Hello, I recently tried out a mini-tiller and was very impressed with the results. The unit I used was the Craftsman, so i'm sure the Craftsman won't even compare to the Mantis. We have clay soil around here but the unit still worked very well. I have had many requests for small jobs and the Mantis is what I need. My question is, Should I go with the 2-stroke Mantis tiller or the 4-Stroke w/ the Honda engine? I have searched many of the posts and found many useful posts about the different brands of mini-tillers but did not see anything directly related to the 2 and 4 stroke engines. Any opinions would be appreciated.