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What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:05:12 pm »
Art's thread on 1st Partner got me thinking about what was your first Poulan. How many will admit it and was yours a keeper.  ;)

Mine was a little poulan 2000 33cc trim saw in 94. Has worked great for intended purpose and only a failed coil change so far.  Passed it onto my dad to use for a light weight trim saw on the land.

What made me go with poulan back then was dad had bought a brand new poulan 3300 in early 80's it seems. Still going strong with only bar, fuel and impulse line replacements.  Maybe a carb rebuild, I cant remember.  :-[ 

Hoping to find guys that bought those older poulans and their experience with them back in the day.

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 11:21:12 pm »
Mine was also a poulan 2000. Bought it back in 91 if I remember. I still have the saw to this day. Replaced the gas line a few years back and that is all I have done to it. I cut alot of firewood with it till I got bigger saws to use. Rick!

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 08:42:42 am »
An S-25 ,some where around 1975 .Actually it was marketed by Dayton and painted orange .On sale $139.95 .The green Poulans sold for 169 .

I still have it and it will fire on 4 even after sitting for 6 months .I've never had the carb off that little thing in all these years .One fuel line and that's all I've ever done to it .

It still has the original 14" hard nose bar but I've reworked it several times on a belt sander .


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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 09:18:00 am »
Mine was 4200 w24" bow bar.  Bought it new in 1978.  Has not seen much use (1 chain).  Left it @ my buddy's house he loaned my saw to  a friend of his.  Burned up clutch and chain cutting up a live oak.  He did repair it before I got it back.  HE LOANED MY SAW to a guy that makes things fit with a 12# sledge hammer, no joke.  Pissed is not even the word.  That won't happen again.  My saw goes home with me now no exceptions.  Now has a place on the shelf.
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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 10:33:18 am »
Some people have the nerve of a dead bear .I once had to track down my machinery trailer that was "borrowed " by a buddy then loaned to another guy .I was a little miffed to say the least .

After that I parked a D4 Cat in front of it . ;D

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 09:49:56 pm »
Got my first one in late 1979 or early 1980. A used S25CVA and I used it hard and often for at least 25 years.

I heated my house by itself for a year or two till I bought a 306A to go with it.


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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 06:08:58 am »
Surprisingly that little orange saw of mine would outcut much larger saws back in the day .Nobody would believe that little rascal could run like that including myself .Of course things have changed over the last 35 years .

Some day if I round up a couple more on the cheap I might soup one just to see what it can do .They pop up every so often with really not much wrong with them other than the fact that whoever owns them can't make them putt .On that though goes the story with a lot of saws .

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 08:55:38 pm »

Al your right about that, those little saws ran really good and cut fast. I used to make bets all the time about being able to outrun a Super XLAO  or such through a 12-16" log. I always won those matches.

There still surprisingly fast compared to so called modern saws. They will stomp a MS191T or such with no problem, I have done it. I had a MS200T in here last week, got to run it and I didnt get the chance to run it head to head with a S25 but will say that the S25 is not all that far behind it like some guys would like to tell you.

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 09:39:52 pm »
They will run neck and neck with a Stihl 020 av top handle  which was the forerunner of the 020T/Ms 200 T .Plus they weigh just a tad less .They lack just a bit to be able to outgun a well tuned  200T.

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 05:59:09 pm »
My first Poulan was a 3400 with 18" bar. Bought it new in 1986. Just under $300 with tax as I recall. :)
It was my only saw, up untill 2008.  Funny how for 22 years, it cut all my wood. Now, it just doesn't get used much, if at all. Have got many to choose from now. But, if left with just the 3400, I think I could survive. ;D



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