Category Archives: Non-Powered Reel Lawn Mowers

Greenworks 25062 18-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher

Greenworks 25062 18-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower With Grass CatcherManufacturer: Greenworks

Cutting Width: 18 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 4 Years

List Price: 99.99

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Cutting the grass can be a real chore every summer; especially with a gas mower.

You have engine maintenance, it’s noisy, you wind up smelling like gas and exhaust…

Why not think about using a reel lawn mower instead? Not only will you be out enjoying the sunshine; but you will not emit a single ounce of carbon emissions into the air.

Under review is the Greenworks 25062 18-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher. This is a lightweight and high quality push reel lawn mower that includes… Read the rest of Greenworks 25062 18-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher

Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 16-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 16-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn MowerManufacturer: Easun

Cutting Width: 16 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 2 Years

List Price: 199.00

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When it comes to cutting the grass, why mess around with a gas powered mower anymore? They are noisy, expensive, difficult to maintain, and you wind up smelling of gas and exhaust fumes when you are finished.

Why not think about going “green” this summer and consider a push reel lawn mower? They are easy to use, almost maintenance free, and with gas prices at record highs, it not only makes sense to think about a reel lawn mower; it actually saves you time and money.

Under review is the Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 16-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower. This is a light weight reel lawn mower that comes with…

  • A precision 5 blade cutting reel
  • Flame tempered bearing mounted steel cutting blades
  • A rigid full width handle with a comfortable foam rubber grip
  • Adjustable grass cutting heights from ½ inch to 3 inches

We found the Easun NaturCut Reel Lawn Mower online for just under $180. The shipping was included in the purchase price, and it shipped quickly, arriving in six days.

This reel lawn mower ships almost fully assembled. The only assembly required was attaching the handles; and the installation of the cotter pins was the only real challenge to getting this Easun reel mower ready to go.

Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 16-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

Once assembled, this is a sturdy, strong and light weight push reel lawn mower.

We decided to put it to the test to dispel the biggest complaint with reel lawn mowers… Getting bogged down while cutting long grass.

The Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 has an adjustable cutting height from ½ inch to a maximum of three inches. We tested this in the middle at 2 inches, and attacked some 5 inch grass with this reel mower.

We had some mixed results. It was not very easy to push, and in the longer grass, we found ourselves going back over certain areas that it did not cut very well.

Once we adjusted the height to the maximum of three inches, we found that this actually cut the long grass pretty evenly; but with a height of 3 inches, we would wind up re-cutting this grass with a lower grass height setting later in the day.

As for ease of operation, this Easun is a smooth operating, easy to push reel lawn mower when cutting grass four inches tall or less.

The precision 5 blade flame tempered cutting reel is bearing mounted and rotates smoothly; and the expected blade life is eight to ten years without any sharpening needed.

The bearings are cushion mounted to resist impact and, as these are sealed bearings, there is absolutely no lubrication required at all.

It has a sixteen inch cutting path, coupled with a segmented rear roller that makes this particularly efficient on smooth and level lawns.

And of course, it is remarkably quiet compared to any gas mower.

Since the cutting reel does not hit the cutting bar at all, it eliminates most of the noise associated with other reel lawn mowers. And this also insures that the blade life and sharpness will last longer than its counterparts as well.

This makes it ideal for early morning or late evening grass cutting without any neighbor complaints. And, of course, it is almost maintenance free since there is no internal combustion engine to mess with.

Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 16-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower – Still Needs A Little Work

While this is a pretty strong reel lawn mower, it does have its issues. We have already gone over the longer grass complaint; and don’t even think about using this reel mower if the grass is wet… It is like walking through wet cement.

And even smaller sticks and twigs have a tendency to seize the 5 blade reel; so without going over your lawn with a fine tooth comb, you will be constantly stopping and clearing the reel of any obstructions.

And with a larger yard, you will be making quite a few passes with this mower as it only has a 16 inch mowing path. While ideal for smaller lawns, if you have a larger yard, you may want to find a mower with a wider pass.

But with that said, what’s not to like? No noise, no gasoline smell, great exercise, easy to use… The Easun NaturCut Ideal 40 16-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower is a pretty nice reel mower.

Just insure that you keep your lawn maintained with this mower; if the grass gets too long, you will have a real workout on your hands.

At almost $200, the price is not bad; but for that price, I’d probably consider paying a little extra and looking at an easier to handle battery operated reel push mower like the Gardena 4025-U.

Brill 78371 Razorcut 38 15-Inch Reel Push Lawn Mower

Brill 78371 Razorcut 38 15-Inch Reel Push Lawn MowerManufacturer: Brill

Cutting Width: 15 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 2 Year

List Price: 239.99

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If you have never considered using a reel lawn mower for your annual summer grass cutting duties, you are making a serious mistake.

Most people that don’t like reel lawn mowers have not checked out a reel lawn mower in years; and like myself, are probably prejudiced by their experiences with the old reel lawn mowers of yesteryear.

