This mower will be used to mow a small lawn for my father-in-law. The mower appears to be well made as I haven't mowed with it yet. The oil fill is not as convenient as it shows in the online photos. I had to buy a funnel to put the oil in the engine. I purchased the 7.25 mower last year for my lawn and if I was to do it again, I would have ordered another one for just a few dollars more even it was more mower than needed for a small lawn.
Skip this model, buy the next one up... Bought this mower and barely got it started!!!! Fresh Gas, Fresh Oil and had to pull it 8 times for it to die, then another 8 for it to run. Not sure how this is 'easy start' . Also, there is no 'oil cap' there's a dipstick located right next to the motor and good luck filling the oil!
I purchased this mower in June 2017. In November 2018 it would not crank, the engine was shot. I used it the normal amount for NW Louisiana in a normal sized lawn, always checked the oil, replaced the air filter and used clean fuel with occasional fuel stabilizer.
We've used it many times and it still works great.
Starts right up on first pull (second on a bad day) and runs flawlessly. I have no complaints!
Couldn't start it after 4-5 times used. Sears charged me $50 to fix it even it is till in warranty.