Factory renewed to original condition Poulan P3314 gas powered chainsaw is ideal for homeowners looking to do some light cutting jobs around the property. Poulan P3314 is a equipped with a 14-inch steel bar and powered by a 33cc 2-cycle gas engine. This lightweight chainsaw has enough power to cut through any firewood or tree limbs.
Pro tip: pushing the safety bar forward to disengage the chain will help start this chainsaw much quicker. Using correct mixture of oil and gas is extremely important with 2 cycle engines. Be sure to carefully read and follow the instruction manual.
This Poulan P3314 was refurbished by the manufacturer to the original working condition, but may show signs of use and is guaranteed to meet the performance of a brand new unit! All original accessories (manual, oil) are included. A brand new chain is also included in the box!
I just finished a massive job with this saw. And wow did it perform. I had 5 fifty foot Italian Cypresses that needed to be removed and sawed into tiny pieces to fit in my and my neighbors green barrels. Anyway this is what I learned. First when I got the saw it wouldn't work at all. I read the manual about 15 times and tried to tune it, but this didn't work. I took it to my job and had the physical plant people work on it, took it home, and it worked for 30 minutes then died and would never re-start. I had to hire some workers to climb these cypresses and cut them down--they are 10 feet from my house and 15 feet from my neighbors-I'm sure not going to climb the tree with a chain saw in my hand! These guys told me the saw needed to be tuned and that they couldn't do it. Because I was going to save 750 by sawing up these trees myself, i took their advice. I took it to a professional chain saw service place. They told me a bunch of things-the saw can't legally be tuned by anyone but a service representative because of the EPA-I don't care about this--but they said that only a professional service person has the tool to do this--I sort of doubt this, but what the heck. Next they told me the gas and additive I had in the saw were crap and to use a very high grade gasoline and to use a better additive-Stihl HP ultra. They tuned the saw for 40. They told me the pamphlet gives crap directions on how to start the saw. Do not follow them. this is what they told me. Only use the full choke--Choke pulled out all the way when the engine is cold. To start a cold saw:1) prime 3 times 2) turn saw on 3) put the brake on 4) pull choke out all the way 5) pull the starter cord until you hear a click or pop (I could hear this when he pulled the saw, but I never can hear it when I pull; frankly I'm not very good at pulling the starting cord; I just pull the cord 3 or 4 times and hope the pop has occured --this pop or click is something mechanical engaging inside the saw 6) as soon as you hear the pop push the choke in all the way (the half setting apparently is crap) 7) to start pull the cord SUPER briskly. It should just snap out of your hand at the end (they watched me try to start it and were laughing cuz they said I was way too wimpy, but I got better). You really do have to pull the cord briskly and brace the saw. It should start within about two pulls. If it floods which it hasn't done since i got these instructions you-unscrew the three top screws; pull off the electrical connection to the spark plug; unscrew the spark plug all the way; with the spark plug completely removed pull the cord repeatedly until the chamber empties of fuel; rescrew in the spark plug.
if the saw is warm to start it you 1) put the choke in all the way 2) give one or two squirts from the prime 3) put the chain brake on 4) pull the cord super briskly. I hope this helps this saw is great, but it sure is a pain in the butt when it won't start and you keep trying different things for hours. The forty extra bucks was well worth it.
I automatically purchased the carburetor adjustment tool (do a google search)at the same time and was glad I did. Saw would stall every time. Once I adjusted the carb as per instructions found on a google search this saw runs great. Don't let the bad reviews of this saw fool you this is a great little saw.
Worked great after carb adjustment. Purchase a carburetor spline tool to adjust carb and it will run fine. ALL chainsaw carbs are not adjusted correctly at the factory for your area/ climate. Do a Google search. Cut down at least 10 trees so far. Will buy from again,great deal!
Just what I needed, I was tired of fighting with old chain saws, that are hard to start and have a dull chain. This saw fit the bill.
Primer bulb, and newer technology, choke lever sets off the stop switch, saw runs on choke and high idle. Took out of box, put on the bar and chain, gas and oil and away we go, cuts nice. Old saws were a pain, parts not available, replacement chains and bars expensive. This saw was the right price, and with a new sharp chain, what more could one as for.
I had been looking for a reasonably priced gas chainsaw to suppliment the electric unit we had to help clear storm debris from Hurricane Irene. I had shopped quite a bit online and found that VM had the best price by far of any vendor out there, so I placed an order. The saw arrived 4 days after placing the order, which is good- however, the saw arrived without the oil reservior cap and the chain/bar oil. Since the saw arrived on a Holiday weekend, I had no way to contact anyone at VM to inquire on spare parts. I had to do a bit of calling and running around to different hardware stores before finally finding parts to make the saw operable. I then sent an email to VM to file my concerns. They did respond the same day, and sent me a small refund a few days later. As far as the saw goes...
