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Redefine the way you care for your lawn with the world’s most advanced reel lawn mowers – no gas, no cords, no annual blade sharpening.

Fiskars Reel Mowers promote healthier lawns by cutting each blade of grass cleanly – as if with a pair of scissors. While gasoline and electric mowers tear through grass blades, leaving them more susceptible to drying and disease, push reel lawn mowers remove your exposure to exhaust gases, noise pollution and more, providing many benefits to your health, as well as the environment.

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What Are Reel Mowers Used For?

Fiskars Reel Mowers are an eco-friendly way to keep your lawn greener and healthier, all season long.

Our StaySharp™ Reel Mowers offer a cleaner cut without the hassles of gas, oil, batteries, electrical cords or loud engine noise. These mowers feature three amazing technologies that deliver more cutting power, convenient, one-touch cut height adjustment, and the ability to reduce wear on blades for long-lasting performance, as well as superior ergonomics for a push reel mower that is 30-60% easier to push than other reel lawn mowers.

Accessories include a grass catcher that can be hooked onto the front of our push reel lawn mower to capture grass clippings as you mow, as well as a blade sharpening kit, for restoring your reel mower blades to like-new condition after several years of heavy use.

The Best Reel Mower for Your (Small) Lawn
  • After additional tests in spring of 2021, we’ve added notes from our work on overgrown yards in North Carolina and Los Angeles.

April 16, 2021

Reel mowers aren’t for everyone. They’re designed for small, flat lawns, and they take some effort to push around. But they provide exceptional cut quality and a completely unplugged mowing experience, so they offer things no other mower can. After researching reel mowers for more than 55 hours, talking to a professor with a PhD in turfgrass science, and testing four mowers with a golf-course grounds crew, we think the best one is the Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower.

The Scotts-branded mower had the best cut quality of any of the mowers we tested, and its unusually tall maximum cutting height of 3 inches makes it a versatile choice for different types of lawns and grasses. It has a 20-inch cutting swath—the widest available—and at 34 pounds, it’s light and easy to maneuver. It was also the only mower in the group that didn’t jam during testing. We've revisited this category several times since 2014, and the Scotts mower still remains our top pick. (The company has a similar version that includes a grass-catching bag and blade-sharpening kit, but the mower itself is otherwise the same.)

If our main pick is sold out or otherwise unavailable, we also really like the Fiskars 18-Inch StaySharp Max Reel Mower. Its a solid mower with a 4-inch cutting height is higher than any other reel mower’s. In testing the Fiskars cut well, but it wasn’t on par with the Scotts and didn’t handle tall grass quite as well. It's also heavier and bulkier, making it more of a chore to turn around, it also costs more than the Scotts.

Why you should trust us

We spoke with Jason Kruse, assistant professor of environmental horticulture and turfgrass specialist at the University of Florida. As his bio states, Kruse’s responsibilities include “managing the University of Florida turfgrass Envirotron teaching and research facility, planning and implementing turfgrass educational field days and leading the statewide turfgrass teaching design team.” The guy knows a lot about grass.

For testing, we enlisted the aid of the grounds crew of the Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga, New York, a bunch of people who are serious about mowing. While using the mowers, they picked up cut blades to carefully examine how cleanly the mowers cut; they also bent down to compare the color of the turf after each one made a pass, and pushed all the mowers around on various lengths of grass.

Here at Wirecutter, we’ve been covering lawn equipment since 2014. As for the specific topic of grass-cutting implements, we’ve written extensive guides to both lawn mowers and string trimmers in addition to reel mowers.

Since the first version of this guide, we’ve recommended the Scotts as well as the runner-up Fiskars, and we’ve continued to use both models in assorted locations, paying attention to their long-term performance and any ongoing maintenance needed.

Who should get a reel mower

Before getting a reel mower, you should be aware of their pros and cons. In the hands of the wrong person, a reel mower will be nothing but a hair-pulling frustration, and you may find yourself pining for the days of a more traditional mower. Simply put, a reel mower is not a direct replacement for a regular mower. While reel mowers are good for the overall health of the lawn (as well as the person pushing them) and need little maintenance, they require much greater diligence in keeping to a mowing schedule, and they work best for small, flat lawns. Any deviation from that can start to cause problems.

Simply put, a reel mower is not a direct replacement for a regular mower.

