Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1745
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RAM66 Very Happy
Set up was a cinch and it started on one pull. Cut nice with the two blade setup.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HondaMan Honda Mower
This Honda mower was recommended by several members of my immediate family. It was strongly suggested that I move up to a better brand of mower. The ones I have bought in the past only lasted for 1 or 2 mowing seasons. This mower starts with one pull. The drive wheels allow me to move with ease up and down my steep hill in the front yard. It is easy to store with the fold down handle. I would buy this mower again because it does a great job of cutting my lawn.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nick Good so far
Only used this twice...works as described, good speed control, easy to use.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Danielsan Great Mower
I've had Lawn Boy, Toro and now Honda. The Lawn Boy just wasn't powerful enough and clogged all of the time. The Toro's Self-Propel system was weak and the crankshaft warped on me. Now onto Honda...
I was a little worried getting a mower with no side discharge because I remember the constant trouble I had with the Lawn Boy clogging. I was also a little worried at how comfortable the Honda self-propelled system was. I took the gamble and here is the review...
The mower feels like a quality product. It LOOKS nice and feels well made. The setup was a breeze and was basically was just unfolding the handle bar and locking it into one of two positions. It also folds easily if needed. Add your oil and gas and you are good to go.
The first mow, I chose to do rear discharge. I have to say, I wasn't too impressed at first. The rear discharge basically just blows all of the grass onto your ankles as you mow. It actually felt a little dangerous. The grass was wet so it was also clumping up and I had to keep lifting the mower to get it to discharge all of the way. It started to rain so I stopped for the day.
The 2nd day I decided to try mulch mode. Now this is where the mower shines and the setting I will continue to use from here on. The mower shreds through grass without any problem thanks to its two blades. I mowed my yard in record time and it looks beautiful with clean lines and very little clumping.
The self-propel system is incredibly powerful (the most powerful I've seen) and speeds over the grass with ease. Due to the design, you naturally want to use your thumbs to control the paddle but ideally you want to use your palms. You can adjust the position of the paddle easily and the best setting for me is having it point up and when you press it down with your palms, it's level with the handle. It's basically as fast or as slow as you want it to be based on the pressure you put on it. From a slow walk to literally running behind it.
I also love how easily the mower turns. It's a fairly heavy mower but when you stop, lift it and turn around, it spins with ease. The mower strangely feels like it gets light as a feather and turns around with nearly zero force. I'm not sure how it works but it's the best I've seen in that regard. It's also worth noting that the mower starts with the very first pull of the ripcord and is easy to pull. I liked my previous electric start but this is almost just as easy.
Overall, it's the best mower I've had so far. I can't recommend the rear discharge mode but if you want to mulch or bag, this is a powerful, easy to use and well made mower worth looking at.
August 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dirtyshoe speed control handle hard to handle
The mower works good, starts great, cuts great.....BUT I cannot get use to that small handle to automatically self propel your mower. Others use a bar that you control with your hand on the mower handle. its part of what you do naturally. This thing has a small thumb like gadget in the middle of the mower handle that you have to use your palm, or thumb, or whatever you can and it is not smooth. either to fast or slow and hard to use. Why change what works for other mowers across the board?
Also the grass discharge is sent out the back and not the side....so all over your shoes!
June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strato Perfect Machine
Just used the machine today for the first time. The unit performed flawlessly. After the initial set-up (easy and quick), the engine started on the first pull. I had considered spending another $100 for the electric start feature. Glad I didn't. Starting this Honda engine is effortless. The rear-wheel drive feature is a big deal. We have hills, and the mower requires virtually no energy to get to the top. The drive throttle pad attached to the handle bar is easy to use, and adjustable. I'll never buy a "push mower" again. Finally, the dual-blade cutting system works well. I have the mower on "mulch" mode (not using bag), and the blades cut the clippings so fine you can't see them. It's difficult to imagine a better lawnmower design than this one - for consumers, at least. Highly recommended.
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Can't beat it!
