We also have a Strikemaster mag 2000, the 10 inch. every december when we try to fire it up something goes wrong. last year the little plastic clip that holds the recoils spring broke off and this year the pull cord broke. Other than those minor things we havent had any problems. it always starts after a few pulls and warms up in about 30 seconds. in the last two years its drilled over 500 holes. new plug and filter every winter and she runs perfectly. we also paid $100 bucks for this at Garts.