As one of our long-term testers said, “I love [my reel mower]. It makes mowing feel more like a pleasant way to spend time outside and less like something I need to grit my teeth and power through.” On the other hand, a second long-term tester stated that he regrets purchasing a reel mower and has “frequently considered selling it to get a cheap electric mower.”

Compared with a regular walk-behind mower, reel mowers are better for the lawn’s health. They snip the grass blades like scissors, while rotary mowers tend to shred grass blades. According to University of Florida assistant professor of environmental horticulture Jason Kruse, “The scissor-cutting action of the reel mowers results in less damage to the leaf tissue, which in turn puts the plants under less stress.” He continued, “They lose less water, are less susceptible to disease, and generally look better when cut with a reel mower.”

The rougher right end of this blade of grass was cut by a gas-powered rotary mower, whereas the smoother left end was cut by a reel mower.

Reel mowers are also good for the operator’s health. Because you hand-push the mower and it isn’t motorized, it takes effort to use, especially if you have a large lawn. Keep in mind that the turning wheels are what rotate the blades, which adds to the resistance. So the task is not as simple as, say, pushing an empty furniture dolly, where you’re pushing the wheels and nothing else. According to a article, (which in turn credits Harvard Medical School, among others) a person weighing 175 pounds would burn approximately 251 calories by pushing a reel mower—which the article refers to as a hand mower—for 30 minutes. This is 51 calories more than someone weighing 185 pounds pushing a mower with a powered blade for the same amount of time.

Anyone with more than a quarter of an acre (roughly 10,000 square feet) will find weekly mowing with a reel mower exhausting.

Reel mowers also require minimal maintenance and are much, much quieter than regular mowers. Aside from lubricating and sharpening the blades every few years, you don’t have a lot of upkeep to do on a reel mower. As for the noise, many users of reel mowers cite the gentle snipping sound the tool makes as a key benefit. Gas mowers, on the other hand, require gas, regular tune-ups, oil changes, and winterizing. They’re also noisy and smelly.

So reel mowers are quiet, peaceful, healthy, and good for your lawn. But they have downsides too, of course.

First, for a reel mower to be practical, you need a fairly small lawn. Anyone with more than a quarter acre (roughly 10,000 square feet) will find weekly mowing with a reel mower exhausting. Frankly, even a quarter acre seems a bit ambitious, especially in the spring when the grass grows quickly and may demand twice-a-week mowing. One of our long-term testers has approximately 1,000 square feet of lawn, and mowing takes her about 20 minutes.

Second, a reel mower demands diligence and a strict adherence to a regular cutting schedule. If grass gets overgrown, a reel mower will merely push it down and roll right over it, so if you tend to go a while between mowings, you should stick with a regular push mower. And the necessary diligence goes beyond the schedule: Reel mowers can’t mow over twigs and leaves as gas mowers can, so additional attentiveness to pre-mow lawn cleanup is required, as well.

Third, reel mowers are troublesome on sloped or bumpy lawns. The torque that turns the blades comes from the wheels as you roll them along the ground. On an uneven surface, the wheels lose contact with the ground as they bounce or as the weight shifts on a slope. As one of our long-term testers put it, “Small dips can lead to grass getting missed, so I often end up mowing from two or three different angles to try and get it all.”

In fact, the results in general may not be what you expect. One of our long-term testers said that their mower “often totally misses taller strands of grass” and that they “have to go back and snip those with a pair of shears.” Also, on most reel mowers, the blades are inboard of the wheels, so you’ll have a wider gap of unmowed grass against a fence or a stone wall.

If you don’t think a reel mower is the best choice for your situation but you still want a low-maintenance and relatively quiet mower, we have a cordless-mower pick in our guide to the best lawn mower.

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How we picked and tested

From front to back, the Fiskars StaySharp Max, the Lee Valley 20″ Mower, the Great States 415-16, and the Scotts 2000-20S.

To figure out how to pick the best reel mower, we spoke to Scott Dunbar, superintendent of Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga, New York. He explained that reel mowers can cut much closer to the ground than rotary mowers. At the golf course, the crew uses reel mowers to cut greens and approaches but uses gas-powered rotary mowers for the rough. But the average homeowner isn’t cutting the lawn for use as a putting green—in fact, cutting your lawn too low is terrible for its health. Turf experts suggest never cutting off more than a third of your grass’s length; cutting too close to the ground can cause the grass to dry out and get scorched in the summer. This means that a mower’s minimum cutting height isn’t a useful measurement, since you’re unlikely to use that setting.

