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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2011, 03:48:46 pm »
 :) oh yeah, even with the bar/chain off of it, the saw will give the old wrist a twist if one isn't careful. sort of front heavy. pretty funny, these will really put the run on a stihl 200 :D they aren't far behind in the same wood i find. hmmm, wonder if that accelerator pump carb would fit? wonder if it would be an improvment or a hinderance ;D
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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2011, 06:00:32 pm »
I don't know if I mentioned this or not .I have an  original Stihl 020Av top handle in the shed .This is the forerunner of the 020T and Ms 200T .

In comparision which I've done with a Poulan s-25  the Poulan weighs just  tad less and cuts just nearly neck and neck with the Stihl .Fact might have a leg up , pretty close though .

I can't help but wonder why in the world they stopped making this model .If it were available yet today with perhaps some anti vib and a brake it could be a contender in the small saw market I do believe . Might not pass the EPA stuff perhaps ???

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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2011, 04:46:03 am »
This is my first post to this forum.  I have been on TBN for a short while and have really enjoyed it.

In following this thread I realized I have two of those Poulan Micro XXV's.  One is actually a red Craftsman, but the two saws are nearly completely identical in every way. 

Have been switching parts back and forth between the two saws for years and always had one running.  A couple years ago I acquired several newer saws so the little Poulan/Craftsman are sitting on the shelf.  They both have common weakness, at least that I have found.

The automatic oiler system using an engine case pressure chamber and a foam cover/filter to regulate the oil flow rate was always fairly phony, but it got me by as long as I kept the foam in shape.

They both have been subject to developing fuel line leaks and on a couple of occasions I actually found pin holes in the long plastic line that goes from the fuel tank up through the handle to the carb. 

Over the long haul they seemed to require carb adjustments to maintain a good idle combined with strong uptake on throttling up.

For their age, they are great little saws.  After seeing this post I am going to attempt to get them both up and running before the end of winter.

This has been a very good reminder of some forgotten goodies.

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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2011, 05:04:58 am »
The little micro's weren't quite the saw the s-25 were . I think they were Poulans answer to the Homelite XL2's and McCulloch mini macs . As such they were probabley the better choice of the three .

Ha a couple days ago a counter vib model of the s-25 popped up on flea bay .I was tempted but as it is I'm up to my hip pockets in saws already .

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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2011, 11:42:03 am »
Thought I would add this pic of my S25's. The only "different" one, would be the Poulan Pro version. It has a ring at the back, for climbing purposes, and the clutch cover is longer, to cover the muffler. Other than that, still the same old saw. :)



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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2011, 02:57:55 pm »
Forgot to add. The Poulan Pro saws usually have a date on them. Something that the older green Poulans did not unfortunatly.  Mine has a date of 1996. So they made that model, S25DA, a long time!

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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2011, 03:32:15 pm »
Forgot to add. The Poulan Pro saws usually have a date on them. Something that the older green Poulans did not unfortunatly.  Mine has a date of 1996. So they made that model, S25DA, a long time!

Gregg,

When I was looking for a little trim saw in 94-95 I didnt see that PP one. I did end up with a new  2000 back then. 

I gave the 2000 to dad and it is still in use today. Fuel lines, carb kit  and coil change, I put one from a homelite super 240 in it.
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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2011, 05:14:08 am »
I have no idea when the original s-25 hit the market .I believe my original which was marketed by Dayton was around 1975 .I have a lime green one in the shed that is old enough it doesn't have muffler ,only a stub exhaust with a spark arrester .

Ha I found a green one on flea bay for my wifes cousin ,about 40 bucks shipped .He brought it over the other night because it tossed the screws for the recoil which is just something they do for some reason .Easy fix .

He commented that since  owning that little gem he's cut more firewood with no problems other than the screws than any saw he's ever owned .Three years so far and it's never failed to start or run good .

He has a bad back and a little saw like this works real well for him .

It seems that once again I have to change the fuel line on mine but I really can't complain .Twice since 1975 .

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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2011, 06:11:08 pm »
Well I'll be a monkeys' uncle .Would you believe the carb finally gave up the ghost .After some 36 years no less . ;D

I had another Tilley HU kit so after about 15 20 minutes back up and running again just like a new one .36 years a has to be some kind of a record I would think .

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Re: Poulan s-25
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2014, 03:03:21 pm »
I seen Aaron posted what this Jobu 35    SL35B was   

Like the difference stickers on them for talk here, Like   Jobu 49 and 49S I tried to add when I was into the 5000 500 590 490 325 series of saws.

Deserves to be saved here IMO.
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