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Title: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 21, 2012, 06:30:26 pm
This is a Poulan 445 I picked up about 4 months ago.  I believe it is a 71.5cc engine.  I removed the Muffler and it has a very nice looking piston and cylinder.  It has good compression and runs very good.  Just thought I would show a few pictures.  I did notice that the starter has a different shade to it, but it is origninal.  I put a 24" bar and chain on it because I will probably never need anything larger for what I cut.  The saw is stock and I have not made any modificatons to it yet.  The muffler is kind of funky looking and I may do something with it for now.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 21, 2012, 06:40:44 pm
Good looking saw. 70.7cc I believe. 50mm bore x  36mm stroke.

Does the 445 have the air injection system?

Which air filter set up does it have?

Magnus has the Partner 710 which I think is it's sister saw.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 21, 2012, 06:43:06 pm
poulan 445 IPL http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/NIUS/NIUS1997/NIUS1997_530083227.pdf   shows air injection.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 21, 2012, 06:56:59 pm
Yes it has the air injection but, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 21, 2012, 08:06:05 pm
Yep the 330 3450 3750 felt filter will work for you too. 

Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 21, 2012, 08:21:11 pm
Alright good to know since I have some of those you mentioned.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 18, 2013, 06:59:47 pm
Found another used PP445 like new (so they say) with a new price to go with it.  :o
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 18, 2013, 08:26:17 pm
Wow you found another one.    I was beginning to think they were rare or something.   
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: ms460woodchuck on March 18, 2013, 11:03:39 pm
Wow you found another one.    I was beginning to think they were rare or something.   

 Don't be fooled the 445 is very rare.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 18, 2013, 11:58:46 pm
Found another used PP445 like new (so they say) with a new price to go with it.  :o

I was noticing that the starter cover is off in the shade of yellow just like the one I have.    Must have been something in the plastic with those that did not match up with the painted areas.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on March 19, 2013, 05:37:57 pm
Found some info dated 2005 on 445.

poulan pro 445  4.3 cubic inch. I got it with a 24" bar, and It handles that real well. Now I have a 20" on it, and boy can you cut the wood with it and no it isn't a pole saw, and they are discontinued. I got mine about 8 years ago brand new, and It still looks almost new and I use it a lot. Darn good saw, wish they still made em.  Got it new on ebay for about 425 dollars.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on March 19, 2013, 05:39:40 pm


I was noticing that the starter cover is off in the shade of yellow just like the one I have.    Must have been something in the plastic with those that did not match up with the painted areas.

Seems 505's was like that too.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 31, 2013, 12:47:07 am
Found another 445 in parts. So far I was able to buy a air filter cover from it for green jeans. 
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: SawTroll on March 31, 2013, 11:32:13 pm
Good looking saw. 70.7cc I believe. 50mm bore x  36mm stroke.

Does the 445 have the air injection system?

Which air filter set up does it have?

Magnus has the Partner 710 which I think is it's sister saw.
The 710 surely is the "sister saw", and they both have the air injection. The ones that didn't was the PP415 (and possibly early P660s), the PP475, and early P7700s and 2077s.

When I say "didn't have", that actually isn't 100% true, as they had "induction through the fan", but a pre-filter instead of the "duct" of the fully developed version.

Btw, the first saw that I have evidence had the fully developed air injection was the 262xp, mid 1989. The P7700 series saws didn't get it before 1992 (or late 1991).
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on April 17, 2013, 05:43:53 pm
Roger have you ever had the topend off your 445?  Reason I ask I was going to buy a 445 top and the guy confirmed for me it is a quad port top like the 415 425 except that 445 is 50mm.  The piston is solid type with quad port closed transfers.

 I think I will be putting a 372 piston in mine.  ;)  Bought a one nasty looking PARTIAL parts saw. But the parts I have left from the #3 505 and 425 should button it up if it is as describe.

Might end up needing your expertise on this one if I dont have to split it.  Otherwise I'll just learn to  like Ugly Betty.  :D
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 17, 2013, 05:57:49 pm
No I never really looked at the cylinder on my 445.    I took the muffler off of it when I first got it and checked it to make sure there was no scoring but that was about it.    The saw was in pretty good shape when I got it and it ran fine.    I can always look at something on it and take some pics if you need.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 18, 2013, 01:31:15 pm
Here is what the parts saw 445 looked like on feebay.   :o

Here is what he said about it and gives me some hopes of making a builder from it.

(((primed carburator with fuel ,pulled and it fired right up and ran for a few seconds, is missing handle bar ,air cleaner assembly, clutch cover and has as hole in side cover by starter(see pictures), saw did sound strong when started and feels like tight compression,says made in sweden,being sold for parts or repair,no bar and chain.saw should be checked out by a proffesional before use..most of the saws i sell are not saws that i owned , or worked on ,i buy them at auctions, or find them just cleaning out an old barns and repair shops ,so sometimes i dont have all the answers as far as what's all wrong with them ,but i check them out as best i can)))

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/445_zps3b3f5e50.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/445_zps3b3f5e50.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/445w_zps9b0729fb.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/445w_zps9b0729fb.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/445r_zps38139168.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/445r_zps38139168.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/445f_zps5196bb10.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/445f_zps5196bb10.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/445e_zps7e3f26d5.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/445e_zps7e3f26d5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 18, 2013, 02:48:22 pm
I watched that saw when it was on auction at ebay.   Good to see you got it and looks like it could be a running saw.
Pretty good size hole in the oil tank area.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 18, 2013, 03:39:41 pm
I have 2 case halves for that side. But if I can get it to run and bearings and seals check out, I dont want to split it. 

