Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 49
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by James Be careful
No clue how to rate this product because, I was not able to get it out of the box. For starters it states 1000 watts but my box has 800 with a peak of 1000. To top it off the gas tank is broken off the metal housing that well means not functional for my purposes. In the defense of the product the box was bent on the same end. I just need to add with all the packing and slight bends in the box treat it like an egg. Will be returning for a refund even though I purchased a 2 year protection plan.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RCOUTIN Good for the bucks!
I have been running this guy for a full week, at a rate of 4-8 hours per day, and have been working just fine. I use it for an small compressor of an Inflatable sign. At the first it didn't started up, so I called the service number and they told me to increase the proportion of oil from 2.6 to 3.2 and then it started at the first try.
Unfortunately the right proportion of oil it doesn't appear clearly in the documentation.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aRBy Works well. Excellent value. Basic power and lightweight
If you want a lightweight generator you have two choices:
1. A two-stroke unit like this
2. An inverter unit that costs 3.5 times as much
You get what you pay for, but you pay for what you NEED. This little unit does fine for light loads in the field. It sounds kinda narly when unloaded, but when you get a couple hundred watts on it, it purrs like a kitten.
I love this unit. When power goes out, I can run the wi-fi, computers, telephones and several LED lamps.
When camping, it gives me all the power I need and then some.
For occasional use, this is what you want. For frequent use, consider an inverter generator.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mred Small Generator
Excellent small generator. Best I have owned as far as a small unit goes. Does an outstanding job.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leom Good deal for the price
I needed a generator to run 2 of my in360lights to light up a large area. . I didn't want to spend a lot of money but yet needed something that was easy to carry and move around . This little generator fits the bill perfect! I was a little worried about the output hoping it could run 2 lights but even with an extension cord, no problem. After reading some other reviews I was proactive and changed to a better spark plug and fastened the carrying handle better. So far it has started right up after a couple of pulls. It's about as loud as expected and with an extension cord you can put it somewhere to muffle the noise. Overall I'm very pleased with it.
June 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pete Save your $$$$$
I only used this generator 2xs.. I didnt even get through a tank of gas and of course I am passed my warranty as I didnt use right away.the plug kept popping out so I would have to plug in my lights over and over again. what a pain. and i pulled and pulled and pulled and cant get it to start again. what a joke. If I knew that it was true garbage then I would have / should have started it sooner so that I could have returned it for my money back and to get something i could rely on. do yourself a favor save your $$$ for a better name brand that is more reliable. true garbage. should be a law that prevents people from selling worthless garbage like this...
February 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by professor Good, quiet value
Very quiet operation. Does exactly what I purchased it for. Sometimes hard to start. I have been informed that the factory installed spark plug is of questionable quality and should be replaced immediately. I have about 6 hours use on this generator so far and fuel economy appears good.
May 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by show13 Really bad directions
It would have helped to know that the gas cap doubled as a measuring cup for mixing oil in with gasoline. And it would have helped if the fuel line valve open/close diagram was a little clearer (hint: down for open, 90 to right for close). But all in all, once you figure it all out you've just saved anywhere from $300-1000 on a big name generator, and that's just fine by me. Doesn't run for 8 hours as advertised (more like 4-5 hours when full), but who cares. Bring an extra gas can and you're good to go. I've used it at two tailgates, and it powered my TV, xBox and speakers like a champ. No complaints here.
February 26, 2013