The Poulan 3300 is a gasoline-and-oil-mix powered chain saw that was made in the USA by the Poulan/Weed Eater division of White Consolidated Industries. This model, which was intended for home use, was introduced in 1989. It was subsequently discontinued, but pre-owned Poulan 3300 saws may be available from private sellers at the time of this publication.
Displacement and Capacity
The displacement of the Poulan 3300 is 3.3 cubic inches, which is considered upper-range for a home model. Its fuel tank capacity is 20 ounces, and its oil tank holds 12 ounces.
Available Guide Bars and Chains
Guide bars available for this chain saw include 16-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch reduced-kickback guide bars with proprietary sprocket-nose control tips. The tips on the 18- and 20-inch bars are replaceable. The bars are paired with 0.325 pitch, 0.50 gauge low-kickback chrome cutter chains. The 16-inch bar chain has 66 drive links, the 18-inch bar chain has 72 drive links, and the 20-inch bar chain has 78 drive links.
Ignition, Spark Plug and Muffler
The ignition mechanism of the Poulan 3300 is solid-state and is triggered with a starter pull rope. The spark plug is a Champion CJ-4 installed at a 0.025 inch gap. Its spark-arresting muffler is United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved and its module air gap is 0.008 to 0.014 inches.
Oiler System and Oil Requirements
The oiler system of the Poulan 3300 is adjustable and automatic. Poulan Bar and Chain Oil is the recommended oil for this model, although any SAE 30 oil can be used if necessary. When the temperature gets below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, a mix of 95 percent oil to 5 percent kerosene or diesel fuel #1 should be used. The percentage of kerosene should be raised to 10 percent when the saw will be used in temperatures below 0 (zero) degrees Fahrenheit.
The Poulan 3300 requires a mixture of regular unleaded gasoline and two-stroke engine oil for power. The recommended oil is Poulan Pro 40:1 engine oil mixed at a ratio of 40 parts of gasoline to one part of oil (2/1/2 gallons of gasoline to 8 ounces of oil). Regular two-cycle air cooled engine oil can also be used at a ratio of 16 parts of gasoline to one part of oil. Neither marine nor automotive oil can be used in the mixture. The gas and oil should not be mixed directly in the tank.
This model includes the Counter-Vibe vibration reduction system, which consists of replaceable vibration isolators.