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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 09:56:11 am »
Don't bother going to Grainger's (Dayton is a Grainger's brand) to buy anything anymore. They have gone up four prices on everything.

There's a Grainger's in Mansfield, OH on National Pkwy.

The Dayton chainsaws came from Grainger but now they have Husky, Makita, ISC, and Tanaka brands of chainsaws whereas they used to sell relabeled Poulans.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Chain-Saw-6UET0?cm_sp=IO-_-IDP-_-BTM_BTB05209020&cm_vc=IDPBBZ2
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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 11:52:56 am »
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I don't have a Poulan 5200!

I have a Craftsman 5.2 (5200 in red and black) and a Dayton but no green ones.
They evolved a bunch during their production run.
The first ones didn't have the rib down the front of the case.
They got the rib and then the case was elongated and the on/off switch moved.
Colors went from solid green to green with an olive drab top and then to a green body with black accents.
The case changed too but I'm not sure when.


Mike

Here are a couple pics to illistrate what Mike was refering to. About the ribbed front case. My 5200 must be an early one. Has the smooth front on crank case. My 4200 has the strengthened ribbed case. But yet they both have the one screw top cover, with the 3 posts. They changed that somewhere along the line also, to three screws in stead of the posts.

5200 smooth case


4200 with ribbed case


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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 12:03:50 pm »
Thanks Gregg for pics. I always wondered about the ribbed cases you guys referred to.
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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 12:57:11 pm »
From the pics i've seen of the cylinder the reed valve is in the crankcase . Nobody have a couple pics of the case / carb on these ? Have another question also , were they all open port ?

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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 01:28:55 pm »
I snagged a 5200 off the bay a couple days ago, so I will be needing some advice when putting it back in working order. Wish me luck!

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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 02:17:23 pm »
There was a 5200 runner I was texting to get for another member for $150. Little cheaper then the last one I seen on bay go for $201 shipped.  Guy had some local get it while we was texting back forth. No biggie.

 This bay one   ;)  bay one looks like it may need rear handle fixed.

You are looking at Poulan Countervibe 5200 for restore.

This saw has spark and 145# of compression.

It fired over when i put gas in the cylinder , but would not stay running.

Has full wrap handle.

Looks like a 24 inch bar and chain.In pretty good shape.Chain about 50%

Recoil pulls hard. Top cover has some damage on the side ( see pic).

Does not affect the operation of the saw.Some pitting on bottom. Tried to get in pic.

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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 04:19:34 pm »
I remember seeing that also. 
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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2013, 07:34:37 pm »
Yep, thats on its way home to me!

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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2013, 08:44:29 pm »
So on the subject of 5200's and that particular line of Poulan saws.   What is it about them that gives them the torque that they have.   I was looking at the bore and stroke and they do seem to have a decent stroke to them at 39.69mm.  Some of the newer saws are only around 37 to 38mm for the stroke.   So is it then the stroke in combination with it being a reed valve engine that allows it to take in a higher volume of fuel mixture that makes these saws run so good.   What do you guys think.
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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2013, 08:56:47 pm »
Stroke and reeds is what I think give them the torque, plus maybe the way oem porting was done.

I would say Al or 660mag or others would know more on these older reeds and how they work.  I try and stay as far away from them as I can. Just not my cup of tea, so to speak.
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