When I bought my machine 8 months ago, I did so with the intent that this is going to be how I make money.
My livelihood and family’s well being depends on me be able to work every day.
You get what you pay for. There is a reason Honda is twice as expensive has rip-offs.
I made the decision that for me, spending the extra cash for a top quality machine was more than worth it. I keep track of every oil change date, receipt for Honda filter and Honda oil, etc. If I ever have a problem, there will be no questions asked and I know it will be fixed pronto. What is HF gonna do? Give you another machine, you have to deal with replacing it and then what in another 6 months if their is a problem?
I think it all comes down to - HF is great for things that are more disposable in nature or something that you really won’t use that much but would be good to have around at a cheap price.