Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Cordless Battery OPE - Corded Electric => Topic started by: Cut4fun . on January 01, 2015, 01:48:06 pm

Title: craftsman poulan corded saw
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 01, 2015, 01:48:06 pm
Anyone tell me any info on this corded saw?  Just thinking inside the barn use.

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Title: Re: craftsman poulan corded saw
Post by: Eccentric on January 01, 2015, 04:01:48 pm
That is actually Poulan made.  Don't know much about them, other than that they were well built (for a consumer electric saw).  A couple came into the shop when I was at Sears.  Cord replacements (due to abuse).  I like that they have two bar studs.  That one is late 1980's manufacture.  I've seen the same saws in Poulan green and Craftsman red.
Title: Re: craftsman poulan corded saw
Post by: Philbert on January 01, 2015, 11:52:44 pm
I have one.  Actually, I have two!  Bought mine around 1988/89; came with the earlier version of the PowerSharp system (knob on right side of the handle).  A neighbor bought a similar one recently at a garage sale, and (somehow) it ended up in my garage! That one originally came equipped with a low kickback 'banana bar'.  Was/is a fine saw. I used it to cut up several full cords of slab oak I bought when we got a wood stove insert for our fireplace. I just stopped using it much once I got slightly more powerful Makita and Oregon corded saws.  Should be fine for the use described.

I have a paper manual for it - could not find a PDF on line, but if you want one, I can scan it for you.  Attached is the IPL, although, most parts aside from the bar and chain are probably NLA from Sears.

Philbert
Title: Re: craftsman poulan corded saw
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 04, 2015, 10:09:15 am
Guy never got back to me in my email  :-X.  So I bought a wood blade for my  reciprocating saw for now.
Title: Re: craftsman poulan corded saw
Post by: Philbert on January 04, 2015, 11:28:15 am
Thought that you had already bought it!  I was pretty impressed with that new corded Oregon saw if you are considering a new one.

Philbert