Poulan P4018WT 18 in. 40 cc gas chainsaw review

Poulan P4018WT 18 in. 40 cc gas chainsaw review
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This powerful yet easy to handle chainsaw is ideal for landowners and farmers who seldom have cutting jobs however can perform well at a good price. It contains the basic and important features that a chainsaw needs to have. This new model is 18 inches long with a 40 cc gas engine.

It made use of the primer bulb to promote easier starting and at the same time a chain brake that stop minimizes speed or stops the moving chain to promote safety.


In terms of performance, the P4018T can perform cutting jobs well. Per day it is estimated to cut around four trees which is a good thing.

It is basically suitable for light cutting jobs. In terms of its life working span, this saw can still work 10 years or more. Although it is imperative that proper maintenance is done.

The P4018T chainsaw provides the most convenience with its auto chain lube. And so far in terms of starting and operating the equipment, you just need to follow the guidelines in the manual to solve any occurring issues. It is one great chainsaw with a good value for your money.


The P4018T contains some problems with its assembly particularly the material of its parts. The common problems were more on the chain tensioner and the clutch cover since both are made from plastic which easily break.

Although it performs well, but the saw dusts easily get into the oil chamber which results to loosening of the chain most of the time. There are tendencies for the needle in the carburetor to start sticking that would lead to severe flooding.

In terms of performance, there are some issues on the starting and restarting the equipment especially when the trigger is stopped and in some cases it just stops while in use. Although instructions in the manual were followed, to no avail the equipment never started at all.

Ideal Light Duty Chainsaw

The P4018T model is the ideal chainsaw for light duty cutting jobs. So if you wish to own one, it is a smart move since you will expect a great equipment with flexible features and at the same time it is very affordable. It comes with a carrying case for ease and comfort and a one-year warranty.

Engine specification

Engine type 40cc 2-Cycle Gas
Cylinder displacement 40 cc

Article data

Chain type 91PJ

Cutting equipment

Chain pitch 3/8″
Bar length 18 “

Overall dimensions

Weight (excl. cutting equipment) 11.8 lbs

Poulan P4018WT 18 in. 40 cc gas wild thing chainsaw review

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