Hammer Snowboards & Skis Sportsmans 7000 Watt Generator

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4-Stroke OHV Engine. Electric & Recoil Start. Automatic Low Oil Shutdown. Circuit Protection. 4-120 Volt AC Outlets. 1-240 Volt AC Outlet. 1-12 Volt DC Outlet. Engine Run Time: 12 Hours@50%Load. Engine Noise Level: < 72 db. Generator Type: 4000 Watt. Frequency: 120V/60Hz. Max Rated Power: 7000 Watt. Continuous Rated Power: 6000 Watt. Engine Displacement: 389cc. Engine Horsepower: 13 HP. Fuel Type: Unleaded Gasoline. Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.34 Gallons. Automatic Voltage Regulation AVR, EPA approved, not for sale in CA
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Wattage 7,000 Watt
User Reviews
Good generator for the price...so far!
5 Star Review   By Aloon on Home Depot - May 28, 2013   

Received it within a week. Installed the portability kit together in less than an hour. Add oil as recommended. Though I haven't been in the situation where I have to run for hours I added some fuel and this thing started right up with the pull crank. I didnt have a big load to test but all the 120v ports work fine during my 30 minutes test. Hope Ill never have to use it but you never know especially in the cold weather northeast area

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Best portable emergency generator ever
5 Star Review   By armydog1 on Home Depot - May 28, 2013   

Key turn fast start-Fast warmup-Best generator ever for emergency home use. I am very pleased with my purchase, and Home Depot's free fast truck delivery.

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very good value!
5 Star Review   By Harry on Home Depot - Apr 20, 2013   

Purchased at a online sale, needed for future blackouts hope never to use it but, It will be here .ready .Home depot made this possable because of its low cost., and free shipping .Good product, great value, Thanks Home Depot. ! HARRY.

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The product has great features.
5 Star Review   By Half on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2013   

I haven't had a chance to use my new generator yet. However, it is just what I need in order to cope with future power outages. It is easy to move around, and I look forward to it's use. The turn-around time it took from purchase order to home delivery was less than a week. Thank you for that.

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everything OK except battery carrier
3 Star Review   By Bode on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2013   

Not able to find a proper battery. Went to several auto and garden equipment shops with no luck. Size was the problem. Had to modify battery holder so it would work. Everything else is OK and working fine. Do not recommend for someone that wants a plug and play system.

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Works well for what I bought it for
5 Star Review   By Larry on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013   

Generator works well for what it was bought for. It appears to have all of the quilities that I was looking for in a generator

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Gets the job done
4 Star Review   By Mountainman on Home Depot - Jan 11, 2013   

I have had this generator since 2009 and it hasn't let me down yet. The first time I used it was the day after I got it. Started with no problem. It kept the fridge, freezer, microwave and couple of space heaters on with no problem. I have since added a battery so I can use the key start instead of pull start. I try to start it up about every other month and keep fuel stabalizer in it.

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Very happy to have this generator
5 Star Review   By mish923 on Home Depot - Jan 6, 2013   

Its a great feeling to know that no matter what the weather brings we will have hot water - lights and our freezer will work - best of all we will be warm! Deilvery person was very professional as well.

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I would not recommend this product
1 Star Review   By looper804 on Home Depot - Dec 25, 2012   

We lost power during super storm Sandy. Ordered this to get some power into the house. It was delivered on Nov 6th. It died on Nov 8th. After going back and forth with the manufacturer they have agreed to pick it up and take it back. I was not happy with their customer service. They wanted me to trouble shoot it and report back to them. This went on for 3 weeks. If your looking for a reliable generator buy 1 that is not made by Buffalo Tools.

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Elec. start
4 Star Review   By Colonel on Home Depot - Dec 23, 2012   

Was easy to put together, It comes with out a battery, I am having a hard time trying to find out witch battery to purchase. I like the price. Lot of generator for the price.Makes me feel good knowing I have it encase I lose my electric this winter.

