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Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Poulan => Topic started by: KilliansRedLeo on December 16, 2013, 11:58:25 am

Title: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 16, 2013, 11:58:25 am
Any of you Poulan guys see this on eBay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Poulan-pro-super-380-Chainsaw-3450-3750-3300-3400-3700-4200-5400-455-/131072284332?pt=US_Chainsaws&hash=item1e848456ac

Are these worth a hoot? Not interested in buying just trying to learn something.

Also a 3300

http://www.ebay.com/itm/used-poulan-3300-saw-with-20-inch-bar-and-chain-/231114453296?pt=US_Chainsaws&hash=item35cf7eb130
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: fastleo151 on December 16, 2013, 12:04:34 pm
I really like that series,  I buy them when I see them.  I have a slew of 3750s but only one 380. I'll be in on that one
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 16, 2013, 12:14:02 pm
Horrible saws, just plain junk stay away........................































Just joking.

The 3750 380 cut right with a 262xp with just a little less torque in cut.  Open port 60cc.

The 3300 bare bore chrome piston 54cc. Nice saws, better then 026 IMO  Also 46cc 49cc versions on same chassis.  3000 3.0 3.3 305 335 285 2800 2.8. Some have chrome bore, some have thin rings.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 16, 2013, 12:47:00 pm
Well Cool, let me know which one of you guys gets it.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Eccentric on December 16, 2013, 02:17:18 pm
I was first bidder on that PP380 (with a 'token' bid to keep track of it without using a 'watch list' slot).  Not interested in getting into a bidding war, so I'm out.  Gotta stay on the cheap.

Somebody posted it in the AS Poulan thread too...............so my guess is that there'll be some competition in that auction....
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: fossil on December 16, 2013, 05:23:56 pm
It looks pretty nice except for the doink hanging out the front of the muffler.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 16, 2013, 08:53:43 pm
It looks pretty nice except for the doink hanging out the front of the muffler.

Yea no kidding.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 16, 2013, 08:59:16 pm
It looks pretty nice except for the doink hanging out the front of the muffler.

Yea no kidding.

Didnt see that before.  ::) LOL  ::)
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Eccentric on December 17, 2013, 12:37:41 am
This would be a mandatory purchase after winning that auction (if you don't already have a cover in the parts box).

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/muffler-cover-assembly-model-3750-and-3450-t3t4-p-261695.html


The muffler bolts also have been replaced.  Wonder if the diffuser's still inside....
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 18, 2013, 09:49:31 am
Someone with 256 behind their name has the bid at 88$. Someone pushed the bid up a dollar at a time. I hate that, just figure out what you are willing to pay, bid that, you will get it or you won't.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 18, 2013, 12:52:23 pm
Someone with 256 behind their name has the bid at 88$. Someone pushed the bid up a dollar at a time. I hate that, just figure out what you are willing to pay, bid that, you will get it or you won't.

I am with you.   I usually wait till the last day and then put my bid in.  If I get it fine if I don't then ok.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 18, 2013, 02:12:22 pm
Same here, sometimes when a guy makes a whole ton of little bids, I suspect they are a schil for the seller and I walk away!
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 660magnum on December 18, 2013, 03:16:27 pm
Be careful about bidding on something for the heck of it . . .

A couple years ago there was a reasonable Husqvarna 365 special w 28" bar come up on Ebay with a 6 day bid. For some reason I made the first $250 bid. 6 days later, I was stuck with it.  Guy claimed it started and ran great etc. When received, it was dry as a bone and looked like it hadn't been touched in a few years.

It appeared to have been a tree service ground saw? In other words, used professionally by a none owner.  Luckily, the 365 Special started right up but the metering valve diaphragm was stiff. After replacing the diaphragms, I enjoyed using it with a 20" bar for about a year and checked the compression which turned out to be only 120 pounds. But it stihl starts and cuts good. The piston is smooth. One of these days I'll make it a 372?

There's nothing wrong with the Oregon 28" bar/chain but I have not got around to needing it. Maybe on one of my 7900's?
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 11:46:40 am
It is now up to 162.50 with 7+ hours to go! Anybody here in the lead?
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2013, 12:01:11 pm
Not I.  I was following the non running 54cc parts saw 3450 closer. Still to high for my blood for a parts saw. $43 with $27 shipping.

Guess I need to put my project 3450 with like new 60cc topend together.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 22, 2013, 12:02:35 pm
It is now up to 162.50 with 7+ hours to go! Anybody here in he lead?

Oh I don't think you have seen anything yet.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2013, 12:06:03 pm
Guesses excluding the shipping.  Just count the final bid on 380 itself?  Anyone.

I'll go $220
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 22, 2013, 12:09:11 pm
Guesses excluding the shipping.  Just count the final bid on 380 itself?  Anyone.

