Top positive review
4 people found this helpful
Pleased that it has performed well on initial uses
on July 19, 2014
Gets the job done well! A 4' 10" kid mowed the lawn with it with relative ease, although someone taller/stronger has an easier time. Tall grass required multiple passes. For the first cut it was set to the highest height. For the second cut, I moved to the factory set height where all three holes lined up.
Actual Field Conditions:
Desert SW, bermuda grass from seed, first cut after growing for 7 wks from seed, patches of very tall grass (up to 7in tall) next to low patchy spots next to normal areas. Cutting every 5 -7 days during summer. The kids like the taller grass height. Tiny 532sf lawn, so a gas or electric mower doesn't make sense for such a small lawn.
Decent price, easy assembly, not too heavy while being heavy enough to mow, able to cut slightly wet lawn, quiet, takes little storage space, green (environmentally speaking)
Height adjustment requires two wrenches, plastic parts for height adjustment, plastic height adjustment rollers, does not turn 180 degrees easily (not willing to risk resting entire weight of the mower on the plastic components), rubbery foam handle covers do not inspire confidence they will hold up for long.
Notes: (not necessarily cons or pros but more so related to the general nature and expectations for this tool)
Requires multiple passes for tall grass (possibly from different directions), requires 6-8 inch overlap on rows to avoid skinny strips of uncut grass, does not cut up to the edge, may need trimmer to cut lawn borders depending on what you have adjacent to your lawn. Cannot speak to longevity of blade sharpness yet. Does not cut going backwards. Will not cut tall weeds.
Use a dollar store broom or brush to brush out grass cuttings when they stop up the mower.
I like it and would buy it again and recommend it.