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    1. Generac Guardian 04390 15000 Watt
    $2,799.99 list($3,529.00)
    2. Generac Guardian 04456 12000 Watt
    $2,199.99 list($2,853.00)
    3. Generac Guardian 04389 7,000 Watt
    $749.99 list($879.93)
    4. Generac Portable Products 9777
    $699.99 list($770.00)
    5. Briggs & Stratton Power Products
    $1,799.99 list($3,296.00)
    6. DEWALT DG6000 6000 Watt Heavy
    $1,999.99 list($2,475.00)
    7. Generac Guardian 04451 12,500
    $2,199.99 list($4,030.00)
    8. DEWALT DG7000E Heavy Duty 7000
    $189.00 list($219.99)
    9. Makita UC4000 16" Electric Chain
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    10. Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt
    $1,399.99 list()
    11. Troy-Bilt 24AF572B766 5.5 HP 27
    $1,449.99 list($2,620.00)
    12. DEWALT DG4300 4300 Watt Heavy
    $69.99 $67.00 list($129.95)
    13. Mr. Heater MH9B 9,000 BTU Portable
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    14. Briggs & Stratton Power Products
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    16. Mag Instrument RX1019 Heavy-Duty
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    17. DEWALT DG6000E Heavy Duty 6000
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    18. Yamaha YG2800I 2800 Watt Industrial
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    19. Bernzomatic 2271BM 37,500-BTU
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    20. Troy-Bilt TB4516CC 4.5 HP Electric

    1. Generac Guardian 04390 15000 Watt Emergency Automatic Home Standby Generator
    list price: $4,029.00
    our price: $3,199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000068LA9
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Guardian
    Sales Rank: 1732
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Runs on your home's fuel system - Natural gas or LP gas and automatically exercises itself once a week for 12 minutes
    • 15,000/13,000 watt model with 12 circuits that is completely pre-packaged for easy installation
    • System supplies back up power within 30 seconds, so you won't have to lift a finger when utility power fails
    • Includes: Automatic Transfer Switch with built-in emergency load center, 30 ft. and 2 ft. pre-wired conduits, pre-wired external connection box, composite mounting pad, 1 ft. flexible fuel line and "Do-It-Yourself Instalation Guide"
    • Powerful OHVI overhead valve industrial engine with pressurized lubrication and spin-on oil filter for long life

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars For Professional Installation Only!!
    I have the 1999 model of the Generac Guardian 15kw system. This one is hooked directly into my panel and I have a subpanel hooked to the transfer switch. If you think you are going to buy a whole-house generator system such as this one you had better be a licensed electrician, pull all the permits, and have an electrical inspector (and gas inspector) licensed in your jurisdiction. You also better be licensed to plumb gas lines. If you don't, you could unknowingly risk the lives of the electric company employees and blow up your house. So many do-it-yourselfers think they know how electricity works but really have no idea--when you have the licensed electrician install this unit ask him for some horror stories.

    On the bright side, this is a real generator, not a joke Home Depot portable. This generator provides two legs of 120v (240v) so it can run your entire house and several 240v appliances. Mine runs all circuits, including the hot water heater, but not the electric stove or the heat pump (a heat pump consumes 5 kw already, which brings you to the next higher Generac which is excessively cost-prohibitive.)

    During Hurricane Isabel we ran our entire house for 5 days and ran an extension cord to run a neighbor's refrigerator for most of that time. We had hot water and every home comfort available to us except the electric stove and heat/AC. If you can swing the installation costs of such a unit (which easily costs more than the unit itself) by all means get this unit but if you intend to install it yourself you are a fool.

    For people who don't have natural gas you will need to change out the regulator. I use propane so we needed a different orifice. Another reviewer stated that he needed a separate gas meter but I've not heard anything about that from our installer when we talked about natural gas vs. propane. If have a combination regulator and gas meter then the gas company needs to visit. If you have a separate regulator then you need to tap the line for your generator and its regulator before your house's regulator.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything was as advertised
    I found the Guardian 15KW generator to be exactly as described in the literature. I did have to have the power company install a larger gas meter to get the required gas flow. The cost of the upgraded gas meter installation was $140. I am not an electrician but I have had previous experience with electrical wiring and I found the instructions to be very easy to follow. I was able to do the total installation except for hooking up the gas supply line from the gas meter. After the generator was installed I hired an electrician to assist me in testing the unit for proper output etc. Everything tested out according to the specifications.

    3-0 out of 5 stars There is a problem!
    The manufacturer does not mention a minor detail. This generator consumes almost 200 cubic feet of natural gas per hour at 11-14" of water column pressure. This is TWICE the pressure of a residential intallation so this unit requires a seperate gas meter. Find out BEFORE you buy whether the gas company will switch out the meter and help with the piping. Your house will require two pressures, 6" for your regular appliences and furnace and 12-14" for the generator. The generator does work, but it is NOT easy to install.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
    I would recommend the 15K Watt Generac Generator to anyone. Easy to install. I have had no problems with it. The only difficulty was the conversion from Nat Gas to Propane. It comes with the Nat Gas orifices installed. The difficulty was due to very little working room to remove the regulator. Other than that minor issue I would rate this 5 stars. You will get what you pay for and in this case you get a great product.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Home Security System for Your Family
    We had the Generac 15kw generator installed in our new home construction about two years ago. 15 kw is adequate for emergency power for nearly any home, although larger models are available if you wanted to power everything in your house.

    The generator has performed exactly as described without a hitch since our original startup. It automatically excercises itself once a week to keep the battery charged and everything working.

    The current pricing on this item is outstanding--our construction schedule forced us to buy just before the big Y2K event. Prices are now around half what they were. Installation will go most smoothly with an electrician who is familiar with these systems which have been adapted for home use, so I would recommend locating the electrician before ordering. Routine maintenance is basically like servicing a car engine, can be done by nearly anyone. The nicest thing of all is that the unit is connected to our natural gas line, so we never have to worry about fuel.

