My limited experience in this area taught me to be sure that my power tool (Big Foot saw, Makita chain mortiser) was up to speed before plunging it into the wood in order to preserve tool life. I was using a generator that automatically dropped to idle when not under a load, so that may not be an issue if using one that runs at full speed all the time.

You may also want to take a look at Robin generators. Their ratings are similar to Honda's at a slightly lower cost.