Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 345
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mtao This Changed my opinion of Ryobi!!
Im not going to go into great detail of the specifications of this or output power vs claimed power...blah blah. What i am going to tell about is real world use. I race FPV quad copters all over the state and most of the time the racetracks are setup on remote locations with no power. I use this generator at all of the functions i go to for two seasons now. it has never missed a beat. it does not leak gas. it starts up immediately in extreme heat and cold. its super quiet at 15' away. If you need more power than it can handle by two for the price of the other competitors and hook them together with the kit they sell. My brother and i do this at events. he and i both have one. we have powered tent lighting, PA systems, lipo battery charging stations, small microwaves etc. this thing will do it. remember to take care of it in the winter, put some fuel stable in it. Alwsy do a prime pull before setting it to run start. it will fire up in one or two pulls. I used to think Ryobi was entry level but this this is far from it. HD/Ryobi knocked it out of the park on this one. My brother and i were the first two in our club to purchase these, since them another six have shown up.
April 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Garbage4U Didn't fix under warranty! Beware.
Buy a Briggs&Stratton or Honda.
I had to send the unit back several times and the last time they wouldn't fix it, still before the 3 year warranty. My friend also bought one and returned it a week later.
August 8, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mm Ryobi Generator
I would have given a better review but generator wouldn't work. It had to be taken apart and my husband realized they had not connected a wire inside. Glad we didn't waste our time having to return it.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ckar Awesome powerful little generator
I bought this generator to act as shore power for my 36’ boat while dry docked for the winter. It powers lights, soder gun, saw, battery charger, shop vacuum, etc. and allow me to work onboard to do some remodeling over the winter months. Very quiet, can’t even hear it while inside the cabin. I also have a conventional 5,000w generator from years ago and can highly recommend the inverter styles over the conventional. The Ryobi was super easy to fill with oil, the bottle that came with it was the exact amount. Started in the 3rd pull. Continues to start quickly. I’ve run it on below freezing days, and it work great.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by matt So Far So Good!
This product was purchased to run a 6200-8000BTU AC window unit. It does great as long as you leave the auto idle off until the compressor kicks in. After settling down, you can turn the economy button on(auto idle) and this unit will run for 5-5.5 hrs. on .5 gal. of gasoline. I would recommend using alcohol free 93 octane gasoline if you can find. (NOTE: if the compressor kicks off then comes back on, the generator will not start the compressor motor once switched to economy mode, this is not a design flaw, just the motor cant rev. up fast enough from a near idle speed to generate the near triple wattage required to start the compressor. When the auto idle if off this is a non-issue.)
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobbleheadPete Does everything I want it to do!
I had the unit out of the box and running in about 10 minutes. The purpose for getting it was to run a large electric chainsaw that I use on my 10 acre property. I wanted a setup that wouldn't disturb the wildlife or the neighbors. My daughter laughed when it fired up for the first time, shocked that it was so quite. The 4hp electric chainsaw is louder than the generator at full throttle! Generator fits well on an ATV and is light enough to lift into my truck. Excellent unit at a reasonable price. Can sink up with another unit giving twice the power for the price of a single comparable Honda.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trouble This product exceeded my expectations.
What a great addition to my north woods tools!
Out of the box it was easy to set up and get running and has been exceeding all my expectations.
Recently I needed to relocate my travel trailer (I call it my hunting shack, my wife calls it the mouse hotel) and needed to construct a semi-permanent roof to prevent leaking. The Riobi not only powered the saws I used to build the roof frame but it easily managed the operation of my heat gun I used to shrink wrap the poly cover for the roof.
Now that the work is complete the generator is used to keep my trailer batteries fully charged and gives me the confidence that I can safely charge my personal electronics (lap top for work, cell phone and electronic book).
This is a great tool and good value for the money!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greg Product runs very well and is affordable
I purchased this unit a few months back and after reading current negative reviews, I took the challenge. I started my unit for the first time today. After oil and gas filling, it took about nine easy pulls and voila! I added an extension cord with a multiple outlet strip including a TV, TV decoder, room air fan, another room fan, an electric clock, and a water kettle. This unit perked up with the use of water kettle; but after the water boiled, the unit calmed right down and continued to run all of those other appliances at a super quiet steady pace.
June 5, 2013