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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2014, 11:42:00 pm »
that being said my choice would be the 2900/295 series with out primer bulbs..... i have a 2600 that fires and runs like a son of a gun.....what i was getting at is i saw on the other site how everyone liked the older version.... and not the 4018 i found no issues with the 4018 ....anti vibe would be nice slotted carb screws...and a muffler that was not sealed would be the only complaints i had.....

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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2014, 11:45:51 pm »
This is what the 4018 needs for a chain.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/picco-38lp-round-chisel-cutter-chain/

The first time I saw one with that "skip tooth" chain, I couldn't believe it.

I thought that the Wild Thing would not cut at all. But it did. Rather acceptable in fact.

But the Stihl "PS" chain should really help to wake one up?
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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2014, 12:05:08 am »
so its better then vxl or the vx by oregon? have to read up on it.....

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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2014, 06:52:40 am »
Yes the stihl ps chain is far better the the Oregon chain. You will notice a big difference. But that is just my opinion.
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2014, 07:07:00 am »
better is more of a blanket term ;)
the stihl chain IS a bit faster in the cut. however, the Oregon does keep it's edge much longer.
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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2014, 12:58:28 pm »
i like the vxl but i swear it cuts better when it gets around half tooth life seems like the longer cutters on my saws that are around 30 cc like it better with less tooth ,,,could be all in my head.....been wanting to try the smaller gauge on my lil saws see if that helps....i mean the vxl is fine... i get it pretty cheap.... funny thing is i used to be fine with reg chain till i found chainsaw sites LOL..... :D

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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2014, 01:22:23 pm »
It is not in your head. It is a well known fact that a old worn out chain that is sharpened correctly will cut noticeably better than a new chain that has been sharpened correctly.
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Re: Poulan Wild Thing
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2020, 10:52:36 am »
Question was, why did the poulan wild thing begin.

Bob Morrison = The Wild Thing started out originally as an experiment in colors for the Poulan 50th anniversary saw. The colors were borrowed from a Kawasaki motorcycle that was being sold at the time. If it looked cool on a motorcycle, the thought was that it would look cool on a chain saw. It was introduced in 1996 with a forecast of about 5,000 saws and ended up selling 10 times that number. The Wild Thing was nearly identical to the anniversary saw with different graphics. It continued on in a variety of iterations for at least 10 years. I have a 50th anniversary saw still in the box.
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