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Product Details
Description
4-Stroke OHV Engine. Electric & Recoil Start. Automatic Low Oil Shutdown. Circuit Protection. 4-120 Volt AC Outlets. 1-240 Volt AC Outlet. 1-12 Volt DC Outlet. Engine Run Time: 12 Hours@50%Load. Engine Noise Level: < 72 db. Generator Type: 4000 Watt. Frequency: 120V/60Hz. Max Rated Power: 7000 Watt. Continuous Rated Power: 6000 Watt. Engine Displacement: 389cc. Engine Horsepower: 13 HP. Fuel Type: Unleaded Gasoline. Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.34 Gallons. Automatic Voltage Regulation AVR, EPA approved, not for sale in CA
Quick Glance
Fuel Type Gasoline
Wattage 7,000 Watt
Summary
Product Title Hammer Snowboards & Skis Sportsmans 7000 Watt Generator
Manufacturer Hammer Snowboards & Skis
Lowest Price $1,099.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.2 | 78 Reviews
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Color: Multi
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User Reviews
Good generator for the price...so far!
5 Star Review   By Aloon on Home Depot - May 28, 2013   

Received it within a week. Installed the portability kit together in less than an hour. Add oil as recommended. Though I haven't been in the situation where I have to run for hours I added some fuel and this thing started right up with the pull crank. I didnt have a big load to test but all the 120v ports work fine during my 30 minutes test. Hope Ill never have to use it but you never know especially in the cold weather northeast area

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Best portable emergency generator ever
5 Star Review   By armydog1 on Home Depot - May 28, 2013   

Key turn fast start-Fast warmup-Best generator ever for emergency home use. I am very pleased with my purchase, and Home Depot's free fast truck delivery.

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very good value!
5 Star Review   By Harry on Home Depot - Apr 20, 2013   

Purchased at a online sale, needed for future blackouts hope never to use it but, It will be here .ready .Home depot made this possable because of its low cost., and free shipping .Good product, great value, Thanks Home Depot. ! HARRY.

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The product has great features.
5 Star Review   By Half on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2013   

I haven't had a chance to use my new generator yet. However, it is just what I need in order to cope with future power outages. It is easy to move around, and I look forward to it's use. The turn-around time it took from purchase order to home delivery was less than a week. Thank you for that.

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everything OK except battery carrier
3 Star Review   By Bode on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2013   

Not able to find a proper battery. Went to several auto and garden equipment shops with no luck. Size was the problem. Had to modify battery holder so it would work. Everything else is OK and working fine. Do not recommend for someone that wants a plug and play system.

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Works well for what I bought it for
5 Star Review   By Larry on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013   

Generator works well for what it was bought for. It appears to have all of the quilities that I was looking for in a generator

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Gets the job done
4 Star Review   By Mountainman on Home Depot - Jan 11, 2013   

I have had this generator since 2009 and it hasn't let me down yet. The first time I used it was the day after I got it. Started with no problem. It kept the fridge, freezer, microwave and couple of space heaters on with no problem. I have since added a battery so I can use the key start instead of pull start. I try to start it up about every other month and keep fuel stabalizer in it.

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Very happy to have this generator
5 Star Review   By mish923 on Home Depot - Jan 6, 2013   

Its a great feeling to know that no matter what the weather brings we will have hot water - lights and our freezer will work - best of all we will be warm! Deilvery person was very professional as well.

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I would not recommend this product
1 Star Review   By looper804 on Home Depot - Dec 25, 2012   

We lost power during super storm Sandy. Ordered this to get some power into the house. It was delivered on Nov 6th. It died on Nov 8th. After going back and forth with the manufacturer they have agreed to pick it up and take it back. I was not happy with their customer service. They wanted me to trouble shoot it and report back to them. This went on for 3 weeks. If your looking for a reliable generator buy 1 that is not made by Buffalo Tools.

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Elec. start
4 Star Review   By Colonel on Home Depot - Dec 23, 2012   

Was easy to put together, It comes with out a battery, I am having a hard time trying to find out witch battery to purchase. I like the price. Lot of generator for the price.Makes me feel good knowing I have it encase I lose my electric this winter.

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Great value for the money.
4 Star Review   By Swifty on Home Depot - Dec 20, 2012   

Electric start feature is a dream... Starts & runs well! Bought a motorcycle battery to use for starting including a battery tender to keep it charged when not in use. The shipping was perfect and easily arranged by the delivery company.

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Haven't yet used for emergency yet
3 Star Review   By Tomm on Home Depot - Dec 19, 2012   

Haven't had a chance to use it in an emergency yet. However, I started it up and loaded the machine and it seemed to handle the small loads both resistive and inductive loads without any voltage degradation. I did have to start it with the pull cord (which was a little more difficult than expected) as battery is not included. This would be fine, but Home Depot does not stock or sell the manufacturer suggested batteries (and neither does the OEM) and all are hard to find locally, especially the sealed unit. I realize the battery not included was in the literature, but not selling OEM suggested add ons does not seem to make sense and is a down side. I am not sure how other generator OEMs handle batteries.

