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My thirty dollar saw


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Old 05-25-2012, 05:09:35 PM
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Default My thirty dollar saw

Yeah I know it ain't too vintage, but I think I did good on this one! Not one bit of plastic on it either.

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Old 05-26-2012, 12:09:10 AM
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No Plastic?
Good for you!
I have a shotgun with a plastic trigger guard. It irks me to no end.
I've never had a Poulan, but have heard they're good saws.
Enjoy!
Kevin
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:36:57 AM
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Never had a Poulin saw myself but know a fellow who had several. For $30 definitely a good deal. You might want to give the chain a little more sharpening though!

Bill
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Befor you say too much, check and see if the fuel lines were replaced. I got 2 of the same off ebay, and fuel lines were the issue. You can cut up a largish Briggs foam element for your new one. There are some spots inside the air cleaner shroud that have foam filter material in there too. I need a new bar for mine at this time, but in a pinch I used a bar from an old Wen electric, drilling a proper oil hole and cutting away the closed back for a little more adjustment. The only other small saw I liked just a bit more was the micro saw from Sears, which was also a Poulin. It weighs a couple of pounds less, but alas, it needs a coil (I know, good luck finding that.)
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:07:14 PM
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Doesn't sound too bad. You do have it set too lean though. Tune to run best at high speed, then back off mixture until saw begins to double stroke, no load. The way you have it now, if you keep loading it heavily, you will burn out the piston and cylinder. Chain sharpenning will greatly enhance cutting ability! You certainly got a good deal for $30! Nice find
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