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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 02:47:22 am »
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.

A certain eccentric fellow out in Northern Ca would sure appreciate it if you'd steer any of those reed valve 4200-8500 series Poulans  that you come accoss towards him.  Those old reed valve monsters certainly are my cup of tea!:D
-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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