Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 60
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mitch Easy set up instructions, started right up. Great!
Easy to put together. Just a couple parts, handles tires, etc. and it started right up! Runs nice and smooth--no "hunting" when under light loads. I spent a little bit of time looking at the engine size (cc), run time, peak load, features (like a case iron sleeve), and price. I emailed the smarter tools folks with a question prior to purchasing and was delighted to get a real person and prompt response. I then settled on the Smarter Tools unit. I only gave it 4 stars because Ive only had it for 3 months.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Supermanders Helped us battle Sandy
We were already out of power for 36 hours when I found out that the Downingtown Home Dept had received a shipment of 170 of these (no one else in a 50 mile radius had any generators). Got it home, took it out of the box, added the wheels, added oil, and then gas...and to my surprise it started on the first pull! My luck is always bad, so I figured it wouldn't work at all. I was able to run 2 fridges, 1 stand up freezer, a hot water tank, a 47 inch widescreen TV, DVD player, and a number of lights without any problems what-so ever. I have recommended this to friends and neighbors.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mason Portable Generator
This is my first generator that I have used or bought! I did alot of research before I made my purchase, I looked at a lot of different brands of generators and sizes. I was going to get a Generac, but the reviews that I read had a lot of negatives regarding the portable generators. So, my parents have a Powermate brand generator and it works really well, but I felt it was made a little cheap, but it works for what they needed for and I have a 4100 sqft home, so I know I had to get something that was going to accomadate my home. The reason that I did decide to purchase a portable generator is I have two small kids at home and wanted to make sure that they have heat and water and lights. I bought the Smarter Tools GP6500 generator after reading great reviews by other customers, and it was very inexpensive, but has high qaulity add-ons, that you find on your higher priced models! This is a well built machine and what I find amazing is that it starts on the first pull and is very quite about 72dba! I have not used it in a blackout situation yet, but I feel very comfortable that it will do the job without a hitch! I had a manual transfer switch install in my home and have hooked the generator up to it for a test and it runs my furnace blower, hot water hearter, sump pump, well pump, refrig, Family room and lights, cable, 50 inch flat screen, 42 inch flat screen, master bed and bath and walk in closet, both kids rooms and bathroom, bonus room, without a hitch.. and it also powers a 8000 watt portable A/C unit as well. I also ordered from Home Depot a 100ft power cord for my generator and the generator sits about 75 feet from my home and purchased a gentent, so that I don't have to worry about the outlets getting wet or the generator getting damaged. So, again very quite generator with lots of power! I defintely recommend this generator to others looking for a great buy, as well as a generator with awesom power and a well built american generator! So, go and pick one up! shipping is free and they get it to you fast and they delivered it right to my garage! Easy set up and they provide you with the oil! Put on the tires and handles 10 minutes add the oil and gas and it fires up on the first pull! Awesome Generator!! Go and pick this up today, I totally recommend this to everyone who is looking for a backup home generator!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Christmas More than satisfied
Started on second pull...Easy set up...Not as loud as other generators.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eric This generator passed a rigid test durnig Hurricane Sandy
This generator was used continuously for over 140 hours during Hurricane Sandy. We were out of power for 13 days with only recommended oil changes performed on this generator.
Initially this generator was purchased to operate my sump pump only but it powered many appliances including our furnace during this outage. Kudos to Smarter Tools for manufacturing such a durable product. I now simply start it monthly to keep it ready for the next storm.
September 19, 2013