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The only complaint was a delay in delivery due to the Sandy Storm in November.
5 Star Review   By George on Home Depot - Dec 18, 2012   

The electric installer gave us complete written instruations, and it started right up.

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Well built, starts easily and does what it is supposed to do.
4 Star Review   By Chuck on Home Depot - Dec 18, 2012   

Haven't had it long enough to review its performance. Its features are very good and I anticipate a good experience with it.

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excellent generator that performes as promised
5 Star Review   By Daniel on Home Depot - Dec 18, 2012   

The unit works without issues, Start very easy at first or second pull, or after 2-3 seconds using the electric start. Manual could be improved. The only item I really miss is an engine operation hour counter that would have helped changing the oil at the appropriate time as specified by the manufacturer.

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Good value
4 Star Review   By P07450 on Home Depot - Nov 27, 2012   

So far so good. No issue yet. The product is performing as explained. After researching the market, i should have bought the propane version of this , from same company. In order for me to run the generator for 2 days, i would need 15gallons of gas. I can easily store propane tanks in my shed. In comparison to storing 15+ gallons of gasoline.

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Great Generator
5 Star Review   By Joe1224 on Home Depot - Nov 26, 2012   

I purchased this generator during Sandy to run my Pizza shop. Ran great and basically ran the whole shop just had to shut two refrigerators down when i mixed dough.

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Great Performance
5 Star Review   By Jack on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012   

Gave us back lights and heat after "Sandy". Performs as advertised.

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This generator is great.... very efficient
5 Star Review   By reggie354 on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012   

Awesome, go it during SANDY, saved me big time...hooked my heat up to it, and it was awesome

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Great features and the right price
5 Star Review   By Hans on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012   

Did everything I needed it to do, and at the right price.

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Excellent generator, started in 2 pulls from the box and every time i used it.
5 Star Review   By Silverado2 on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012   

Great product and great service from home depot i ordered my generator on 10/26/12 before Sandy hit and it was delivered to me on 10/31/12. The generator worked flawlessly for the next 11 days till my power came back. I would highly recomend this generator and Home depot service as they both made our lives more comfortable after the storm. Kudos to H/D for such fast service, Thank You

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The Power Shut Down
3 Star Review   By DJones on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012   

This is the first generator I purchased. It was purchased after learning the hard way last year that a power outage lasting more than a few hours can make a house unlivable during the cold weather. Up until hurricane Sandy, I had only used the generator over the course of the year for a few minutes here and there to make sure it still worked. The hurricane resulted in a power outage for my neighborhood that lasted seven days. I ran this generator for almost 24 hours a day, with the exception of shut down for refueling, quick maintenance, and when leaving the house for extended periods of time. On the morning of the seventh day of the power outage and what turned out to be the final day of the power outage, I stopped the generator in the morning as I had been doing the previous six days, refueled it, then started it back up. The engine was going as it always had, but then, upon flipping on my breaker switches (it is connected to the house via a transfer switch) no electricity came on. I shut it down and restarted it, only to have the same thing occur. I checked the trouble-shooting steps, which had a procedure for exactly this problem and did what could be done without opening the engine, but nothing worked. Unfortunately, even through the generator ran, I had to prepare for a day without power. I don't know if there was anything I could have done differently, but to an inexperienced person with a generator, it looks like it just stopped functioning. There may be an option for a fix, but it wasn't available to me when I needed it most.

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This item arrived damaged. We were able to get it going to help us through the storm, Sandy, but it was very difficult.
1 Star Review   By Victoria on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012   

The choke lever was broken. The post that holds the choke arrived broken off and we had a lot of difficulty starting the generator. Luckily we could and we were able to use it through the storm and aftermath.

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It's come through for me multiple times
5 Star Review   By Antdog24 on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012   

This generator is absolutely worth every penny. I've already used it about 10 times since I bought it. I live in a semi-rural area at high elevation and the power tends to go out quite a bit due to wind, rain and snow conditions. I've got a generator transfer switch installed which powers my Well Pump, a Freezer Chest, my Refrigerator, Master Bedroom Heat (electric), My Son's room Heat (electric), my rec room outlets which power a TV, Internet, Direct-TV, Wireless router, and computer without a hiccup. I've run everything and didn't make a dent in the load on the generator. Ran for 12 hours straight with 1/4 tank left after 12 hours. This thing is efficient. The only complaint is its loud and the tires constantly loose their air. But it hasn't failed me yet.