I might try a redneck patch or ?? or just leave it being it is just a hollow area that only covers that side of muffler.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 18, 2013, 03:51:32 pm
Ok so the hole does not get into the oil tank at all.   That is good.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 22, 2013, 02:20:51 pm
PP445 arrived today. Lucky too. Another very poor packing job. Front was hanging out of the filmiest dang box on the planet.  Looks like the dawg took the brunt of it, think I can straighten that out easily.
Just hope the case is good in front when I get time for a look see.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 660magnum on April 22, 2013, 03:39:57 pm
Sounds like Federal Express did their best to finish it off but failed in their job?
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 22, 2013, 04:05:14 pm
Sounds like Federal Express did their best to finish it off but failed in their job?

USPS. The box was just really poor quality cardboard for shipping a saw in. JMO.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 22, 2013, 04:08:25 pm
I was charging all 4 rider mower batteries and stopped to pull the fuel cap on 445  :o. PeeU stank of stale rank gas still in there.

Got the other shell that Roger sent me for the green 505 painted while I was out there too. Made 2 mistakes, but hey I dont care. It's a chainsaw.  :D
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 22, 2013, 07:08:39 pm
I was charging all 4 rider mower batteries and stopped to pull the fuel cap on 445  :o. PeeU stank of stale rank gas still in there.

Got the other shell that Roger sent me for the green 505 painted while I was out there too. Made 2 mistakes, but hey I dont care. It's a chainsaw.  :D


You crack me up sometimes.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 23, 2013, 02:05:12 pm
Being spring time this 445 project is on the back burner  :-X :-\ :'(.  I need to get mowers gone through and start cutting. Least my wife tells me so.   ;D

Going to shoot for June 8th gtg to have it checked out and up an running  for now.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 23, 2013, 04:53:03 pm
I had to know after doing 2 riders and the 505 green jeans recoil.

I see what happened to the 445 broken case side now. That is where the boss for the handbrake is on  left side. The right side handle is even broke off almost flush where the metal lever sticks out too.

Topend looks like new. Has a different looking green coil I have never seen on the others.  ???

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/445pp002_zps3b540fd6.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Partner550/445pp002_zps3b540fd6.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/445pp001_zps85a807a3.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Partner550/445pp001_zps85a807a3.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/445pp004_zpsc8ecf8c4.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Partner550/445pp004_zpsc8ecf8c4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 24, 2013, 05:18:23 pm
Yeah for a cold rainy day.  Got me out of lawn duty.  ;D

Everything checked out on 445, so went ahead and  put together with the other parts.  She runs. Could have made some test cuts, but didnt.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 24, 2013, 05:46:36 pm
I thought I would post a pic of where the chain brake attaches and also of the coil.   You got me curious.

(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1125.0;attach=2985;image)
(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1125.0;attach=2987;image)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on April 24, 2013, 06:00:56 pm
I looked at it closer (coil). I think it was just so clean and new it hasnt changed colors yet. Real translucent like green.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on April 25, 2013, 01:33:57 pm
Roger do you think that area could be welded without splitting. Then the brake handle boss part built up?

I'm thinking of just rednecking it, but would like your opinion  on welding. 
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 25, 2013, 04:06:15 pm
It can be welded but, I think that it should have the case split to do it.   To many things that can contaminate the engine if you do not split it.   Plus I do not know what the intensive heat would do to any rubber pieces left on the saw and the cylinder would also be in the way.    It is a pain but I would like it split before doing anything to it myself.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 25, 2013, 06:29:01 pm
and also of the coil.   You got me curious.



Made some cuts after removing the broken part of hand brake and installing another brake handle I had on hand.

I messed with the tune being it had a green coil that are suppose to be rev-limited. I started at 10k and went up to a still fat 12.2k to where she would clear up in the cut. Weird thing some of the other green coils 475 were rev-limited it seemed around 10k. Cant remember on 505 green ones.
Anyhow this green coil shows no signs of being rev-limited.  I will take it around 14k later to see for sure.  ;)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 25, 2013, 06:30:49 pm
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445done001_zps41fc3b22.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445done001_zps41fc3b22.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445done002_zps98ddd654.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445done002_zps98ddd654.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 25, 2013, 10:57:05 pm
Did you do a compression test on it, I am curious as to what it is.    Sounds like you got good running saw.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on April 26, 2013, 12:27:48 pm
When pulling over it had that pop pop pop so I didnt check psi. Plus the oem piston looked new with not much use so I left it instead of the switch I had in mind.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: dutchsawdoctor on April 26, 2013, 12:42:28 pm
Nice catch, you will find a way to make i nice ;)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 30, 2013, 01:53:30 pm
I made a 445 decal for the clutch cover the other day from a torn 505 sticker.  What a pita. Mine look know where near nice and sharp as the wives.

I removed the 50 and put 44 and fixed all the missing areas. Wife said she could make it like new with a few more hours on it. But I told here nah good enough for this redneck.  ;)

Gives me even more appreciation for what she does for me on those green decals. 

Title: 445 Starters
Post by: farmboy on May 03, 2013, 07:52:29 am
Guy has 3.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Poulan-pro-445-starter-recoil-/230974487167?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c726fa7f
Shep
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 05, 2013, 05:25:02 pm
Applied decal to cover that I tried to make on my own and looks to go with cover (well worn look)  ;) :D.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/purple004_zpsdcf15a96.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/purple004_zpsdcf15a96.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 05, 2013, 11:18:41 pm
Looks like a winner.   Have you had a chance yet to cut any wood with it?
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on May 06, 2013, 12:35:12 pm
Looks like a winner.   Have you had a chance yet to cut any wood with it?

