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.
Full time wuss.......