Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 43
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jkh911esq Won't start
My son gave this to me as a gift. I had trouble starting in when I got it and could not start it at all last year. I am going to have to call a technician to bee if I can get it to work this winter.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toys41 PERFECT small utility generator for hand tools
Great Value! If you just want a small PORTABLE generator to run power tools somewhere that no electricity is available this is for you! Keep in mind this is a very small unit and it will only run a skill saw by itself and no other power tools with high amp ratings. Its perfect for a small camp generator and very fuel efficient. I fly RC airplanes and this is the PERFECT generator to run battery chargers to keep you RC equipment always charged. It is very quite and portable and is BETTER in my opinion than the smaller two stoke models found at the tool outlet stores and runs at half the RPM of a two stroke generator for about the same cost.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BJZ Nice little generator
Arrived in within a few days of ordering. Added the oil, fuel and it started with only a couple pulls. Ran it for a few hours to test and break in. All looks good. Very happy with purchase.
February 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MG Generator
Bought this for BBQ competitions. Wanted something not so huge and somewhat quite. This hit both marks. It's really small and easy to load and move with one person.
February 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheSantaBarbarian A good minimalist generator
Most Americans buy generators the way they buy guns and motorcycles: they look for the biggest, baddest thing out there, assuming that "bigger must be better." But if you've ever purchased a generator before, only to discover that having 4,000-6,000 watts was a total waste of energy and fuel, then this is the rig for you. I bought one of these for field work and RV use and thus far it has solidly performed to spec. There were a few minor flaws that worried me at first--a dented valve cover and a poorly aligned isolation pad on the underside--but the Champion puts out steady voltage and is indeed thrifty on fuel consumption. I was frankly disappointed that they would put something into a box with obvious dents in it because this speaks to their factory quality control standards. (There were no corresponding dents on the outside of the box, so it was obviously dented at the factory and shipped that way.) Even so, the little 80cc engine runs very solidly and reliably. I also did some research and discovered that the Chinese manufacturer is one of the main OEM suppliers for some major diesel manufacturers, so they're not turning out junk; the two-year warranty speaks to this. For the money, this is an excellent value that gets the job done. It's not as silent as a Honda or Yamaha, but very tolerable noise-wise, and it should last many years with proper, common-sense maintenance. Also be aware that, because the engine is small, if you give it too much of an electrical load it will noticeably stumble. This is not a 'quality' issue as some reviewers might suggest, it is simple physics! Don't plug in more of an electrical load than it is designed for (1200 watts) and you'll be quite happy with it.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Needragr Bumpy transaction, but solid value
Showed up at local store picked up and unpacked at home. Although obviously never opened it was already damaged.
Apparently the rubber isolation mounts flex enough that simply banging around the carton crushed the petcock into the thin metal tank = leak
Called HD & they suggested returning so they could arrange a replacement unit, then called Champion Tech line and talked to a guy out skateboarding ....(sun.) he suggested I call back Mon. & he'd send me replacement tank & petcock's.
Took a little longer than I envisioned but it all worked out.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kicurtail Generator
It came pre-assembled;all I had to do was put the oil(does not come with it) and gas. A few pulls and started right away. Have a larger one and was told the timing comes with a plastic gadget that breaks easy so make sure you keep receipt.
October 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jr Champion Generator
Very poor quality workmanship, after receiving generator filled with gas and oil, immediately started leaking Gas from petcock, called customer service and they sent new petcock this one leaked worse than original, called customer service they sent two more they leaked took generator back to Home Depot.
September 1, 2015