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sportsman generator
5 Star Review   By nesterp on Home Depot - Oct 8, 2012   

The generator arrived in 4 days; very suprized. It was easy to put together and ran on the first pull. I use it for some of my traveling carnival rides and often have had it on Max load with no issues. When we come off the road this winter I plan to hook up to my electrical box and run the whole house when and if needed. Great tool and cheap insurance

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Great product
5 Star Review   By Floridauser on Home Depot - Aug 29, 2012   

Easy to assemble. Followed directions in the manual shipped with the unit. Started on the first pull, did not use the electric start. I did use other instructions to install a generator port in my garage, built an extension cord, (using the supplied male plug), I then placed the generator in my driveway and ran a test allowing me to pump from water well, light my house, run my fridge and chest freezer. I know this unit is not powerful enough to run the main a/c

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have not had the chance to use yet but it seems to be easy to start and move around
4 Star Review   By charles on Home Depot - Jul 26, 2012   

have not had the chance to use yet but it seems to be easy to start and move around

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Too noisy/too heavy
3 Star Review   By Brialt on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012   

It gives the output required but it is soooooo noisy. I am afraid the neighbours may complain when I use it. Would have been helpful to have bought a mule at the same time to move it around. I would like to return it, but I fear that it would be just too much trouble and cost.

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Good Buy
5 Star Review   By TomK31 on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012   

Amazingly, the generator was delivered in 3 days. Installation of the wheels was simple and I replaced the front pads with swivel wheels to make the unit more manageable. After oil and gas, it powered up quickly with a jumper box to the starter terminals. Runs and sounds good, slightly noisy but it is a 13 HP motor, but I only have about one-half hour runtime on it. It has a gas shutoff on it for storage and shutdown. Workmanship and appearance is very good.

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does not run my cool plate to capacity
1 Star Review   By lkb1 on Home Depot - Jun 13, 2012   

I was renting a Honda 4500 to run my compressor on my cool plate in my box truck. When I was looking to buy I decided to buy the Sportsman 7000, thinking that would be more then enough to do what I wanted it to do. It seems to run the compressor about 1/2 of its compasity. I did take it to home depot in Springfield and they say it was putting out 220. But it is hard for me to believe just by the sound of the compressor itself.

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Runs a 3 bedrom house
5 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Feb 12, 2012   

I don't know much about motors. So the GEN7000 required some work on my part to get up and running. I paid $65 for a battery from a local battery store in Lacey, WA. I adjusted the throttle with the philips head and ran it for 60 minutes and it ran smooth! It ran my freezer, refrigerator, gas powered furnace fan, about 5 light bulbs and extension cords for a microwave or a TV/DVD, plus start-up power. I'm pleased with it. I saw that there was flux overflow inside the gas tank. I'll ask for a replacement for.

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Have not used product as of yet.
3 Star Review   By rich on Home Depot - Dec 13, 2011   

Was promised an emergency radio with generator , Never received it, Hope this is not a preview as to reliabilty of company selling this generator.

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this product is difficult to operate.
1 Star Review   By dewey on Home Depot - Dec 13, 2011   

this generator was difficult getting started and kept shutting down after a few seconds. the instructions are misleading. i haven't owned it long enough for it to be conclusive but so far it stinks.

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good product, good price
4 Star Review   By j123 on Home Depot - Dec 7, 2011   

It's hard to give a thorough review, we luckily haven't needed it yet. We did a test run and everything went great, ran it for an hour to test and no problems. One thing I am very happy about is the noise level. The write up on home depot states 80+ for decibles, I was worried about that but it seemed to be the only draw back to this generator. On the sportmans web it listed as 72 decibles and that is what the box states when delivered.

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Failed miserably!
1 Star Review   By FunBobby on Home Depot - Nov 30, 2011   

I had purchased this unit as part of my disaster plan for our family. When I first got the unit, it started right up. I thought I was prepared! CT was hit with a late October snow storm and we lost power. I thought I was ready. The unit would not start! I was very disappointed to say the least. On top of that, Buffalo Tools customer service dept. was even worse! Luckily, Home Depot customer service came to the rescue!! Besides not starting and very, very poor customer service, here are some other comments regarding this unit: 1). There is no easy start-up guide. 2). If you notice, there is no protection around the sides of the gas tank on the unit so it can be damaged easily. 3). The unit does not come with a battery. You have to buy one. 4). The unit does not come with oil or a funnel. You have to buy them. 5). The tires need to be inflated. That means they can deflate over time. 6). The unit uses keys which can be lost. There are alot of Nema outlets on the unit so that's a positive depending how you use it. I had an electrician install a by-pass switch into my circuit breaker box so I was using only one Nema outlet. It's worthless if the unit does not start though. This unit failed miserbly. My four young children & I were left in the cold,all our food spoiled, no hot showers, etc!!!