    This was an investment in our home I made mostly for my wife. I've never regretted it. We love it. ... Read more


    2. Generac Guardian 04456 12000 Watt Emergency Automatic Home Standby Generator
    list price: $3,529.00
    our price: $2,799.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000068LA8
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Guardian
    Sales Rank: 5172
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Runs on your home's fuel system - Natural gas or LP gas and automatically exercises itself once a week for 12 minutes
    • 12,000/12,000 watt model with 12 circuits that is completely pre-packaged for easy installation
    • System supplies back up power within 30 seconds, so you won't have to lift a finger when utility power fails
    • Includes: Automatic Transfer Switch with built-in emergency load center, 30 ft. and 2 ft. pre-wired conduits, pre-wired external connection box, composite mounting pad, 1 ft. flexible fuel line and "Do-It-Yourself Instalation Guide"
    • Powerful OHVI overhead valve industrial engine with pressurized lubrication and oil filter for long life

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Professional Installation Only
    I have the 1999 model of the Generac Guardian 15kw system. This one is hooked directly into my panel and I have a subpanel hooked to the transfer switch. If you think you are going to buy a whole-house generator system such as this one you had better be a licensed electrician, pull all the permits, and have an electrical inspector (and gas inspector) licensed in your jurisdiction. You also better be licensed to plumb gas lines. If you don't, you could unknowingly risk the lives of the electric company employees and blow up your house. So many do-it-yourselfers think they know how electricity works but really have no idea--when you have the licensed electrician install this unit ask him for some horror stories.

    On the bright side, this is a real generator, not a joke Home Depot portable. This generator provides two legs of 120v (240v) so it can run your entire house and several 240v appliances. Mine runs all circuits, including the hot water heater, but not the electric stove or the heat pump (a heat pump consumes 5 kw already, which brings you to the next higher Generac which is excessively cost-prohibitive.)

    During Hurricane Isabel we ran our entire house for 5 days and ran an extension cord to run a neighbor's refrigerator for most of that time. We had hot water and every home comfort available to us except the electric stove and heat/AC. If you can swing the installation costs of such a unit (which easily costs more than the unit itself) by all means get this unit but if you intend to install it yourself you are a fool.

    For people who don't have natural gas you will need to change out the regulator. I use propane so we needed a different orifice. Another reviewer stated that he needed a separate gas meter but I've not heard anything about that from our installer when we talked about natural gas vs. propane. If have a combination regulator and gas meter then the gas company needs to visit. If you have a separate regulator then you need to tap the line for your generator and its regulator before your house's regulator.

    5-0 out of 5 stars remark to prvious post
    Page 7 of the online owners manual says that it requires 11-14 inches of water column and that it is the end users responsability to obtina this.

    4-0 out of 5 stars 12000 REVIEW
    THE ON-LINE INSTRUCTION MANUAL MADE NO MENTION OF 11 TO 14 INCHES OF GAS PRESSURE. ILLINOIS PWR CO WANTS $1600.00 FOR THAT SERVICE, BUT THEY WILL GIVE ME 11 INCHES AT NO COST AND I AM GOING TO TRY THAT. I HAVE YET TO INSTALL THE GENERATOR. THE ON-LINE MANUAL ALSO SAID IT WAS 30 HP AND IT IS 26 HP, BUT HAS THE SAME DISPLACEMENT AS THE 15 KW UNIT AT 30 HP, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. I THINK THE BUYER IS NOT GETTING ALL THE INFO NEEDED FROM THE ON-LINE MANUAL AND I HAVE RECEIVED NO INFO ON THE $100.00 REBATE. THE UNIT LOOKS GOOD BUT NEEDS AN HOUR METER TO HELP KEEP TRACK OF MAINTENANCE.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product but you need a high pressure gas meter
    This is a good product, it works really well and is super nice in that it has everything that you need included.
    That said - this product requires that you have a high pressure gas meter so know that going in and realize that it'll cost a little money ($100 - $1000 depending on where you are and how much other gas stuff (furnaces etc) you have that will need to be regulated back down) and involve a little bit of hassle to get a high pressure gas meter installed. I didn't see that mentioned anywhere and only figured it out after receiving the generator. Double check with you gas provider to be sure that you can get this and figure out what it will cost before you order!
    Other than that, I think this is the greatest thing since sliced bread, you can literally run your house/business off it during electric outages. ... Read more


    3. Generac Guardian 04389 7,000 Watt Emergency Automatic Home Standby Generator
    list price: $2,853.00
    our price: $2,199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00007J8CA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Guardian
    Sales Rank: 16321
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Runs on your home fuel system - Natural gas or LP gas and automatically exercises itself once a week for 12 minutes to maintain top running condition.
    • Automatic transfer switch with built-in emergency load center included
    • System supplies back up power within 30 seconds, so you won't have to lift a finger when utility power fails
    • All components are fully factory pre-wired to make installation easier than ever & save you time and money
    • Powerful OHVI (overhead valve industrial) engine with pressurized lubrication and oil filter for long life

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Professional Installation Only
    I have the 1999 model of the Generac Guardian 15kw system. This one is hooked directly into my panel and I have a subpanel hooked to the transfer switch. If you think you are going to buy a whole-house generator system such as this one you had better be a licensed electrician, pull all the permits, and have an electrical inspector (and gas inspector) licensed in your jurisdiction. You also better be licensed to plumb gas lines. If you don't, you could unknowingly risk the lives of the electric company employees and blow up your house. So many do-it-yourselfers think they know how electricity works but really have no idea--when you have the licensed electrician install this unit ask him for some horror stories.

    On the bright side, this is a real generator, not a joke Home Depot portable. This generator provides two legs of 120v (240v) so it can run your entire house and several 240v appliances. Mine runs all circuits, including the hot water heater, but not the electric stove or the heat pump (a heat pump consumes 5 kw already, which brings you to the next higher Generac which is excessively cost-prohibitive.)

    During Hurricane Isabel we ran our entire house for 5 days and ran an extension cord to run a neighbor's refrigerator for most of that time. We had hot water and every home comfort available to us except the electric stove and heat/AC. If you can swing the installation costs of such a unit (which easily costs more than the unit itself) by all means get this unit but if you intend to install it yourself you are a fool.

