I seen this on CL and figured if it was $50 and ran I could do something with it, He gave a good description of what was wrong and said it wasn't throwing snow and thought it was time for a new one, No price given so I texted him asking how much. He said free to good home so off I went LOL. This is the third craftsman in the last few weeks and all have been in decent shape with one thing or another to fix but decent machines to flip, Like the 27" this also has a 8.5HP Tec engine but this is like the compact version of them, It's 26" but so much smaller but with a big engine. The rust looks bad but the metal still feels solid and I can clean it up. The one thing all 3 had in common is all the owners had at least one bolt in the auger and one shear pin, Well this one has 2 bolts and the baffling thing is there are 2 unused shear pins in the storage box for the pins LOL. Hopefully it doesn't need a gearbox rebuild like the 27". Pretty easy job but a $45 part. I do know it needs the bearing as I can wiggle the auger shaft and impeller so that will be getting replaced with the belts. It runs also but will be going through it checking things out as I go. Just another project for the summer. The funny thing about this is, On the 27" the chute was broken so upgraded it to a metal chute from a different model, Cost $60 and THIS is the model the chute came off of so even if this gets scrapped I have a chute to upgrade the 29" I picked up last weekend.