This Poulan PP3416 16" gas-powered chainsaw features a compact yet powerful 34cc engine that's ideal for light cutting jobs around the yard. For optimal performance this Poulan PP3416 chainsaw features an auto-oiling system that keeps its 16" steel bar and chain fully lubricated at all times. For simple operation all the required instructions are printed in pictures right on the handle.
Its handles feature anti-vibe technology to cushion vibrations so the saw won't rattle the user's arms. The Poulan PP3416 is made in the USA, and it's ideal for most homeowners.
This item came in and it looked brand new.After filling with gas and bar oil the unit cranked up on the fifth pull.After that it always cranked on the first or second pull.I use it to cut fallen trees and limbs,so far it does an outstanding job.In my opinion it's a great saw for the price.
Received chainsaw that looked good but had signs of heavy use. It would not start. Took it to a Poulan repair center and told it had no compression. Workers said it was the third Poulan product that they got in with simular problems in recent weeks. Warned me that the Polan products were of very porr quality and the company lacked quality control in their power tools.
I BOUGHT THIS SAW TO USE AROUND MY HOME & ATV TRAILS ITS A NICE LITTLE SAW TO HAVE EASY TO USE . THINKING ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER ONE . VERY FAST SHIPPING .
I was skeptical of any daw at that price. Bought one. It looked new, assembled easily & started as well as any of the newer ones with all the OSHA - EPA features. I cut a load of firewood with it & it worked so well I ordered another one for a spare & one for my son-in-law. I would recommend getting one of the special carb adjustment tools at least if you are near sea level. The carns seem to be adjusted for fairly high altitude.
I bought a referbished poulan Pro 42cc with 18 " bar about a year ago. It ideled perectly but would not rev up. High speed needle was way out of adjustment. I did not have the special Poulan tool to adjust the high and low needles so I took the needles out and cut slots in them and then used a screwdriver to adjust the high speed needle. It's been running great ever since and I cut a lot of wood.
Also these chainsaws pump out way to much bar oil and will leave ya puddles if you fill the oil tank. I never fill the oil tank I add about an ounce or less of oil to the oil tank before I use it and it keeps the chain lubed for quite a while.
I think Poulan sold all these saws without doing a carb adjustment and got a lot of returns when most of them wouldn't run right. Mine has been a great saw once I tuned the carb. I also like the quick chain adjustment.
I've bought two refurb PP3416s from VM Innovations. One was just like brand new, with a new bar and chain, the other was heavily used, just cleaned up with compressed air. It came with a dirty bar that had been hastily spray painted, and a shoddily resharpened chain many of whose drive links had mushroomed on the drive side by contact with the drive sprocket, so they no longer fit in the bar groove. The tips were even broken off of two of the drive teeth. Both wouldn't idle or run under load worth a darn until I bought the carb tool and adjusted the high speed mixture screw - many youtube videos show how. I found the tool for $10 including shipping, well worth it. The second saw I bought has lower compression, 160 vs. 175 psi. Bottom line is the condition of the machine is a toss up.
VM Innovations phone customer service is the best. I didn't have to wait on hold, they were nice as can be, and most importantly, they addressed the issues with the second saw to my satisfaction.
This saw just arrived, so this review is more about the AWESOME SERVICE that I just recieved. I ordered the saw this past Tuesday. Recieved it today (Thursday). Two day delivery!!! The Poulan 16" saw started and ran. Sawed a board in two with no issues. Didn't take any time at all to install the bar & chain. Seems like a good saw for the money! Best bang for your buck right here folks!!!
i bought a similar saw and used 3 times a week 2-3 hrs each time for 2 years
so of course i would buy another one
cheap for bars and chain thru wally
Bought the refurbished 34cc Poulan saw from VMI. This was my first gas-powered chainsaw and my first 2-cycle engine so it took me some time to learn how to start it properly, how the chain brake works, etc.
The refurb saw had some clear signs of significant usage. In particular, the Poulan logo had already been worn off the bar completely. Additionally, the chain came in its own little plastic baggy with a label indicating it had been factory recertified and was kinked pretty badly. On these counts, I'm not terribly impressed with VMI considering I only saved about $20 over buying brand new with a significant warranty.
As for the saw itself, once I worked out the chain kinks... It needs a carburetor adjustment, just like every other 2-cycle I've since purchased. The Poulan chainsaw tool will cost you $30-$40 and I haven't found a cheaper version. The saw runs like crap until you adjust the carburetor, but once you do it's an incredible value. The idle adjustment was too low so it was konking out all the time, and it stumbled at full throttle until you open up the high speed mix screw.
If you have the know-how to adjust simpler carburetors--and you need to if you're going to buy 2-cycle power equipment in this price range--then this can be a really great saw.
we have had good experience with the product but trying to get to purchase it is a farce. We tried to go through Pay Pal and that is a joke. We would like to purchase the chainsaw on our credit card without this bullshit.