I bought this last year at the end of the season. I had a very hard time starting it. Now it only starts if you use starting fluid. I probably have about 10 hours on it and the gears in the shaft are completely worn out. I should have know better when I saw the store was already selling re-manufactured models for half price when I bought this new one. It's still under warranty but it's a hassle to drive in and get it repaired. Poor design, too heavy and awkward to use for any length of time. Once the engine is running, it has plenty of power and the cords are easy to replace. I don't think it is a good product for the money though. The easy start is not user friendly. It should have a universal bit to "drill start" but it requires a 5 sided bit only available through craftsman. It would be better if a regular 6 sided bit like a phillips screwdriver bit turned backwards.
Save your money and buy a different one. This one is a dud.