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Old 09-29-2015, 09:02:19 PM
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Just a interesting video review I ran across. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBgM8x86Fis

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Old 09-29-2015, 10:29:21 PM
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That must be the CEO of Hazard Fraught Tools lol.

The only way in which that is in any way better than the real one is portability.

They're cute, and I love the little two stroke, but make no mistake they are Chinese junk. Maybe fun to have as a toy, but certainly not to be relied upon.

YouTube is full of video of the various ways in which those fail and how to (sometimes) fix them. A friend had one that failed on its first use (camping) and the replacement failed while I was there on a different camping trip. That one just made it past the warranty.

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Old 09-29-2015, 11:36:30 PM
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I had one and ran it about 8-10 hours a day for about two years before it developed a problem and would only come up to half speed. Gave it away rather than muck with it.
Got my moneys worth out of it. That's all I cared about.
Would I buy another? Yes. Just to have as backup for my regular gen.
Don't expect to run a freezer, microwave or power saw on one.
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Just for fun I got a pen and listed all his exceptions to what a great gen it was.

It's a wonderful gen, except for:
1) gov sticks WOT, so voltage can go to 170VAC and cook your electronics and motors
2) the 1000 watt gen bogs down and can't make close to 60 hz at 1000 watt (never mind a quick recover from heavy load).
3) it's a fire hazard , it leaks gasoline
4) parts fall off it, heat shield
5) ball bearing seizes
6) high quality manufacturing , the on/off switch is mounted backwards
7) can save old one for parts when replacement you bought dies, (great now you have 2 gens with the same dead part.)
8) says it has long life at 251 hours, (just wait till he hits 300)
9) says killawatt meter blacks out if voltage is too low, got mine down to ~70 and it worked, dimly. How low is his gen voltage.
10) hi reliability gen............ right , sure thing. I'll rely on that for Sandy huricanes

About the only thing it's good for is light weight carrying around the yard to cut trees. But isn't that what a gas chain saw is for?

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Old 11-20-2015, 06:54:39 PM
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I've got an old 1.5 kw Koehler with at K161 engine runs @ 1800 rpm with electric start. Made a cart to go behind a garden tractor. Bunches of cast iron. Got $50 in the whole thing. Will probably be running many junk cycles of the 2 cycle job and quieter to boot.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:14:26 PM
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Nice! I have a couple of 1800 rpm singles as well. I guess I sort of have a thing for them

Keith
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:49:39 PM
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A guy brought me one of those to fix brand new out of the box.. gov linkage was not hooked up and only had one nut holding the carb on and was lose.. also leaked fuel from the tank at the seam.. I had one i got for free that was almost new I gave to him for parts that had no compression.. owner used straight gas.. said it ran great for about 10 min
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