For a refurbed product, I was pretty impressed with the condition of the saw and its operation. It isnt something I would buy if I needed to use it on a daily basis; its just not that well-made. However, for the occasional use, I find it perfect for my needs! It did have some issues holding an idle, but, that went away after cutting a few 2"-3" diameter tree limbs and got the saw good and warm. Overall, I would have given this purchase 5 stars if it wasnt for the fact that I had to hunt down missing parts to make the saw operable. I did let Customer Service know about this issue- I hope that, going forward, they check the saws before they ship them out to customers to insure they are complete, which I was assured would happen going forward. If they can send customers a COMPLETE unit, this is a GREAT buy!!
It is great for yard cleanup,cut fire wood. I like the the big saw performance in the smaller package,easy to operate and it looks good. I just wish I could get the case for it.
This item looks near mint, except some scratches on the sides. This saw is not so heavy, yet powerful. The engine dies on full throttle..needs carb adj (That's why i did not give a full 5 stars) . I use this to cut 4X4 and 4X6 treated lumber. no problems, yet
P.S: Use Synthetic 2 stroke oil and it will last forever.
It's a good saw for small tree and limb work.It was simple to install bar and chain,it starts easily.I used it right after the snow storm on 30th of Oct.11,We had many downed branches.
Wanted a smaller saw. Almost as heavy as my larger, older Poulan. Bought some nice chains. Starts, cuts good. I know I had to adjust the carb on my older Poulan right out of the box. This one didn't need it. My expensive Stihl went down. Shop time will run almost as much as I paid for this saw. I cut over a hundred big trees with the old Poulan, and it still runs and cuts.. If this little guy holds true, I'll never need another saw......
Great saw for the money but ,customer service is horrible,careful,you may be yelled at............
i live in missouri and have ran all poulan saws and other brands this saw will do just fine as long as you get to know it and use it what its made for we have alot of hardwoods here in this state and it buzzs right through hickory,oak,hedge,honeylocusts,as long as you take care of it it will take care of you.
<span>My husband is cutting up big trees and the saw has lots of power. I bought this for my husband and he is very pleased with it!<br /></span>
Just like any small saw, whether you want to call it break in, or tuning, these small saws when new are difficult to start and keep running. Only used to cut down two trees. about 12-14 inches in dia. so far. Worked great, once started. Figure when I tighten the chain, I will reset the carb and idle. Looks like it could be a great little saw at a good
Lightweight, easy reach for what I'm useing it for, easy to maintain, accessability to fill oil and gas.
I have yet to have run for any length of time, I'm trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong, or the machine is just that way, I have not bought a carb adjustment tool
Powerful little chain saw. Good for backyard projects. Very pleased except the product did not come with a new chain and had to immediately replace the chain.
This saw came Fedx in a day and a half. It mows thru wood with ease. I am cutting up fairly big trees and the saw has lots of power. I am thinking of ordering another one I like it so much. Very Pleased!
The is a good pruning/trimming light duty saw. Good for de-limbing or felling a small to medium tree and yard cleanup. For the price it is a good deal. I do not think that it would stand up to daily abuse of loggers but for the average home owner that needs to take a tree down or do some storm clean up this saw should fit the bill.
I assembled the saw, put fuel and oil in it, primed the motor pulled the cord and it started right up. I have cut a number of trees and limbs and it works great. Thank-you
This was an easy order. Saw was priced right & arrived quickly - well packed with complete documtation & accessories. Saw was clean and you could hardly tell it was not a new one.
I have not had a chance to use it yet, so I can not comment on whether runs or cuts well.
I was skeptical at first, I mean, what kind of a saw can you get for only $60 including shipping but I was impressed by what I got in the box. If this saw was used, it wasn't used much. The sprocket has almost no wear on it at all & the chain looks & cuts like new. After filling the oil tank & the fuel tank with the proper mix I had some difficulty starting the engine. It would pop & fire a few times but no go. I traced the problem to the spark plug. Poulan apparently skimped out and used a cheapo chinese spark plug(Torch). I took that out & tossed it in the trash and put in a USED NGK and the saw took off & ran like it was meant to. After some minor carb adjusting the thing starts, runs & idles just fine.
I would definately reccomend one of these saws to anyone needing a decent, dependable chain saw for occasional use.
even though i have a poulan pro 18" chainsaw, this is the saw i would rather use. it's lightweight making it easier to lift and move around as i am cutting . it starts right up and in no time i am done with the project i needed it for. over all, it's a great little chainsaw.
Saw starts and runs fine , only slight adjustment to carb richness and it runs great. Well pleased with purchase, would recomend for around the home cutting.
This place was good to deal with... Fast service. I am using the saw to carry out my aggressions. So far, so good! Yay me.
CAME IN GOOD CONDITION REFURBISHED. Started and ran well at first but needed carb. adjustment for idle consistency. Cuts limbs easily. Good for tree falling and bucking limbs. Vibration is annoyimg after working for a short time. Does the job and is small and light enough to cut under difficult conditions, steep terrain etc. Should be shipped with a carb. adjustment tool as it seems to be sensitive to altitude