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Poulan Wild Thing (18") 40cc Chain Saw

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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5
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Grade
Consumer Grade Chain Saw
Fuel
Gas Powered Saw
Power
40
CC
Bar Length
18
Inches
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40cc 2-Cycle Gas Chain Saw
Plenty of power to cut even the tough stuff

High-Performance Piston-Ported Engine
Creates more power at higher engine speeds

Automatic Gear Driven Oiler
Promotes consistent lubrication anytime the saw is running

Wide Handle Spacing
Designed for comfortable operation and step-through starting

Super Clean™ Air Filter System
Longer engine life, reduced fuel consumption & increased power

Effortless Pull Starting™ System
Up to 30% Less Pulling Effort

Primer Bulb
Makes starting an easy task

Inertia Activated Chain Brake
Stops the rotation of the chain should kickback occur

Fully Assembled and Includes:
2-cycle engine oil, carrying case3

Non-CARB Compliant
Not for sale in California


Model
Model Number:P4018WT
UPC:024761033657
Manufacturer:Poulan
Power Head
Engine Power:40 cc
Chain & Bar
Chain & Bar Included:Yes
Bar Length:18
Bar Oiler:Automatic
Tool-less Chain Tensioning:No
Chain Brake:Yes
Bar Sprocket:Yes
Overview
Weight:20 Lbs. (9.07 kilograms)
Dimensions:33L x 12W x 14H
(83.82 x 30.48 x 35.56 cm)
Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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  1 Question
Q: need a sprocket replaced for p4018wt
by Rene from Texas on June 02, 2011

A: I'm sorry we don't carry any patrs or pieces for the chainsaws. Here is the technical support number Poulan (800)544-6723.

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Poulan P4018WT Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5
Pros
Price (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Reliable (1)
Durable (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Cons
Initial Starting (1)
Low Quality (1)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Henry
Purchased from Chain Saws Direct
Purchased 3/9/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buzz Saw
The saw came right away and was easy to figure out. It cuts like a champ, and is a great product for the money. It took a while to start easier, but after a few starts it now starts up after a couple of pulls. I like the product very much. I cut down a large tree and made fireplace logs within a short time.
Pros: Price, Light Weight, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Initial Starting
Henry Recommends This Poulan Product
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Bill
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst Chainsaw
This thing is very hard to start if you can even get it started. Right out of the box would hardly start. Warranty is nothing but a big joke. Stay away from this if you have plans to cut trees of any kind or size. Will not buy another Poulan product.
Cons: Low Quality
Bill Does Not Recommend This Product
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Wendell B.
Kansas City, MO
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
What Are You Talking About?
This is the best chainsaw I have ever used. If you follow instructions, it starts in 5 pulls or less every time. Mine does anyway. Plenty of power for a small 18". I have used it 2 or 3 times a week for about 6 weeks and cut a lot of firewood, Walnut, Cherry, Maple. It stalled a couple times when it was new, but now that it is broke in, it does not. It is a pleasure to use every time. If it loses power after many hours of use, clean the filter. That's what happened to my brother's Poulan... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Reliable
Wendell Recommends This Poulan Product
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Art
Gurnee, IL
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Poulan 18" Wild Thing
Have about a three year old Wild Thing that was a gift. Has always been hard to start, cold or hot and never would idle for more than a few seconds. Now it will not start at all. Has spark, fuel and compression but still won't fire at all. I don't know if the spark timing is off or not? Just about broke my arm pulling the rope with no success.
I have a 20 year old Craftsman 14" still running strong.
These Wild Things are low cost chain saws so you get what you pay for.
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Dman
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wild Thing It Is
All I can say is wow! I am an arborist, for 15 yrs. I owned them all. Some how I ended up with this Wild Thing, I thought this will be a joke. But man, this thing never let me down.

That's the truth!
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Mike A.
Inverness, FL
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
The Throw Away Saw!
Bought 1st "Wild thing" 18 months ago and used over 8 months to drop 9 Laurel Oaks 9" to 18" in diameter. Every other tank of fuel swapped air filter with spare. Quit running and took it in for service (under warranty) they told me cylinder was ruined. At same time Poulan blower, bought at same time, also quit, same story. Blower had only 3 tanks of fuel ran through it. Shell regular gas, Poulan's oil, Husqvarna stood behind warranty and replaced both. Been using saw on 4th... more
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Wes
Bristol, TN
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Saw For The Money!
i purchased my wild thing in the fall of 2006. for years it has been a great saw. i am very particular about proper maintenance of vehicles and other equipment. but not this saw.

i have never done a thing but put gas and oil in it and change the chain when it got dull. i have abused this saw for many years and the clutch finally let go last week after cutting a 2.5 ft diameter white oak for fire wood.

i have thrown it from the truck to the basement to the truck bed to the forest floor... more
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Paul
Nixa, MO
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Wild Thing Is A Broke Thing
After a year and used only 10-12 times, the flywheel clutch broke in pieces. It cost more to fix that to replace. Will not by from this product line again.
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Matt
Forest Grove, OR
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Time Chainsaw Owner And User
I got this saw to cut down and cut up a couple of trees from the corners of my house.

I had to adjust the chain tension once and, yes now I know the chain oil is supposed to do that.

Easy and actually fun to use. I take it hunting with me just to cut stuff up for the campfire.

CSD RESPONDS: Keep an eye on the chain tension- the chain will stretch a bit with use, and it may need to be tightened.

The oil keeps the chain running smoothly, so it will stretch less; but it won't stop... more
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James
Dallas, TX
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Useless Junk
I bought a new Poulan saw. Ever since it was brand new, it was hard to start. I spend 30 minutes pulling the darn rope to cut 10 minutes. I will NEVER buy another piece of manure from Poulan. Today I pulled the rope 15 minutes to cut halfway through 1 small log. Isn't there a lower rating than just bad?
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Jimmy
Wellington, NV
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Time Users
All you people who are in the one time use category because it's junk... Send me your one time use saws, I have had mine for 8 years and never had a problem.

When you do preventive maintenance, and replace worn parts, i.e. bars, plugs, filters, chains, they last a long time, and for me do just as good as an expensive saw.
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