Summary: I used my Poulan Pro 400E 18-Inch 4.0 HP Electric Chain Saw on 6 Red tip trees about 3 stories tall, and a Maple Tree 60 inches round. I have to say, it earned my respect. At one point I accidentally hit a chain link fence and the chain link fence lost that battle. I have used this Chain Saw at so many angles including over my head, upwards, and even upside down. The power is there when you hold the trigger, the length is great, the weight and balance is great.
Summary: I've gone through many saws over the years, and although it may be small, this Poulan is surprisingly efficient. The cord is a bit of a nuisance, but what else do you expect with an electric saw? Good power. Nothing big to complain about. I've only used it for a short time, so we'll see how it performs again this year...
Summary: Buying a chainsaw says something about a man. And buying a Poulan Pro 18" electric chainsaw says, "Don't talk to me about chainsaws."
If you're looking at the Poulan, you're probably not already involved with chainsaw fundamentalism.
Husqvarna and Stihl (heaven forbid Echo?) jihadis will scoff at you, but they'll clearly see you're a neutral party in their holy war.
At 4hp the saw has more than enough poop to tackle any cutting job.
Summary: I ordered the Poulan Pro 400E based on price and reviews, but I wasn't expecting a lot. I'm not a very big fan of Poulan gas saws but figured for the price I'd get the Poulan electric anyway as an "emergency" saw. I was having bad shoulder problems and starting my gas Husqy was just about killing me but I had a half dozen downed elm trees that needed to be cut up for my only source of heat this winter.
Summary: I debated on purchasing an electric chain saw because of power issues. After reveiwing other sites, the poulan pro 440E was rated highly by other users. We needed a chain saw to tidy up our wooded lot. The trees were about 12 inches in diameter. The poulan cut through the trees with ease and it was easy to handle and light. It was an excellent purchase and the best thing about the Poulan was it's electric.