Poulan Pro PP5020AV 2 Stroke Gas Chain Saw Review
The Poulan Pro PP5020AV 2 Stroke Gas Chain Saw is a powerful saw that comes without the hefty price-tag of other gas-powered machines. A close contender to the Remington RM1425, our Great Value pick, the Poulan Pro is produced by Husqvarna so you can expect the same quality of construction and technology that come with higher end models like Husqvarna’s Rancher model, but at a value.
This saw’s 20-inch blade and a 50cc engine mean that it is a great choice if you have heavy cutting needs but don’t want to break the bank. For those worried about the environmental impact of using a gas-powered saw, The Pro PP502AV uses OxyPower engine technology that, not only improves the efficiency, and thus power of the engine, but cuts emissions by 70% and fuel consumption by 20%.
The “effortless,” spring-assisted pull starting system, called Soft Start, makes starting up your chainsaw incredibly simple. Poulan claims that it brings down the pull force needed to start the engine by 30%, which should get going in 2 strokes (just like the name suggests). The choke and stop controls are integrated, so stopping becomes just as easy.
While you will need to use a tool here and there to maintain the Pro PP502AV, the saw is designed with a special multi-tool that is integrated to fit in a storage spot right in the handle, so you won’t have to worry about if you brought the right piece for the job. Similarly, easy access clips on the cylinder cover allow you to get at the filter and spark plug quickly. Tightening of the Poulan model is done using the convenient side-mounted chain tensioning mechanism.