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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2012, 12:15:06 pm »
Don'y know who this is..but they are using a Poulan for racing. ;D


Here is a nice Poulan ad with a 8500 on it.


Here is Ron Hartill in a Poulan ad.


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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014, 09:44:43 am »
Just in case the new owner of this 8500 hasnt seen these ads.


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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2014, 05:23:14 pm »
I have seen them, but thanks for the reminder Kevin.8)
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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2014, 05:25:17 pm »
Don'y know who this is..but they are using a Poulan for racing. ;D


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Hard to tell from the pic...........but to my eyes that's an OD green topped Poulan 4900 running against that Stihl.  Very nice.
-Aaron

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 8500
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2014, 09:00:24 pm »
The only older Poulans that came in different colors in Canada were the ones assembled at the Skil plant in Toronto. The 4200 - 8500 saws all came from the US with the same colors as the US saws.
Very few of that series were sold in Ontario (my area) according to the the Ontario distributor. I have only seen a two 4200's and one 5200 come up for sale. There are not well known up here and very few people have ever heard of them let alone run one.
They are definitely in a class by themselves and I am very lucky to have one of each.
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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2014, 04:48:59 am »
They are great saws Tim.  The OD green top cover is the 'standard' color for a 4900.  Only model in that series with that color top cover.  Here's mine.  To recoup funds and get CAD a bit more under control I may be putting it up for sale soon (minus the full wrap).  These saws are multiplying in my shop.....

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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 8500
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2014, 12:50:36 pm »
I hear you on the CAD thing. I'm trying to resist buying anything more unless a very few that I've always wanted come up. I have to build some shelves or something to get all the saws off the floor and then start fixing up what I have and maybe (gulp) ditching a few that I won't miss too much.
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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2014, 01:09:29 pm »
I have owned or ran about everything I wanted to, so not looking for any saws at all anymore.  I have been moving back into guns and shooting more and other hobbies.  :-\
Loosing 3 of  my past sawing in woods up north isnt helping any either.

Poulan 4900 would be hard to move out and find something to replace. Hmmmmm what is it I wonder.  ;)

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Re: Poulan 8500
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2014, 03:36:13 pm »
I have owned or ran about everything I wanted to, so not looking for any saws at all anymore.  I have been moving back into guns and shooting more and other hobbies.  :-\
Loosing 3 of  my past sawing in woods up north isnt helping any either.

Poulan 4900 would be hard to move out and find something to replace. Hmmmmm what is it I wonder.  ;)



I think you've figured it out Kevin.  I've been transitioning more  away from 'collectors' saws more to saws that I use.  That 4900 is just too nice (and too 'rare' a model) to beat up doing work.  My conscience won't allow it.

Since I picked up that cherry Craftsman 5.2 last year, I have the 'pretty GTG saw' for this series covered.  The 4900 won't get used much anymore.  I used it quite a bit last year and it performed fine............................but the inbound 8500 will take its place in the working stable. 

I will also be building at least two green 5200's from my pile of parts carcasses (probably one to keep and one to sell).......and I have a 4200 inbound.  Gotta think about shelf space. 

Need to do the same with the 82cc Homelites.  Right now i have several that all need work.  Some minor and some major.  I'll end up with 4-5 runners (actually more like 5-6 runners now that i think about it).  That's silly...

I've been getting back into shooting and a couple other hobbies (that are more family friendly) too....
-Aaron

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 8500
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2014, 03:40:07 pm »
Yep agreed. Thats why I find, run and like the nice one, but I cant keep them. I pass them onto others.   
I dont need lookers, I just want cutters I can bang around.
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