    For people who don't have natural gas you will need to change out the regulator. I use propane so we needed a different orifice. Another reviewer stated that he needed a separate gas meter but I've not heard anything about that from our installer when we talked about natural gas vs. propane. If have a combination regulator and gas meter then the gas company needs to visit. If you have a separate regulator then you need to tap the line for your generator and its regulator before your house's regulator. ... Read more


    4. Generac Portable Products 9777 4000 Watt Extended Life Premium Generator with Wheel Kit and Storage Cover
    list price: $879.93
    our price: $749.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004WHKO
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Generac Portable Products
    Sales Rank: 1939
    Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com

    A reliable generator is essential gear for contractors, but it's also important for home owners, campers, RV enthusiasts and others who may face planned or unplanned power needs. The Generac 9777 4,000 watt extended-life generator is just such a tool. The generator is ideally suited for either occasional or everyday use. A rugged, 7.8-horsepower overhead valve industrial engine provides 4,000 watts of reliable electricity and up to 13.5 hours of use on a single four-gallon tank of fuel. The unit is versatile and easy to use, with two 20 amp 120V power outlets, one full-power 30 amp 120V twist lock outlet, and one full-power 20 amp 120/240V twist lock outlet. It also comes with charger cables for recharging 12V batteries. The engine runs quietly and is designed with several added smart features, including an oversized dual element air filter, an automotive-style oil filter, and full-pressure lubrication. It also features a pressurized low oil shutdown system, automatic idle control, and a power surge alternator that protects against power fluctuations when starting and operating several motor-driven items at the same time. --Carl Thress ... Read more

    Features

    • 13.5 hours of runtime on a single tank of fuel
    • Powered by a Generac OHVI extended life engine with full pressure lubrication
    • Ultra-quiet large muffler and intake silencers keep noise to a minimum
    • Auto voltage regulation holds voltage steady for use with sensitive electronics
    • Auto idle control saves fuel by idling engine down when no load is needed

    Reviews (18)

    4-0 out of 5 stars 4000XL Easy on fuel once started
    I purchaced this generator as a back up unit for my home and for camping. It is fairly quiet and real easy on fuel. There is plenty of power for running the AC and anything else at the same time in my camper. Unfortunatly it is very, very hard to get started in cool weather. I have to remove the air filter and use starting fluid to get in running if it is below 50 degrees. The unit has only about 8 hours on it so far and I hope this will get better as it breaks in. It comes with a extra air filter and spark plug (which I tried changing) but didn't make it better.
    If it was a better starter out in cold weather I would give it 5 stars on its capability and price. This seems to be a complaint I have read before. That's a big down fall.

    Update 11/03: After having this generator for 2 seasons I would like to add that starting has been getting better. I called the factory on the inital problem and they refered me to a local servicer. I didn't bring it in though because he couldn't gaurentee free service and had a 45 day wait to get to it. I don't have to go to extremes to start it anymore but I do have to hold the throttle closed for the first 2 pulls and it will usually start within a couple more even at temps down to zero. Running Mobil one oil seems to have helped too. Overall I am happy with my purchase and haven't had any other problems in about 100 hours of use.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Timing is everything
    Having lost power for 24+ hours several times and for shorter periods almost monthly in the past two years, we decided it was time to purchase a generator. About the time it arrived, the weatherman started talking about this little storm called Isabel. Thank goodness for prompt Amazon shipping!

    The generator is easy to start, runs smoothly while powering our refrigerator, sump pump, and TV, is easy on gas (used about 3 gallons for 10 hours so far), and came with everything I needed except grounding wires and gas. I usually have to pull the cord about 3 times to get it to start, but that is not bad in my opinion. I do agree with the review that stated the front leg and handle stop are a bit cheap, but I don't foresee putting it to the test the way that reviewer did with his business use and his fixes seemed pretty easy.

    If we run into any problems, I will edit this review but so far it has been a solid performer at a good price.

    3-0 out of 5 stars faulty oil pressure switch
    WE bought this generator as a emergency power unit about 3 yrs ago.we have run it for a total of maybe 40 hours.the last time we used it,it ran for 1hr. then shut down. would start right back then do it again. unit is full of oil.unpluged oil pressure switch now it will run. this unit is not very quiet but still quieter than some coleman generators.factory should include extra switch and symptoms of this problem in manual.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Commercial Grade
    I recently purchased my Generac 4000 EXL for my RV. ( Also for my home, in the event of rolling power black-outs. The product is very sound in design with big generator features at a economical price. I especially like the pressurized oil system for the engine as it will extend the life of the engine. The electric start is a "must have" for a portable generator. (even more so for a RV) The automatic idle control is great and helps with noise control. (The unit tends to be a little noisy when under a heavy load.) The generator is compact and can easily be stored in the RV.
    I have found the generator to be able to handle all my power needs. Even when the AC unit is turned on the Generac 4000 handles the power needs without problems.
    One note:
    I did purshase a three year service contract on the unit just to take care of any problems. So far I have had no problems with the unit.
    I highly recommend this generator...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Runs like a champ
    I bought this generator from Home Depot about 5 years ago. The longest single use I got out of it was for a week with hurricane Isabelle-it paid for itself. Other than that I probably run it 30 hours a year. I use it to power a 1.5 hp well pump, a refrigerator and the blower on my propane hot water heater. We can shower, flush and eat-the important things in life! These three things max it out but get us by. It could have a better wheel/handle design-it's hard to move around. I had to replace the carbureator (water got in and froze up-my fault) and a low oil pressure switch. The filler cap/gas gauge was useless and the low idle mechanism is screwy. I added a screw-on oil filter, which it didn't come with, although later models do. It runs like a champ. If it meets your needs I'd buy it. I'm presently on backorder for a 10,000 watt, 18 hp Honda engine generator. My suggestion to anyone buying a generator is-get the chart that comes with generators and figure out in advance what you want to power and buy accordingly. Good Luck! ... Read more


    5. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Model 1654 5500 Watt Portable Generator
    list price: $770.00
    our price: $699.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009K76Y
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Power Products
    Sales Rank: 3278
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Command Central tm control panel
    • 8500 starting watts
    • 13 hour run time
    • 10 HP Briggs & Stratton OHV engine
    • Powersurge alternator

    Reviews (1)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good back-up power supply
    Good amount of power for the price....

