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Re: Poulan 5400 8500 5200
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2013, 03:43:41 am »
I seem to recall the bars for the 5200/8500 and the 5400 won't interchange without a "S" adapter--Is there a difference in the bar stud size between the 5200/8500 and the 5400?  It's my understanding the 5400 came with larger diamer studs than the earlier 5200,  but on the 8500 Poulan went back to the same size used on the 5200.  Or am I totally ????

The 4200/5200 saws all have 5/16" studs.  Poulan increased the stud size from 5/16" to 3/8" during the 4400/4900/5400 production run (meaning earlier 4400/4900/5400 saws have 5/16" studs, while later 4400/4900/5400 saws have 3/8" studs).  The IPL's for these models show both sizes of studs and nuts. 

The 6900/7700/8500 saws only had the larger 3/8" studs (they never went back to 5/16" studs).  The 5/16" stud saws can use Oregon D176 mount bars (and the old Homelite and Poulan 5/16" slot bars) without 'S' clips, plus 3/8" slot Windsor UXL and Oregon D096/196 Homelite XL mount bars with 'S' clips.  The 3/8" stud saws can only use the UXL/D096/D196 bars.
-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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