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Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:06:09 pm »
I noticed at the poulan gtg that the poulan 4200 5200 saws had what looked like a hand guard bolted onto the top handle.  Is this a stock handguard for those saws?
 I am thinking about seeing if one will work on that jd 800 = echo 8000 handle. The stock hand guard  on the jd has broken off it's mount and there isnt any type of hand guard.  Just thinking in case the ole hand slips forward or a kick back.
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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 06:57:45 pm »
A lot of the older saws had hand guards instead of brakes . I'm not sure if it was for kick back or in case you tossed a chain . Most of them got removed after a period of time though from what I've seen .

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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 02:38:48 pm »
Going by IPL's the hand guard I was looking at was on the poulans 4400 4900 5400 

Page B old style hand guard.  http://www.ereplacementparts.com/poulan-4900-gas-chainsaw-parts-c-16962_17147_17772.html

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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 09:18:25 am »
Neither my 4200 or 5200 has a handgaurd. Not sure when they started puting them on. I have seen Chraftsman versions with handgaurds. I know all the later versions had them also. Like the 6900, 7700, 8500.
To my knowledge they never came with a brake. But might have been a dealer option.  Saw a picture just recently of one from Austrailia, that had a brake. Looks odd!  ;D  I do know Poulan was against the use of brakes, and held out till it became mandatory here in the US.  I think Canada & Aus. required them long before the US did.

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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 09:47:06 am »
Just wanted to add. The one BIG thing I have learned when dealing with Poulan saws, more so on the older ones. Is that NOTHING is for sure or set in stone. ;D  I think at the factory, when they ran out of a certain part, they used parts that would normaly be used on another model, till their parts supply was back up. So you might find something on a saw, that normaly wouldn't be there.  Plus the fact, if your dealing with 20-30+ year old saws, lots of things could have been changed, altered, by previous owners in that length of time. A lot of parts will interchange between models. 

And, like a lot of car, truck, and tractor makers did. They would build the same model for 2-3 years, then change something slightly, even something as small as different color scheme or decals, slap a different number on them, and call them a new model. Then 2-3 years down the road, add a few more changes, and call it a new model. :)

Something I noticed about my 5200, is it uses what I would call the early style smooth front case. Where my 4200 uses the strenthened ribbed front on the case. Either one will work on either saw, one just a slight improvement. So when ya stretch that out over a number of years, like from the first 5200 to the last 8500. Basically the same saw, but lots of little changes or improvements in that time. Some things will interchange, some not. So when ya go back in that time frame, most parts will interchange, and ya might find something you never seen before.  ;D

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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 11:39:08 am »
Welcome Ohiogregg. Good to see you stopping in and helping us out learning about Poulan etc.
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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 01:03:42 pm »
Just so you know ohiogregg this is the username that was created when I made the site up and I also use my cut4fun name everyone has known me by in the past. Just so you dont get CORNfused.

Here is the NIB handguards I was looking at to put on the JD echo.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/POULAN-CHAINSAW-4400-4900-5400-HAND-GUARD-STBX668-/360385789275?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e8aabd5b
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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 07:11:59 pm »
Just so you know ohiogregg this is the username that was created when I made the site up and I also use my cut4fun name everyone has known me by in the past. Just so you dont get CORNfused.

Here is the NIB handguards I was looking at to put on the JD echo.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/POULAN-CHAINSAW-4400-4900-5400-HAND-GUARD-STBX668-/360385789275?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e8aabd5b

LOL, OK    That helps out, I was confused. ;) But thats not unusual.  The football pic in your avitar, I remember you saying you spend a lot of time with your sons football games this fall.

I saw those hand guards. Look alot like the ones on 3400, 3700 etc. If I have seen one like that on a 4200/5200, I certainly have forgot em. I do recall seeing the ones screwed to the top cover.

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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 11:56:38 am »
The 3400-4000 series also had a handle mounted handguard

Here is the one on my Craftsman 3.7 (Poulan 3700)


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Re: Poulan 4200 5200 handguard
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 12:56:55 pm »
LOL, OK    That helps out, I was confused. ;) But thats not unusual.  The football pic in your avitar, I remember you saying you spend a lot of time with your sons football games this fall.
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Sorry Gregg I had missed your reply. Yes that was my son in the avatar. Not now though LOL  Homer guarding the house. 
Was half way to your place Friday night playing wynford.


Thanks for the pics Roanoker of 3700 handguard
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