Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 182
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SeverelyDisappointed If you want your mowing job to take 10x longer...
I was really excited to buy this push reel mower, figuring it'd be perfect for our little yard. I went to mow the 1/4 of a 1/4 of an acre and it took me 5...FIVE HOURS to mow. Every twig stopped the blade. I had mowed once only to have to re-mow. And then repeat this for as many times as it took to actually get it even (probably 4-6 times minimum). It does not cut evenly. "YAY! It's simple, requires little to no upkeep, and is inexpensive" actually translated (in my case) "UGH. It doesn't barely do its job, let alone well."
Waste of money AND time. Find another mower. Save yourself the frustration.
August 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin56 Lightweight and does a decent job
This mower is easy to carry, manuver and does the job. If you have a small fenced in yard such as a townhouse it is all you need. The handle is a little wimpy, like a fake child's mower but if the bolts are tight it holds up fine.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Skip Do not buy
I have had this mower for some time now. It has not done a good job since I purchased it. I thought perhaps it would "wear in". After that didn't happen, I tried to return it. I was to late, past the 90 day warranty period. So I bought the sharpening tool for $15. That brought the quality of cut back to it's original performance, not good at all. This is the probably the worst product I have ever bought at Home Depot. It's cut is uneven and leaves tufts of grass uncut. My lawn does not look good after a mowing. DO NOT BUY!!!
August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kambien Good reel mower!
I have never purchased a mower before so this was my first time really getting into it. It was between Reel and Electric. The quandry was the size of my lawn, which is very small given the housing development my home is in (cookie cutter homes). I couldn't justify hauling around or having to store an electric or gas powered mower.
When researching Reel mowers there are a few key factors that need to stand out more. These are...
1. Number of Blades
- 5 vs 7
2. Silicon lubricant for maintenance
3. Difficulty to push
Let's talk about #1. 5 blades is fairly easy to find, and they are generally cheaper vs 7 blade units. That being said. The number of blades define how well the machine will cut the grass on the FIRST pass. 5 blade will absolutely cut the grass of many lengths and do AMAZING. BUT... when your grass is a bit longer you will need to do two passes to really get the cut you're looking for. 7 blade reel mowers remove the greater need for a second pass, although it still may happen.
Let's talk about #2. The silicon lubricant should come with reel lawn mowers. It is a life saver and extremely easy to use. I haven't had my lawn mower for years but I notice it performs as if still right out of the box.
Effort to utilize a reel mower is truly not difficult. It does take a little bit of getting used to, but no more than a gas or electric powered mower. You can go over hills with less than moderate incline changes. Bumps and divits are a problem for any lawn mower. It's simple and easy to use and really less than moderate exercise.
Hope this helps!
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trystan Great Value, Great Mower
-Great for small yards
-Easy to push
-Cuts really well
-Lightweight compared to a gas powered mower
-Considerably quieter than a gas powered mower
-Low maintenance so long as it's not abused
-Very easy and quick to cut the grass so long as its not too tall
-Easier to store than a gas powered mower. Makes it great for people with limited storage space.
-Not very good for tall grass. Anything taller than maybe 8 inches or so just gets pushed over by the mower and you'll have to take multiple swipes at it to cut the tall stuff.
-Manual labor powered (For me this isn't too big of an issue because I don't mind it, but for some that may be a turn off)
-The foam grips that come with the mower aren't that great. After my first use they have slid down and are very tough to try and get back up onto the part that I actually grab. Also they can be easily torn over time. one of the slid on grips that came with the mower was already missing a considerable chunk out of the handle right out of the box.
-As a result of not doing well on taller and thicker grass, you have to go out and cut more often than you would with a gas powered mower. However, so long as you stay ontop of it and don't let the grass grow too much the mower makes quick work of the yard and allows you to be done quickly.
I've made 3 cuts with this mower so far. The first time the grass had gotten out of control because the guy we used to pay to do it never got around to doing it in an acceptable time frame. So I had to spend a couple of hours knocking it down and going over it multiple times in multiple directions. This is not a fault of the mower, but a fault of allowing the grass to get too high before cutting it.
The 2 cuts after that first initial cut however have been great. The mower makes quick work of the grass and it's super easy to push. It takes me 1 swipe for it to cut down and you hardly, if ever have to go back and do clean up swipes. The booklet says that the blades should stay sharp for several years so long as you don't get things caught up in the blades and take good care of it so that's a major plus.
Overall, good choice of mower for smaller yards and people with limited storage space. Low maintenance, easy to use, and over all great value. It's already nearly paid for itself based on what I bought it for and what we usually paid our previous guy to cut it for. Highly recommended.
August 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Assembled Poorly
This product has some serious manufacturing defects. After it was assembled by me it would not cut any grass. Firstly, the blades scrape against the side of the frame. This requires the frame to be filed down to give it clearance. Secondly, the cutting blade was significantly out of adjustment. It cuts grass now, but not very well.
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Willy Its okay
Did the job but not sharp enough. I like that its a light weight and easy to push. You have to walk the same spot multiple times in order to cut the grass
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Speedmower Great product! Easy to assemble and use.
Assembled in 10 mins and was mowing my lawn. Simple to use a great mower for small yards. You have to have something to edge with though to complete the yardwork. It could use a bag to hold catchings, but simple enough to rake up.
July 31, 2016