    What I like....
    great on gas for the amount of power it puts out
    good amount of power for the price
    fairly lite compared to other equivalent units
    sturdy and easily transported
    starts fairly easily in warm weather
    decent gas tank capacity
    low oil detection device is a nice insurance policy
    2 year warranty
    gas gauge on gas cap
    good surge capacity (8500 watts or 55% more the rated load capacity)

    What could be improved....
    noisey little bugger!
    handle is a little flimsy
    no electric start

    Unknown as of yet.......
    not sure how this will start when it's colder, I'm sure I'll wish it had the electric start though! ... Read more


    6. DEWALT DG6000 6000 Watt Heavy Duty Gas Generator
    list price: $3,296.00
    our price: $1,799.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005O02N
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: DeWalt
    Sales Rank: 11952
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    Features

    • Jobsite tested frame with panel protection bars and all metal gas tank
    • Honda 11 HP, OHV GX Engine with idle control and low oil shut-off
    • Maintenance free, brushless alternator
    • High amp surge capacity alternator
    • Maximum 120-volt power switch

    7. Generac Guardian 04451 12,500 Watt Ultra Source Commercial/Industrial/Residential Portable Generator
    list price: $2,475.00
    our price: $1,999.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000068LAA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Guardian
    Sales Rank: 11369
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    Features

    • Electric start, electronic governor, pneumatic wheel kit, tune-up kit and starting battery are all standard with this unit
    • Powered by a robust 26 HP 760cc OHVI overhead valve industrial engine with full pressure lubrication and automatic idle control
    • 150% surge capacity to 18,750 watts for extra motor starting capability
    • Includes GFCI protected outlets and full power 50 amp NEMA 14-50 outlet
    • Features large 16-gallon fuel tank for extended run time - Up to 10 hours at half load

    8. DEWALT DG7000E Heavy Duty 7000 Watt Gas Generator with Electric Start
    list price: $4,030.00
    our price: $2,199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008WFT1
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: DeWalt
    Sales Rank: 9447
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    Features

    • Maximum 120V power switch ensures peak performance of 120V and 240V tools
    • Honda 13 HP, OHV GX engine for worksite reliability
    • Electric start (recoil backup) with non removable switch
    • Maintainence free, brushless alternator for increased durability
    • High amp surge capacity for starting high amp tools

    9. Makita UC4000 16" Electric Chain Saw
    list price: $219.99
    our price: $189.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004TI0N
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Makita
    Sales Rank: 1953
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Double insulated
    • Powerful Makita inline motor with direct drive
    • Automatic oiler for steady bar oiling
    • Large trigger switch lever for operation with gloves on
    • Ergonomically designed

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars UC4000 What A Find!
    I finally gave up the ghost on a gas powered chain saw. Too messy, won't start after sitting for 3 months, etc.. Then I looked at electric chain saws, read many reviews and finally bit the bullet and ordered the UC4000 Makita chain saw. Why didn't I do this earlier? I can't say enough about this product! It is large enough at 16 inches, it is powerful enough at 13 Amps and 3.5 horses to do just about any job around the house. I don't mind dragging the power cord because the saw is a blessing in disguise ..easy to handle, quick to cut, light enough so you can keep going for a long time. the only issue may be with the small oil resovoir,but that doesn't overshadow the usefulness of this saw. I highly recommend this product to anyone but a logger! Great going Makita!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Electric enough torque???
    I fugured an electric chain saw would not have enough torque to do "manly" work so I didn't even consider this tool--but to be sure I rented one from Home Depot for 4 hours yesterday... WOW-- as an alumni user of several gas-powered chain saws--I'm hooked... I just ordered one after that 4-hour experience of taking down 17 trees from 6" to 15" in diameter and turning them all into firewood... my gas powered saws are goign in the next garage sale!

    Keith Drury

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Tools I've Ever Owned
    Most people don't take electric chainsaws seriously. That's a mistake where this tool is concerned. In the six months or so that I've owned mine I have used it several hours a week to thin out the back yard, taking down trees as much as 24" in diameter with no problems at all.

    The saw is very light considering how powerful it is. You also avoid most of the maintenance headaches that gas saws are known for. Of course, you do have to put up with the one major hassle that electric saws do have - you have to drag around an extension cord, and its pretty easy to snag the cord on something and unplug the saw.

    As another reviewer pointed out, it does go through bar oil pretty quickly, but the window for the reservoir is very clear and easy to see, so one can tell when its time to fill up some more.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Rented fro Home Depot
    Got tired of always repairing gasoline chainsaw, decided to rent Makita 16" electric at Home Depot for $40 a day. Had five trees to remove, two quite large. Did a great job. Removed approximately 2 - 2 1/2 tons of limbs, trunk, etc in one day (approximately 5 hours of work). Check oil frequently as it does consume a bit but extremely well-balanced. Adjust blade after first 15 minutes of use. Adjust again as needed, mine needed adjusting during 5 hours of use about three times. My next purchase!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works great at school - planning to buy one
    I'm a sculpture student at an art school and we use these chainsaws for carving, for making kerf cuts to carve with hand tools, and I've also used it for kerf cutting pine logs to hew with a hatchet and chisel. I don't have much to compare them to but they work great. We have a Stihl that I didn't like as much, so that's probably a good review for the Makita. The Makita is heavier, but it seems to be balanced better. The chains were a little loose when we got them. The hand guard safety thing seems backward but that's not a big deal. The cord is a little inconvient sometimes since it's got a rubber housing around the plug so you can't use some extension cords. The chain adjustment is not as well placed as our Stihl. The only complaint I have (and maybe it's the same with other saws) is that it guzzles oil! I have to fill it up about every 15 minutes. Also, when I use it at certain angles (like pointed downward) it likes to spray oil. The floor and the wood get oil spray on them. This is a neat tool for woodcarving and the timber-framing type stuff I've been trying, though, and I'd like to have one. Oh yeah, the school bought these based on the fact that a lot of hard-core timber-framers buy this same saw. ... Read more


    10. Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP Engine
    list price: $999.99
    our price: $678.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005QEW6
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Porter-Cable
    Sales Rank: 5631
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Wheel kit and fully welded frame make transport a breeze
    • Generates 5,500 watts continuous with a 9,000 watt surge capacity
    • 10-horsepower, overhead-valve Briggs and Stratton engine
    • Delivers 13.2 hours of run time at half load, 8.1 hours at full load
    • Full panel offers easy access to outlets and circuit breakers

