My Sears Craftsman is 20 years old this spring. It has never had any
trouble; never been to a repair shop. Still using the original spark
plug. Air filter has been changed once. Starts on the first pull
At the end of every season, I change the oil (Mobil 1), clean the air
filter, clean the underside of the mower deck, sharpen the blade (with
my bench grinder), and put a dash of StaBil in the gas tank (and run
the engine to get it into the carb).
Of course, I bought this machine 20 years ago. I have no idea what is
the quality of the mowers Sears is selling in 2006.
Bought a Sears Craftsman back in 79/80 finally sold it at a garage sale
for $15 in 97 as my new place was too big.
Bought another push Craftsman with the larger wheels in the back for
easier pushing. However, as I have aged and slope of my side yard it got
a lil tiring.
So traded my kids for the Craftsman I got them for a housewarming
present. This one is self propelled and I just love it.
The hole for the grass catcher is much larger than the other one. My
yard is 1/2 acre and I can do the whole job myself.
- posted on May 10, 2006, 2:00 pm
that 1st Craftsman I bought back in the late 70's never went to the
Think I may have changed the spark plug once, added oil as needed. Never
used gas that had stabilizer in it so it served me well for 19 years.
- posted on May 10, 2006, 9:41 pm
honda without a doubt...if your going cheep. , dont get a tecumseh
engine.get a briggs engine with a carb that uses a float bowl, and get
ball bearing wheels..lucas