Just test cuts on Apr 25th. Never had time to get back to it to see how much further the green coil will let me go. She was still fat at 12.2k and not showing any signs of rev limited.

Maybe further up like 13.5k.  Will update when I find out.

Made some cuts after removing the broken part of hand brake and installing another brake handle I had on hand.

I messed with the tune being it had a green coil that are suppose to be rev-limited. I started at 10k and went up to a still fat 12.2k to where she would clear up in the cut. Weird thing some of the other green coils 475 were rev-limited it seemed around 10k. Cant remember on 505 green ones.
Anyhow this green coil shows no signs of being rev-limited.  I will take it around 14k later to see for sure.  ;)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 07, 2013, 02:07:08 pm
Just comparing some PHO wights empty of saws 71cc-79cc

Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 07, 2013, 02:15:38 pm
Few more.

Marks info on 7900 with heated handles.  Here is a 7900 heated handle saw fresh out of the box. Brand spanking new, no dirt!
My scale is reading 14.9 lbs and  non heated handle is 14 lbs 10.2 OZ which coverts to 14.64 lbs.


PP 305 thrown in just to save info.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 07, 2013, 02:23:06 pm
Just comparing some PHO wights empty of saws 71cc-79cc



Why the two different weights on the MS 460 magnum.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 07, 2013, 05:48:14 pm
Just comparing some PHO wights empty of saws 71cc-79cc



Why the two different weights on the MS 460 magnum.

Thats why I showed both. I have no clue. 2 different people weighing 2 different but same model saws on 2 different scales.    ???
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 12, 2013, 04:36:51 pm
Before

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/445_zps3b3f5e50.jpg)





Step 1 of my redneck fix started today.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/445rednecked001_zps32a70585.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Partner550/445rednecked001_zps32a70585.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 12, 2013, 05:25:05 pm
I will be interested in seeing how the chain brake connects back up.   Looking good so far.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 12, 2013, 05:37:36 pm
I will be interested in seeing how the chain brake connects back up.   Looking good so far.

I have a idea of what I want to do and even ready to do the threads. I'm just unsure if that part step2 would actually hold on to step1.  :-\

Could just leave it and touch up paint being many saws just used one side for brake handles. Heck I very seldom use brake unless I uh-oh'ed up.  :o
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 12, 2013, 07:54:56 pm
How about a small aluminium spacer to fit between the handle and the repair area with a bolt all the way through.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 12, 2013, 08:32:18 pm
That would work. If the repaired area would hold. Repaired area is as thin as the original metal area.  I was using my fingers to form to keep it thin.

I'll look at it when set up.

But it seems to have a angle to it there also. 

(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1125.0;attach=2985;image)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: farmboy on May 13, 2013, 06:48:49 am
http://www.ebay.com/itm/poulan-pro-455-clutch-spocket-cover-chainsaw-chain-saw-/161025751867?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257de1fb3b
Shep
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 13, 2013, 12:48:27 pm
Nice cover for a 455 but I am afraid it will not work on a 445.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 13, 2013, 05:01:48 pm
While Jim was over visiting and just bs'ing about chainsaws alittle.  I thought why not and rednecked the 445 step 2 and step 3 today. 

I made the sleeve out of plastic from a pcv valve and had a washer that fit onto the sleeve like oem.

Will it hold I doubt it but you know my saying.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 660magnum on May 13, 2013, 09:15:35 pm
It looked pretty good
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: David Young on May 13, 2013, 10:22:17 pm
Kevin can u show a pic of his 4 port jug


Please
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 13, 2013, 11:04:32 pm
While Jim was over visiting and just bs'ing about chainsaws alittle.  I thought why not and rednecked the 445 step 2 and step 3 today. 

I made the sleeve out of plastic from a pcv valve and had a washer that fit onto the sleeve like oem.

Will it hold I doubt it but you know my saying.  ;) ;D

I would say if you do not get to agressive, it should work ok.   After all, it is only a chain brake.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 14, 2013, 06:39:37 am
Kevin can u show a pic of his 4 port jug


Please

This is the 65cc one. The 70.7cc on 445 should be the same just 2mm more bore.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/PP425002.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/PP425002.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/PP425003.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/PP425003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: David Young on May 14, 2013, 01:42:42 pm
wow is that interesting! looks familiar
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 14, 2013, 02:05:51 pm
wow is that interesting! looks familiar

Yep lot of the work is already done for ya from oem.   ;D   Gilardoni made cylinders. I wish the 77cc and 83cc were like this. 

Only thing David is you want to use other pistons if you  go wild. Like husky 365 48mm and 372 50mm or even go with windowed ones like on 52mm 54mm but in smaller bores.  ;) 
I'm not into that anymore so I just go with the husky 365 372 pistons when needed.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 660magnum on May 14, 2013, 06:57:22 pm
That was a nice looking Gilardoni the other day when I was looking at it.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 15, 2013, 04:52:45 pm
It could have been grinded smooth to look better.  Butttttt  ;)


Now to see if it will hold up to vibrations of cutting next.    :-X :-\ ???

Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 15, 2013, 05:33:10 pm
It could have been grinded smooth to look better.  Butttttt  ;)


Now to see if it will hold up to vibrations of cutting next.    :-X :-\ ???



Butttttt it's just a chain saw.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 15, 2013, 06:05:03 pm
Made several test cuts.  ;D

Kept adjusting carb and this green coil shows NO SIGNS of being REV-LIMITED at all in 445.  Stopped it around 13.6K.
  I know that 475 and 505 green coils were horribly low rev-limited.

Bad news the threads didnt hold and the bolt pulled back out.  The repaired area still intact and holding though. 



