Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower
Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower
Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower
A push reel lawn mower may be what you need. With all the advances and modern conveniences, why, you may ask, would you want to take a step backward, as it was the standard among households in the first half of the previous century.

So why would you want to get rid of the convenience of your gas mower and start using an old-fashioned non-electric push reel mower.

The main benefits are that push mowers use no gas or electricity, emit no pollution, make little noise, require little upkeep, and can be had at a fraction of the cost of a power mower.

Benefits of Push Reel Lawn Mowers

Push lawn mowers are very inexpensive to buy and operate. You dont need to buy gas or pay for electricity. Once you buy your mower you’re done.

Reduce air pollution. In one hour of operation, a conventional gas lawn mower (two-stroke) pollutes as much as 40 new cars.

Reduce Noise Pollution. Push lawn mowers are quiet.

Very easy to operate. Just push and go.

Using a push mower is a great form of exercise.

A Push reel mower will actually cut your grass better. It nicely snips the grass like a pair of scissors, instead of tearing the grass, like a gas or electric lawn mower does.

Drawbacks of Push Reel Lawn Mowers

You should realize that cutting grass with a manual mower is going to be hard work. Further, even basic landscaping may need some hand trimming because these push mowers don’t trim very well, close to trees and other objects.

Overall, if you’re very environmentally conscious or want to go back to basics, these types of push reel lawn mowers may be the answer for you. They provide a great workout and will give you great results. Many of the newer models have options to help make mowing the lawn easier.

Additional information for push reel lawn mowers can be found here:

New York Times Article
Consumer Reports