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Offline TedB.

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Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« on: December 28, 2014, 09:11:15 pm »
I picked up a 20" Craftsman (red) Poulan ,a 358.350210 cheap, ran nice but wasn't oiling the chain.I guess this is a common problem with these.I replaced the oil pump and put a new Oregon 20LPX chain on it.Man, does this saw cut! Has plenty of power, really throws the chips with this chain.I'm impressed with it so far.Aren't these the same as a 295 Pro and a 2775? The question I have is, the AV rear handle seems to move around in the spring eyes quite a bit. Anyone else have had this problem?I haven't looked into it yet, but was wondering if there's supposed to be a bushing in the spring eyes to center it in the mounting screws? Thanks, Ted. :)

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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 09:43:22 pm »
On the PP 295's that I have worked on I do not recall a bushing in the anti vibration spring.    I have seen the screws work loose or have seen them stripped out.   I just tighned down the screw real well and keep an eye on it.
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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 10:39:21 pm »
Yep.  Seen the screws loosen up or strip out.  I put a bigger self-tapping screw in one to get things tight again.  Some of those red Craftsman 46/20 saws are the same as a PP295/PP4620.....................while others are close, but with a chromed piston and bare bore.
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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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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 09:02:20 pm »
Thanks, I'll check into the screws.....Ted.

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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015, 03:24:22 pm »
I checked it, screws loosened up.If it keeps happening, I'll make some thin rubber washers to put under the screw heads.Thanks! :D

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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 04:48:17 pm »
I checked it, screws loosened up.If it keeps happening, I'll make some thin rubber washers to put under the screw heads.Thanks! :D

The washers sound like a good idea.   Usually the plastic is enough resistance to keep them from moving but saws do have a lot of vibration going on.
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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 08:18:26 pm »
OK we have the red one OP, 295 4620 and now this one.




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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 10:45:15 pm »
Nice.  I've noticed that some of the Craftsman versions have a bare bore and plated piston rather than the chromed bore and bare piston of the Poulan Pro versions.  Some of the green Poulan version have the bare bore as well.  There are quite a few different variants.  For just about every one of the 46cc Poulan and Poulan Pro variants, there are Type 1 through Type 4.  Various Craftsman models correspond (more or less) to some of those Poulan models and types.
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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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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 12:17:46 pm »
Had one of these dropped off today. Craftsman 20" 46cc. Looks like the PP295 with normal clutch cover etc in dark green. 
I will look for the sears model number on it later and take a pic.
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Re: Poulan/Craftsman 20" 46cc
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 06:22:29 am »
Here's a earlier Sears version I picked up off C-list a while back, either a type 1 or 2, it has the earlier style muffler and really runs well...... ;D
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