I would like to compare this 445 to the stock not muffler modded 50mm 372 70.7cc I rebuilt not long ago. They seem equally strong from my memory.  hint hint for someday.  ;)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 15, 2013, 06:25:17 pm
372  l like that.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on May 15, 2013, 07:14:47 pm
I had strengthened the area while building up the area for brake handle, so.  I'm going to wait a bit but thinking of doing your idea next Roger.
 Drill on through and use longer bolt with nut - washer on inside.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun on May 15, 2013, 07:16:39 pm
372  l like that.

Never ran a stock 044 or 440, but would have to say I have ran a 441 and this 445 would eat the stock 441 I ran. I say it's on par with the stronger 372's all the way.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 16, 2013, 01:47:53 pm
Roger your going to like this. Collector from TX sent me this 445 brochure.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 16, 2013, 08:45:48 pm
Drilled all the way through this time. But didnt have a bolt long enough to put washer and nut on back side though.  See what happens.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/redneckfixes002_zps34056c4d.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Partner550/redneckfixes002_zps34056c4d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 16, 2013, 08:51:18 pm
Little black and tan while trying to redneck.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/redneckfixes001_zpseb48519d.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Partner550/redneckfixes001_zpseb48519d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 16, 2013, 09:48:10 pm
That brochure was very nice.   Thanks for passing that one on.   

I think the patch job will be stronger for the chain brake now with a bolt all the way through.

I have never ran a 372 but have only heard how well they run.   So I am glad to hear that you think that the 445 is just as good.   
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 15, 2013, 05:59:12 pm
Find out anything Roger?
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on September 15, 2013, 09:52:52 pm
Find out anything Roger?

No not yet.   I have ordered some new seals for it and will probably put them in when they get here.   It has been raining here for about a one straight week and I am waiting also for a break in the weather.   You have seen on the news about Boulder Colorado, well about 40 to 50 miles north of there.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 22, 2013, 08:04:32 pm
You ever test your 445 to 475 505 yet. 

I ran my completely stock 445 71cc , muffler stock with screen in it etc with 20" and my muffler modded 505 83cc with ports cleaned up and bumped psi with little tighter squish with 066 piston at the gtg with 24".    445 is my favorite.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on October 22, 2013, 08:30:36 pm
That would be an interesting test I could conduct.   I have not tried that yet but I sure could.
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 22, 2013, 09:07:58 pm
The 505 was stronger as it should be 12cc bigger , muffler modded and other stuff.  Just the 445 is so quite to run and surprising in the cut.

Liked to seen the 475 505 quad transfers too.   ;D
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 26, 2014, 04:29:43 pm
Roger could you get me a nice close up pic of your 445 clutch cover decal and email it to me. 

I was thinking of making a better one then the one I made from a pic of a torn up 505 decal I repaired on pic software and added 44 and removed the 50.

Threw the outside dawg on the plastic yellow cover today.

Poulan 445  -   Poulan Pro 445 - PP445 - PP 445
Title: Re: Poulan 445 Pics
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 26, 2014, 07:26:20 pm
Ok no problem.   
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 16, 2015, 11:47:39 am
Wonder if anyone from here got lucky and got that poulan 445 last night?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Poulan-445-Pro-Chainsaw-DuraChrome-Made-Sweden-1997-Nice-but-low-compression-/301561354179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46367517c3
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 16, 2015, 12:06:07 pm
Not I.  I never saw it.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 16, 2015, 12:15:02 pm
Not I.  I never saw it.

I put the 1st bid but not really wanting it  though, just in case it snuck by bid.  Has 60 psi but was hoping it was a stuck ring and not straight gassed like they were told when they bought in group of saws.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 16, 2015, 12:26:46 pm
I don't know 160 bucks for a saw with 60 psi.  I would say more likely scored piston then stuck ring, and good luck finding another piston and cylinder if it cannot be cleaned up.    Beware if this saw shows up for sale again.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 16, 2015, 12:37:07 pm
I wasnt worried about piston. Only the cylinder. 

372 OEM or Meteor from husky I will use when I ever have to tear my other one down.  ;)   Should be drop in and better then stock poulan oem piston.

I count total cost = add  shipping so it was $210 in my eyes for a parts saw.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 16, 2015, 12:40:41 pm
   Beware if this saw shows up for sale again.

That was something I noticed.  I put my bid in over a hour from end. It wasnt 20-30 mins later someone bid after me way before the end.  I was thinking that too. Someone trying to get someone to rebid. LOL
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 05, 2015, 06:25:00 pm
Found another one and just paid for it. Uglier then the last and even more busted up.  Says it has a good p+c. All I wanted was the 70.7cc quad port cylinder from it.  ;D

Will post some pics I received.  Dont laugh now.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 05, 2015, 06:31:56 pm
Per owner of PP445. = I'll give it a good cleaning and see what I have. The piston and cylinder looked pretty good through the exhaust.
Whole saw is covered in grease oil and dirt.  I washed the saw off and gave it a shot of mix and it fired but quits. Thing has a ton of compression but is not in the greatest shape, it has a missing piece on the case above the oil fill point and a bunch of fins missing on the recoil, the chain brake is intact.


 
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 660magnum on June 05, 2015, 06:45:26 pm
With those chain tooth marks on the brake lever, it looks like it was in a chainsaw fight?
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on June 06, 2015, 11:12:33 am
Looks like it is all there.   Except for the case being broken looks like you did ok.    Interested now to see how it runs.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 12, 2015, 02:50:36 pm
Looks like it is all there.   Except for the case being broken looks like you did ok.    Interested now to see how it runs.

Got home opened the box today and tried to pull over, no go.  So I tore into it.