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Power for our rural outages
4 Star Review   By Jack on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2011   

We recently moved and needed to run our well pump (230V) and sump pump along with a freezer and other small appliances. Sometimes the outages are prolonged around here and we're hoping this can get us through.The shipper called in a few days and delivery was within a week. Assembly took about a half hour and after oil / gas and two pulls of the cord all was up and running.The battery will happen ASAP but hopefully we won't be down on power any time soon.So far we are very pleased with this purchase but can't seem to find any spec. label or other info numbers on the unit for insurance files in event of theft--not even a serial #. All in all this unit should happily serve our needs. We will update this review after our first OUTAGE

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the generator has a load of great features.
5 Star Review   By bigsam on Home Depot - Nov 7, 2011   

the generator for the price as all the necessary outlets and functions that would be needed in a emergency,long running time. Being portable and also electric start and good total watts output.

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Great machine........but...
4 Star Review   By Bruce on Home Depot - Nov 3, 2011   

I bought a Gen7000 right after Hurricane Irene went through our area. I got to use it during the October snowfest we just went through. The machine ran for 120 hrs with one interruption. First, Sportsman needs some "quality control" on their assembly line, the carburetor on mine was only hand tight. After tightening the bolts, it ran for two days before dirt got in the gas filter cup and blocked the flow. It was easy to rectify and the generator ran another 2 1/2 days before the power came back on.The troubleshooting guide in the manual should match what Buffalo Tool has online. The paragraph on closing the idle screw and backing it out 2 1/2 turns if the generator wouldn't keep running was at Buffalo's website but not in the manual. All in all, I'm happy with it and would recommend it.

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not reccomended
1 Star Review   By Gary on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2011   

I have had this generator for a little over a year. I am a mobile detailer so I run a vacuumn off it some times and an air compressor. Power went out this week used it for an hour an the crank case blew up. I saw there was two holes in the crank case. What a hunk of junk. 90 day warranty out $700.

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Not happy would not reccommend to anyone.
1 Star Review   By Danny on Home Depot - Oct 28, 2011   

Not happy with it. We used it first time 11 hrs. on a 20lb tank. Secound time 3hrs is all we got on a 20lb tank. Third time 3hrs. 20lb tank. No leaks. Would love to get money back or go back to gas. Trying to get warranty. Can't use it & don't know when we can.

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This product works well
4 Star Review   By Gary on Home Depot - Oct 24, 2011   

Purchased after hurricaine Irene and a week after had to put in in use, worked excellent

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New generator
5 Star Review   By Carl on Home Depot - Oct 22, 2011   

The product is excellent, would highly recommend to anyone. I am not a Home Depot employee or the spouse or parent of one.

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GEN7000 Portable Electric Generator With Electric Start, 7000 Peak Watts
3 Star Review   By Pops on Home Depot - Oct 22, 2011   

Haven't had to use it yet! It's like buying an insurance policy.

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Has everything I need
5 Star Review   By Dogtired on Home Depot - Oct 18, 2011   

Easy to assemble, easy to start, enough power outlets, only drawback is that it is a little loud Overall extremely pleased, great product at a great price

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good product
4 Star Review   By Tony on Home Depot - Sep 24, 2011   

Just put generator together. Disappointed that battery not inculded and no info on where to get it. Thought oil might be included as well

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Very good product.
4 Star Review   By Virginian on Home Depot - Sep 22, 2011   

Shipping very good. Unit was easy to set up. I used the manual pull start and it started on the second pull and worked find. I have not used the unit under lights out situation yet, but after running it on three occasions with lights etc attached, I have complete faith that it will work when needed. Follow basic instruction in manual and start it once a month and this generator will work fine. I would recommend it if you want a good unit with features seen in a more expensive model at a fair price.

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Great Buy
5 Star Review   By RayT on Home Depot - Sep 20, 2011   

It was nothing to assemble, and after putting oil and gas in there, two pulls and it started right up. I still need to get a battery to use the electric start, but this is a monster, and I'm ready for the next black out. NEVER AGAIN WILL I HAVE TO DRINK WARM BEER !!!!!!!!

