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Poulan vs Stihl

jimdeere

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I might have to eat my words. I was just at Tractor Supply and they have the Poulan 5020 49cc? for $159.00! It looks like a well made saw. That’s cheaper than the cheapest Stihl. In fact, you could buy two of them for less than a Stihl 290.
I don’t like saws with primer bulbs but at that price....
I have 4 Stihls but I’d like to try the 5020.
 
Mustang71

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I might have to eat my words. I was just at Tractor Supply and they have the Poulan 5020 49cc? for $159.00! It looks like a well made saw. That’s cheaper than the cheapest Stihl. In fact, you could buy two of them for less than a Stihl 290.
I don’t like saws with primer bulbs but at that price....
I have 4 Stihls but I’d like to try the 5020.

Idk what 4 stihl saws you have but try the poulan. I hear good things about it but my 028 really changed my view of chainsaw cc's. Theres a big difference in power between a pro saw and box store saw. I love stihl saws for getting the job done but I use my poulan saws a lot more to cut small stuff and have fun. If I had money to blow I'd buy a 2050. I've been cutting with a corona hand saw for fun. If its sharp it cuts. I have so much ash to cut.
 

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I might have to eat my words. I was just at Tractor Supply and they have the Poulan 5020 49cc? for $159.00! It looks like a well made saw. That’s cheaper than the cheapest Stihl. In fact, you could buy two of them for less than a Stihl 290.
I don’t like saws with primer bulbs but at that price....
I have 4 Stihls but I’d like to try the 5020.
There’s a dedicated thread on the 5020...check it out!
 
milkie62

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I have a Poulan 3000 branded Sears that ran well. Still have it but have not used it in about 20 yrs. Have a few 2000 & 3700's that are great saws. But mostly now I run ported Husky's
 
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