Saw pulled over and started on prime?  It is locked up at the crank and big end bearing is out. Crank no good.

Ring was stuck on piston and wrist pin LOL but I was able to get the everything off to save that part.  Got the ring off and wrist pin out.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x2%20010_zpstol0pcxz.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x2%20010_zpstol0pcxz.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x2%20008_zpsjxourkui.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x2%20008_zpsjxourkui.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x2%20012_zpsxfmytuc3.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x2%20012_zpsxfmytuc3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 12, 2015, 02:52:25 pm
Biggest surprise was the poulan METAL YELLOW clutch cover.

So they are out there to my surprise. sweeeeeeeet   ;D

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x2%20004_zpsi0i6eaeg.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x2%20004_zpsi0i6eaeg.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x2%20006_zpshpej6ryx.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x2%20006_zpshpej6ryx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 13, 2015, 01:23:11 pm
Tim aka fossil ran Roger's  aka 3000fps. Sounds like he was impressed with the poulan pro 445 70.7cc too.

fossil = Roger's Poulan 445 blew my socks off. The most powerful 70cc I've seen and bone stock to boot.

Now all you folks just step the heck back now and forget all about this.  ;) ;D :D
I did see a poulan 445 sell on a BIN for $170 in Indiana end of June  and $20 shipping. Under $200.   :o
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 13, 2015, 05:56:23 pm
Tim running Rogers 70.7cc poulan 445

https://youtu.be/jM_gRZJumP0
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on July 16, 2015, 12:26:20 am
I was pretty happy with the 445 myself.   I am used to running it at 6000 ft above sea level and getting it down to sea level was a big difference.    Heck I still have the spark arrestor in the muffler.  That was also the first time I had a chance to run it in red oak.   Some hard tough wood.   All my saws ran pretty good that day.   
Would not mind finding another one of those 445.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 660magnum on July 16, 2015, 06:36:41 am
Glad you had a good time
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: mdavlee . on July 16, 2015, 08:57:32 am
I wonder if one of those would port like a 372? It would turn a lot of heads at gtg or races.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 16, 2015, 01:22:48 pm
I wonder if one of those would port like a 372? It would turn a lot of heads at gtg or races.

I would bet yes and has oem bigger carb to start.

Just not many cylinder to play with and mess up with trial and error. They were only on the Partner 710 and Poulan 445.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x2%20012_zpsxfmytuc3.jpg)
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: mdavlee . on July 16, 2015, 03:08:32 pm
Yeah that would be the problem. I'd like to see the timing numbers of the cylinder as is.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 660magnum on July 16, 2015, 04:26:04 pm
The Partner/Poulans of cut4fun's that I ran were all super good saws as they were.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 29, 2015, 12:52:06 pm
Mike I should have a 3rd pp445 p+c with crankcase parts saw coming soon.   

Looking at the piston above it sure reminds me of the 371 or 372 pre epa 1 ring piston. Betting it might be. Being they were built in the husqvarna plant. 

The cranks look just like a 371 crankshaft with coarse threads.  Lot of 2 series parts used on them too.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: mdavlee . on July 29, 2015, 07:43:11 pm
I'd like to see how close to a 372 the jug is. Might be a better version
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 660magnum on July 29, 2015, 08:14:42 pm
They don't look alike on the fins? You can tell which is which from a distance?
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 29, 2015, 10:40:41 pm
65cc and 71cc are Gilardoni  cylinders too, with way different bases then I am used to seeing.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: mdavlee . on July 30, 2015, 05:56:58 am
The fins are different and the base is shaped a hit different. I wonder about timing numbers and compression on them.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 30, 2015, 09:08:07 am
@3000 FPS  Roger have you checked yours to answer Mike? I never have.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on July 30, 2015, 10:49:27 am
No I have never done any work on the one I have except to open the muffler some.   I still have the spark arrestor in it.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 30, 2015, 11:05:06 am
I never even checked psi, have you?  Mine pulls over strong.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: mdavlee . on July 30, 2015, 12:23:43 pm
The 372 is around 150 on the stock ones with a gasket.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on July 30, 2015, 12:38:24 pm
I never even checked psi, have you?  Mine pulls over strong.

No I have never checked compression.   I just like the way it runs so I did not mess with it.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 03, 2015, 01:40:58 pm
#3 should ship this evening. Pics I received. There was 2 475 and 1 445 and bunch of extra parts in a package deal. I just wanted the 445 so ask for just those parts.

There was a 505 clutch cover Roger and I thought of you. But looking at pics it looked good but **** worse then the one you had before.



Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 03, 2015, 08:01:52 pm
Looks like your getting a good collection of parts there.   
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 03, 2015, 08:28:09 pm
Looks like your getting a good collection of parts there.   

Not my pics.  The 475's etc are still FS.  I just got the 445 stuff.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 05, 2015, 01:50:05 pm
Looks like your getting a good collection of parts there.   

Not my pics.  The 475's etc are still FS.  I just got the 445 stuff.

Boxed arrived. Need to go open and see if I got a good crankshaft in the case. Was told it was after explained how to check the big end bearing.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 05, 2015, 05:56:49 pm
SOG another one with wiped big end rod bearing.

