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Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20-Inch 50cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw With Carrying Case

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Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20-Inch 50cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw With Carrying Case

Product Features

  • DuraLife Engine – for longer engine life
  • Super clean air filter system – extends the life of the air filter
  • Effortless pull starting system and reduced vibration handle, reduces operator fatigue
  • Automatic chain oiler
  • Includes carrying case and on-board locking scrench holder

Product Description

Poulan Pro chainsaws provide the latest and greatest features at industry leading prices. “Nothing cuts like a Pro” The Poulan Pro PP5020AV features an effortless pull start system and reduced vibration handle to reduce operator fatigue, 50cc DuraLife engine, Dual Post, Purge and Spring Assist, Aluminum -inchprofessional-inch style clutch cover, SuperClean air filter system, automatic chain oiler, tool-less access to air filter and spark plug, on-board locking scrench holder and is packaged with a carrying case. This has the most power (50cc) for any consumer chainsaw on the market.

List Price: $ 199.99

Savings: 12.39

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Customer Reviews

338 of 349 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t get cornfused …, November 18, 2011
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This review is from: Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20-Inch 50cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw With Carrying Case (Lawn & Patio)
Chainsaws are funny things – it is amazing and surprising the amount of brand loyalty. Stihl is a great brand (I think the best) but very expensive, and honestly the last one I had could be a real bear to start, same as many cheaper saws. After a fair amount of research, and actually holding various saws in my hand, I decided to go with this 5020AV which is their newest version saw including many design upgrades. It is a tough little saw with a quality feel overall. Note : the older model Poulans are being clearanced out everywhere, they are “AVX” models featuring a potentially troublesome finger controlled chain adjuster (plastic that can break). You can find lots of negative reviews regarding the AVX models because of that and some other durability issues. The “AV” models on the other hand have the old style chain adjuster which is tried and true. In the end, I chose this saw because of the 50cc engine,and newer, tougher design and materials, and of course an excellent price point. 9 – 9 is doable online, and my next choice would have been an ECHO but for +0 more and less engine displacement. Husky owns Poulan and many of the parts and literature say Husqvarna on them. I spent last weekend cleaning up a lot I own, out of the box the saw performed great (nothing like a new chain with 50cc behind it). It also, comes with a plastic case to keep the mess in one place. Tips : (1) Don’t ever eyeball the gas/oil mixture (measure it).(2) Order a carb adjust tool (easy access from outside the saw) to fine tune the carb to your elevation. (3)Always drain the remaining gas out of the tank and then run the engine out of gas before you store the saw for anything longer than a month.

Time will tell, but this is a lot of saw for the money, and since I am only an occasional user, it should last me for many years. Yeah, if I was making my $$ cutting timber I would spring the extra -300 for a Stihl pro model, but for my needs this appears to be a very good deal.


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167 of 171 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Serious saw for the price, May 17, 2012

This review is from: Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20-Inch 50cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw With Carrying Case (Lawn & Patio)
I’ve run chainsaws for 35+ yrs, cutting firewood and cleaning up after storms. This saw’s the latest- bought for 0. Runs great as delivered- just had to loosen chain a bit, and apply a small bead of silicone around the air filter.

OEM chain cut fine, and sharpened just fine with Granberg file holder and 7/32″ file. Any .375″ pitch, .050″ gauge, 70 drive-link chain is interchangeable with original. Dunno about that “old arborist” with the chain probs. My 5020 is now running a chipper chain from years back, just to wear that chain out, among other antiques.

Nobody mentions here that this saw’s engine is “strato-scavenged”; it’s from the Husqvarna family, so that’s no surprise (to me.) Results in greatly reduced emissions and mix consumption. It’ll cut a lot of hardwood on its little pint tank, and rip through it. It also inherits Husqy anti-vibe, which happens to be THE best in the opinion of many. Real fatigue reducer.

Every chainsaw should have a “scrench” holder like this saw, tucked under the rear handle.

This saw is NOT a homeowner toy, it’s very capable for felling & bucking of serious lumber, but at a tad over 15 lbs, limbing is a workout with it. (Lightweight saw advised, if doing much limbing.)

The clutch cover is excellent at discharging chips; when “noodling” (longitudinal ripping) I’ve found it impossible to clog up with the long, stringy noodles. And it spits out a stream of them.

Hearing protection and chainsaw chaps are strongly advised- it’s a serious cutting tool.
I bought this saw as a budget backup for my Husqvarna 455r, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s close to being a clone. The 455r lists for about twice as much.