I'll go $220

I would say that is a good guess.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 01:02:55 pm
Lots of activity, my guess is 250+! Now up to 173.50 with 6 hours to go and 30 bids so far.

I sometimes use a site called gunbroker.com they have a system where if you bid in the last 5mins (IIRC) the end time of the auction gets extended by 15 mins. Sort of stops sniping.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 22, 2013, 01:41:01 pm
Lots of activity, my guess is 250+! Now up to 173.50 with 6 hours to go and 30 bids so far.

I sometimes use a site called gunbroker.com they have a system where if you bid in the last 5mins (IIRC) the end time of the auction gets extended by 15 mins. Sort of stops sniping.

There will plenty of sniping on this one, just watch
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2013, 01:44:19 pm
Well we all know Saw Dr. is in there. He is wanting a 380 for his collection still.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: fastleo151 on December 22, 2013, 02:18:43 pm
I'm out,  I was going to 150.00 maybe I should sell some of mine if it goes much higher. 
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2013, 02:26:18 pm
I like the YELLOW tank 380 best. One like Ohiogregg owns and in pic toward bottom of this thread.   http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/poulan-380/msg20941/#msg20941
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: fastleo151 on December 22, 2013, 06:40:50 pm
The yellow is very hard to find though...
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2013, 06:44:22 pm
I like the all green tanks on the 3750 best too.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 22, 2013, 06:48:33 pm
my guess is 250+!

Yep  at 255+ now with time to go.   Good for the seller, but wow  :D :D
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 07:38:38 pm
Closed @ 255! What do I win? ::)
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: fastleo151 on December 22, 2013, 07:44:19 pm
In all reality that's still a good value.  Were used to getting them for 75.00 bucks. Our raving about the quality just drove the price up....
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 07:46:35 pm
In the immortal words of Little Beaver 'no chit Red Rider'!
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 08:05:55 pm
Hey! It's Christmas, there should be some sort of bonus in here for guessing correctly! ::)

According to my wife! ;D
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 22, 2013, 09:44:38 pm
In all reality that's still a good value.  Were used to getting them for 75.00 bucks. Our raving about the quality just drove the price up....

It is still a lot cheaper than a Stihl 036.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 10:03:42 pm
And a whole lot cheaper than an 038 Magnum!
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 23, 2013, 09:17:38 am
And a whole lot cheaper than an 038 Magnum!

Isnt the 038 Mag like 72cc or something?  Big difference IMO. Seen them listed on CL for $200 up to $400.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 23, 2013, 01:15:24 pm
IIRC 52mm bore and 34/36mm stroke, you are correct 70+cc. VERY nice saw!
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 23, 2013, 01:17:10 pm
A Stihl 036 is 60cc more comparable to the Poulan 380.    For a nice Stihl on ebay your going to pay 300 to 350 plus shipping.   That Poulan 380 will cut just as good.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: fastleo151 on December 23, 2013, 02:07:59 pm
I'd take a pp 380 or alike over a stihl 038 any day. 
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 23, 2013, 03:05:42 pm
The 62cc  036 pro I rebuilt impressed me big time (thinking I got $300 out of it local).  Like 036 way over the 262xp I had too.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 23, 2013, 03:19:34 pm
I have 2 pretty nice 036's and I really am not that impressed with them.   It could be that I am used to running my  Tim Allen 3750's or my 3700 that I improved a little.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun on December 23, 2013, 03:36:15 pm
Did you remove the cage inside back half muffler or at least drill it out in your 036's? Then open the side exhaust outlet to fit the deflector?     

I wished I had owned all 3 at the same time but the 036 came in after I sold the other 2. 
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: 3000 FPS on December 23, 2013, 04:13:55 pm
Did you remove the cage inside back half muffler or at least drill it out in your 036's? Then open the side exhaust outlet to fit the deflector?     

I wished I had owned all 3 at the same time but the 036 came in after I sold the other 2. 
One of the 036's is bone stock and the other one, I have done some muffler mods to.   I did notice some good improvement with the MM.  I probably need to do some woods porting to them to get what I am used to.  It is what I have done to my other 60cc saws.
Title: Re: Poulan Pro 380 on ebay
Post by: Cut4fun on December 23, 2013, 04:24:37 pm
Did you remove the cage inside back half muffler or at least drill it out in your 036's? Then open the side exhaust outlet to fit the deflector?     

I wished I had owned all 3 at the same time but the 036 came in after I sold the other 2. 
One of the 036's is bone stock and the other one, I have done some muffler mods to.   I did notice some good improvement with the MM.  I probably need to do some woods porting to them to get what I am used to.  It is what I have done to my other 60cc saws.

I'd say so  ;) , compare ported to the other 60cc ported would be fairer.  But you know them stihls are for selling anyways. ;) ;D