Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevoNJ Outstanding value and quality
Bought this for camping. Use it to run lights, music and coffee maker. Needed something easy to start and dependable. Two 20 amp outlets just fine.
1-2 pull start up, ran nearly 12 hours 1st day on the job. Easy to transport.
February 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LoveMyGenerac Fits My Need
This is exactly the generator I was needing for my winter time camping. It'll run my microwave or my coffee maker (not at the same time but then I knew that before I bought it). I've cut my fuel consumption 80% by only getting what I needed for the season. Will go back to the 6,500 watt when summer gets here and I have to have more power, but for now, this fits the need.
Bought a cheap wheel kit $25 made for another brand of generator that had the exact size tubular frame, 1-1/4" OD, and added it to the generator and can handle it with ease!
December 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by donco Decent
Pro: I bought this based on other's reviews and previous very favorable experience with Generac commercial equipment. Meets my needs, will run a 15 Amp circular saw. Starts 1st or 2nd pull every time.
Con: The kill switch wires are vulnerable to small puppies who like to chew on stuff. Easy repair but had to shut off the fuel valve to let it run out of gas to stop it. Spliced new wires and shielded them and tucked them up out of the way with zip ties. A bit louder than anticipated, but it's for a construction site, so not an issue. Dribbles oil out of the air filter housing drain (blowby from rings not seated yet?) if run under load for more than 20 minutes.
Other: Solid build quality. Wish it had 12V DC out for jumping a car battery. 5V DC USB power would be a plus.
October 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by REF42 Still think I made a good choice, BUT,...
The first, "just out of the box" test run was at once a success and a failure. The success: It started (took a few pulls but that's no surprise with the carb and fuel lines empty) and ran smoothly (it's quieter than I expected - a bonus). The "fail" part: BOTH vibration mounts on the unit's left side ("left" relative to the end where the recoil starter, air cleaner, and choke lever are located) BROKE (rubber and metal separated) while I was attempting to start it (and no, I didn't use excessive force pulling the starter rope). I'll be contacting Customer Service about getting replacements.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by loretto27 Great for me
Being a senior citizen,I needed less complicated products.This generator is exactly what I needed for me to maintain.Not as heavy as some and makes it easier for me to move it without help.Coming from an area with frequent storms causing power outages, this is just right for what I need..
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clifboy Nice and quiet enough
let it run only once and worked on the third drive . İt is not Honda but quiet enough and good price. I ilke it
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glen Used for Motocross
We got this generator for our enclosed trailer. Needed it for some lights, fans, tv/dvd player and cell phone chargers. Packaging was great, filled with supplied oil and added gas. Choke was on position from factory and it started on first pull! Great so far!!
September 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric25 Good value
Bought for emergency use only, to power a sump pump and maybe a gas fired heating system in winter. Used only once so far, to help a friend during power outage. It started up easily. They were able to run their heating system (hot air), which was nice because temp was down to freezing at night. Since then I tested it one other time during mid-winter, to make sure it would work in cold weather, and it started up no problem. This unit has one duplex outlet with 15 amp breaker. Only enough power for essentials, but that's all I wanted. It is relative small, and one able bodied person can move it if required.
August 13, 2012