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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #120 on: January 01, 2016, 10:09:20 am »
I would probably agree with Roger that the 415 might win a race with a 4000. I'm not familiar with the 415, so can't speak with experience. But I can speak with a LOT of experience with a 4000, and they are my favorite all around use saw. When I head to the woods, I usually take at least 2 saws with me, sometimes 3 depending on what I'm working on. One of them is always a 4000.  ;D

I used a 3400 for 20+ years as my only saw, so I will never bad mouth a 3400. I prefer a 20" bar on a 4000, but can use a 24" if needed, without any trouble. Can't really say that about the 3400. I wish I had bought a 4000 NEW back in spring of 1986 when I bought my 3400. I don't remember what a 4000 sold for then, I paid just close to $300 with tax for the 3400, and I thought that was huge amount for me back then. That was the limiting factor for me at the time.  $$$ or I would have bought a 4000.

There are lighter saws, more powerful saws, and faster saws, than the 4000. But none more dead nuts get the job done reliable than the 4000. IMO.  Don't need to be a rocket scientist, or contortionist, to service or work on them either. Simple saws for a simple man. Just need gas, oil, and a sharp chain and go cut wood.  ;)



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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #121 on: January 01, 2016, 11:19:10 am »
I have to agree with you Greg you bring up some good points on reliability and ease to work on.

I have 2 4000's now and 2 395's and running a 24" bar is a piece of cake.
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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #122 on: January 01, 2016, 12:24:51 pm »
The 4000 is a beast of a saw in the 3400 case, It is my go to saw when i need to get something done in a hurry. Now that I have the 415 (65cc) i will be doing a test with both of them.

I have a video of my 4000 with square chain.  Then my 415 video much later with round.  There is no comparison in the cuts IMO.

The 4000 is a strong reliable work horse torque saw. Not the fastest.

The 415 sold new for about same cost and came with 24" bar new. Hs alot more plastic as in covers and tank.  Also can be converted to 71cc 77cc 83cc.  The 415 wins in the cut.

Also if you notice I sold the 4000 and kept the 415 425 saws.

We all have our favorites.
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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #123 on: January 01, 2016, 12:29:51 pm »
4000 square filed chain in poplar  looks 9" to 11" round

https://youtu.be/oydyJh35_Tw



415 baseball bat hard dry ash with off reel round chain.  12.5" round

https://youtu.be/Kx2U5HAIfeQ
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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #124 on: January 01, 2016, 12:33:09 pm »
acronhill you ever get that new 415 issues figured out? If so update the 415 thread for use on fix.

acronhill says you can make poulan 4000 rings from these too. Take a set of 4900 rings and cut down to fit

I know it is in thread somewhere already too.
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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #125 on: September 11, 2016, 02:59:28 pm »
Poulan 4000 thin ring specs bump

Thick .55mm = 0.0216535433 inch

49.2mm

I just ran a conversion for .55mm = 0.0216535433 inch


4000 bore 49.2mm

3700 47.7mm

3400  46mm




2017 info saved.  Tim's repost

Here are the actual displacement numbers in that series for the heck of it. The stock stroke was measured by a machinist that made a stroker crank for a 3400.

Poulan 3400, 4000 saw stroke is 1.319" (33.5mm) and displacement


Volume of a cylinder V=πr2h (volume = pi X (radius squared) X height (stroke)

3400 3.14159 X (1.81/2 )squared X 1.319 = 55.614 cc

3700 59.681 cc

3800 59.9999 cc

4000 63.562cc


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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #126 on: December 12, 2017, 07:46:16 pm »
There is 3 saws for 60 in north ohio. 1 of the saws is a 4000. Not worth the hour drive for me. Maybe someone up north grab them


Tim's info again saved.

I do believe the 3700 cylinder and the 3800 cylinders come out of the same die cast mold. The plated bore on the 3700 is 1.875" and the the bore on the bare 3800 cylinder is 1.880". The aluminum alloy would very likely be different as the bare bore requires the use of a high silicon aluminum alloy. I think the Chevy Vega was the first north American car to use this technology.

Poulan 3400, -4000 saw stroke is 1.319"(33.5mm) and displacement


Volume of a cylinder V=πr2h

3400 3.14159 X (1.81/2 )squared X 1.319 = 55.614 cc

(16.3871 cc per cu in)
3400 bore is 1.810"

3700 59.681 cc Bore 1.875"

3800 59.9999 cc Bore 1.880"

4000 63.562cc Bore 1.935"
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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #127 on: December 13, 2017, 10:49:05 am »
Pic of the 3 for $60  Poulan 4000 2000 and a Homelite 330
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Re: Poulan 4000
« Reply #128 on: December 13, 2017, 01:09:20 pm »
Certainly worth $60 and a 2 hour round trip for the 4000 and the 2000.  4000 will easily triple that money and you can't ever have too many Micros. 8)

The 330 is 'meh'...  The run OK, but aren't fun to work on and won't do anything a 3400, SXL-AO, 10-10, or 2800-3600 series won't do.
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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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