Bought a new Poulan 295 Pro today.

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  1. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Man, I gotta tell you, I like it so far. I have a 2 year replacement warranty on it, so that is a good thing.

    This thing starts first pull when warm every time. When cold, I pull the choke and let it idle for about 30 seconds and voila!

    20 inch bar... and it works well. mwahahaha! All I had before was the Poulan 16 inch Predator. Nice enough saw, but not with the size and guts I needed!

    So now I figure I would post this info so people can argue with me about whether the Poulan is a good saw or not... ;)

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    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    How much was it?

    I looked at some at Lowes but it was a smaller 18'' bar.
     

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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    199.99 at tsc
    19.99 extended warranty

    237 after taxes.

    Joy of cutting 30 inch log today... Priceless.
     
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    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you having a TSC....I LOVE going there when we 'visit' our future homestead in NC.

    Never buy anything but it is fun.
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    [Having a moment of silence that you don't have a TSC]

    Don't worry, once you get out of that crazy swamp called SC, you will get to experience TSC regularly.
     
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    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    One day we WILL live where TSC(and tractor salesyards) are EVERYWHERE!!!!!

    LOL.

    What is even worse is TSC sends me mailings telling me what is on sale....

    ARGHH!!!
     
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    mrglock27 Well-Known Member

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    my father in law has a "wild thing" poulan at's a good saw.
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Is there one in particular you are thinking of?
     
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    I have had a wild thing for 6 yrs. now and the only thing i have had to do is get 1 new bar and keep it full of gas and oil. have never (cold or hot) had to pull on it more than 4 times.
     
  10. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Well-Known Member Supporter

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    okay....I still think the KitchenAid would work better. But if your wife likes this... :shrug:
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    I couldn't find the "log splitter" attachment for the kitchenaid...
     
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    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    They sell it online....it is listed right under the cement mixer...
     
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    I've had both the Wild Thing and Predator. I'd bought one, and was given the other as a gift. On the most part they've both been decent saws- nothing to write home about, but they are light enough to carry all day. Except for one thing:

    I can only cut wood all day in Winter! Both saws do not like the hot Texas summers and vapor lock rather quickly. With the first saw it drove me nuts. Right out of the box I used it until I needed to stop to tighten the chain. Tightened the chain, then spent an hour trying to start a brand new saw. Messed with the fuel mixture, checked the gap on the spark plug, etc still no luck. Finally in disgust I threw it down and started stacking the brush I had already cut. Tried the saw about an hour after that and it started on the first pull.

    After some research on Poulan's website I learned that they do vapor lock rather easily in hot weather, but they offered no good fix for it. So, now if I really must turn off the saw, I take the cover off, remove the spark plug and leave the thing sitting in the shade. Makes a really good excuse to take a break. :) Then I was given the second Poulan as a gift, and it has the same problem. :rolleyes:

    Now I try to do all my cutting in winter. Unless there is a deadfall I need to clear I do not pull the chain saw out if it is above 80 degrees... Or I borrow a friend's Homelite.

    Rowdy