Poulan Pro PP5020AV
Chainsaws from Poulan Pro are qualitative and come with amazing features at an extraordinary price. They are one of the best chainsaws available in the market. The features of the PP5020 AV model include an easy to operate pull start system, a 50cc Dual Life Engine, an automatic chain oiler, an efficient air filter system and a Purge and Spring Assist system.
Additionally, the chainsaw comes with an aluminum clutch cover and with a carrying case. PP5020 AV is easy to use, because the vibration of the handle is reduced and the access to the air filter and the spark plug can be done without any tool. With its 50cc power, the PP5020 AV model is the most powerful consumer chainsaw you can find easily.
People seem to be loyal to their chainsaw brands. Nevertheless, even though everyone knows Stihl are excellent chainsaws, I consider them expensive. More than that, I had one, it was difficult to start, and compare cheaper models. I have done some research and I have tried various chainsaws. It seemed that the PP5020 AV model from Poulan Pro is the best choice. It is the newest version produced by Poulan and it seems to be greatly improved in terms of functionality and design. Overall, I am satisfied with my choice. However, you have to be aware of the fact that previous versions such as AVX models are not good enough. You might find negative reviews on them, because they have some problems with a plastic chain adjuster that easily breaks. All the AVX models are currently clearing out. The AV models have an increased durability, because they feature a traditional chain adjustable.
The bottom line is that I have chosen the PP5020 AV because it is a new model with increased resistance and durability with a great design. The price below $200 is also very attractive. My second option would have been an ECHO, but its features could not justify the extra $100. Additionally, many of the parts of the Poulan models are labeled Husqvarna.
I have used the PP5020AV to clean up a lot recently. I was very happy with its performance and with the fact that all the mess was kept in the plastic case. However, for a better performance of this chainsaw keep in mind that you should always measure the oil/gas mixture and that you take the remaining gas out of the tank if you plan to store the tool for more than a month. A carb adjust tool can also come in handy.
I have a feeling that this chainsaw is great for occasional users like me.