Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 105
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aaa111 Ready to go out of the box. Super sharp blades.
This is the second Scotts reel mower I own. I put my older one for use at a rental house, and got another for my place.
Ready to go out of the box. Super sharp blades.
If you have a small area of lawn, this works great and you won't disturb the neighbors early Sunday morning with engine noise.
The handle is a bit light weight, but that helps keeps the weight down. The current model has a re-designed handle and it is much better with a padded push bar. Just don't man handle it and it will hold up.
The grass catcher is worthless. I always let the clippings go back on the lawn, they mulch in and the lawn just gets better.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Emiah Much easier to use and more durable than I thought
I'm a 5'0 women and after my gas powered mower gave out, I was looking for a more environmentally friendly mower. Although I was aiming to get a Fiskar's, budget didn't allow for it. I got this Scotts 20in reel mower and am impressed with how easy it was to use.
Now my grass was at least 5-6 inches tall in some places. The reel mower went through with some effort, but not as much as I thought. I didn't have to huff and puff. It does require at least two passes to make sure all the grass is cut down. It DOES NOT cut down weeds. Those I had to pull on my own. At least the taller varieties. I think it worked well for my grass even though I have uneven terrain.
I thoroughly enjoyed the use of it and while it took me about an hour to cut down my 1/4 acre, the workout I got from it was very beneficial. I do not mess the smell of gas/exhaust or the bone-rattling noise of my gas mower.
June 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by onepostman Handy for small yards
The mower cuts grass very good if it's only a few inches tall. Anything higher than that you would have to weed eat it first and then mow. It has a little noise to it as you're mowing but that's normal.
September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sgale cuts grass only
I bought this mower because I didnt want the hassle of trying to fix my power mower. I used it 3 times and my lawn looked like a jungle. It cuts grass nicely but only grass. My lawn has many dandelions and some of the higher wild grass but it only pushes those over instead of cutting them.After using it three times there were so many dandelions that it didnt look like the yard had been mowed at all. Also the handle isnt as strong as it should be as when I went over any uneven areas I could feel it bending. This mower would only be effective on a flat yard that has no weeds . For me it was a waste of money as now I can't use it and I am out 140. dollars.
May 28, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wornout You Better have a lot of patients!!
I guess this would be a good mower IF: your lawn is perfectly level, you never let your grass get even the least bit high, you are strong as a plow mule, and your yard is COMPLETELY free of any type of twigs. You better have the patients of Job to use this mower. If the blades are adjusted per the instructions, it is extreamly difficult to push, sometimes the wheel will not turn at all if it is in slightly high grass. Something as small as a match or toothpick will jam the blades. I'm sure this mower has a purpose. Beginning to think my yard is not that purpose!! Be prepared to mow your lawn at least twice a week for this mower to function properly at best.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 70TreeHugger 70's Tree Hugger's Dream
Instead of buying a gym membership I decided to help Mother Nature and myself by purchasing a reel mower. I am very pleased with this mower and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get in shape and be kind to Mother Nature in the process.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chadr reel mower is awesome
This reel mower is great the only problem is when you cut tall grass not to ceep it on the the setting on the wheels. We losend a bolt on the blade a little bit to make it easyer to push now it works great! No problems cuts grass stright and looks better than with gass powerd lawn mowers. No geting dirt in your eyes or gas fumes and best is no burnt lawn. Depending on how tall your lawn is will decide if you realy need a grass catcher (Are lawn don't need it we don't let it get that tall) I would only get a grass catcher for tall lawn or if you have a lawn mowing buissness. Over all this better than any lawn mower!!! :)
April 16, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Notyou Good Mower, Great Customer Service from Company
If you have a smaller yard and will mow once a week or so, this is the mower for you. Especially if you like a clean cut and want to go green. Reel mowers are not for you if you let your lawn get really long or there are tall weeds in your yard.
I have owned this mower for about a year or so and had no issues until a couple weeks ago when the handle broke. I called the 1-800 number on the manual and they are shipping me a new one free. I would definitely recommend this mower if you want an environmentally friendly, relatively cheap way to mow your lawn that I personally think makes it look better than a gas mower...
November 4, 2011