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56 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2013
If you're looking for a great bicep and deltoid workout with elements of cardio, look no further than the Predator Engine.
I am on my third Predator Engine from Harbor Freight & Tool, and my upper body is starting to look ripped. I simply unpack the engine, follow the instructions to the letter, grip the starter cord, and pull it - again and again. It couldn't be easier.
The best feature of the Predator is probably its super-quiet operation. In spite of the fact that I added the proper gas and oil, and turned on the ignition, choke, and fuel switches as the manual instructs, I was never once bothered by the obnoxious sound of internal combustion that plagues many similar engines. Just to shake things up I even tried testing and replacing the spark plug, but the Predator never troubled me with more than a little flywheel noise the entire time. And the awful smell of exhaust was nonexistent.
The Predator Engine has even helped me make new friends. The manager at Harbor Freight now knows me by sight, and is happy to let me go back to the shelf and choose from a number of re-taped, re-packaged boxes of Predator Engines (which have no doubt been returned by less fitness-conscious customers - their loss).
While I'm really enjoying the Predator Engine as a fitness device, I'm thinking that its weight might also be perfect for holding down the edge of a tarp in the back yard next to the wood pile. Come to think of it, the irregular shape might also make the Predator a fantastic boat anchor as well.
In short, don't waste your money on a noisy, smelly Honda or Briggs engine when you can have the ultra-quiet, non-running performance of the Predator. Just buy it today and you'll be on your way to buff arms and new friends in no time.