What should I look for in a manual push mower?
April 29, 2006 4:26 PM Subscribe
I'm in the market for a reel mower. What features should I be looking for? Any recommendations on models?
posted by dw to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been borrowing my neighbor's gas mower for a few years, but I'm tired of dealing with it -- it's old, eats a lot of gas, and starts on the 20th pull. I don't have that big a yard (usually takes me 15 minutes to mow front and back), so I'm thinking I should purchase a reel mower, one of those non-electric, non-gas push mowers popular before the days of Toro and Lawn Boy. It's eco-friendly, and I think it'd be less work to cut the lawn with. At least I won't be hurting my shoulder out every time I try to start it.
Anyone have a reel mower? What sorts of features should I be looking for? Any recommendations on models?