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CL Laugh of the Day-The Gear

Post in 'The Gear' started by dougand3, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    Poulan P3314 for parts - $30 (Hartselle)
    Have a Poulan P3314 chainsaw. Crank shaft broke and tried welding it back but that didn't work. Could replace crank shaft and make a usable saw or use for parts. Engine runs. Complete saw, all parts included. $30.

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    Even if weld was successful, I'd think extra weight and imbalance would destroy bearings and seals quickly.
    And I wouldn't give $30 if it was in pristine running condition.

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  2. KD0AXS

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    I want to know what he did to kill it. I have one that I bought new about 10 years ago. It's been abused and neglected like a red headed stepchild and it refuses to die.
  3. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    Maybe he had the saw below the tailgate and dropped a BIG round on the clutch? Clutch/sprocket cover is nowhere to be seen.
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    Crank shaft is broken, but engine runs????
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    Apparently you don't know how to abuse your equipment. And at the same time this guy wants you to buy stuff he's had his hands on.
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  6. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    I bet it's broken just on the clutch tip side. Rod and bearing are intact.
  7. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    I'll bet 80% of people selling on CL misspell Poulan. And it's right in front of him/her in BIG LETTERS.
    And $50 each for non-"oneing" Poulans?

    Poulon chain saw - $99 (chattanooga tn)
    I have two Poulon chain saws for sale.
    Neither one ones but with a little work could run great

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    Yup . . . right up there with Jotul and Condar . . . or is that Yotul . . . Yotle . . . and Condor? ;) :)
  9. Pennsyltucky Chris

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    Ha! There is a guy on the Allentown CL who reposts his "pollon" chainsaw every single day. He hasn't figured out that no one is going to pay $100 for a saw that is $140 brand new. And people are probably hesitant to buy from guys who can't even spell what they're selling, either.
  10. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    Poulan 2055 2.0ci -14" chainsaw - $80 (Athens)
    I have this saw up for sale in very good condition. It starts and runs very well, chain is good and tight, full of bar oil. I just don't need two saws. If you have any questions email me, and I'll get you my number.

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    Full of bar oil????? Well, I'm all over that!!!!!

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  11. KD0AXS

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    Now that is funny. I think $80 is what I paid for my 14" Poulan brand new. Of course that was 10 years ago, but you can go to Menards right now and get a brand new one for under $100. (after rebate)

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    A welder can be a dangerous tool in the wrong hands.
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    Before I had a clue I bought a Poulan....took me 2 hours to realize it was a piece of crap. Would not take one if it was given to me, it would just take up space as I ripped through wood with my Husky.
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    Man i wish i had the $80....one sweet machine rite there:rolleyes:.....
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    It'll get most homeowners by.
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    If someone is pruning in the yard once a year, I tell them to buy an electric. That way next year it will still work.

    Plus they are cheaper.....
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    Homeowners-Silky hand saws. No cords.
    Save the money to a good saw you 'want' but don't 'need.' Nothing wrong with precision toy. Cheaper than boats !
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  18. dougand3

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    mcoulah chain saw and ryobi blower - $50 (hartselle)
    mcoulah 2.0 chain saw ran 2 years ago has spark carb messed up complete ryobi blower ran last year both for $ 50.00 will not sell seperatly will only sell the pair and price is firm calls only.

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    This guy has been listing these for 6 mos. Non running 2 cycles for $25 each but only sell as pair. Maybe it’s time his firm price got squishy? And I love the “ran great last year” you see in so many ads.
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    Mine has certainly served me well over the last 10 years. I can't complain about it one bit. It's always been 100% reliable with virtually zero maintenance and it still runs great. Obviously I'm in the market for a bigger and better saw now that I'm going to be cutting lots of firewood, but this one will definitely still get used.

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    I just cut this load of wood with it the other day:

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  20. BrotherBart

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    The lil Poulans run forever. I grab the lil Woodshark for limbing all the time. My only objection is its vibration with the 14 year old saw.
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    CHAIN SAW POULAN HASQVARNA - $175 (Brindlee Mountain)
    For sale 3 chain saws. Poulan PP3516AVX, Poulan PP4218A and a Hasqvarna 235. The Poullans are hard to get started, The Hasqvarna starts but does not pump oil. Sold for parts or repair as is. Also included are 2 16 inch bars and 1 18 inch bar. Assorted 16 and 18 inch used chains also. Great for the person who likes to work on chain saws.


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    He did it...spelled Poulan correctly! Then, fumbled on Husqvarna!
  22. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    My 1991 Poulan. About a 125 cord under its belt.

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  23. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    That's a good, long lasting machine. I have a 1992 Craftsman 42cc/18" that is still running pretty well - cut the most wood over the years. Only problem has been ignition coil screw worked ALL THE OUT and bounced on flywheel fins busting them. LOL. That's not a maintenance check I think of - "Tighten coil screws". $10 for used flywheel on ebay.
    Your Poulan looks more heavy duty.
  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Only thing on Old Yaller that has been changed, other than a couple of bars and a ton of chains, is the foam air filter. It finally dissolved and got sucked into the carb. Didn't even pull the carb. Sucked out the pieces with a Shop Vac and put a new one in and fired it off and went to work.

    Dang thing has just gotten too heavy at 23 pounds for my light in the ass old self these days.
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    I have noticed that the older Poulan "pro" stuff seems to be better than what they are making today........I had a poulan pro weedeater that I finally let go after 13 years (and the only repairs I made to it were the fuel lines).

    Of course, I think a lot of the older equipment was made better than now a days. Some of the Stihls are starting to come out with primer bulbs. Never did like them.

    I have an 028 AV that I bought in 2008, it was 30 years old then. All of the parts on it are original (except the bar/chain). I have since replaced the pull cord. It is about a 36 year old saw, and it still fires with 5 pulls (4 in full choke, then 1 in half choke). With starting like that, who needs a primer bulb.

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