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Old 09-06-2016, 07:48 AM   #61
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I used to use a push reel mower and it was a a pain. Very heavy. Lots of starting and stopping, remowing certain areas. But that was 25 years ago. Two of my neighbors mow their small flat yards with reel mowers and they (both girls) don't seem to have any problems. Just walk up and down the lawn. So maybe the new models are easier to use, and cut better. BTW, any tall weeds don't get cut, just pushed over. I love my 22 inch 4 cycle Briggs and Stratton though. I'd never go reel or electric.

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Old 09-06-2016, 04:46 PM   #62
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Received my reel mower today. Took just a few minute putting it together. It did a nice job of mowing the grass and took maybe 10 minutes longer to cut. I had several stops to clean small pieces of mulch getting stuck in the blades so that was a little frustrating. Next time I will try to remove any small pieces from the grass beforehand. Doesn't take a big piece to jam it.

Overall I'm pleased with it. I will certainly get more of a work out, but it's not hard to use. I wouldn't want one if I had a big yard. Mine is less than 2000 sq ft so not bad. I will need an electric or small gas one for those times when the grass gets thick due to lot's of rain or just from being out of town for a couple of weeks. But as long as I mow weekly(I normally do), this will be fine.

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