Review By : Turtle on Jul 26 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $185.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : Everything but the chainsaw
Purchased From : Lowe's
Strengths Power, lack of vibration, lower noise level, very easy to start. Lots of available attachments.
Weaknesses Three words: Em, tee, dee. Nobody, including the big box HI centers that sell them, carry even the simplest of parts. Also, if anything goes wrong with the carb, you end up replacing it. I had the primer bulb, which is attached to the carb with a screwed-on flange and should cost about three bucks, is not available as a part. Period. You replace the whole carb, though they are very nice and include the new throttle cable (they changed the design since original). Still, $36.50 for a whole carb instead of a simple $3 primer bulb. Fuel line and filter are cheap, too... fuel line crumbled after barely two seasons.
Overall Solid unit, don't pay full price for it.
Parts : 4 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 8 Overall : 7