The mounting holes on the Mandrel are not threaded. Remove the air filter and brush it off gently with a soft horse hair brush. Its big brother did not let me down! Why was I not surprised when, after a season of light use, the same issues occurred? In my case, I fount the nuts holding the carburetor in place started coming loose all the time. Also, despite ordering late in the day, they shipped it out the same day! If you use it every day, the ergonomics and slightly lighter weight may be important. Stihls just came with a bar scabbord. . Their chain offerings are confusing, to say the least.
They feature quality construction that reduces the noise and vibration typically produced by snowblowers. When it worked, I'd have frequent issues with the chain coming off. I just downed a 80-100 foot Walnut, cleaned it up, and the chain is still really sharp! You should see a mist of oil coming off the front of the bar when revved up. No tools are needed to get to the air filter and spark plug - and for comfort, the effortless pull starting system and reduced vibration handle let you start it easier and use it longer. I purchased a Pro-Lite Oregon bar and chain combo for this PoulanPro saw, because the reviews said that the chain was rather cheap yep! These fuel lines are made out of clear flexible rubber material that over time may begin deteriorate and crack allowing for leaks. I lost 10-12 75'-100' trees over the winter so I was using this to saw those trees into logs and I did not drop any trees with it. If you are in need of more than just a little yard clean up then you will need to purchase a better chain.
I personally use hot soapy water and a scrub brush to clean everything thoroughly, then blow it completely dry with compressed air. Installing with the spacer on top of the pulley or failing to use spacer will result in damage to shaft and pulley. The Fuel Filter is inside of the fuel tank. The side-access chain tensioner makes for quick and easy. The throttle-trigger linkage has a plastic part that wears out pretty quickly and needs to be replaced often. But above all, I want a chainsaw that starts and runs when I need it. With PoulanPro, it comes in a box.
A search for this revealed many similar complaints. I believe the reason for this is to absorb the vibration of the saw. As others have mentioned, many parts on the PoulanPro are Husquverna parts. In Stock, 25+ Available The purpose of the 530069216 Tank Purge Line is to return the excess fuel that is in the carburetor after the primer bulb has been pushed. For example, the oiler on my Stihl clogs often and generally under-oils on many woods. It throws smaller chips, and is only able to bog the motor down with high bumper spike pressure.
Inspect fuel filter and replace if necessary. Most of the wood I have been cutting is red oak, white oak, and ash. I think a 55 cc motor would have helped. They are correct: the chain is junky, but does cut no jumping at all if adjusted properly. Rated 3 out of 5 by Dick from They Don't Make Them Like They Use To! The Mandrel shaft goes thru the deck and the pulleys are attached to them, then the belt that drives the mandrels is placed in the pulleys. Fully assembled and ready to use, it also includes a convenient carrying case and comes backed by a 2-year limited warranty for peace of mind.
The ergonomics on my Stihl are second to none-- Well balanced with all the controls in the right places. Clean the filter after every hour of use or you will ruin the engine! The case is nice, and they included 3 oz of 2-stroke oil. Rated 5 out of 5 by MrMike from Best Bang For Your Buck I bought this saw back in January, and have ran about 10 gallons of gas through it. It definitely isn't afraid of work. My Stihl is light for the power it produces, but all the plastic does give the Stihl a false aura of cheap. I have never used a chainsaw before so I did my research and purchased this one. If you use it professionally, having a dealer there to hold your hand may be.
In summary: If you cut a lot of wood, but are not mechanically inclined, then the Stihl dealer will take good care of you for a price. Also, routine maintenance parts for this saw are very reasonably priced and widely available, unlike Stihl. Its purpose is to filter out dirt and other debris from contaminating the carburetor. Are these things worth the extra money? After a cut when I let off on the throttle the saw will cut off on many occasions. If you're making money with it, that service might be worth the time savings. The one that comes with the saw is a safety chain that cut too slow for my liking. As mentioned above, a quality bar and chain, but this is easily swapped.
Overall I had a great experience dealing with them and I will look to them for other needs in the future! When I buy a Stihl, the dealer takes me out back, fires it up, shows me a bunch of features and such, and makes sure that saw is running like a swiss watch. It's difficult the close the 2 latches. Inspect air filter for dirt accumulation and clean or replace. You should read the manual or spend a few minutes studying the chainsaw before you try and start it. While I do not currently own another comparible class saw to this one, I can make some general observations. In addition, the gas cap swelled over time leading to difficulty removing and putting the cap back on.
If not, he takes it inside and tweaks it. It may also be too heavy for some small stature women to use. No tools are needed to get to the air filter and spark plug - and for comfort, the effortless pull starting system and reduced vibration handle let you start it easier and use it longer. But for the money, I won't be parting with this PoulanPro either. I don't see a major difference in the two brands to indicate one will outlast the other. Lift equipment and set on blocks to avoid flattening and cracking tires.
I miss the extra manual oilers! I'll be paying more next time and going for quality. Over time the Tank Purge Line will become brittle and crack and will need to be replaced. Opposite: everything was very gorilla tight. After the warranty runs out, expect to be taking it apart, cleaning and fixing things frequently. I was switching between a Stihl and this saw, and honestly this saw was starting on one pull, and the Stihl needed about 3.