    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP Engine
    We just went through a power outage and ended up having water in the basement! Our battery back up sump pump was working hard, but the battery went dead. The solution and savior is this portable generator. We bought a Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine. This generator is easy to move with the wheel kit included! Also the OHV engine and electronic ignition make it a breeze to start up! Every time it has started on the first pull! My wife can move the unit and start it up just as easy as me! Never again will we be caught off guard without power! This unit has enough power to run the sump pump, space heater and other small household appliances. Be prepared and get yourself one of these! It is one of the best priced units with good power ratings, engine and a wheel kit! Thank you to Porter Cable and Briggs and Stratton!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Starts easy, runs good!
    The shipping of this generator was good. The shipper was ABF Trucking. Their local agent coordinated with me before delivery, which took place two days early.
    The generator was shipped with the portability kit in the same box. The instructions for assembly were clear and understandable, but did not help me attach the foot brackets to the generator frame. The frame was drilled but not tapped, so I could not get the screws that were provided started. I used a 1/4-20 tap to thread the holes. Assembly time was about two hours.
    After following the preparation instructions, putting fuel in the tank and oil in the engine, and reading the starting instructions on the top of the fuel tank, I pulled the starting cord once, and the engine started. This generator provides enough electricity to run my water pump (1 HP), start my oil burner and run the circulating pumps, run the refrigerator, TV, and provide 1500 watts of lighting. It still had capacity left over, since it handled the startup load of the water pump very well. At $679 this generator is a great backup power source for the average size household. A voltmeter and loadmeter on the control panel would be nice, but at this price I think that is too much to ask.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt is a work-horse.
    I purchased the Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP Engine because I had to have portable power for residential construction. I bought it so I could run 13 - 15 amp circular saws and a 15 amp, 5 h.p. electric air compressor. It would not kick the compressor on when the air was at 100 lbs. so a serviceman set the rpm at 3700 rpm instead of the factory set 3600 rpm, which generates at 140 volts, no load. It runs great and runs super good. The negative side is having to idle it above the recommeded rpm and the extremely loud noise it makes even with the quiet muffler that it came with. There is also a loud rattling sound in the lower part of the 10 hp B and S engine. I don't know if that's a defect that can be fixed or something that you have to live with. It seems to come from the engine connecting rod to the piston. Other than that it is a great generator for the price. A person who uses it occasionally might not even be bothered by the rattling noise.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bang for the buck!
    This is certainly a step UP from the usual 4,500 watt "budget" generators! Very easy to assemble and a wonderful heavy duty unit that will power MOST of my house in case of electrical problems. Be aware.. you will still need to probably purchase a transfer switch (around $400) and cable (another $50) plus a couple hundred more for installation if you want to do it the "RIGHT" way, however, I figured that in the event of a power outage, it is MORE than worth the cost. I purchased this item when there was free delivery, which was great, because the shipping company said that it would probably have been an additional $200 for shipping this item! I also got a $50 rebate and the price was quite a bit lower than it is now, but I still don't think you can go wrong with this unit. The large fuel tank is certainly a plus! Of course, the delivery company met me and delivered it to the "street" (I had to drag it UP my driveway), but it was well worth it for the price (free!). Porter Cable has a great reputation for this equipment, and I'm looking foward to giving it a full test as soon as my power drops out this winter.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Most Excellent
    I am very pleased with this generator. I'm not exactly Tony the toolman, but this was a breeze to start up and to attach the wheel kit. Just added gas and oil started on the first pull. I'm just waiting or the electrician to show up and install the transfer switch and I'll be ready for most anything. I was told that since my furnace is gas and don't have a well pump that I'll be able to hook up most of my house. The shipping with ABF was a little tedious, I had to leave work and arrange a meeting place, but the driver was cool and helpfull. Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow. ... Read more


    11. Troy-Bilt 24AF572B766 5.5 HP 27 Ton Log Splitter

    our price: $1,399.99
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    Asin: B0000AS2GI
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: MTD Products
    Sales Rank: 5854
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 25" maximum log length
    • 5.5 HP Honda OHC engine
    • 27 Ton ram pressure
    • 3-gallon oil reservoir
    • 14 second cycle time

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
    Unit started on first pull and has done so every time since.I chose FREE shipping method of delivery. Only took 10 days. I was expecting to wait a month or better. I have split about 2 cords of wood so far, some hard wood but mostly pine. It has plenty of power for my needs. Even split a few tree rounds 40 inches in diameter with no trouble but that was (easy to split) pine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice machine
    I rent a log splitter every year and then HUSTLE to get all the wood split in two days. By the end of those two days, everybody is pretty sore and beat up. I finally decided to get my own so I can split wood at my own pace. This machine is well designed and easy to use. The Honda engine is quiet and started on the very first pull! I split some large oak and while it does slow down on the hard stuff, it doesn't stop. The ram and wedge seem very durable. I don't think this splitter is designed to run for several hours on end. For that kind of use, the next size splitter is probably better. But, who wants to split wood for several hours on end anyway? This is a great deal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Orderd on Jan 19 2004
    Recieved this spliter after almost 2 months. It works like a dream. It started on the first pull after filling with gas and oil. Buy this you will love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Potential Customer
    I like the way everything was there for review and especially all the specifcations of the unit in question. Only thing I would add would be how much the actual shipping cost would be. I didn't purchase the equipment because of that. ... Read more


    12. DEWALT DG4300 4300 Watt Heavy Duty Gas Generator
    list price: $2,620.00
    our price: $1,449.99
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    Asin: B00005O02M
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: DeWalt
    Sales Rank: 14119
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Jobsite tested frame with panel protection bars and all metal gas tank
    • Honda 8 HP, OHV GX Engine with idle control and low oil shut-off
    • Maintenance free, brushless alternator
    • High amp surge capacity alternator
    • Maximum 120-volt power switch

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars High Quality Generator.
    This Dewalt generator is ,without question,one of the nicest on the market. It's level of design,preformance and finish is the best available today. I have used many generators,from various manufactures and I would say that this Dewant unit compares with the super-duty,heavy construction, units I've used. You can't go wrong.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Little Generator I Have Seen (In a class of its own)
    As always, DeWalt exceeded my expectations. This gem arrived in perfect condition. Once I had completed assembly and added oil and fuel, I gave a very light tug on the rope to get a feel for how much resistance it would offer. It started! Have only had it a few weeks, but it works just as advertised. The automatic idle is a very nice feature which really keeps noise down when there is no load. Note - be sure to follow instructions, since the generator is shipped without oil. If you like to jump ahead, do not put in fuel or oil before assembling wheels and lifting hook. ... Read more


