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Powermate PM0146500 6500-watt Generator with Electric Start – Reliable Power

It doesn’t matter if you’re a party animal, outdoors type of guy or a contractor, sometimes you need reliable power.  Power you can trust and rely on to either power your tools, your camper or your bands lighting.  There are many generators on the market, but one name that keeps coming up is Powermate, which we have become to rely on and like.  If you are looking for an alternative source generator take a look at the propane Powermate we reviewed. The PM0146500 provides 6,500 watts and a peak of 8,125 watts, making this perfect to run your job site....

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Powermate PM0143250 – Power To Go

As those of you on the TIA forum know, I have a mini-quad race team. We stepped up this season and began building a fully equipped trailer which will be the subject of some future articles. When we started building the trailer, I knew right off the bat I needed an extremely portable power generation solution. The PM0143250 from Powermate was just the solution I was looking for. Owned by Pramac since 2008, Powermate specializes in quality, affordable, power generation solutions. I have some previous experiences with Powermate (all positive) so I had no reservations about using them again. I...

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Powermate PM0135500 Propane Powered Generator – Daily Dose

We do a lot of generators here on Tools in Action, but this is our first alternative fuel source unit.  The Powermate PM0135500 is powered by liquid propane.  Yes the same 20 or 30 lb tanks that you use for your BBQ and heaters will now power your generator.  Advantages to this are huge as there is no gasoline to go bad and foul up your carburetor.  It is always ready to start. just lock down a tank on the top and it is ready to go. The average homeowner generally has a 20lb propane tank on hand. Propane can...

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Pramac S 2800 Portable Generator – Reliable Power

When I first saw the Pramac S 2800 I was a bit perplexed by its simplicity.  It is basically just an engine, an alternator and a handle.  That simplicity is what gives it the ultimate portability.  The unit weighs in at 71 lbs which makes it easy for one person to move about. This Pramac unit is built in Kearny, Nebraska.  Pramac makes all sorts of power generation equipment and are an OEM manufacturer for some big name reliable brands. The S 2800 is powered by a Subaru 5.7hp SP160.  The engine has pro features like a low oil...

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Pramac S7200 Generator Review

Generators are one of those expenses that put a huge dent in your wallet.  Of course you can go cheap, but we all know how that ends up.  One of our top pick generators is Pramac.  One reason is they just work, they are tough and reliable.  In fact, they are so reliable, other manufacturers want them so they can put their name on it and sell it as one of their own.  Pramac knows power. The whole unit is protected by a powder coated steel frame.  This helps protect it from the tough job site conditions, which is...

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DeWALT DXGN14000 Generator with Honda Motor – Reliable Job Site Power

Here at Tools in Action we have reviewed all kinds of generators and inverters.  We have spoken to a lot of contractors about reliability and two names stand out, Honda and DeWALT.  If you want reliable job site power in a package that can survive just about any environment then these are the names to go with.  The DXGN14000 happens to have the best of both worlds.  A rugged DeWALT job site tough tested frame with a reliable 20hp Honda GX630 motor. The rugged steel frame has 13″ pneumatic wheels and a fold down handle.  This enables the unit...

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DeWALT DXGN4500 Generator – Job Site Tough Review

    DeWALT really knows how to build a quality generator.  On the job site, generators take a beating running 8-14 hours and even in some cases 24 hours a day until the job is done.  Contractors demand run time, reliability and the ability to withstand the harshest environments.  Rain, snow, mud, subzero temperatures, drops, you name it a job site generator goes through it.  It is the heart of a job site and we wanted to find out what the contractors thought of this generator.  We took it to Tony of Reliable Services of Illinois who was restoring...

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DeWalt DXGN7200 7200 Watt Commercial Generator – Review

A generator is just one of those items that you should have no matter if you use it a lot or hardly at all because it can save you in a power outage.  As I am writing this, the east coast is preparing for Hurricane Sandy that will take out the power of thousands, for days.  We all know DeWALT as a quality brand so when it comes to generators they don’t mess around.  The DXGN7200 is a rugged unit designed to run all day and night with hardly any downtime.  The 11.7hp GX390 Honda motor means that it is reliable...

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PowerMate PM0106507 6500W Generator – Review

Generators can save you in times of power outages, every household should have one.  There are many types and sizes of generators, so which one is a good one for you?  That all depends on your needs but we have come across a great all around generator that is perfect for anyone, even grandma.  Yes, I said grandma.  Power outages happen at in-opportune times and sometimes grandma is home alone when an outage happens.  With the PowerMate ,all she has to do is turn a key and she has power.  Obviously she would have to wheel it out of the...

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PowerStroke 5000 Watt Generator Review

It has been a while since we reviewed a generator.  In fact the last one we tested was a Generac which turned out to be a piece of junk.  Now this PowerStroke has a lot more power, but this is a relatively new brand that is built in China.  Again, I not knocking this thing, but it does make me a little cautious of how it will perform over time.  One thing I can say, this generator currently performs like a charm and I am very happy with it.  One pull and it’s running, no hassle starting is great. Generators...

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