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Re: Poulan 3800
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 08:07:42 pm »
Well it just depends on a persons need and how old they are.   Both the 3800 and 365 are good dependable saws that are easy to work on.    But I would have taken the 365 because of weight and they respond well to modifying.   
I have another 365 here that I need to put a piston and cylinder on.  One of these days.
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Re: Poulan 3800
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2015, 08:15:50 pm »
Well it just depends on a persons need and how old they are.   Both the 3800 and 365 are good dependable saws that are easy to work on.    But I would have taken the 365 because of weight and they respond well to modifying.   
I have another 365 here that I need to put a piston and cylinder on.  One of these days.

Me too. But he is young guy = weight no problem. Plus he dont even know how to sharpen or touch up a chain.  I tried to give some pointers to him.

So I am thinking dull chain = leaning on more in cuts.
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Re: Poulan 3800
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2015, 10:00:27 pm »
I know that the 3500 I have in my avatar will run circles around my 3800's that I have.   But the 3500 has had a few things done to it.
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Re: Poulan 3800
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2018, 07:43:58 pm »
Digging up an old Poulan 3800 topic, test cut checking carb adjustment after rebuilding the carburetor on my 3800.

https://youtu.be/MU4KsAbapbw 
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Re: Poulan 3800
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2018, 08:13:13 pm »
Sounds good to me.  I could hear it transition from 2-stroking to 4-stroking when you lifted cutting load.  Would have liked to hear a second or two of WOT unloaded running before hitting wood.  Helps 'calibrate' my ear when making judgements from a vid on my tablet.... 8)
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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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