Poulan PLN 1514
Purchased this electric chain saw quite a few years ago. It worked real nice until this morning while cutting up some wood for my smoker. It lost power and started to smoke from the motor. I would not have thought the motor would fail before the bar and chain. Serial # 1111 06566,would like to have this unit replaced by Poulan for this reason.
July 18, 2014
Surprised how well the saw has performed
This little saw has cut a lot more firewood than I ever thought it could. My friends gas saw overheated several times and this little electric saw kept right on cutting. It does leak some oil when I leave it sitting on my work bench, but I just wrap it in a rag. Looking for a new chain now and hope to find one.
July 15, 2014
Unsatisfactory product & support
After unpacking this unsatisfactory product per directions, I inserted the proper chain saw blade oil and all it did was flow out over everthing. In less than 30 min, half of the two ounces the resevoir holds had leaked onto the work bench. I never even had an opportunity to start this unsatisfactory product . There were no specific instructions on what should be expected and sadly, outragously, no support WHATSOEVER from Poulan online and even after calling a half dozen supposedly "Authorized Dealer", all but one were no longer in operation. My Point!!! DON'T EVER BUY A PRODUCT THAT PROVIDES ABSOULUTELY NO MANUFACTURE'S SALES SUPPORT FOR IT'S PRODUCTS!!! YES!!! I can return this to the point of sale, but that's 50 miles away, 100 miles round trip for THIS unsatisfactory product . By the way, the destructions repeatedly refer to the device as a pole saw, even though the model number for the chainsaw is repeated on the product manual.
Before purchase, I scanned the reviews, and although not high on the ratings, there where repeated complaints about the oil reservoir; the destructions indicate the oil reservoir button should be press before each cut, but there is no such button, the only thing suggested in the destructions is the cap on the reseviour which is a solid cap??? My final thought, if Poulan wants to be competetive, why don't they provide CUSTOMER SUPPORT as well as YOU TUBE instructions, not to mention a Trouble Shooting section to their manual.
May 31, 2014
this a ok saw it chokes up a little bit but it a all together good saw
February 2, 2014
Looks good on the rack.
I used the same electric chainsaw for 15 years and never had a problem. I pruned trees, cut firewood from burnt Juniper, and worked it hard. The chain never even came off. Then I bought this nightmare. The first one dropped the chain on the first use. So, I took it back to Walmart and exchanged it. Set it up, twas oiled, chain perfectly tightened, bought an additional new expensive chain, and all of the above. About 5 minutes into a 4" Pinion branch cut it clogged up and the chain came off. This product looks good on the rack and those of you who have had a great electric chainsaw before know how much easier it is than a gas saw. Totally worthless and cheap. Shameless production of a facimile of a real tool. Then there's my Poulan Pro 18" piece of worthless noise. The PP18 won't keep running and several reviews online say it's a product defect. I'm not a negative guy but when I give a company $300 and the products don't even work? Well there you go. I'm making a warrant claim on both saws.
December 15, 2013
On my second use of trimming limbs, the saw became useless. The chain adjustment screw tang nut broke rendering the saw useless. That is what is used to keep the chain tight on the bar. Very poor design/quality. The adjustment screw is very small maybe 3/16 inch and the tang nut is even of less quality. This important adjustment item needs to be redesigned and made out of much more quality material.
October 14, 2013
The chain came off while using., was able put it back in place.
October 2, 2013
Very pleased with this product
After reading many of the reviews I must say I am sorry for those of you who might have purchased a lemon. I have been using this saw for a year now and am very pleased with it. I have owned other gas powered chainsaws in times past and they were okay but this little electric chainsaw has far surpassed my expectations. I have cut as big as a 16" diameter trunk without any difficulties. I do let it rest every now and then. I have had no problem with chain oil and as all chainsaws I have every had yes the chain comes loose with use but I tighten it up and keeps on going. A great saw for the price from Wal-Mart.
August 24, 2013