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job site generators10/27
WE have started working on some large new home renovations and will need a potrable generator for installs. not more than two lines needed, for table saw,drills,jigsaw,etc and a small compressor.
I have a small Yamaha which can run on gas or propane. Its quiet and economical to run
What size generators are you using? Alot of our time is spent levelling, joining cabinets and attaching uppers to wall with cordless drills. These do need recharging, but can often run most of the day before needing a charge. The power is needed more for jig saw, hole saw, small bosh portable saw or chop saw at end of job for fillers and toe kicks.
I know Honda makes some small lightweight ones, 1000kw , 1500kw. Very quiet . I belive Yamaha dose as well. We have larger Honda
Be careful not to go too small or the voltage will drop and could damage or ruin motors. Last time I used a generator I fried an electric motor. I'd like to think I've learned a lesson, we'll see
I got the small Honda. 42lbs and so quiet you can carry on a conversation next to it. Used it for two weeks on and off and it is great for cabinet installs. Powered small Bosch tablecsaw, pancake compressed, small power tools and chargers. Very happy with it and other trades on site were very impressed.
Lots of good generators out there. I'd look for a used one personally. Many brands are excellent including Yamaha and Honda.
New is over priced IMO.
Just some thoughts from a different direction.
post script to my original quote: We have been using the Honda portable for several months and it is a great machine. Barely uses any gaz,lightweight,quiet and reliable. Harold.
I use the Westinghouse WH2200iXLT generator. It's really quiet, easy to carry around and can power several devices simultaneously. You can pay attention to this gen as well.