Turf experts suggest never cutting off more than a third of your grass’s length.

The maximum cutting height, however, is very important, and we used this spec as our primary factor in eliminating mowers from contention. Few reel mowers are able to get above 2½ inches, which may not be good for your lawn. “[Cutting height] is one of the primary complaints I have against the majority of reel mowers that are marketed for home use. Most residential grasses (both cool- and warm-season) have recommended heights of cut that are at the upper limit or even exceed the height of cut that is possible with some of the mowers,” said University of Florida turfgrass specialist Kruse. “While it would be possible to use the mower, the long-term health of the turf could suffer significantly,” he continued.

We mowed recently cut grass that was already quite low. We mowed tall, weedy grass. We mowed everything in between.

We then looked at other factors: How easy is the mower to adjust? How hard is it to push? How wide is it? How much does it weigh? We looked for models with a history of robust user reviews.

At that point we took our final four mowers to the golf course. There the grounds crew helped us adjust the blades to the exact same standard they used on their mowers so that the blades could cleanly slice a piece of paper. Over the next three hours, we pushed all four mowers back and forth on different-height grasses. On hand were course superintendent Scott Dunbar, a member of the grounds crew, a mechanic who maintains the course equipment, and an equipment salesman who happened to be at the course that day. These guys are all turfgrass experts who deal with grass and mowing equipment every day. They really took to the task of comparing these mowers, examining every aspect closely and answering all our questions about turf and cut quality.

We mowed tall, weedy grass, and recently cut grass that was already low, and mowed everything in between. Choosing between the Scotts model (made by the American Lawnmower Company and usually marketed under the Scotts name) and the Fiskars mower (made by the Finnish company known for its orange-handled bladed tools) was initially quite difficult, as both did an excellent job cutting grass. But after a great deal of back and forth and discussing our options with Dunbar and the grounds crew, we came to an unanimous agreement on a pick.

Our pick: Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower

The Scotts 2000-20S 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower.

The Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower is the reel mower to get. Of the tested mowers, it offered the cleanest cut and the easiest adjustments, and it was the only one that didn’t jam. It also has a wide, 20-inch cutting swath—the widest we found—as well as height adjustments between 1 and 3 inches, which is a more versatile range than we saw on almost all of the other available reel mowers. At 34 pounds, it’s light and easy to turn around at the end of each mowing row, but it’s heavy enough that it doesn’t bounce around on slightly uneven turf.

The quality of the cut is where the Scotts 2000-20 excelled against the competition. When our lawn experts were going back and forth with the mowers on a variety of grasses and lengths, they noticed that the Scotts model would leave a swath of totally trimmed grass with each blade snipped evenly across, no ragged edges to be seen. In contrast, the other mowers would leave a bunch of blades sticking up like chimneys after a house fire, requiring the testers to back up and go over the area again. The Scotts mower also never jammed up during testing, whereas all of the other mowers did.

The Scotts 2000-20 reel mower in action. Our testers found that it hit the sweet spot between maneuverability and stability.

And not only was the cut quality good, but with each pass the Scotts 2000-20 also snipped a wider path than most of the others. The Scotts is a 20-inch-wide mower, the widest size available (the measurement refers to the blade width, not the overall width). We tested another 20-inch model, the Lee Valley 20″ Mower, but that one was harder to push, and its cut quality was worse.

Our testers also gave the Scotts 2000-20 high marks for overall usability. At 34 pounds, it lands in the middle of our test group in weight but manages to hit the sweet spot between maneuverability and stability. The Fiskars StaySharp Max is heavier and harder to turn around at the end of a mowing row; by contrast, the lighter Lee Valley model bounced around on uneven ground and left a ragged cut as a result.

In addition, all of the adjustments on the Scotts mower are easy to make. For cutting height, it has two levers, one for each wheel. One other model we tested, the 16-inch Great States 415-16, required us to unbolt it each time we wanted to change the cutting height. Also, the height settings on the Scotts model are accurate; the 1-inch setting on the Fiskars, in contrast, actually cut much lower, practically scalping the lawn, before we readjusted it to a higher setting.

You can adjust the mow height of the Scotts 2000-20S with this simple lever. The mower has two levers, one for each side.