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Great product, great price
5 Star Review   By Coachdb18 on Home Depot - Sep 13, 2011   

This generator is an excellent value. Has the capacity needed for emergency power, projects, etc, and has the added feature of multiple output power (4 110 outlets, a 240 outlet, and 12 volt DC). With an electric start, this is a very nice system, glad I found it. Delivery needs a little work (after waiting 10 days, ended up having to go to the terminal to pick it up myself), but the product was worth it once I finally got it home!

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By jgilliland on Home Depot - Sep 12, 2011   

Great price and product. Delivery was faster than I expected. Purchased a battery and the unit starts at the first turn of the key....

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Nice unit, a few small issues.
4 Star Review   By gly11 on Home Depot - Aug 6, 2011   

Started right up on the second pull. Both tires arrived flat, just needed some air. A little louder than I thought it would be. Pictures in the instructions were dark and unviewable, Instructions were confusing and extremely poorly written. Everything else was as advertised, fast delivery. Happy with this purchase.

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All features wanted are here
5 Star Review   By 123go on Home Depot - Jun 28, 2011   

Very happy with generator, fast delivery and arrived in perfect condition. After getting batery, oil and gas it started on first try. In a way , looking foreward to my next power outage.

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Great generator. Started the first time!
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

I am 62 and tired of pulling the cord to start my generator. This generator has battery start which worked the first time. Also if necessary, my wife can start it easily. Very pleased .

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I am very pleased with this generator
5 Star Review   By cconverterf on Home Depot - Jun 26, 2011   

After yet another power outage I promised myself I would never mop my basement floor again due to loss of power to my sump pumps. That night I purchased the Sportman generator online. I received the generator at my door within the week. Before I could even assemble the generator tires and handle we had another power outage. I quickly added oil and gasoline and the generator started on the first pull, having not yet purchased a battery. The generator performed every appliance I intended it to including my TV. I would recommend this generator.

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Another disappointment
1 Star Review   By dpk921 on Home Depot - Jun 23, 2011   

Bought this generator 6 mos ago for power outages only. Started it twice a month and let it run for 10 minutes each time. This time I started it and it ran for 1 min and stopped. Couldn't restart it till next morning. Has gas flow but seems like it runs out. Starts every morning after setting overnight. Stops and won't restart. Bummer if I have a power outage. Big money wasted. Spend the extra and get a H***a.

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Big Disapointment
1 Star Review   By Pope on Home Depot - May 3, 2011   

I purchased this online for a backup to my other generator, an Briggs+Stratton Storm Responder. It is very similar in output and about a 100 dollars cheaper. I ordered it 10/1/10 recieved 10/6/10, so far so good. I fueled it with clean fuel and started it to run it and test it, everything worked fine. Kept in my clean and dry shed until 4/22/11 and decided to test run it again, never needing to actually use it for anything. Won't start, tried everything, checked everything I could and now think it's the electronic fuel soliniod in the carburator. Going to to repair shop tomorrow at my expense since the warranty is only 90 days. I'm glad I didn't need it for power and was not running.

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sportsman generator
5 Star Review   By tankerguy on Home Depot - Jan 6, 2011   

GOT THIS BAD BOY ON MONDAY VIA R&L CARRIERS THEY DID EXCELLENT JOB BOX WASNT DAMAGED AT ALL. TOOK IT OUT OF BOX PUT IT TOGETHER NO PROBLEMS ,GAS IT UP AND PUT OIL IN IT PULLED CORD TWO TIMES FIRED RIGHT UP . I'LL BE BUYING MORE ON LINE FROM HOME DEPOT NO HASSELS AT ALL .!!!!!!GREAT JOB EVERYBODY !!!THANKS HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Great Generator for the Price and our needs
5 Star Review   By BWinMichigan on Home Depot - Dec 11, 2010   

Living in Michigan, we experience power outages from storms throughout the year. After a Fall storm that saw us without power again, I decided to invest in a generator. I had an electrician properly wire our house so we could have a generator plug in and be ready. The electrician recommended a generator with 7000 hp and an electric start for our needs and ease of starting. I got on the Home Depot site and found this Generator which met our needs. Asked the electrician and my brother-in-law (a licensed contractor) and both gave this generator a positive review. So I bought it. Came assembled except the wheels, handles and battery. Stopped at Batteries Plus to get a battery and after installing battery, putting in the oil and gas, it started quickly with the turn of a key. We're all set now for the next outage and glad to have this generator to serve our needs!

