The Reel Deal for These Three Mowers

If you have a lawn, you have several options to keep it neat this Spring, but the human-powered reel mower is probably one of more environmentally friendly ways to go about it.  These things have anywhere from 4-7 blades, 14-20-inch widths, and varying weights, depending on the build of the chosen model.  But what’s the best reel mower for your yard?  It depends on your situation, though Mowers Direct picked these models based on retail pricing, recent sales history, customer reviews, and company insight.

Good: GreenWorks, Model 25062
⇊ 18″ width, 5-blade reel mower – MSRP $119.99

Better: Husqvarna 64 Novocut, Model 964 95 40-03 64
⇊ 16″ width, 6-blade reel mower – MSRP $159.99

Best: NaturCut Ideal 40, Model 16040
⇊ 16″ width, 5-blade reel mower – MSRP $179.99

Are you using a reel lawn mower?  What do you like/dislike about your model?

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RJIF4IEXRI2OP4PM4A5PDE3MWY Philip

    I hope they are made in the USA

  • Austin-TX

    I have a Brill brand reel mower (model?).  Adjustable cut height (in millemeters).  Works well and has been sturdy.  One of my best Craigslist purchases.

  • Austin-TX

    I have a Brill brand reel mower (model?).  Adjustable cut height (in millemeters).  Works well and has been sturdy.  One of my best Craigslist purchases.

  • Dylanconnelly

    I bought an “American” brand reel mower. Man that thing was a work out. It was terrible with weeds. If you let the grass get too long you had to go back over the same lines over and over to get most of the grass. You’ve been warned.

    • Thom Westergren

      Dylan, you need to look for a “touchless” mower, like the Brill or the Fiskar. Unfortunately, I don’t think any American manufacturer has clued into this idea. They basically have a paper thin gap, so the blades never touch. They don’t even need sharpening and are whisper quite and easy to push. They’re beautiful.

      Sadly, in the reel mower arena, when you buy American you get decades old technology.

  • Clay

    I would check out the model from Fiskars.  At $199.00 it isn’t cheap, but it is easy enough to push for a lawn that isn’t huge.  It is just nice to know that I can’t hear it when my son is mowing the lawn.

  • Clay

    I would check out the model from Fiskars.  At $199.00 it isn’t cheap, but it is easy enough to push for a lawn that isn’t huge.  It is just nice to know that I can’t hear it when my son is mowing the lawn.

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