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Where can I get a ripping chain for a Poulan Pro 18''?

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You can try the oregon chain website :
www.oregonchain.com

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: What size chain does the Poulan Pro 4218 use?

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It is an 18" chain .The user manual is at http://www.chainsawsdirect.com/manuals/PP_3516_4218_Man.pdf

On page 6 the part numbers for the bar and the chain are shown

Hope this helps .. if so, pls leave feedback, if not - let me know!

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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SOURCE: poulan pro with tooless chain tightening - chain will not stay on

i have a 4620 poulan that had the same problem. use it for 10 minutes, spend 15 minutes reinstalling the chain. i sent poulan an email threatening to sue them and they decided to send me the parts to change it over to the old style for free. try poulan.com

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Poulan Pro 42cc Just Won't Cut It

The chain is directional, only cuts one way. If a new chain won't cut, it must be on backwards.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 18"poulan chainsaw

Start at 1.5 CCW form lightly seated then tune for performance like this:
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
http://www.madsens1.com/saw%20carb%20tune.htm
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.
Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.

There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.

I think your starting procedure may be the cause of flooding. Flooded is the #1 cause of hard starts in 2-cycle engines. Read carefully the recommended start in your manual. most miss the second note. It should be similar to this (read 3, read it again):
Warm start in the manual says 1/2 choke BS. Close choke, (sets fast idle) open choke, pull rope.
Start Procedure
Cold:

  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws); pull starter and listen for an attempt to start. once heard (usually two pulls; no more than 4).
  4. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release.
  5. Push (open) choke pull starter until it starts (usually first pull).
Warm:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws) – Do not pull with choke closed.
  4. Push (open) choke, pull starter until it starts (usually first pull).
If you still have trouble reply as you did before. I will get back to you. HTH
Lou

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: My 18" Poulan Pro Wild

Sounds like your chain is to tight.Take the cover that is at right side of the saw motor off and loosen the two nuts a bit and look for a tension screw behind the bar and back it off,if the bar won't move loosen the two nuts that hold the bar on the saw.With the saw siting like you use it pull down on chain and get about 1/8 of an inch between the bar and chain.(use gloves)If the bar is blue by the chain groove You will need a new bar.Blue means the bar has over heated and lost its temper.The blue metal is brittle in other words.You should all so check the drive sprocket for wear.

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Hi,

It is an 18" chain .The user manual is at http://www.chainsawsdirect.com/manuals/PP_3516_4218_Man.pdf

On page 6 the part numbers for the bar and the chain are shown

Hope this helps .. if so, pls leave feedback, if not - let me know!

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