    13. Mr. Heater MH9B 9,000 BTU Portable Buddy Propane Heater
    list price: $129.95
    our price: $69.99
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    Asin: B00005LEXI
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Mr. Heater
    Sales Rank: 40
    Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The lightweight and portable Mr. Heater MH9B propane heater is amust for anyone looking to stay warm in cold conditions. Designed foruse indoors or out, the MH9B heats up 2,000 square feet of spacequickly, safely, and efficiently. A spark-to-light ignition andautomatic low-oxygen shutoff system make the MH9B a safe alternative toother heaters. Use it in the garage or workshop, while camping, at thecabin, in the fish house, while hunting--anywhere you need to stay warm.Pack it in your car trunk for roadside emergencies, or fire it up as abackup heater on those cold nights when the power goes out in your home.Freestanding or wall mounted, this is one heater you'll feel confidentusing for years to come. --Carl Thress ... Read more

    Features

    • Runs for up to six hours on one disposable propane cylinder
    • 4,000 or 9,000 BTU radiant propane heater
    • Low-oxygen shutoff system operates automatically
    • Designed for indoor/outdoor use
    • Uses the standard 1-pound disposable propane cylinder

    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
    This heater is excellent and the perfect fit, for a certain set of requirements.

    If you have electricity, use an electric heater. Don't bother with the hassel of propane. The cost isn't too different and the hassel factor is much higher than electricity.

    I also don't recommend using the small canisters. That's an inconvinient way to go as well.

    BUT. If you don't have power and need a cheap, safe heat source that you can run while you sleep, this is the best one made. Buy the 12' hose, place a 20lb propane tank outside, and run this heater all night with just a small crack in a window or door (just in case!). You will get > 100 hours of heat out of a tank of propane! Less than a buck to run it all night.

    Highly recommended under the right circumstances.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Carbon monoxide and propane
    I don't (yet) have this heater but it is on my wish list.

    I'm posting this merely to point out the inaccuracies and potentially DANGEROUS information in the poster who states that propane does not produce CO (Carbon Monoxide). Visit this site and you'll get plenty of information about this: http://www.carbonmonoxidedeaths.com .

    Like all fuels, propane gas requires oxygen to burn completely. Appliance malfunctions, vent system blockage and improper installation will reduce the oxygen supply. When this happens, the fuel will not burn properly, releasing CO into the room, and long term exposure can lead to CO poisoning.

    A bigger problem here is that in an enclosed area, the propane heater can consume oxygen. In an oxygen-starved room, the propane will continue to burn, and WILL produce carbon monoxide. This manufacturer was smart enough to include an oxygen sensor to avoid this dangerous situation. In fact, this manufacturer is a FOUNDING MEMBER of a Coalition for Portable Radiant Heater Safety. You will find very few portable heaters that are rated for indoor use today. This is one of them and you should be able to use this safely.

    2-0 out of 5 stars you people are missing the boat on safety!
    the main byproducts of propane combustion are carbon DIoxide and water...not carbon MONoxide. You will expire long before your carbon monoxide detector sounds. It's not what this unit produces, it's what it consumes...oxygen. a little ventilation is all that's required to safely operate this unit, and reduce condensation.
    Personally I would never use a radiant heater while sleeping, especially in a tent! Radiant heaters heat THINGS, not AIR,if one of those things being exposed to this radiant energy is highly flammable you'll have a serious problem. I have personal knowledge of a radiant heater (albeit a larger AC model) igniting a stack of paper over 3ft away!
    a safer, lower cost alternative might be a catalytic heater like the coleman procat... though it has a much lower btu output, it's heating air...not emitting radiant energy. In a large workshop...radiant...in a tent or the like...catalytic.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money
    I purchased this heater and it was a problem from day one. Out of about one hundred attempts to light, it has only worked three times! The pilot light ignites without problem, but it refuses to work beyond this point. Two out of the three times it worked, it went out when I tried to turn the control from high to low. I have since purchased three butane heaters that work flawlessly. I would not recommend this unit.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Can not handle wind or breeze
    I bought this with the hope of using it at our kids outdoor sporting events, but, when ever there was a breeze, the heater would shut off. This heater is a perfect size instead of carrying a large propane tank heater, but could not stand up to the elements. Works great with no wind. If they could just make it wind proof, it would be perfect. ... Read more


    14. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Model 9801 10,000 Watt Portable Generator
    list price: $1,250.00
    our price: $2,099.99
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    Asin: B00009K771
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Power Products
    Sales Rank: 12846
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Multi-featured control panel
    • 12500 starting watts
    • 9 hour run time
    • 18 HP Briggs & Stratton OHV engine
    • Electric start

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Generac 10,000 Watts
    I like it very much , it works great !!! ... Read more


    15. Xantrex 802-1500 xPower 1500 Portable Household Power
    list price: $379.99
    our price: $349.99
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    Asin: B00005RHQQ
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Xantrex Technologies
    Sales Rank: 2315
    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Recharge at home or from a vehicle
    • 1500 watts of household AC power
    • Runs 115-volt AC or 12-volt DC products anywhere
    • Provides emergency power when the power goes out
    • Requires no maintainence and safe for indoor use

    Reviews (7)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Badly damaged once again.
    I previously ordered two of these units and wrote a review. Both were badly damaged, but one was salvagable. The other I had to return, after it overheated and emitted a noxious odor. I decided to take a chance and order another unit this month (goal was to have total of two working units), hoping that whatever warehouse or shipping issues that resulted in previous damage had been resolved. They weren't. This unit also came with crushed top and wheels. Until the manufacturer comes up with a better way to ship these heavy beasts, not worth it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good all-in-one package
    The Xpower 1500 is a good backup system as it has eveything you need in a convenient handtruck (the batteries are heavy).
    Unfortunately the 61 Amphr batteries don't last that long. Adding a 100Ahr battery which you can easily be connected to the xPower make for a nice system which will get you thru a few days of blackout.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I HAVE TWO OF THESE
    I HAVE TWO XPOWER 1500 UNITS . THEY WORK AS ADVERTISED, EACH UNIT WILL RUN A REFRIGERATOR FOR OVER TWO HOURS DURING A POWER OUTAGE. THEY WILL START A SKILLSAW WHEN FULLY CHARGED.
    THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE HAD, ONE OF THE CHARGERS WILL NOT CUT OFF AUTOMATICALLY WHEN THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED.
    A QUALITY PRODUCT, BUT NEEDS TO HAVE MORE RESERVE (BATTERY AMPS) FOR LONGER SERVICE. GREAT IDEA.

