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Key Poulan saws
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:28:16 pm »
Just part of Key Poulan collection.

Key = Original 1940s-50s Poulan K, KD, B, F, H, and (4) 2-man 44 saws. Rare Poulan boat motor prototype on 2nd shelf from the bottom on the middle unit. Beaird-Poulan saws on the lower shelves and floor. These aren't my cream of the crop except the boat prototype. It's nice to know what I have though.

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Re: Key Poulan saws
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 02:19:33 am »
Very cool.
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Key Poulan saws
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 06:46:32 pm »
cool
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Re: Key Poulan saws
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 06:06:05 am »
Nice, any close ups of that promo boat motor?

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Re: Key Poulan saws
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 10:33:14 am »
Saving info and saws pic before lost

Key Poulan = Here is a photo of some of the first set of saws from back in the 40s-50s. The 2 man saw is a RARE Poulan 24 (which was before they used the numbering system 2400). This was the vision of my family... to make a VERY durable saw that wouldn't bind.

The F saw in the middle was named after Fletcher Poulan. The H saw was named after Harry. The KD saw was named after Claude's daughter Shari "Kay". The KD saw is "Kay : Direct Drive"

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 10:36:57 am »
Pic below

Key Poulan =  People often misunderstood the roles of the men involved.. some people in my family as well! Essentially, Claude and Harry had HUGE roles in the company. My grandfather (Harry) is on the left. He was the first president of the Poulan Saw company and the first Vice President of the Poulan Manufacturing Company. My uncle Claude (2nd from the right) invented the bow saw and was the first President of the Poulan Manufacturing Company and the first Vice President of the Poulan Saw Company. Poulan Saw Company = Sales, Poulan Manufacturing company = Design/Manufacturing. I'm pretty sure I know the roles of Ernest Garrett and my uncle Fletcher but I need to check with my father to make sure.

I know that Ernest Garrett was the chief engineer but I'll try to get more information.

From my father: Uncle Fletcher would be called the shop superintendent today. He was also the inventory control specialist. He would look at a parts bin and when the items were getting low, he would cause a production run. Mr. Garrett was the chief designer. Originally, he would make the manufacturing drawings and parts lists. As a group they would decide where to buy stock parts to be incorporated into the design. Later Mr Howard Hill took over some of the every day duties.

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