For $399 you cant beat this mower. Super easy to prep out of the box, added fuel and it started on the very first pull. I thought about paying $100 more for push button start but when it starts this easy, who needs it. Lots of power, tore through our thick tall grass like nothing. I love the variable speed paddles too, makes it easy to match your walking speed as you navigate through the yard. Highly recommended. I would recommend buying ethanol free gas for it for best results and reliability as with any other small engine.
July 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frcc Honda Self Propelled Mower
Manual has no section/directions for replacing belt.
Belt needed replacing within 30 days.
Home Depot did not carry belt even through they sold mower.
Dis-assembly for belt replacement is bizarre....and overly complicated.
Belt failed again with 30 days.
Mower holds very very little oil.
Mower starts well...........
Mower needs replacing within 6mo of purchase because of continuing drive belt failure
and difficulty in replacing same.
All stickers for operation/direction fell off within 3 mo
Suggestion,,,,spend another $500 and buy a commercial mower
Long time commercial customer of Home Depot,
Surprising poor quality for a Honda.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Apcarter16 Best mower for the &
I purchased this model 1 year ago from Home Depot
The mower even though it is not a expensive one. Is the best I have ever owned. Starts on first pull. Every time. Gets great gas mileage
And with the double blades it cuts great'
and with the clip director you can switch from bag to mulch with a flick of the wrist.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SR Great mower
Got this mower a few months ago, works great, especially for the price
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CuttingGrassMakingCash Best investment
I bought this mower to start my lawn care business. I have probably cut 200 lawns with it, with ZERO issues! You couldn't ask for a more reliable product.
July 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SeniorLandscaper Pleased with Honda motor
Easy to start; propels very well; quieter motor than our Craftsman; loved the free delivery; easy shift to adjust the height of clipping. Best mower we've had compared to previous Craftsman & Toro mowers.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mel A must have!!!!
It comes fully assembled. Put the oil in that comes with it, pull on the cord. Boom starts on the first pull. Cuts beautifully. Be careful when you push on the paddles to engage the belt drive. It will give you a pretty good pull on your arms. Totally Satisfied with my purchase.You won't be disappointed.
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mowingmachine34 very disappointing
I was delighted when I started up the mower on the first pull out of the box. Quiet, lightweight, self propel feature works great and easy to turn. Unfortunately because I do not bag, the discharge gets clogged fairly easily (even in dry grass) and leaves very annoying clumps of grass. I have to stop every once in awhile, stop the mower, and clean out the discharge.
I love how quiet and lightweight this mower is, but beware if you are cutting high grass without the bag.
Very disappointing spend of $400.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pauli Awesome Machine
I bought a Honda CRV in 2011, and Odyssey this year and then I bought this. This is a superb machine. I thought I wouldn't like it at first because of the rear wheel drive, but mowing my lawn is so much easier. I'm 57 years old and I do it in half the time I used to. The variable speed drive goes as fast as you can walk. It literally pulls me along when I'm mowing and the dual blades keep right up with the cutting. Every time I've started it... all 8 times, it started easily with one pull... even after running out of gas. I seriously love this thing... a close friend got one too and he loves his. I highly recommend it. To me, it's worth it's weight in gold. HD gives a 3 year replacement for around $60 but in my experience with Hondas, I didn't take it. I figured it was money thrown away... while I do get these warranties with other equipment. Things I love about it... Dual blades, variable walk speed, it folds very easily and takes up less space in my garage, starts super easy, rugged build, quality manufacturer, filter in gas tank, easy start. I think I will wash and wax it this week. Thanks HD for carrying this brand!
July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianS Its a Beast
I bought a house and my father gave me his 15yr old Snapper, I murdered it in 2 mowings. I didn't mow the lawn for like 4 weeks and then went bought this puppy, it had been raining for 2 days so I thought I would put it together and start it up and be ready when it had dried out. I took a swipe expecting it to bog down and clog up, NOPE! I mowed the whole lawn that was 8-12 tall of wet wet grass with no problems.
super happy with it! I was also surprised at how quite it is.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by butch great product
Easy to assemble, started on first pull. Cuts and mulches very good.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by robob Very Nice
The power of this mower is conservatively rated. I works very well. I mowed tall grass with it and am impressed.
