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Written on: 26/12/2012 by MikeWa (1 review written)
Wife got me this chainsaw for Christmas. Took it out of the box, put it together, fueled it, added bar oil, then started it. It ran for about 5 seconds and then sputtered out. I did get it fired up, cut a few small limbs (whi9ch it bogged down on simple 3-4 inch limbs. Once it got warmed up, it died again. It wouldn't start again. I gave it a cool down time and tried again. It started, but it will not stay running at idle. I had to keep idle high to keep it running and feathering the throttle… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/12/2011 by JoeWoodcutter (1 review written)
My girlfriend bought me a Poulan2150 about 15 years ago and it still runs great. I was a poor college student then and had been wanting a chainsaw, so she got me the inexpensive Poulan which was fine. It still runs great, I even placed a 18" bar on it and it still does great. I mainly use it to buck up lodgepole pine for firewood and a good sharp chain zips right through. I just bought the Poulan 3416 as a back up and for any friends that may be tagging along that could help. The 3416… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2011 by banddsemrau (2 reviews written)
No matter how hard I try, the damned saw will not start! I've done everything the operator's manual says (too many steps to start it) to do to include replacing the fuel with fresh fuel. I've been using chain saws for over 40 years and I assure you, the Poulan Pro PPB3416 is junk. Walmart would be wise to stop selling it! I am tried to pulling my guts out, pulling the starter cord -- which often locks up while pulling the cord. If anyone wants more details or needs to understand how upset I… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2010
My wife did me a "favor" and bought me a Poulan. Never could use it. Would not, even new, start. It was a waste of money and waste of time. Poulan means "Pull on, again and again and again"! Awful saws. Don't buy one. Can't use a saw that will not start!
Dale R. Suiter… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2010 by Sagetown (1 review written)
My saw is the PP3416. I've yet to see a PPB3416.
Anyway, You have to give this saw a break-in period. At 1st you'll notice that STARTING the 3416 is a little trickey, but, if you are an old hand with tempormental Chainsaws you'll figure it out. 2nd; the Trigger to Acceleration is a little slow. Don't worry, these two situations will disappear after a dozen trees have been cut up.
I've worked various chainsaws for many years, and found that this Poulan Saw will do its job as fast as you'll… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2010 by ray brandow (1 review written)
Poulan PP4218AVX inexpesive is it's only good point. Poorly designed recoil starter breaks more than works. Automatic oiler drips all the time. I've had mine for about a year and have only been able to use it two times. Poulan charges you for help. Can't even use it for a boat anchor (not heavy enough and the oil keeps dripping out of the chain oiler)45 years experience with chainsaws… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2010
i cut a lot of wood in the winter to sell.this year i was in walmart and decided to purchase it.and all i have to say is if you cant start it you dont know what you are doing if it gets hung its not the saw its the operator i would rather carry the pp3416 thru the woods than my very heavy stihl that is infact hard to start the only down fall is it does bog down alittle but u can expect that a little from a 34cc motor i have had no maint prob out of it and i have cut about 100 ricks of wood with… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/05/2009
Bought my Poulan PPB3416 at Canadian Tire. Always fires up right away and have taken many trees/branches and never had any trouble with it. Just like any other equipment, if maintained and used properly, it works great… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/05/2009 by robd70 (1 review written)
The Poulan Saw has plenty of power. Excellent for cutting limbs!… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/09/2008
I ended up using the handsaw instead of the Poulan 3416 16, I am a female and thought it was a great buy. The first time my son used it and after many starter times it finaly was runing long enough to do the job. the second time i did not get to started at all and started to scream. the thirt time i used it started but the chain came off as soon as i started eventhough i know how to keep the chain on. anyhow. i am frustrated and i have 17 trees to care for . My friend came over and he cliped… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2008
The Poulan 3416 16 is an excellent saw for the price. Only bad point is you can just flat wear them out but it takes many many trees. I tend to use them on jobs that are too big for them, but they can flat cut anything. Would have bought two brand new when i got my original one if I could do it over… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2008
I had two Poulans which I took to settle a debt, one was the Poulan 3416 16. I'd have felt better about the debt if it had gone unresolved. I scavenged one saw to keep the other one in some semblance of running order, but before long it wasn't worth even that effort. In the end, the "working" saw was stolen from me, and I hope the person who stole it tried to use it rather than just sell it: if he did, he got what he deserved… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/10/2007 by Red Fred (1 review written)
This Poulan 3416 was purchased as a refurbished unit from Princess Auto. It is a piece of rubbish - no fault of Princes - a good company. I have spent more time trying to make it run or keep it running than using it. The odd time it runs like a Swiss Watch and the next time it's useless. The only way to get it to run is with the fast "idle" setting "on" where it may then start but "idle" too fast, which engages the centrifugal clutch and chain - not very safe to climb a ladder to limb a tree… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2007 by KjF (1 review written)
The Poulan 3416 16 chainsaw is absolute junk. Spend more for a quality product like Stihl, or borrow a friends… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/10/2006 by sivad3d (1 review written)
My only chainsaw experience was 15 years ago and I had problems with this Poulan 3416 16 saw. When I got a friend over here, I saw what this little saw can do. We took down two Sweet Gums and two Dutch Elms, all with a base of ten to fifteen inches. This saw was a real trooper all the way through. In the hands of someone with experience, this saw can be a real asset for the homeowner… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/10/2006 by ve2cnl (1 review written)
Purchased the Poulan 3416 16 yesterday for 150$ CDN bucks. I just finished to cut to 30 inches bases of trees, worked very fine, no hassle except the frequent chain adjustment, but it's normal for a brand new chainsaw.
Definitively a great buy for the price, but this chainsaw is not for "pro" or hard job's but perfect for home work… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/10/2006 by spudman (1 review written)
Poulan 3416 16 was a cheap price but very difficult to start. Often conks out or gets stuck in wood. This is one of the worst purchases I've ever made. Pay more and get something better… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2006 by dand1 (1 review written)
The Poulan saw might be OK if all you do is trim… Read Full Review