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Poulan® 18 in. 40 cc Wild Thing or Husqvarna 235 16-Inch 34.4cc ???

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Which one to buy ?
    Poulan® 18 in. 40 cc Wild Thing $129
    Husqvarna 235 16-Inch 34.4cc $149.99
    Or maybe a poulan pro pp4218avx 18 inch 42cc $144
    These are in my price range

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  2. weatherguy

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    The poulans are throw aways, if something breaks it'll probably cost more to fix it than the saws worth, Id go with a Husky, Stihl or even an Echo
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    Iam guessing your not a heavy wood burner ..? It depends really on what your gonna use these saws for. If its just for the occasional use i'd get either one.
    They'll both cut some wood and smaller tree's
  4. cygnus

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    I'll vote for the Poulan. It will treat you well for the money and occasional use. Just get a few files and learn to keep the chain sharp.
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    I'd avoid the 235 if you need a "firewood saw". It's best suited to light homeowner duty. Save up and spend a bit more and /or or get a used one on CL. I'm not a saw expert. I just wasted time and money on a poulan as a homeowner saw, and did the same on the 235 when I got into woodburning. Love my old husky 350, a $150 CL find.
  6. HDRock

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    That's why I asked cuz , I don't know enough about chain saws.
    I may make do with what I have , and save some more pennies
    What I really need is a good 20 in
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    TSC has the Wild Thing on sale for 99 bucks. Drop the 99 and get your money's worth while you learn how to use a saw. Worst you can do is loose 99 bucks.
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  11. Pallet Pete

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    I would go first to a second hand store and look. Lansing has dicker and deal with a ton of used saws in good shape I just found them the other day. I am not sure what you have buy you for pawn shops or used shops.

    This may be a bit high at 179 to 199 but the Poulan pro 5020av is a repackaged husky 450 50cc saw and actually well liked over on Arborsite. I used on a few weeks back and it is tuff saw with good power and sounds exactly like the Husky 450. My last Poulan lasted for 5 years before the rebuild and I was cutting a lot with it not bad for a 149.99 saw. Husky owns Poulan and much of there parts have the same part numbers and you have to go to a Husky dealer for parts now as I discovered with mine. They are not bad saws certainly no Stihl or Echo but good!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-POULAN-...801300391?pt=US_Chainsaws&hash=item1e745d73a7

    As to the Husky 451 that is a good saw at a good price I would jump on it ! It would be a good choice for sure.


    Pete
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I have two of the little Husky 142 40cc 16 inch saws and have run the crap out of them for five years now because my big saw is just too heavy anymore. The dang little orange suckers are bullet proof. Well, after you toss that factory Oregon "please don't hurt me or the tree" chain.

    Originally just wanted one for a limbing saw. Saw what looked like a pricing mistake on Lowe's website. Called and said "I think that $99 price is a mistake.". Haughty reply "The price is correct. Sir.". OK send me two of them. They did but corrected the price the next day.

    Did this whole red oak just for the heck of it with one of them.

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  13. Pallet Pete

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    Your bar is so pretty BB ;ex:p

    Pete
  14. HDRock

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    I found one of those husqvarna 142 chainsaw
    Don,t know how much the bar and chain would cost, proly 20 bucks for chain ?
    http://thumb.craigslist.org/tls/3373865226.html
  15. MasterMech

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    HDRock, I'd go get that 51. $200 for one that clean is a deal. Proven reliable saw too. The 142 is a great saw for the money but they have had some issues that will be frustrating if you're not handy with these things. If you wanted to buy a new saw for $200, I'd look for a Stihl MS180, best deal going on a new saw for $200.

    Budget saw picks (for new saws)

    $200 = Stihl MS180
    $300 = Stihl MS250
    $400 = Stihl MS290/Husky 455 Rancher
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    I called about The Husky 51 early this evening, but had to leave a message, we will see if it's still available. So many people don't take their adds off when they sell something.
    My old mcculloch throttle broke, after I bought a new chain :mad: , I fixed it, but it's not right, no parts for it , and oilier didn't work anyway, only other saw I have is a 14" craftsmen , works good but !!
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    Good luck with those choices. I would pick up a Stihl MS 170 or MS 180 or the Echo.CS 310. My problem with the low end Huskies that run at 40 to 1 is they are nothing but Poulan technology at a higher price. My 142 was nothing but a major lemon and learned this in hindsight.
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    low end saws not my first choice, but if you go Poulan go the extra $$ for the pro. It is NOT a pro saw, but has anti vibr and is not a bad consumer saw. I have one right now trying to sell locally.
    The WT is peppy with a muffler opening up, but without AV it will tingle your hands.
    Menards has piles of the WT now at $99.
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    Hey, HittinSteel, thanks a lot for looking for me, I had never heard of,Jonsered, or,Dolmar, can you get parts for them?
    I called about the ,stihl ms270, but no one answered, what size engine is that saw have. I am liking this one.

    I got a hold of the guy with the husky 51 , apparently he was using it and tree fell on it , so now It needs a new bar and chain and something else ,he is going to put it back up for sale in a couple weeks when he gets it all fixed up at a higher price.
    I found another husky 51 but not much info on it , http://flint.craigslist.org/grd/3432958024.html
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    A Jonsered is basically a Husqvarna of a different color and yes parts are readily available for jonsered and dolmar. I believe the Jonsered 2150 is equivalent to the Husqvarna 350. Nice 50cc firewood saw.

    The 270 is a very good price, so unfortunately, it is likely gone. I believe it is a 50-55cc.

    I'd look pretty hard at the 2150..... see if he'll come down just a bit and give you a 30 day warranty.
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    That Jred 2150 looks pretty good.I wouldnt mind having a 2094/95 sometime.Not many of them around lately I've noticed,that are for sale that is.An extra nice 2094 w/ fullwrap handlebar,mega-sized falling dogs & 36" b/c from a dealer in B.C. Canada sold a couple months back for around $650 including shipping to the US.
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    I got a hold of this guy,husky 51 , http://flint.craigslist.org/grd/3432958024.html
    He says he selling it because he needs money ,and he doesn't really want to sell it. He said he has a homelite with a 16 inch bar he will sell me for 40 bucks, it's like 45cc, he says homelite are good saws, IDK, are they? ??

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