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Posted by JoeSP on April 9, 2006, 7:28 pm

Is the extra cost of the Honda worth the money?

Posted by Newby on April 11, 2006, 1:15 am


I believe Harbor Freight carries the Kipor.  It looks almost identical to
the Honda 2000eu except it is yellow instead of red.

Posted by philkryder on April 11, 2006, 1:23 am

Newby -
To which Generacs do you refer?

Newby wrote:

Posted by Newby on April 11, 2006, 11:03 am

I believe SQLit at sqlit@qwest.net made the comment about the Generac.  My
comment was the Honda 2000 and the Kipor look alike physically except the
Honda is red and the Kipor is yellow.  Coleman doesn't make the Generac,
they have Briggs & Stratton engines on them and Coleman has Tecumseh
engines.  I don't know who makes the generator head for either brand.

I own a Generac 7500 (surge to 13,500), a Coleman 6875 (surge to 8, 000?)
with 90 hours on it, and a Honda 2000eu.  The Generac and the Honda have
less than 10 hours runtime on each of them.  So far, no trouble with any of
them.  The Coleman is the loudest, followed by the Generac and the Honda.


Posted by Ecnerwal on April 11, 2006, 12:07 pm

Which has nothing to do with how they are built inside. There is a
standard method for building junk machinery in China, and it involves
copying the look of something that actually works. It often involves
using the cast parts of something that works as the molds to make new
castings (which will be slightly smaller). Quality of castings,
bearings, precision, all that stuff - lousy. But you can look at a
picture and think that "the only difference is the paint color", because
the junk marketers know you do that.

In woodworking machinery, it is in fact the case that the same Taiwan or
China factory may turn out 5 brands of tool with different paint colors.
However, the cheaper tools may not only have lower quality bearings -
they may be the reject castings from the higher priced tools.

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