Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 79
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KI703 Great Bang for your Buck!
The biggest reason I'm reviewing this is to address the complaints about the grass catcher bag falling off constantly. I had the same problem UNTIL I realized I hadn't installed it properly (the instruction manual is too vague). Please see my pictures - Don't try to hook the bag onto anything. The hooks actually slide past the rubber bumper and sit between a brace and the axle. When installed this way, the bag doesn't fall out! Anyway, this mower is well built and relatively lightweight. It cuts well, but when the grass is tall it has a tendency to lay the grass down rather than cut it, so cut it often (unlike a powered mower that sucks the grass up before cutting). Don't go too fast or the clipped grass will ride the blade over the top and end up on the ground instead of in the bag. Be careful not to drag the bag across cement (like a sidewalk) or you'll tear the corners of the bag. A few things could have been designed better, but overall I think this mower is great for smaller lawns, has a bag and is small enough to store.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retiree easy to assemble and use
Easy to assemble and use. No gas, no oil, no plug, no batteries. Only maintenance is keeping it clean, oiled, and blades sharp. Love it. Misses spots but easy to go over a second time. The downside is grass catcher. Doesn't stay on well nor catch clippings well. So I use it without the bag. I get exercise and my lawn mowed at the same time.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JrgAlvaradoII I really like this product
As soon as i saw my budget showing signs of weakness and gas prices become erratic, I decided to purchase a reel mower to save money on gas. Though it does not do well against crab grass and other weeds, it gets the job done- swiftly. Just get up and go, no more refueling or other tasks that may be time consuming. It is also silenter than a regular mower and sounds like a choir of razors that hunger for the flesh of plants.
February 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wildhoney03 you get what you pay for...
I have owned this lawn mower for three weeks and mowed my lawn with it three times. It was pretty easy to assemble and mows the lawn fine. We picked this one because it was the most inexpensive mower that came with a bag. Also, we'd heard we should keep the grass in our shady yard at least 2" high, and this was the only mower in this price range that could do that.
The downsides are that the bag does not want to stay on the mower at all and constantly falls off. There is also already a rip in the corner of our bag. We have also already lost a couple of bolts, which is annoying. Luckily we were able to save the screws before they fell out too. But it's kind of a pain to have to go find new bolts after just three weeks!
June 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oliveg Lawn mower
Nice equipment great excerise good for lawn.only one item brought
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dove3926 This product is very easy yo use
I have a very small yard and this reel mower is perfect for that purpose it is easy to manuver and the grass catcher is an added bonus for me NO RAKING .Plus no oil to change no gas to burn and no roaring motor .I really like it !!
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clinton20735 Love it
This machine works very well. It works just as good as the gas one.
August 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by fescuecutter Good product that just didn't cut good enough for my yard.
I purchased this mower after giving lots of thought to the reel vs gas vs electric debate. I have a small yard with lots of straight lines so I decided to try this mower. Assembly was very easy (only requiring a 10 mm socket and ratchet) and it is VERY light compared to my previous gas powered mower. Build quality was good with only a small dent on the left inner fender when the box was opened (quality control must have missed this. This mower is a breeze to push, even 1 handed on short grass or pavement.
Overall it cut OK, if the grass was a little long 2 or 3 passes were required and even if the grass was short it left lots of stragglers, enough to warrant a return after 4 cuttings with various stages of growth and various height levels. Perhaps it was just my grass or I am to picky. In the end it was a good product but not a great product.
September 9, 2012