The Scotts 2000-20 has a cutting range of 1 to 3 inches. The vast majority of reel mowers top out around 2 inches, so we appreciated the ability to go taller, either for the health of the grass or for a less manicured look. A DIY Network article lists the ideal cutting heights for a variety of warm- and cool-weather grasses, and the capabilities of the Scotts land nicely in the strike zone for every grass mentioned. Our runner-up, the Fiskars StaySharp Max, has an even higher maximum cutting height at 4 inches, but it’s a much heavier mower with more difficult maneuvering, and it doesn’t cut as nicely.

The Scotts is easy to assemble, and doesn't require any tools—the bolts that attach the handle have large plastic wing nuts, so tightening by hand is simple. If you ever need to take your mower apart—to fit it into a compact space like a car trunk or a small storage area—we found that the Scotts was easy enough to disassemble, too. You might need pliers to remove the small C-clips that attach the handle to the body of the mower, but otherwise it shouldn't be a hassle.

We’ve also found that Scotts stands behind their products. Erin Price, Wirecutter’s Audience Development Manager, had a wheel fall off her Scotts push mower and the company replaced the entire mower for her. She told us, “I love my reel mower and perhaps love it even more now that the company was so helpful.”

Two other Wirecutter staff members, who both happen to be women, also have Scotts Classics in their personal tool sheds, and they appreciate the mower’s simplicity and ease of use. Photo editor Rozette Rago had never used a reel mower before picking up the Scotts for her small, flat yard in LA, and found it quick to get used to. "It was easy to figure out for two people who have never used it before." Wirecutter Producer Beth Niegelsky, who has used both the Fiskars and the Scotts, prefers the latter, “ I actually like the Scotts significantly more because it is SO much lighter.” She explained, “With the Fiskars, I basically couldn’t mow the hill of my front yard without feeling like I was doing something dangerous. It’s basically no problem with the Scotts.”

Finally, even though it wasn’t a major factor in our decision, testers liked how the Scotts looked better than the other mowers (some found the Fiskars model’s oddball form to be off-putting). The Scotts 2000-20 is covered by a two-year warranty, and user reviews suggest that the manufacturer, American Lawn Mower, issues free replacement parts whenever a problem crops up.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

We analyzed the negative comments at Amazon and found that most of the complaints center on the aluminum handle breaking, a plastic gear in the mechanism stripping out, or simply the realization that a reel mower is not the right choice for the owner’s particular lawn.

Some user reviews complain that the plastic gear can strip out. A metal gear, however, would damage the plastic wheel. Besides, should anything break, it’s a 10-minute fix.

We investigated the plastic-gear complaint by removing the wheel of the Scotts mower and taking a look at the gear. As you can see in the photo above, it’s a pretty robust gear with deep teeth, and it interfaces with the teeth on the inside of the plastic wheel. The wheels turn as you push, and those teeth turn the plastic gear, which rotates the blades. Stripping it out is an issue to be aware of, but under proper use, the gear shouldn’t be a problem. And if it becomes one, replacing the gear is a 10-minute repair job. While it would be nice if both the wheel and the gear were made of metal, such a design would likely add money to the price tag and a significant amount of weight to the mower.

One of our long-term testers also noted that when the Scotts arrived, many of the screws holding the handle together were loose and fell out within a month. Once they were replaced, no further problems surfaced.

A close reading of the user complaints suggests that owners who were using the Scotts mower on tall or tough Southern grass had the most problems, but such difficulties are likely to be common among all push mowers and not just the Scotts.

Runner-up: Fiskars 18-Inch StaySharp Max Reel Mower

The Fiskars StaySharp Max in action—you can see it throwing grass forward.

If you can’t get the Scotts model for whatever reason, we recommend the Fiskars 18-Inch StaySharp Max Reel Mower. It has a higher cutting capacity, but it’s notably heavier than the Scotts mower and isn’t quite as consistent at cutting, but it’s still pretty good. What’s more, the heavier weight actually makes it roll more smoothly once you put in the effort to get it going, and it has a unique design that gives the option to push clippings forward instead of backward. Ultimately, though, we preferred the consistency, weight, and lower price of the Scotts.

