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Offline HolmenTree

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Re: What was your 1st Poulan saw?
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2012, 09:04:00 am »
I may have my 1st Poulan next week if my brother decides to sell it. It's a 8500 he bought new in the mid 1980s. It has a working chainbrake [all saws sold in Canada since 1980 had to have chainbrakes, the Stihl 090 seemed to escape that for a few yrs]. This 8500 was the last "true Poulan" pro saw before Electrolux took over in '86. Poulan built a beautiful saw here, 85cc ,well balanced, fast and light. It competed with the Stihl 064 which came out in '86.

If any of you guys have never run a 8500, then you missed out experiencing a great saw. I don't have any pictures at the moment but maybe Kevin or someone can post some.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

 

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