Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 180
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 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 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hockeyjunky32 Great Purchase
Assembly was super simple. Love the fact that I can easily mow the lawn without the worry of running out of gas or oil. Also, enjoy the lack of noise and vibration while mowing. It does take more effort than a self propelled mower, but not more than a regular mower (this is not a problem for me as I purchased this with the idea of getting some good exercise while being productive). Small, so it stores easily. Negatives- Doesn't always cut the weeds, but cuts the grass with no problem. Also, jams up when you mow over a stick/twig. This is easily avoided by picking up sticks prior to mowing.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SoCalGuy Good to Go
Easy to assemble. Good quality and value for the $$. Meets my needs and expectations.
July 21, 2016