In our controlled tests at the Diamond Hawk Golf Course, the lawn crew described the Fiskars StaySharp Max as having a “smooth rolling push” and being the “easiest to push.” But we found that the Fiskars sometimes choked on the grass when it was set at lower heights, and required several pushes to get rolling again. We made this observation using an older version of the StaySharp that was capable of throwing grass out of only the front of the blades; however, the current version, which was released in spring 2017, can throw the grass both forward and backward, so this may be less of a problem.

The Fiskars reel mower has a more complicated mechanism than other models do, as it uses a chain drive to connect the turning of the wheels to the blades. You can change the height with a single lever, and it can adjust between 1 inch and 4 inches, the largest range of any mower we looked at.

Through our long-term testing of the Fiskars, we revealed that it might not be the best choice for a particularly small lawn. One of our testers, who had been using the Fiskars on a 600-square-foot (20-by-30) patch of grass, said, “Once you get it up to speed, it glides along really well, but in my case, as soon as I get up to speed, I’ve reached the end of my lawn and have to turn around.” Another tester started with the Fiskars, but then switched to the Scotts, which they liked much better due to the lighter weight and easier maneuvering.

The Fiskars StaySharp Max needs only one height-adjustment lever for both wheels.

Fiskars marketing suggests that the StaySharp system prevents the blades from ever touching, so they’ll never need sharpening. However, in reality they work just like the blades of other reel mowers—the difference is that the instruction manual directs users to adjust the blades so that they don’t quite touch the bed knife. Other reel mowers allow such adjustments, as well, and the golf course crew told us it’s a matter of preference. The blades will still dull eventually from cutting grass or hitting branches and other obstacles.

In this photo you can see where the Scotts model’s blade just touches the bed knife.

And in this photo you can see the blade of the Fiskars model not quite touching the bed knife. The difference is a matter of adjustment.

Care and maintenance

One of the advantages of a reel mower is that it doesn’t require much maintenance. After each mow, just hose off any stray grass and grime, and let it dry in the sun—although it’s not a bad idea to wipe the blades with an oiled rag once a season to prevent rust, either.

You should also pay attention to the blade adjustment, which can shift over time. With most reel mowers, the spinning blades pass over a stationary bed knife, which is where the actual cutting happens. If the blades are too far from the bed knife, they won’t cut grass; but if they move too close, they’ll hit the bed knife harder, making the mower difficult to push and rapidly dulling the blades. The adjustment is easy, and usually involves just a couple of set screws, depending on the model. Even with proper adjustment, however, the blades will need sharpening after a few seasons (American Lawn Mower sells a sharpening kit).

The competition

From left to right, the Scotts 2000-20S, the Great States 415-16, the Lee Valley 20″ Mower, and the Fiskars StaySharp Max.

In 2020, we found a number of new models, but none of them matched the width and overall features of the Scotts or the cutting height of the Fiskars.

A number of models had cut heights between 2½ and 2¾ inches, but given that the Scotts has a 3-inch capacity and it cut so well, we dismissed them. These included the Great States Corp. 18in. Manual Mower, Sun Joe MJ502M 20 in. Reel Mower, Sun Joe MJ501M 18 in. Manual Mower, Remington RM3100, Remington RM3000, American Lawn Mower Company 1815-18 18 in. Reel Mower, Greenworks 25072 20-Inch Reel Mower, and the 18-inch ProMow.

The Great States 415-16 16-Inch Standard Full Feature Push Reel Mower is the only mower in our test group that requires unbolting to adjust the mowing height—all the others allow adjustments via levers. It’s also the narrowest mower here, so you’d need to do more passes to mow your entire lawn. In our tests it was such a pain to adjust that the golf crew hated it before they mowed a single blade of grass with it.

The Lee Valley 20″ Mower was difficult to push, and the grounds crew noted that it provided the poorest-quality cut. Worse, it had a tendency to bounce when it encountered even slightly rough terrain, causing inconsistent cutting. While rough ground is a challenge for any reel mower, the Lee Valley model bounced all over the place. Popular Mechanics favored this model, although the reviewer notes that it’s hard work to mow with and not suited for large lawns.

Husqvarna’s reel mowers come only in a narrow, 16-inch size, and although they’ll cut your lawn very short (down to ½ inch), their maximum cutting height is far too low.

Fiskars makes several variants of the StaySharp Max, such as the 17-inch StaySharp Plus, that are essentially smaller, downgraded versions. We decided to test only the top Fiskars reel mower, assuming that the others would offer comparable or worse performance—and in fact, none of them can match the StaySharp Max’s 4-inch maximum cut height.