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Happy as a Lark
5 Star Review   By Jose133 on Home Depot - Oct 31, 2010   

I was totally satisfied with the generator that I received. It was simple to assemble, did not even have to read the instructions, and after filling it with gas and oil , it started on the first pull. I already have had an electrician wire the necessary box onto my breaker box and am ready for the next storm to pass through. I would recomend this to anyone looking to back up their electrical power for a not so ridiculous price. I would say with the generator, fuse box, and the cable to connect the two together, I have about $1000 invested. No alot for my piece of mind since I have may medical machines in my house to run.

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Sportsman Generator
5 Star Review   By Camprat on Home Depot - Oct 23, 2010   

We purchased this generator on line, I was a little leary to order it on line. We have had the generator for a little over a year and just LOVE IT. At 46 I became tired of the old pull style generator we had, it was very hard on the back. Now with this generator all you do is choke it and turn the key. It has never failed to start and we use it more during the winter than any other season and it starts every time. Move to an electric start and you will never be sorry you made the move. We purchased the old pull start generator during the ice storm of 1996 and paid MORE for this one than we did the electric start one. It also comes with wheels for ease of movement. As you get older you need to work smarter NOT harder and this generator is one of the smartest decisions we have made! Great price also!

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best generator value on the internet
5 Star Review   By harper1 on Home Depot - Oct 9, 2010   

very pleased with this generator, especially like the power output for the money. Very quick shipping ( I had mine in 3 days), super easy assembly, started on first pull. Since then I have purchased a battery and the electric start works great, very handy. I have loaded this bad boy up with multiple tools and never flipped a breaker. Perfect

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Excellant Buy
5 Star Review   By 1955Chev on Home Depot - Oct 7, 2010   

I received this unit sooner than expected, but the box top was damaged big time and after looking at the unit left it on the truck and returned it and ordered another one. It was okay and as we were in Iowa for the summer did not unpack it till 3 months later. Put the oil & gas in and it started in 2 pulls. Don't know if I'll get a battery or not. This is to be used in case we are hit with a hurricane so will have to wait for more use, but it should run 2 frigerators and 2 small window a/cs plus mis. It did take 5 weeks to credit my card.

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7000 Watt Generator
5 Star Review   By BobHu on Home Depot - Sep 19, 2010   

I took this out of the carton, and had the wheels and handle installed in 15 minutes, I had to agree, that the instructions in the booklet, were very vague, I had better luck, looking at the picture on the outside of the carton. I put in the oil, added a splash of gas, and it started on the first pull. I ordered this, after hurricane Earl, was supposed to hit us, fortunately for us, it never did. I hope in the future that the weather men are wrong every time, and won't need to use it,but it's comforting to know that I have it.

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Awesome Deal
5 Star Review   By justgee on Home Depot - Sep 8, 2010   

I bought this generator for my place up north. Recently had a well installed with 220 pump. Hooked up generator to 29 foot trailer and well. Runs all with no problem. I am very pleased with this product. Keep up the awsome deals Home Depot.

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Great Price; Great Delivery; Started First time
5 Star Review   By JimKentucky on Home Depot - Sep 6, 2010   

Great Price; Great Delivery; Started First time They called and ask for a time they could deliver the generator. They delivered it right to my garage. It only took a few minutes to put the tires and handle onto the unit. It started the very first turn of the key. I have only run it for a little while but it seems like it is a winner. The best use it could serve would be to set and my garage and remain quiet while my utility company keeps my electricity flowing without interruption. There is little chance that will happen.

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used the pull start, have not bought a battery yet
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

It was easy to start. A little loud but am happy with it. Will buy a battery in a couple of months.

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Excellent backup
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

With six total days of power outages here in the coast of Maine, this generator did an excellent job at keeping my entire home power running and with little effort on my part at all. In fact, since I have little need for 220 usage in my home other than for my well pump, I was able to successfully run an extension cord to my elderly neighbor so that he could also keep his heat monitor, refrigerator, TV and a light running, and all the while running everything that I needed in my own home. For the 60 or so hours that I've used the generator so far this year, I've only gone through about 25 gallons of gas. I absolutely reccomend this generator, especially for areas that are as hard hit with seasonal power outgages as Maine is.

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7000w Generator
5 Star Review   By Fireman14 on Home Depot - Feb 20, 2010   

This generator is awesome. Very few parts to install, and easy to install. Runs great, started on the first try. I purchased one for our business and liked it so well, I purchased one for myself. Very easy to operate, anyone can run it.