    1-0 out of 5 stars doesn't run
    bought one for the boat, didn't run, wouldn't charge. Fluke?
    exchanged for a new one. Followed directions still no charge after 24hours plugged into household power.
    Not worth time or effort it would appear.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Living Off The Power Grid - The True Test
    Our ranch is outside of utility power service, and we rely upon a generator for our power. The Xantrex xPower 1500 was appealing to us for the purpose of running small electrical units, TV, VCR, lamp, computer, without having to start up and listen to a 10K generator. An added advantage is being able to take power where you need it on our acerage. The portable dolly design allows the power unit to go where you want the power, for power tools, weedeaters, etc.

    The system works wonderfully for our purpose. Now we can enjoy a few quiet evening hours without having to forego light and entertainment. Plugged into a standard wall outlet, the x1500 battery easily charges up during the generator-run hours. We are very pleased.

    We experienced one glitch, which turned out okay. The original unit we received had battery acid spilled inside of the box. Xantrex technical support was very clear that this was not right, and the unit could not be used and needed to be replaced. Their warranty department took care of everything, and delivered an entire new system within two weeks. It did take more than one call to get a solid answer on this solution, but it worked out satisfactorily. ... Read more


    16. Mag Instrument RX1019 Heavy-Duty Rechargeable Flashlight System
    list price: $110.76
    our price: $84.99
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    Asin: B00002N6SM
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Mag Instrument
    Sales Rank: 191
    Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    You don't think about flashlights until you need one, and then it's too late to worry about dead batteries. Mag Instrument's rechargeable system guarantees light, features a top-of-the-line flashlight, and delivers up to 1,000 hours of battery life. The flashlight changes from spotlight to floodlight with a turn of the head, and the 360-degree charging ring allows it to be mounted and recharged in any position. High-grade O-rings at each opening ensure resistance to water and shock. The durable hard-anodized finish protects the light from the sort of bumps and knocks that can happen in the dark. The system includes a recharging cradle, a rechargeable battery pack, two mounting brackets, a 110-volt AC converter, and a 12-volt DC cigarette-lighter adapter. ... Read more

    Features

    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • High-intensity adjustable light beam
    • Delivers up to 1,000 hours of battery life
    • Sealed O-rings for water and shock resistance
    • 360-degree charging ring recharges in any position

    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny
    As a 10 year aircraft maintainer in the US Air Force, I've used everything from standard Mag-lites, scuba divers' lights, and even penlights in a pinch. I can say this flashlight is brighter than any other I've used. It cuts my inspection time in half because I can see things 55 feet off the ground just like it was right in front of me. Don't be fooled to think a rechargeable battery pack isn't as strong as standard alkaline batteries. This isn't the case. I wouldn't trade this flashlight for anything!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mag Lite is good for general purpose
    Having read the other reviews, I decided to add one myself:

    Many police departments standard issue Mag Lite products. The 2,3..etc D sized flashlights make reliable flashlights and their weight can also make them useful as a baton in a pinch. I have several different Mag Lights (the mini's, the 2, and a 5 D monster). They always work, the beam is generally good, and for the money, they are a good value. They are NOT the best flashlight ever made... but for 20-30-40 bucks, they are a great flashlight for about 99% of what people need flashlights for...

    If you REALLY need alot of quick light - i.e., you are planning to rely on this light for a tactical or self-defense situation, then I wouldn't buy a Mag Lite... ASP, Surefire (my favorite), Inova, etc., make much better flashlights for that situation. A Surefire C2 or Z2 model is about the size of a Mini-Mag but delivers about 5 times the light of the largest Mag LIte product... all without a focusable beam. The technology of SureFire is unparallelled, in my opine, but I think it is akin to comparing a Ferarri to a Ford... yeah, they're both cars, but that's about as far as the comparison should go... Also, most high-performance flashlights run for about an hour or so... Mag's will run longer. Also, you can go to any HD or hardware store and buy mags, batteries, lamps, etc.... try doing that with a SureFire... NOT. So there are comparative advantages and disadvantages to both...

    Mag's products are good... but you get what you pay for and not every flashlight is suitable for every application. If you are a LE officer, military, etc., it's unlikely you will want Mag Lite as the product you're going to trust your life to.... they just are not bright enough to stun someone in a life and death situation... If you want a decent reliable flashlight for home emergency use, then Mag LIte is the best product you can possibly buy.

    ...I own both for different reasons... I just wish I owned a Ford and a Ferarri too!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Becoming a dinosaur
    There is a lot going on within the technology of flashlights recently. LED, Lithium batteries, focus bezels, etc. The Mag Instrument RX1019 Heavy-Duty Rechargeable Flashlight System is an OK rechargeable flashlight. But the technology today (ie from SureFire and others) has Mag Lights falling behind a bit technologically. For example, weight and size. IF you are in law enforcement and need and depend on escalating use of force (ie loud assured voice, large heavy flashlight, side arm, shot gun), MOST other situations only criteria for a good flashlight is how much light it puts out and the quality (no dead spots, etc) of that light. AND in the smallest, lightest package. This is where (IN GENERAL) MagLite has dropped off.
    I must say (before I get a bunch of negative votes) that I have owned 20 or 30 Mags over my working career. And the product is very durable and they are proven reliable. But for the money, I've found that Surefire offers a more powerful beam of light. Surefire is lighter too.
    I've had to depend on my MagLight many times but I've switched to SureFire. It's the 21st Century.
    John Row

