Been looking for a portable generator to run all my electric yard tools. (chain saw, weed eater, hedge trimmer and leaf blower). I am done mixing fuels and having the loud noise. The choice was either a Yamaha or this Honda EU2200i. I went for the Honda at this time even though the Yamaha had a quieter rating at 1/4 throttle but less wattage. The instructions are straight forward and you should read them. As stated, it will take several pulls on the first start but after that it started on the first pull. It is straight forward and easy to use with simple features for those who have issues with equipment. The quality looks good and the outside is designed with smooth contours so it will be easy to wipe down and keep clean.
I hooked up my electric home lite 12.5 amp chain saw and it worked fine without lighting up the over load. When using the higher amperage tools I think it is best not to run it in ECO as it torques the engine much more than in the off position that has a higher rpm. As with other reviews, it would have been nice to have a fuel gauge. I have a lot of small downed wood that I am going to cut up so the test will be on next week. Hopefully it will hold up to the task and maintain the Honda name for expected quality products.