I could see where a circlip or bearing looked liked it had passed a transfer on one side in cylinder. So I flushed the crankcase area with mix for a look see. Yep up down movement big time on big end.  Piston shows a bearing or 2 passing too. Both circlips were still in piston.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x3%20002_zpsh2ku00dg.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x3%20002_zpsh2ku00dg.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x3%20008_zpsvug5sl8c.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x3%20008_zpsvug5sl8c.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x3%20005_zps1zjjmo7c.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x3%20005_zps1zjjmo7c.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/415/pp445x3%20004_zpsh4tfmkb4.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/415/pp445x3%20004_zpsh4tfmkb4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 05, 2015, 06:13:56 pm
425 445 505 crank assembly with updated pto bearing seal set. 506088603 CRANKSHAFT AS USD 116.85  This product is not available in the requested quantity. 1 of the items will be backordered.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 05, 2015, 07:35:20 pm
That is to bad.  Is there anything salvageable?
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 05, 2015, 07:43:12 pm
That is to bad.  Is there anything salvageable?

Everything you can see in pic look usable.  Except for Crank and P are trash.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 05, 2015, 09:16:11 pm
Piston is why I am trying to get specs for the titan 70 p. Otherwise I will use this.

1 ring meteor 371 http://northwoodsaw.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=37



Other up to date pic.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 660magnum on August 05, 2015, 09:29:47 pm
That's a old image of a Meteor for the design is different now around the wrist pin clips and they now have plain end C Clips.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 06, 2015, 12:15:30 pm
That's a old image of a Meteor for the design is different now around the wrist pin clips and they now have plain end C Clips.

Wasnt talking about the pic, right in ad (Note: Picture doesn't represent actual part, this piston has 1 ring.) Just the piston. Thanks for explaining to others.

updated pic so not to confuse
(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1125.0;attach=14498;image)
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 660magnum on August 06, 2015, 12:43:21 pm
In the last few years I've bought at least a half dozen pistons from the guy in Greece, the one in Israel, and HLS parts, including three 371 single ring versions and they all had been up graded to the plain end circlip system with notches for clip removal at 4:00.

like in this picture already posted . . .
(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1125.0;attach=14498;image)
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 06, 2015, 04:42:36 pm
Pulled the piston so I could look at the big rod bearing. Cage is disintegrated.   

Also inside what might be oem piston. Mahle
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 06, 2015, 10:22:17 pm
Pretty much what you suspected.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 07, 2015, 02:00:29 pm
Yep least I am collecting some good crankcase halves for all those busted and redneck cases if needed down the road.

Now I got 2 spare 445 70.7cc cylinder too and a pretty dang good 445 decal clutch cover.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 20, 2015, 11:43:16 am
@acornhill  got me some pics of his friends poulan pro 445.   8)

Just trying to keep all the pics and info we can get on them around.

If I remember right he was saying the 70.7cc was trying to keep up of the 85cc poulan 5200 when they were out cutting.

If it was nipping at that saws heels thats very impressive IMO.  Those are strong saws from the few I have ran.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Tractorsaw1 on December 22, 2015, 02:15:12 pm
We're the yellow fuel tanks on any of the 415-445 saws?  Would like to build a yellow 1. Kevin have any excess to move? Lol


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Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2015, 04:25:58 pm
They were on the 415 475 saws.  Be careful 2 different tanks.  If you get wrong one you will need to mod for air filter set ups.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 03, 2016, 04:55:38 pm
Helping a guy with a customers poulan pro 445.  NLA parts needed and I have them.   :P

Guess I am going to help them out with a 415 they are fixing to sell too.

Pic of PP445 so I could add it to the thread.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 18, 2016, 12:56:58 pm
The 445 had a torn intake boot. So I sent the dealer a NOS boot.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun on July 27, 2017, 01:21:24 pm
DD Dave told me a week or 2 ago he found some PP445's and was selling or trading them local. Also stated some had the metal covers.

Looks like one has turned up now in a locals hands. 

pic

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on July 27, 2017, 05:18:18 pm
Well now that is pretty cool.   So now we know that metal covers came on some of the 445's from the factory.   
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 27, 2017, 08:32:42 pm
Well now that is pretty cool.   So now we know that metal covers came on some of the 445's from the factory.   

1 of my 3 came with the metal clutch cover too.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 27, 2017, 01:06:20 pm
Saving apic of another poulan pro 445.  This one from KY. Guy was looking for a complete recoil set up after busting his up.

Told him I could help him out or just buy this  complete NOS starter I knew about for $70 shipped.





Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 27, 2017, 02:19:10 pm
Owner of the 445 said one of the helpers dropped a hay bale on the saw.

Bad pic but get the idea.

He had to make a homemade clutch cover using a husky cover too. His 445 came with a plastic cover.





Title: Re: Poulan Pro 445 - 475 covers
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 05, 2017, 02:04:38 pm
Happy camper.  Poulan 445 with 475 recoil and clutch cover I sent him. Back to cuttin.

Owner Said = Started second pull and been months since it has been down.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 12, 2018, 07:58:43 am
Saving a chainsaw repair group members poulan 445 here in thread.



Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun on May 24, 2018, 09:53:16 pm
Was pulling clutch covers out for a few folks and came across a super nice poulan 445 cover.  Totally forgot about having it.   :P

Plus pics of a few parts I sold folks in need.

poulan 425 445 505 ipl http://www.klippo.com/ddoc/POUI/POUI1997_USen/POUI1997_USen__530083227.pdf


Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 24, 2018, 09:25:00 am
Saving a conversation in FBG

Talking about 475 at first.

Bob Morrison. Because the thing melted pistons and cylinders without it. I was involved in the development of that saw.

me.  No problems here unlimited. The pto side bearing and seal seem to be the weak link IMO. If you notice they went to updated ones in 505 445 425

Bob Morrison The 445 was the best of the bunch.

me  445 even though a green coil is unlimited too. Love that saw. best in series IMO.

Bob Morrison The original-style air filter on the 415 and 475 didn't work. Took me about two years to convince the Swedes of that.