These new reel lawn mowers have taken advantage of technology just like everything else; and you’d be surprised at how efficient these new reel mowers are when compared to their gas counterparts.

Under review is the Brill 78371 Razorcut 38 Reel Lawn Mower. This is a reel lawn mower with… Read the rest of Brill 78371 Razorcut 38 15-Inch Reel Push Lawn Mower

Gilmour RM30 20-Inch Reel Mower with Grass Catcher

Gilmour RM30 20-Inch Reel Mower with Grass CatcherManufacturer: Gilmour

Cutting Width: 20 Inches

List Price: 119.99

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If you are looking for a “green” solution to your annual summer lawn mowing chores, then you might want to consider a reel lawn mower.

Reel lawn mowers have come a long way from what you may remember. They are now easy to use, technologically advanced, quiet, efficient… And you have almost none of the maintenance involved with a gas engine mower.

Under review is the Gilmour RM30 20 Inch reel lawn mower. This is a lightweight reel lawn mower that has… Read the rest of Gilmour RM30 20-Inch Reel Mower with Grass Catcher

Great States 815-18 18-Inch Deluxe Push Reel Lawn Mower

Manufacturer: Great States

Cutting Width: 18 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 1 Year

List Price: 99.99

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Cutting the grass should not be that much of a task. After all, what would you rather be doing… watching baseball of spending 45 minutes mowing the yard?

I hate yard work, and luckily, my yard is not that big. But I am always looking for a more efficient way to keep it maintained with as little personal effort as possible.

Like most people, I plunked down $200 on a gas mower four years ago, thinking that was the best way to handle this.

But then I noticed that my neighbor used a push reel lawn mower (our lawns are almost exactly the same size), and I found that he was usually finished mowing his lawn using a reel mower before I was finished with mine using my gas mower.

I actually borrowed his Great States 815 18 inch mower that he used and discovered that these new reel mowers are not the same ones I had used as a kid at my grandmother’s house.

The Great States 815 18 Inch Reel Mower

The Great States 815 is a really handy reel mower; much lighter than my gas mower, and easy to run across the yard. The Great States 815 has… Read the rest of Great States 815-18 18-Inch Deluxe Push Reel Lawn Mower

American Lawn Mower 1414-16 16-Inch Standard Push Full Feature Reel Lawn Mower With T-Style Handle

Manufacturer: American Lawnmower

Cutting Width: 16 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 1 Year

List Price: 89.99

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Summer… It conjures up images of long, lazy, hot afternoons, baseball, hot dogs on the grill…

And cutting the grass. I used to look at mowing the lawn as an annual summer task; kind of like taking out the trash. Not something you looked forward to, but a necessary evil that had to be done.

That changed after I swapped out my gas powered lawn mower for the American 1414 Full Feature Reel Lawn Mower. I actually enjoy mowing my lawn now; and here’s why. Read the rest of American Lawn Mower 1414-16 16-Inch Standard Push Full Feature Reel Lawn Mower With T-Style Handle

Scotts Reel Mower Review – Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower

Manufacturer: Scotts

Cutting Width: 20 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 2 Years

List Price: 119.99

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Every year, you go through the same spring routine. You dig out the gas powered lawn mower, and knock off last year’s grass that was stuck to it. Then you have to drain and refill the oil, swap out the spark plug, try to find a new air filter that’s the right size….all the other assorted tasks that are mandatory to maintain any gas engine.

Today we are testing the Scotts reel mower (the Scotts 2000 20 inch push reel lawn mower, to be exact), but before we get started, you might be interested in seeing the Scotts Reel Mower in action… so here is the video:

 

The Scotts 2000 20 Inch Mower

So, how did our test work out? We will get to that; but first, let’s get into detail on these Scotts 2000s. These mowers feature… Read the rest of Scotts Reel Mower Review – Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower

Fiskars Reel Mower Review – An Honest Look at the Fiskars 6201 18-Inch 5-Blade Momentum Push Reel Lawn Mower

Manufacturer: Fiskars

Cutting Width: 18 Inches

Manufacturer’s Warranty: 4 Years

List Price: 199.99

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I love the exercise I get when mowing the yard; but I hate messing around with a gas powered lawn mower.

I used a reel lawn mower to cut my mother’s grass when I was younger, and finally, one day after the gas mower acted up for the last time, I finally went online and started researching reel lawn mowers.

After purchasing and testing this mower, I found this great video that talks about the Fiskars Reel Mower:

 

I really dislike spilling gas on my hands refilling the minuscule fuel tank on my old mower (which always runs out in the middle of the job), I can never remember to check the oil, and it used to take forever to start.

The Fiskars Reel Mower (The 6201 18 Inch 5 Blade Reel Lawn Mower)

While doing my research, I came across the Fiskars 6201 Reel Lawn Mower. It captured my eye because… Read the rest of Fiskars Reel Mower Review – An Honest Look at the Fiskars 6201 18-Inch 5-Blade Momentum Push Reel Lawn Mower