  1. Jerry Beilinson, New Walk-Behind Lawnmowers: Abusive Lab Test, Popular Mechanics, December 17, 2009

  2. Inside Consumer Reports Test Labs: Review of Easun NaturCut Classic, Fiskars Momentum 317736, and Scotts 2000-20 reel mowers, Consumer Reports, March 8, 2010

  3. Product Preview: Fiskars Momentum reel mower, Consumer Reports, February 18, 2010

  4. Scott Dunbar, superintendent of Diamond Hawk Golf Course, interview

  5. Jason Kruse, assistant professor of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida, interview

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Doug Mahoney is a senior staff writer at Wirecutter covering home improvement. He spent 10 years in high-end construction as a carpenter, foreman, and supervisor. He lives in a very demanding 250-year-old farmhouse and spent four years gutting and rebuilding his previous home. He also raises sheep and has a dairy cow that he milks every morning.

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Do you desire to keep your lawn flawlessly manicured with minimal mess, hassle, and expenses? The smartest decisions you could make are finding the best manual push mowers available out there.

With the modern advancements in features and design, reel mowers are becoming more popular and are experiencing an impressive resurgence as they are now easier to operate than before. Modern reel mowers have greatly revolutionized the lawn cutting experience as they are quiet and emit zero emissions to the environment. They use no fuel and thus becoming much recommended for both home and commercial use.

With so many options to choose from, though, it’s easy to get stuck when looking for one. To better your purchase experience, we’ve tested and hand-picked 9 of the best models you should consider in 2021. 

Best Manual Push Mower


Our Top Pick

American Lawn Mower Company 1815-18 18-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

  • Power Push Manual Mower
  • Grass catcher capacity of 18 and 20 inches
  • Cutting height of between 0.5 inch to 2.5 inches

Greenworks 25072 20-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher

  • Self-propelled Power Source
  • Eco friendly as it does not produce emissions
  • Suitable on all Grass Types

Great States 304-14 14-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower & Grass Catcher Bundle

  • Swift, adjustable trimming height of 0.5 inches to 1.75 inches
  • No Gas or Oil Required
  • Easy assembly

Fiskars 17 Inch Staysharp Push Reel Lawn Mower (6208)

  • No oil or gas is required
  • Light Weight
  • Exclusive StaySharp Trimming System

Earthwise 1715-16EW 16-Inch 7-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

  • Manual power source
  • 16- Inches cutting width
  • Durable, sharp blades made of Alloy Steel

American Lawn Mower Company 1204-14

  • Lightweight
  • 1 inch to 1.75 inches adjustable blade height
  • Alloy Steel heat-treated blades

Greenworks 18-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher 25062

  • Self-propelled Power Source
  • Zero aerosol emissions
  • Contact-free blades

DuroStar 16" 5-Blade Height Adjustable Push Reel Mower

  • It has 5 steel blades
  • Zero gas required
  • Suitable on all grass types

Scotts Outdoor Power Tools 304-14S

  • Self-propelled power source
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable push blades with cutting height of 1 inch to 1.75 inches

1. American Lawn Mower Company 1815-18 18-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

American Lawn Mower Company push

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  • It is a power push manual mower.
  • It is a manual reel mower with general measurements of 25 x 14 x 11 inches.
  • The reel has a width of eighteen inches.
  • Grass catcher capacity of 18 and 20 inches.
  • Robust plastic bottom, rot-resistant polyester fabric, and a hefty frame wire
  • It has five blades
  • The handle has a cushion grip.
  • It has a standard cutting system.
  • It has an overall weight of 29 pounds.
  • It comes with an optional grass catcher.
  • Cutting height of between half an inch to two and a half inches
  • Price: $129.92 for the grass catcher and the reel, $99.99 for the reel only.
  • It has a two-year warranty.

This state of the art manual push mower guarantees a seamless grass cutting experience because it is built with high quality and robust materials. Reel mower catcher is completed with a tough plastic bottom, polyester fabric, a rot-resistant, and a heavyweight wireframe. This helps to ensure a perfect lawn cutting experience.

The steel bottom with adjustable attached hooks is galvanized to warrant a perfect fit on to the reel mower. The ability to fold down makes the manual push mower to be easily stored.

