I just got this lawn mower a short time ago, beginning of the spring. So far so good. I have a larger yard so the self propelling is defiantly a great option. The motor seems pretty powerful, and cutting is great.
There are easy to use height adjustments along with easy removal and placement of the bag.
The initial set up of the mower was extremely easy, just had to unfold and add liquids. So far the only down sides I can see so far is the back wheels since it is rear propelled on turns or tights areas tend to tear up the grass.
A little to much power, so you have to be mindful or you will have bald spots in your grass. Also I have found that the set screws for the handle on the side can come loose and need tightening often.
The pull cord is easy, and normally starts one the first pull. This is true for most craftsman products, at least for me; I've had good luck with the brand.
The bag has a pretty good capacity, if you do get to full; you will hear the blade bog down which eventually shuts of the motor. The motor seems to run quite awhile of one tank of gas, which is great in todays prices even for a tank on a lawn mower.
Plus I like to clean my motors often and this mower is very simple to take apart and clean. The area where the air filter is very accessible.
Also when it comes time to change the oil that to will be easy. Over all it’s a great lawn mower for the price.