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Re: Poulan 5200 - 8500
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 12:03:16 pm »
I have a NOS chain brake for the 4200 - 5200 saws that was a dealer add on if the customer wanted it. It may have been used to sell any old saw stock whent he chain brake reg came in. I would really love to know when that became mandatory in Canada. I can't find any info on that. I know a lot if not all of the later 3400 - 4000 series sold here had brakes. I'm guessing mid to late '80's.
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Re: Poulan 5200 - 8500
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2015, 02:23:12 pm »
1981 was the year Canadian  Safety  Standards  (CSA) required chain brakes on all gas powered chain saws.
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Re: Poulan 5200 - 8500
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2015, 03:12:25 pm »
I have a NOS chain brake for the 4200 - 5200 saws that was a dealer add on if the customer wanted it. It may have been used to sell any old saw stock whent he chain brake reg came in. I would really love to know when that became mandatory in Canada. I can't find any info on that. I know a lot if not all of the later 3400 - 4000 series sold here had brakes. I'm guessing mid to late '80's.

I need to buy one of those CB kits from Bryce for my 8500 so I can use it in the park where I do volunteer cutting.  They require CB's for their insurance.  I may have used some non-CB saws (SXL-925, S-250, 4900) there a few times though. 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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Re: Poulan 5200 - 8500
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2015, 03:20:32 pm »
I have a Poulan 3500 that never had a chain brake and I don't give it a thought?

My older son always sets the chain brake on my saws. I don't usually mess with them.

My other saws have inertia type chain brakes. Never had one trip.
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