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Excellent service
5 Star Review   By MikefromMI on Home Depot - Feb 20, 2010   

I liked how I was called and asked if I minded if the date of delivery could be extended (we just got 10+ inches of snow). Other then that, I would have liked a sugguestion on where to get the battery needed for this model. Works great!

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Worth the price
5 Star Review   By KYDoItYourself on Home Depot - Jan 26, 2010   

After the Kentucky Ice storm of 2009, we decided to get a generator for when the electricity goes out again. After much research, we bought this model and are very happy with it. After unpacking the unit, we had it together in 10-15mins. It was not difficult, though the instructions could have been slightly better. We filled the oil, then the gas. Turn the key to the right position and make sure the choke is set right and give a couple yanks. The unit starts up pretty easy. Note that the electrical starter requires a large battery that is not included with the unit. We have not been through another long power outage, though we have ran the generator for several hours for testing purposes. It's not as loud as other units I've been around that generate the same power. We've been very happy with this purchase and hope we never have to use it ;-). I would recommend this product, especially at the sale price we got it for.

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great price
5 Star Review   By jim031959 on Home Depot - Jan 9, 2010   

this unit was easy to set up and started on the 3rd pull does everything i need it too do i bought it as a back up for my home. everyone that sees it wants one for the price it is great little gen. thanks homedepot

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very satisfied
5 Star Review   By tugriver on Home Depot - Dec 26, 2009   

I am very satisfied with my generator at this time.I received it for a Christmas Present and it was wrapped under the tree so I got to open it early.We lost power on 12/ 19/ 09 to 12/24 /09 and my generator was run non stop other than to add gas and check the oil. The only problem that I had was that the bolts vibrated loose on the muffler and messed up the gasket and the bolts and nuts inside the muffler which I still was able to tighten back, it was just a little loud. I called Buffalo Tools and they shipped me a new muffler and Gasket over night.They were very nice to deal with.This problem could be prevented though by adding lock washers on the two muffler bolts. I just ordered two more generators just like mine for my mom and my uncle.

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Sportsman 7000W Generator
5 Star Review   By slavedriver on Home Depot - Dec 4, 2009   

This model generator is the best for ease of use and portability. Easy to start, never quit during our construction projects. Was able to handle four plug-ins nicely.

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What a deal!
5 Star Review   By Goatman on Home Depot - Oct 20, 2009   

Great price and free shipping on this awesome generator. The large fuel tank is another plus. Very powerful!

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Sportsman 7000
5 Star Review   By Skivs on Home Depot - Aug 22, 2009   

In my small town, the power goes out constantly...I'm down anywhere from a couple of minutes to several hours or even days. This Sportsman was easy to put together, fill with oil and fuel and above all...START. She fired up on the second pull and performed flawlessly for the 2 hours that I had it running. The price was right and worth double to me what I paid. I highly recommend this generator...You won't find one this nice at this price.

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Selecting a Generator
5 Star Review   By SmoothTalker on Home Depot - Aug 17, 2009   

After Hurricane Ike put us in the dark for a week, we decided to never be in that situation again. I reviewed standby generators vs. portable generators. I reviewed all brands, compared horsepower, output wattage, features, almost to the extent of knowing as much as a manufacturer. I compared all retail outlets in the area and in the internet. My choice of purchasing this model from Home Depot saved me money, buying a generator that I want to work but hope I never need to use it in case of emergency. thanks, Home Depot.

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Awesome Product
5 Star Review   By Nukitsuke on Home Depot - Aug 17, 2009   

First, it was a great deal on homedepot.com. The transaction could not have been easier. The delivery was perfect... just two days after I ordered it online. The best part is that the generator went together in about 5 minutes and was purrrrring. It's quieter than all the other generators that I've run (but it is still a generator). The build quality seems tops... put together well, welds are intact, paint is nice and it is very simple to operate. Now I hope I never need to use it ;-)

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Buy it
5 Star Review   By pvdt on Home Depot - Aug 3, 2009   

Great generator. Have had trouble finding the appropriate battery for electric start.

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Awesome Generator-Killer Value for the Price
5 Star Review   By TexasT on Home Depot - Jul 9, 2009   

I could not believe this price. AND FREE SHIPPING. Was very pleased with the speed of the delivery and this Generator has tons of power. Cranked on first try and have run it for 20 or 30 hrs by now for work. Bought it for backup power for the homestead, but works great for jobsite power. Awesome deal Home Depot!

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