Title: Poulan 445 70.7cc
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 12, 2018, 10:22:57 am
Trying to bring in another 445 for the parts. Says cylinder is nice. But crank bearings feel rough. 

Has a 505 recoil cover on it.  No clutch cover. No clutch. Just the clutch inner hub still on crank.



Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 14, 2018, 10:59:10 am
Received the confirmed tracking # today.  Poulan pro 445 #4 heading my way.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on November 14, 2018, 07:27:05 pm
Very Cool.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 15, 2018, 08:30:59 am
Just mainly wanting that cylinder 70.7cc quad port.   Anything else good is just icing.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 15, 2018, 01:05:15 pm
 PP445 70.7cc ad link that is in this thread. But I cant get the download to post  on CRG FB. So I printed it out and took pics the old fashion way.
My favorite of the series with its quad port cylinder design. 1996 Hope you guys that want the info can read it. I have sent the original link to those that wanted it in email.



Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 18, 2018, 10:17:02 am
Poulan 445 arrived yesterday. Cylinder and piston look like new. Witness marks on piston unreal new looking too.

Was sad to see one side of the plastic winged worm gear broken off though.   But no biggie.

Got a guy wanting to buy the 505 decal recoil cover for his 505 project. I may cut it loose.

Pic I forgot to post when looking at it.



Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 18, 2018, 04:22:50 pm
PP445 and PP415 projects plus some parts packing up to ship out.

Showing the difference n the recoil covers yellows.

PP505 cover selling a guy I know for his 505 project saw.


Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 30, 2018, 03:07:58 pm
 Put the min together on PP445 #4 and she now is a runner. Sounds good.
Now to get all the missing pieces and put it together completely.

Did have a bad used ngk plug on bench I had to toss. It would just shut off like you flicked a switch off. Put another in it and ran fine idling etc forever. When I get her done a new Brazil or German bosch will go in.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 01, 2018, 09:30:13 am
This 445 I think I may try a metal worm gear in to test and see if we can backwards engineer them from the plastic worm gear. I have it ready to try someday.

UPDATE:  It will work if needed.  8)   http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/poulan-415-425-445-475-505-jonsered-2077-2083-2083ii-partner-660-710-7700-worm-g/
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 01, 2018, 04:44:06 pm
#4 445 runs. 1 and 4 runners, 2 and 3 bad big end crank bearings.

Cool with me all I want is those 71cc quad port cylinders.

Title: Poulan 445 70.7cc
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 03, 2018, 11:26:00 am
Found another ugly as sin possible 445.  Recoil has 445 on it. But black tag MIA. So could be a 425 too. No decomp so not 505.
Title: Poulan 445 70.7cc
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 03, 2018, 03:49:05 pm
He wants 117 shipped. He says cylinder looks clean inside.    Said he has it listed on ebay too.  So look there if not on FB.

Looks like metal clutch cover too. Least from looking at these pics, maybe.





Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 12, 2018, 02:12:57 pm
445 let me know it was time for a carb kit today.

I'd be a liar if I didnt say this 441c m-tronic didnt impress me today.
15" to 15.5" dry ash cuts and then 20" buried in dry ash by both saws. Both 70.7cc for testing. The 441 to make sure ready to go back to owner. Was taking 20 pulls to start when came in.
The reg carb 441 when first came out didnt impress me back years ago. But that was also when I ran all ported saws.
I ran my 445 which I could tell wasnt right when started and giving throttle. Time for carb kit. But no excuse it still didnt feel as good in the cuts IMHO. This is the same 445 that out cut a opened dp muffler 440 and 372 OE back in the day when all ran same chains. Is what it is. I was impressed with the stock 441C today.
Think he is really going to like the new bar set up.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 13, 2018, 08:07:24 am
Yes the 445 wasnt running right at all, was just lacking in cut and not taking throttle. I think the 415 I was testing a few weeks ago with 24" buried would have out cut it too.
But like I said the 441c impressed me for stock.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 13, 2018, 12:09:14 pm
This was the 445 I was wanting to test yesterday but didnt finish it till today.  No carb issues with this one.  ;)

#4 of my 445's but only 2 runners.

Just finished and test cutting with 20" buried in big dry ash log and now 16" and bigger on the other dry  ash log. All day with that 441c or better.  Would need a stop watch to tell. But dont care about that anymore and neither does the wood.




Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 21, 2018, 10:04:44 am
Found another full wrap handle.  8)
Now to decide if I want to put it on one of the 445 saws.
Also have a guy with a 505 that wants the full wrap for his 1 owner 505.





Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 27, 2018, 10:32:13 am
I was pretty happy with the 445 myself.   I am used to running it at 6000 ft above sea level and getting it down to sea level was a big difference.    Heck I still have the spark arrestor in the muffler.  That was also the first time I had a chance to run it in red oak.   Some hard tough wood.   All my saws ran pretty good that day.   
Would not mind finding another one of those 445.

Roger what was the bar length in Tim's video?   @3000 FPS

https://youtu.be/jM_gRZJumP0
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 28, 2018, 12:44:46 pm
I believe that bar was a 28" on there at the time.   
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 01, 2019, 03:43:30 pm
The project 445 70.7cc I used to test the 3 styles of worm gears in worked. Metal and Plastic worm gears from the early and later series.
Being that is over I made the 445 up my way today. Put the original style plastic worm gear in it and installed the other full wrap I bought. Put on a 24" 3/8 84dl oem bar that came on my first 415. Me like after test cutting. If you notice it dont have on the west coast big dawgs that are needed for a full wrap. The 415 fire dept saw had full wrap and smooth inner dawg for its uses. So I wanted this one set up like that.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 03, 2019, 11:22:33 am
Someone wanting to buy this last 445 I put the full wrap on. But they want it with half wrap like this.

