I just figured I'd post this question to the group because we've all heard about how us men don't read directions and won't ask for directions(It's funny we all seem to ask for directions here!!) I am hoping for a discussion that brings out the good information that's in the manual as well as get some thoughts on what information we might think the manufacturer's should include, but they don't. Whenever I get a new piece of equipment, regardless if it's brand new out of the box or well seasoned, I read the owners manual front to back.(I normally skip the foreign language sections) If I buy it well seasoned and a manual is not provided I search for one. I thank everyone here that makes them available at no charge...as they are priceless gifts. Personally, I want to understand my machine and how it works before I use it. Snowblowers are serviceable machines unlike most of the electronic devices that we use. If my coffee maker stops working I can't just tear it down and fix it, but if my snowblower breaks down I'm gonna fix it because it was designed to be fixed. So what do you all think is it worth your time to read the owner's manual? Personally I think that the manufacture should include copy's of the Owner's Manual and Parts & Service manuals with all purchases.