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146 of 155 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good saw for a good price., August 20, 2012
This review is from: Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20-Inch 50cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw With Carrying Case (Lawn & Patio)

First a little background… I am a newb when it comes to owning and using a chainsaw, but am no stranger to power equipment and small engines. I bought this saw after we had a rare high-powered storm come through Maryland this past June with sustained gale+ force winds that brought down a lot of timber. I have a moderate understanding of gas-powered 2-cycle equipment and have learned more since owning this saw.

After about an hour of research (mainly from here on Amazon) I decided on this model, but bought it semi-locally (1hr drive) for expedience-sake [out of stock on Amazon].

Why I went with the PP5020AV:

1. 0 + 50cc engine + 20″ bar… the guy who helped clear our driveway used a Stihl MS290 Farm Boss (56.5cc) with a 20″ bar, I’d seen bigger saws used, but about that size seemed right for my usage. I looked at Stihl and then Husqvarna and felt somewhat crestfallen about the prices (remember, I’m not getting into the tree-felling biz here).

2. It was claimed to be made by Husqvarna… If you are carefully combing though reviews on this saw, you’ll see people saying that it’s made by Husqvarna. This really caught my eye since I knew a Husqy was a true pro saw, and if Husqvarna was anything like, say, a car company… I figured I was probably buying a Kia instead of a Hyundai (actually, I wasn’t too far off). If this was a Husqy, I figured I was getting the Husqvarna 450’s ugly step brother with a longer bar and heavier gauge chain.


The reality is that it is indeed made by Husqvarna (the inside of the clutch/sprocket cover has the Husqvarna “H” logo on it, plus I have the original shipping label with Husqvarna’s namesake on the return address to prove it). Also, if you prefer black over yellow, you can get the same saw with a Craftsman sticker at your local Sears ( model # 35098 ).

The questionable:

– After reading more about chainsaws, I question whether it was smart for Poulan/Husqvarna to put a 20″ bar with a 3/8″ pitch chain on this saw. The Husqy 450 and comparable Stihl MS 271 I think both come stock with an 18″ bar and have the -option- to go up to 20″ but both use .325″ pitch chains. One of the ways you can get more chain speed is to lower the chain pitch. All this makes me think that the PP5020AV may have a bar+chain+sprocket combo that’s a bit bigger than it should have, but then again this appears to be debatable with a 50cc saw on the aboristsite forums. Additionally, while you -can- get a 28″ bar for the PP5020AV, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should… and… stop trying to compensate. Apparently, 20″ is really the upper realistic bar length for a 50cc saw according to various arborists, many seem to recommend going down to 18″ or even a 16″ bar for a 50cc. Others say 20″ should be fine if you keep your chain nice and sharp and let the saw feed itself when cutting. Regardless, I think if I put a 28″ bar or maybe even a 24″ bar on this saw I’d burn it up.

– A bit on the heavy side, but if you were using it every day… well… you’d probably want to buy a Stihl, Husqvarna, or other pro saw anyway for other reasons. Also, man up.

The Bad:

-You can’t get the more efficient, more interchangeable, rim style sprockets, or even upgraded spur sprockets for this saw, and Oregon doesn’t plan to support it either. You’re apparently stuck with the OEM spur sprocket. There is one more unsupported combination I’m going to try though with Oregon parts. If they work I’ll update this post.

-The stock guide bar on this saw takes 70 drive link, 3/8″ pitch, .050 gauge chain. Chain with 70 drive links can be more difficult to find if you stray from the OEM brand, low-kickback chain.

-You will eventually need a special carburetor adjustment tool (part # 530035560) that is becoming more difficult to obtain as they don’t want you adjusting your own saw carb. Instead, they want you to take it to an authorized service center for adjustment.

– The included scrench sucks. It allowed too much play when attempting to remove the spark plug, and started to round the corners of the spark plug. The scrench shaft also bent when trying to remove the very tight and stubborn spark plug. I had to use a deep socket 19mm ratchet to loosen the bugger.

The Good:

– Made by Husqvarna.

– 50cc engine. Unit is about on par with a Husqvarna 450 in terms of Engine size

– It seems to cut just fine even with the 3/8″ pitch 20″ combo… I have so far used it on Oak, and Tulip Poplar

– You can get 20″ Oregon bars that take 72 drive link chain instead of the stock 70 drive link. This is significant because most of the chain for 20″ bars you’ll find locally (at least that I’ve found… unless you stick with Poulan/Craftsman OEM chain) is going to be 72 drive link because that’s what the ~56cc Husqvarnas and Stihls use…

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