Don't know about their generators. We have (had) 2 small generators on a rescue mass casualty truck. They don't get used regularly, but we put a small amount of Stabil/gas in them once a month, run them till it they stop, then put them up. Lasted a year, now they won't start at all. Another truck across the city has Honda generators, same maintenance, and no issues, they start first pull. Don't think I would buy a Harbor Freight generator for emergency use only. As far as tools, I routinely tear up their star and hex bits working on the 'motor, but they get replaced free, so no issues for me.