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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2014, 09:54:30 pm »


One other thing I see constantly with these new Poulan saws, people buy a $99.00 40cc homeowner saw and expect it to work act and last like a $600.00, 60cc saw.

I just ask them if they would buy a Toyota Tacoma to pull a semi trailer cross country!!!
That usually gets me a LONG dumb look from the respondent.

I'll be happy to take a 40cc Poulan apart alongside a Stihl 180 and show them just how much "better" the Stihl is.



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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2014, 06:07:06 pm »
I bought a Craftsman 42cc/18" ( 2375LE, I think) back in '04 not knowing much about saws. It ran OK out of the box for a while, but when I learned how to adjust the carb and  modify the muffler , I couldn't believe it was the same saw. As has been noted, the fuel line was the only problem.

  Also was given a low hour '82 3700 ( thin rings ), love that saw. Still had the original bar and chain. It has the plastic clutch cover tho. One day I'll get a metal cover. Were they magnesium or aluminum ?

  Trying to convince the wife I need another saw. Y'all know I do for sure. I want a Dolmar 6400 that I can build up after warranty. Now I want the 6100 also. That looks like a nice saw. 

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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2014, 06:42:20 pm »
I bought a Craftsman 42cc/18" ( 2375LE, I think) back in '04 not knowing much about saws. It ran OK out of the box for a while, but when I learned how to adjust the carb and  modify the muffler , I couldn't believe it was the same saw. As has been noted, the fuel line was the only problem.

  Also was given a low hour '82 3700 ( thin rings ), love that saw. Still had the original bar and chain. It has the plastic clutch cover tho. One day I'll get a metal cover. Were they magnesium or aluminum ?

  Trying to convince the wife I need another saw. Y'all know I do for sure. I want a Dolmar 6400 that I can build up after warranty. Now I want the 6100 also. That looks like a nice saw.
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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2014, 08:22:02 pm »
Also was given a low hour '82 3700 ( thin rings ), love that saw. Still had the original bar and chain. It has the plastic clutch cover tho. One day I'll get a metal cover. Were they magnesium or aluminum ?

I wouldn't get too hung up on a mag side cover for your 3700. They break easily if people don't get the chain tension adjuster in the bar hole and then  tighten down the cover. That may be one reason aside from cost that they went to a plastic cover which works just fine.
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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2014, 08:47:15 pm »
I agree with Tim here.   The 3800 which is very close to your 3700 came with plastic covers they work great.  If you are a purest with your saws then the mag cover would be more original.
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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2014, 11:02:15 pm »
I had a wild thing, the only thing that killed it was the tree that fell on it. The second one needed the car rebuilt and it ran fine till someone stole it. I have a 2050 I have only has t rebuild the Carb and new lines/primer bulb on that, it still runs fine. I have a plan pro too it runs fine.  They all needed a little tweak with the special cash screwdriver now and then.

Most of them I pick up that don't run, that people have tossed out or sold for pennies at yard sales simply needed the Carb screws reset right.

I haven't had to actually crack one open and fix the guts on any of them. Ever.

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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2014, 09:00:38 pm »
I put a 16" bar on my new w.t. and some woodland pro 30lp chain. This thing rips now! What worries me the most right now is the starter system, really rough. I do a lot of volunteer mountain bike trail work and this saw will save some on my good saws I hope. Just hope it will be as dependable as my old 2150.

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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2014, 10:53:50 am »
Thanks for the heads up on the mag side cover fellas. My plastic cover works fine, just thought metal might hold up better.  Now I know better.   Chris

    I probably should have mentioned my 3700 is actually a craftsman 3.7/18". I presume they came with a plastic cover. Currently I have a 20" b&c. Do y'all think it would pull a 22 or 24 inch b&c? Thanks again.  Chris
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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2014, 06:56:01 pm »
Thanks for the heads up on the mag side cover fellas. My plastic cover works fine, just thought metal might hold up better.  Now I know better.   Chris

    I probably should have mentioned my 3700 is actually a craftsman 3.7/18". I presume they came with a plastic cover. Currently I have a 20" b&c. Do y'all think it would pull a 22 or 24 inch b&c? Thanks again.  Chris

Yes if you have a craftsman then the plastic cover is original.   I have several just like the one you have with plastic side cover.
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Re: Poulan quality
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2014, 10:43:51 am »
3000FPS, have you run any bars longer than 20" on your 3.7 saws? If so , what do you suggest?

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