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by melsing mower
I bought this mower June 10th 2016 this is July 26 2016 and the mower is already having problems. loss of power, barley running. I'm taking it back.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LD SO FAR SO GOOD
Delivered in great condition. Easy to assemble, easy to start, easy to use. A bit loud and the vibration is quite jearring after an hour of use, but overall i think this will be a solid, great lawnmower and an unbeatable value for the price i paid. Thanks Honda and Home Depot. Mulching feature seems to work well, and the self propelled mechanism is more than adequate for even steep hills!
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WxB Excellent Mower
The mower does a great job in mulching mode. My lawn hasn't looked as evenly cut in years. The self-propel palm paddles take a little getting used to, but after adjustment they work well on hilly terrain. I would recommend this mower highly--an excellent buy.
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gasman59 Really nice for the price
Only have had it for a month but it seems like a solid product. The engine starts on one pull every time. Advice, after starting from cold let it run for a few minutes. It is hard to restart if not warmed up and likely the source of the complaints about same.
I find the speed control a bit jerky when starting from a stop, but overall it works well.
It is pretty light and lends itself to easy maneuverability.
Only wish is adding a hose adapter clean out port.
Otherwise I am very satisfied with this mower.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frustrated Honda Mower Everything I expected
I replaced my 5 year old Snapper with the 21 in 3 in 1 Honda mower. What an upgrade ! Starts great, Very little vibration. The mower is extremely easy to switch from catch to mulch. The self propelled feature is so smooth and easy to control. I will never again buy anything but, a Honda.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrG Best mower I've ever owned
Picked up the box, removed the mower, added the oil, gassed it up. One pull start without even having to find the choke. Nice control for the self propulsion speed--adjustable. Comfortable for both me and my wife. Nice even cutting even through overgrown grass. Honda engines are amazing.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roger Mower
one of tbe best mower I have bought and with back problems it not pulling on my back
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happycamper just get it
What a nice machine. Definitely spend the extra and get a self propelled.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fiz Excellent Mower.
I needed a new mower as my old one would constantly get stuck, especially with taller grass. I did some research and decided on this one.
This is, by far, the best mower I've owned to date. No assembly required, just have to lift up and set the handle, add the provided engine oil and it's ready to go. After adding gas, it started first time and has started first time every time I've used it.
The performance of this mower is great, whether mulching or using the bag. I have yet to have any issues with it getting stuck on anything.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tim Great mower
I used this mower about a dozen times. Starts on first pull. Puts a nice cut on grass. Mower is plenty fast but pace is variable depending on how hard you press. I have not used bagger funtion only mulch. One odd thing to note is there is not a side discharge option. Only bag or mulch so not sure how much this would be an issue if grass was high and you didn't want to bag it. Overall it is very well built. Had Husqvarna before it for only 2 years Terrible mower. In shop twice and cut grass poorly, gas cap leaked, and never started on first pull. The Honda works great and would highly recommend.
June 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Honda Mower has been returned
I bought this June 2015 and what a nice mower. Winter stored it by running out of fuel and placed in garage. Filled up in April with fresh grass and it ran good for two mows, and then suddenly it ran like it had water in fuel, Half power could not get through medium grass. I changed plug, emptied out fuel. I checked air filter, super clean. Nothing blocking exhaust. It continued to run like the choke was fully engaged. Then today it blew serious white smoke! DONE. I have a Toro now, but I'm not sure about Briggs engines. I guess Ill stick to Honda cars.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toben Glad I chose this mower.
Replaced my 12 year old Toro recycler personal pace with this Honda (i've used the mower about a dozen times now) . I was deciding between this and a cub cadet, but I chose this because the only thing i liked better on the Cub Cadet was the swivel wheels in the front, but the Honda is so light that it wasn't a big deal. Switching between mulching and bagging is a fantastic feature that really sold me. The only thing that i'm getting used to is turning on and off the fuel line petcock, but its not a big deal. Starts first pull, mulches better than my Toro and bags just as good. If I get 12 years out of this mower only time will tell, but I am feeling good about this purchase. This Honda does a better job on the hill in my backyard than my Toro, it really pulls me up the hill.
June 28, 2016