The first electric I bought was Lesco. It took about 30 days for the rope/spring shut off to start malfunctioning. You will think you have it off, but it won't catch! Mine rusted away, no matter how much I cleaned and lubed it. recommend you buy a cable shut off that goes on their walk spreader. Also, keep us posted on how well it lasts over the year. Hope yours lasts longer than mine! Sold what was left of it for 50 bucks and got a Sypker. Later!