I sell any saw, but afraid to price it to him. Last saw I priced to him he bought it. =415

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 03, 2019, 11:47:57 am
 I just priced it to a guy PHO set up like this. I figure I cant keep them all. I have 2 runners and this is nicest one with nicest 445 recoil and clutch covers. Have 4 445 cylinders so I could build 2 more still.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun on January 05, 2019, 08:32:20 am
Gave them 24hrs to make me regret pricing it.  Told them last night I'll better keep this one.

Even though the carb version stihl 462 is 2lbs lighter PHO it still cost $1050 shipped. 
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 05, 2019, 09:17:29 am
After searching for parts for the air injection and muffler gasket for a member here and building 445 #2.
I realized my 8-9 bins full of parts was all disorganized.
Last night I set everything out on floor and put the parts in bins as parts groups.
I also noticed I was getting low on some parts after I been selling alot off for folks to get their saws going again. So slowing down on what I will sell in this series. Still plenty of parts just some stuff I wont sell till I quit running this series. With that said parts pulled to make #3 PP445 in all yellow were pulled out. Yellow updated tank with updated air filter set up and yellow cassette for chain brake.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 08, 2019, 02:08:46 pm
Finished up other folks saws and still felt like working. So rebuilt the carb on my #1 PP445 71cc 50mm that didnt run so good awhile back when compared to the 441.
Also tried to show the walbro tool for setting heights. Also have a zama one. Their cheap, quick and handy.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 12, 2019, 09:02:44 am
Going to use a 50mm meteor piston in my #3 PP445 build. Going the save the worst cylinder and used oem piston set for #4.

 Piston etc was from Sawagain $28 and some other parts I picked up from Dave at CCC

http://www.sawagain.com/

http://chainsawcc.com/

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun on January 13, 2019, 09:14:50 am
Roger if you ever need a 50mm piston for yours.  Sawagain $28 before shipping

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on January 14, 2019, 09:38:11 pm
Good to know thanks.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 01, 2019, 05:24:25 pm
Just finished stumping and buck up a 22" with one of my 71cc poulans with 24". I smiled and said nope dont need no 572 or 462 yet.  ;D
Where I leveled it off about 26"
Title: Poulan Pro 445
Post by: Kschaule on September 20, 2019, 09:53:16 am
I have an old poulan pro 445... itís in great shape and is a work horse! I need a replacement clutch cover though and canít find one anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look? I know Iím limited because of the age of the chainsaw, but I really donít want to buy a new one and donít feel comfortable using it without the cover so Iím kinda stuck
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 445
Post by: Kschaule on September 20, 2019, 09:54:11 am
[attachimg=1]Picture of the part Iím missing
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 445
Post by: Cut4fun on September 20, 2019, 10:12:10 pm
Great saw.  Can make one from the husqvarna ones too. 268 272 66 61 etc. think from 372 371 365 too.
Search the poulan 475 445 505 415 threads here too, some shown
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 24, 2020, 02:46:50 pm
Just saving pics of 2 PP445 a guy is selling in the chainsaw groups FB. update all SOLD

3 Poulan Pro Chainsaws
* 445 runs good in very nice shape has 151 psi compression $375
* 415 runs good very nice shape has 158 psi compression $375
* 445 runs good in very nice shape has 150 psi compression $375

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on February 24, 2020, 03:59:51 pm
Do not see those for sale that often.     
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 17, 2020, 02:26:46 pm
Guys Poulan pro 445 and 475 posted on the CRG today.




Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 17, 2020, 02:41:11 pm
Those saws look to be in really nice shape. 
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 18, 2020, 08:38:46 am
The 444 is super fat still. Around 11k out of the cut. The 2 445 are set right around 2k more out of the cut. For being fat and first tank. I was super happy how they compared in the ash test log. 20Ē buried.
I feel I donít have to worry about the no longer available parts I been saving back for my saws. One 445 I ran 24Ē to finish off the log.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 14, 2020, 01:46:00 pm
Poulan 445 71cc quad port back to half wrap. Probably the one I will sell first. Being it has right clutch and recoil covers etc.

Also have 2 pulled 445 cylinder and another runner. If somone looking for 445 cylinders.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 15, 2020, 09:14:59 am
Going to list it below in for sale board.

This just might be the next one to go. Poulan 445 71cc 50mm quad port. I put it back to half wrap yesterday. IMHO best of the series. Seems the hardest to find and get info on. I have 4 of them. 2 runners, 2 with bad cranks I use for parts. 4 cylinders though. 2 on saws.

Poulan ad and spec info

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun on June 20, 2020, 07:37:53 am
Going to list it below in for sale board.

This just might be the next one to go. Poulan 445 71cc 50mm quad port. I put it back to half wrap yesterday. IMHO best of the series. Seems the hardest to find and get info on. I have 4 of them. 2 runners, 2 with bad cranks I use for parts. 4 cylinders though. 2 on saws.

Poulan ad and spec info



PENDING waiting on M.O.

I guess this facetime stuff does have it's uses on phones. Tore into 445 for inspection to show new owner a collector wanting this saw last night.
Will snap some pics in a bit. Amazed how strong the witness lines were on the piston. All looked new in there.
Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 20, 2020, 12:19:58 pm
Bunch of pics. 

Pic before during and testing. Found oem nos deflector for clutch cover too. Then found rivet for it. Weird they used that. Also threw in a extra mesh filter for new owner with those other 2 too.

Title: Re: Poulan 445
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 20, 2020, 12:21:47 pm
Cleaning some as putting back together.