Those saws typically came with 16" bars, I wouldn't use anything longer than that.

    They're not bad little saws if you put a good chain on them. Make sure the 4 bolts that hold the powerhead in place are tight (on the bottom of the saw), also check the screws that fasten the intake manifold to the cylinder and make sure they're tight - they are notorious for coming loose on those saws. They almost always need new fuel lines too.
     
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    Bought 10' of Oregon line last night- I'm prepared! :)
     
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    what type?

    the little 2150's do well after a mufflermod. hopefully the chain is 91vxl. anything else from oregon is going to be slow.
    14" bar/chain on that saw is perfect.
    make sure the 4 bolts on the bottom of the saw are tight. if not you may need to pull it down and reseal the engine.
    the intake manifold has a tendancy on some to come loose. another tear it down job.
    fuel lines, purge bulb, and fuel filter along with a carb cleaning and kit are usual things these saws need.
    good tough little saws and they run strong for their size when tuned properly.
     
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    Chris-PA Where the Wild Things Are

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    The Oregon 91VX and 91PX chamfer chisel is also quite fast. The PX is just VX with small ramped drive links that don't really get in the way.
     
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    they're not bad however they are nowhere near as quick as 91vxl.
     
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    I cut up a buncha oak last summer with the one I got, pulled out of a mud puddle in the going to be scrapped pile at a dealers. Some new lines and cleaning and it runs fine. No antivibe to them though. There are better small saws but for 20 bones in good shape, whut the heck.
     
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    What type of fuel line? Its Oregon ?Tygon? 3/32 I'd, 3/16 o'd
     
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    I've only run the 42cc versions of this but now have an old 36cc engine - it needs a ring but seems in good shape otherwise. I'm going to port it and advance the timing and see how much I can get out of it. It looks like I have enough non-A/V chassis parts to put it in too. Should be a hoot!
     
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    I am really interested in researching (on here) how you guys are porting these buggars... And all about how to advance the timing and all.. Any of you knuckle-heads had a head slightly milled @ a machine shop yet to boost compression?
     
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    I have one. Mine didn't have a chain brake so after a lot of years I found a red chain cover with Husqvarna stamped on it and that fit my saw. Painted it Green and used it a few more years. I think I need to rebuild the carb. No AV and my hands went numb after a while. Other than that I love the saw. Did a MM years ago. It out cut a friends small Sthil. Mine actually pulled a 20 inch bar when my big saw was down and I needed to cut up a 24/26 inch Pin Oak. Just keep the chain oiled and sharp and never rush the saw. She'll amaze you. Could compare to the Echo CS 310 or maybe the CS352 the way mine cuts. Since I just bought a CS 352 I'm not planning to use mine anymore. I also have a parts saw with frame that fits but it may be a 2050.
    In fact, when I get time I'm Thinking about cleaning up my Sthil 024, 026 and selling them and the Poulan. I have an old Eager Beaver that needs a new home. At 70 I need to clear my surroundings a little bit.
     
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    far as I could find on my research for my 3 2150s the 1950-2550 all use the same 42cc engine and ran 12-18" bars. look up any parts and they're all the same part number for all those saws, including piston and cylinder with a bore and stroke that = 42cc. I may be wrong but that's what my research told me.
     
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    You could replace the chain on the Poulan saw with some Stihl 63pm for a better cutting experence.
     
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    I have eight of that family of rigid saw. 36, 36chrome(pp210),40chrome(pp221), 42cc LE. Recently I've found new chrome plated (PP version) bore 42cc cylinders for under $15. However IMO husky is trying to kill this product line. I have been trying to source starter pulleys and can not find any. It seems to me what is the point or rebuilding any of these if you can't start them. IMO the 42cc versions tend to be a bit harder on the pulley. I use an 18" bar on my 42cc version.
    Sound familiar? Poulan 3400 starter pulleys NLA.
    When husky cares...such as my husky 41 starter pulley same PN as my friends poulan 2900 you CAN get them for poulan.
    keep E-10 mix out of these or tygon 4040 tubing will die and the fuel tank stopper will swell
    rant over :innocent:
    Husky 41 sprockets will fit this 10mm clutch, so .325, 3/8lp and 1/4 could be used with the corresponding bar.

    added: WT is 40cc
     
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    You may be correct. That would explain why mine cuts so strong. I thought it was more like 37cc but saw companies market strategy etc. What size is the Wild thing? It may be the same motor.
     
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    42cc I believe, my 2150 14" runs circles around my mates husqvarna 135 14", it's not even a fair comparison.
     
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    If you look on the EPA sticker it says 42cc, Not bad saws if looked after.
     

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