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.
This refurb runs better than a new one I bought last year. The trick is to us gas without ethanol. Also empty out the gas tank after each use. The carburator seals will deteriorate. It says in the manual not to let any gas sit in the tank. It is a nice light saw. Remember, you get what you pay for. You could buy 3 or 4 of these saws for the price of a high end saw.
I ordered on Thursday and recieved saw Saturday! The saw had a lot of oil in the bottom of the plastic bag it was wrapped in. I was worried at first but it cleaned up fine. also the refurbished chain had a slightly bent link that would not fit in the groove on the bar. I straightened this out and it now fits fine. After assembly of the bar and chain, I oiled and fueled the saw. Following the directions on the label the saw started right up. I ran it until it warmed up, cut a few 6x6 posts and shut it down. Repeated the next day. There were a few scuff marks on the plastic (no problem, it's refurbished) and the Poulan logo had been scrubbed off of the cleaned bar (again, no problem). I did notice when running that there seemed to be a little more vibration than on my 3516 McCulloch (which is a little workhorse), same size motor and bar. Overall, I'm pleased.
I have had this same model for 4 years and liked it so much that when I saw the price of this I couldn't resist getting one for a spare. I too had to adjust the carb when I got mine but it runs great and has lots of power. You can buy the splined screw driver on the internet to adjust the carb and you'll have a great saw for a throw away price. It looked almost new in appearance when I got it.
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
I could not resist the great price from VMINNOVATIONS for this refurbed saw. It was quickly shipped and well packaged. However, I could not get it to start or run consistently. I took it to a repair center and they cleaned it with some improvement. However, it still would not start easily or return to idle after full speed without stalling, Then it was difficult to restart. In order to get it running I put my foot on the handle and used my toes to open the throttle while I pull started. This allowed me to get it going and then I did a throttle/idle speed adjustment. I adjusted it up until the chain started to move then backed it off a little. THIS ADJUSTMENT TOTALLY TRANSFORMED THE SAW!! It starts easily, cuts well and goes back to idle without stalling. Also easier to start now after it warms up. Just cut for about 30 minutes without any drama.
I am back to add to my comments of a week ago. Both p-3416's were as new, both have the new bar with quick adjust, both have now been used about 15-18 hours of general farm use, no problems to this point with one exception, if you push the fuel bulb 6 times they will flood. so far all have started with 2-4 pulls by just setting the choke to high idle.. This may only be occuring because they are used daily and started serveral times a day and run for short periods of time (5-10 min).. The only saw that sits for weeks without use is the "BIG" Stihl. These saws have now presented me a problem, everyone wants a P-3416 on thier farm vehicule. At this price they may all get one.
* Shipped quickly
* Was packed very nicely,
* Looks new and no signs of wear
* To much kick back when starting, "be carefull"
* Hard to start
* It will idle but must baby it abit
* Stalls very easy
* Hard to start when hot.
* Oiler works well enought
* Cuts wood
* Maybe able to use around yard, I would not press it or expect it to last long
( Cheap price, Cheap saw )
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.
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.
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.
Have had a 3416 for general farm use for serveral years and it is about worn out. To replace it i bought two since everyone on the farm seems to prefer the 3416 to our other four saws, could be because it is always in the farm truck. I assembled both, gased and oiled them up and both started right off. One didn't idle , a little idle adjustment and off both went to the wood pile for a 12 in hickory log test cut. no problems let sit at idle for about ten min. with no problems. One is now at the back fourty clearing downed trees off fence line. The other has been claimed by another worker. These are great light weight saws at a great price with three day free FedEx delivery!!!! What more could you ask?
Great saw for homeowner trimming of trees and large shrubs. Not to large, but large enough for most needs. Refurbished , but couldn't tell from new. Runs strong. Cut 11 inch logs easily.
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!!!