Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tuna It's easy and it works!
I am house sitting for a friend this summer. He has an old fashioned reel mower that has seen better days. I was browsing Home Depot on line and ran across this reel mower sharpening kit. Ordering was easy at my local Home Depot store. I had the kit in less than a week. The instructions were clear and simple. And that rusty mower now cuts the grass like it was new again.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bonnie Excellent Easy to Use Sharpening Kit
I have a Scott 20" reel mower that is great and gets lots of use. It was time to sharpen the blades, something I knew nothing about. This kit made it so simple - the booklet spells everything out easily for a beginner. There is so much compound I will get many sharpenings out of it. I sort of dreaded the prospect of something I wouldn't understand - that was not the case. The mower is sharp and ready to go. Thanks!
May 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JessB Good low priced option for sharpening blades
We bought our Scotts reel mower used almost three years ago. We had never sharpened the blades and it was getting to be pretty bad. I bought this sharpening kit hoping that it would solve the dullness problem we were having. The product itself is very easy to use. I was just a bit dissapointed in how dull my blades still were after one application. The product did sharpen my blades and they do cut my grass A LOT better, just not as good as I was hoping. It still has problems cutting the onions that are always popping up in our yard. For the money though, I would buy it again. Especially since there are many many uses out of just one tub.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rasta easily restored blades to cut like new
used this product on my great states mower and it did
a nice job bringing back sharpness to the blades. the
kit is very easy to use, it does require a little effort to crank
the wheel, and a dull set of blades may require additional applications.
the instructions are easy to follow and you will have plenty
of product left over to use on further applications when the blades need sharpening again.
also included in the instructions are directions to adjust the blades on your mower, which may also be needed to help you get the best cut.
with this kit and just a minimal amount of maintenance, your reel mower should last a lifetime.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by xyz123 What I expected.
This thing does what it is supposed to do. And good instructions are included. But it is a workout: when the mower "knife" is adjusted properly against the mower blades for sharpening, there is the necessary slight contact with the knife needed to allow the abrasive compound to sharpen the blades. And that contact creates a resistance that is TOUGH with the hand-crank for the 7-10 minutes recommended in the instructions. So I'll be using the compound, but with a half-inch drill instead of the hand-crank.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mothernature super easy to use
I am already bragging about this product to my friends and neighbors I have a seven blade reel lawn mower I used this on. I am happy with the results.
April 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MaureenD It worked!
In a Yahoo group to which I belong someone asked about reel mowers and one of the responses mentioned that HD had a sharpening kit for them. The instructions were clear and easy to understand though somewhat tedious to perform. The handle kept slipping off the end of the axle while I spun it. On another 'net' I saw a suggestion to use a certain size socket instead of the handle and then spin the reel with a power drill. I didn't have the right socket and bit for my drill but putting them into the kit instead of that handle would change this rating to a five.
May 1, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TopRankedAmateur Great Product
The instructions were very easy to follow and I was done in no time. I bought my Scotts reel mower 4 years ago and it had never been sharpened since. It also got slightly neglected during a house move that left the blades rusted. After 5 minutes of cranking the blade with the sharpening compound, the rust was gone and the blades were sharp. The one vague area in the instructions was how to tighten the blades for better sharpening and cutting. I had to get the instructions for my mower out to understand the blade adjustment.
April 30, 2014