    5-0 out of 5 stars Light up your life!
    This light is awesome! With 40,000 candlewatt power it will light up your entire room in your house when the power goes out-which we here in Raleigh have experienced a lot in the past few years. With 1000 recharges possible it pays for itself over and over. Can't go wrong with this one!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent.......but..........
    The flashlight is brilliant, literally. Once it's charged for the first time it's unreal. And for occasional or rare usage it is extremely practical. But, if you use it for several hours a day, you may find that it takes too long to get a full charge back into the battery. In fact, the only chance you can get it to fully charge is over the weekend. Two batteries? How can you charge the spare battery pack when it has to be in the flashlight (which has to be in the charger) to recharge? Mag Instruments are apparently working on the problem, but to this date they do not have a rapid charger, or a charging cradle for a battery pack only. You could of course buy 2 flashlights and use them on alternate days. Rather expensive though. ... Read more


    17. DEWALT DG6000E Heavy Duty 6000 Watt Gas Generator with Electric Start
    list price: $3,584.00
    our price: $1,949.99
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    Asin: B00008WFT0
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: DeWalt
    Sales Rank: 6553
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    Features

    • Maximum 120V power switch ensures peak performance of 120V and 240V tools
    • Honda 11 HP, OHV GX engine for worksite reliability
    • Electric start (recoil backup) with non removable switch
    • Maintainence free, brushless alternator for increased durability
    • High amp surge capacity for starting high amp tools

    18. Yamaha YG2800I 2800 Watt Industrial Generator
    list price: $1,545.00
    our price: $1,299.99
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    Asin: B0000614UI
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Yamaha
    Sales Rank: 10374
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com

    Since it tips the scales at just 66 pounds, it’s incredible that this little unit can output 2,800 watts. Not only that, but it’s a good deal quieter than other generators in its class. The inverter system with Pulse Width Modulation delivers such a stable voltage that you can run products with built-in microcomputers or microcomputer-controlled electric tools off this generator. A nice innovation is the "Economy Control" electrical governor: It matches engine speed to the electrical demand, so if you’re camping and just running a CD player, the engine downshifts to supply that much power, again reducing noise to about 60 decibels. Plug in something else, and power increases accordingly. Another nice feature is the Oil Watch warning system that shuts the unit down before the oil is low, and won't let you restart until oil is added. Because it’s light, compact, and quieter, this is the ideal generator to keep on hand at home for power outages and a smart buy for the job site, too.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • Provides highly stable electrical frequency--perfect for microcomputers or sophisticated electronics
    • Inverter Technology with pulse width modulation control
    • Automatically adjusts engine speed to match power demand
    • Oil Watch warning system: shuts unit down before the oil is low
    • Extremely lightweight (only 66 pounds)

    Reviews (3)

    3-0 out of 5 stars The generator specs and looks are fine, but....
    No where in Amazon's presentation of this item is the fact that you will need an "isolation switch," also called a "transfer switch" at some stores. This is a [$$] item that allows you to switch off the electric power line from your utility company while you are using the generator to feed power to your home. This protects utility workers from electrocution that could occur if you backfeed electricity into the power grid. It protects your home circuits and appliances from overload when the utility power comes back on. Neither Amazon nor Yamaha mentions the fact that the Yamaha generator requires a particular locking plug for the AC output, and does not provide the NEMA number that you have to match when buying the power cord taking power out of the Yamaha to your home's electrical supply input. Yamaha's manual is ridiculously inadequate about how to set up this device, though the details for maintenance and safety seem pretty thorough. But you have to be able to use it, and using it requires a frustrating process just to know what parts to buy. And then there's the cost of an electrician to install the isolation switch. No plug-'n-play here.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A lightweight, heavyweight!
    When I opened the box and saw this little generator, I thought I was in trouble. But this 2800 watt Yamaha is the new inverter model. Not sure what that means, but it is very light weight but really puts out the juice. We ran 2 screwguns, 2 - 500 watt quartz lights and our radio and this Yamaha barely ran above idle. It weighs half of what our old junker weighs, runs 4 to 5 times longer on a gallon of gas and purrs quiet as a kitten. We have been using this wonderful generator for over a year with no problems at all. It's Yamaha inverter generators for our crews from now on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Durable, Efficient, and Economical Power Generator!
    When I started construction on a cabin in the woods of northern New hampshire, I wanted to be sure I had a reliable alternative source of eleectrical power both for the construction effort and for time later when the basic power would be unavailable, as in an ice storm or other power outage. I was pleased to find this state of the art model from Yamaha because it had both an enthralling list of desireable features and was within the budgetary figure I had in mind for the generator.

    That said, I have been thrilled with just how powerful, durable, reliable and economical it has been both to own and to use. Yamaha truly has created a super quiet, small, and light generator, the best of its kind. it is a 2800 watt generator that emplys inverter technology. It's well suited for equipment requiring a stable frequency and voltage. Voltage output stability very "clean", so it can power microcomputers or sophisticated electronics, a feature we appreciate as we can use it evenings to power a laptop. When power demand power is low, the generator runs at a low engine speed, then, as power demand increases, engine speed increases in a corresponding power curve. This Yahama inverter system meets my needs superbly, and I can highly recommend it. Enjoy! ... Read more


    19. Bernzomatic 2271BM 37,500-BTU Outdoor Patio Heater, Black
    list price: $472.50
    our price: $349.99
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    Asin: B0007WKBG4
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Bernzomatic
    Sales Rank: 6544
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Measures 20-1/2 by 72-1/4 inches; 1-year warranty
    • Outdoor patio heater radiates heat from center cylinder in full 24-foot area from top to bottom
    • High-density thermoplastic base; 37,500-BTU heat output; up to 10 hours continuous run time
    • Oxygen-depletion sensor; 100-percent gas shut-off function; 30-degree tilt switch; protective screen
    • Comes fully assembled; standard 20-pound propane tank not included

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Heater
    I own this heater and love it!It looks great and quickly heats the whole patio.

    I owned one of those big mushroom top designs and that looked ugly on my patio and would always be too hot at my head and too cold for my feet.this model keeps my whole body warm. ... Read more


    20. Troy-Bilt TB4516CC 4.5 HP Electric Motor Chain Saw with 16" bar
    list price: $109.99
    our price: $109.99
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    Asin: B0007LJQUC
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: MTD Southwest
    Sales Rank: 1005
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    Features

    • Carrying Case
    • 4.5 HP Electrice Motor
    • 16" bar with sprocket tip bar for reduced wear
    • Tool-less tensioning, automatic chain oiler
    • Vibration neutralizing techonlogy

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