Runs good, though it has been difficult to start starting fluid saves the day. I needed this excuse to get a new one. Includes 2 brand new chains worth $20 each, 5 dull chains, and the chain on it now is still cutting good. Once you get er going it will cut great, and restart no problem. The muffler is off, as I lost the two mounting bolts. It has a decompression button for easier starting.