The grass catcher has a strap and quick release clutch for stress-free attachment or exclusion on your manual mower. This helps to safeguard the bag of the reel mower from falling off while in use. The quick-release grasp guarantees easy removal of the grass catcher after use.

Swift assembly and installation of your reel mower are guaranteed because they are manually detailed and easy to use. This feature ensures a comfortable and more relaxed usage as the grass is properly collected to avoid messy work. The foldability of the manual push mower makes the storage process easy.

This grass catcher is appropriate for the American Lawn Mower reel of 18-Inch and 20-Inch models. This helps to ensure an optimal fit on the reel mower models for a standard grass collection.


  • Quiet and eco-friendly as it does not emit any emissions to the environment
  • Increased efficiency as a result of the 18-inch cutting reel
  • Robust and durable blades made of 5 tempered alloy steel
  • Easy to maneuver in relatively small spaces because of the compact measurements and frivolous design
  • Numerous cutting altitudes


  • May require slightly more maintenance
  • Cutting blades are low hence not suitable for high lawns

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2. Greenworks 25072 20-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher

Greenworks Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher

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  • Self-propelled power source
  • 1O-inch front wheels
  • 6-inch rear wheel
  • The 20-inch mower comes with an attachable bag collection.
  • Height adjustment with 9 position
  • The dimension of Dimensions of 28.35x 18.11 x 11.02 inches
  • Adjustable height mower of 1-3/4 inches to 2-3/4 inches
  • Greenworks is the brand name.
  • Model number: 25072
  • Price: $119.99
  • Four years limited warranty

The manual push mower can easily maneuver through your lane because of the 10-inches front wheels and 6 inches rear wheels, thus providing a thorough and clean grass cut leaving your lawn sparkles.

The twenty inches trail improves efficiency as much work is done quickly, hence saving on time. The adjustable mower offers mulching and rear release capabilities.

This Greenworks manual push mower is perfect on all grass types due to the 9 position height adjustment that ranges from 1-3/4 inches to 2-3/4 inches.

One can enjoy a swift and comfortable grass cutting experience as the mower is quiet and does not produce any noise that may be disturbing to the neighbors.

This manual push power is environmentally friendly. It does not produce any kind of emission which may pollute the environment. Also, no source of electric power needed, making it both eco-friendly and pocket-friendly.


  • Eco friendly as it does not produce emissions
  • Suitable on all grass types
  • Provides rear discharge capabilities as well as mulching
  • Can easily maneuver in your lawn of the different wheel alignment 
  • Easy to stop without restarting


  • The fabric of the bag is not tough enough and may rip off
  • Under much pressure, the rear wheels may fell off

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3. Great States 304-14 14-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower & Grass Catcher Bundle

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  • Swift, adjustable trimming height of 0.5 inches to 1.75 inches
  • 14 inches width of cutting
  • 8.5 inches of wheels that are composite
  • Cushioned handle grip that is T-styled 
  • Shape blades made of heat-treated alloy steel
  • Frivolous design
  • Easy assembly
  • Made of the robust plastic bottom, rot-resistant polyester fabric, and tough frame wire
  • Includes quick release clutch and belt for a locked fit to the reel
  • New and silent way to preserve your lawn, no gas or oil required.

This well-crafted manual push mower offers a perfect and clean-cut because of the sharp blades as there is no tearing. The precise cut helps protect the grass against any disease and insect attacks, ensuring your lawn is beautiful and healthier.

The great States manual push mower has low maintenance as it does not have an engine; hence no gas is needed. The reel mowers are simple and easy to work with. All your need to do is use your energy to push it as it perfectly trims your lawn.

This lightweight mower is easy to push in your backyard and simple to store as it requires less storage space. You can hang the mower on your wall as well as it is much portable.

A Great State mower is eco-friendly as it does not produce emissions, which may pollute the environment. It also protects the grass from perils that may result from poor trimming.

The T-shaped handle has a cushioned grasp, which highly increases the mower’s comfortability while using it.


  • Frivolous design for a relaxed use 
  • Environmental friendly as it does not produce emissions
  • It is quiet, does not make noise


  • Not suitable on long grass
  • May require a heavy push on thick grass

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4. Fiskars 17 Inch Staysharp Push Reel Lawn Mower (6208)

Fiskars 17 Inch Staysharp Push Reel Lawn Mower (6208)

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  • It has a dimension of 23.5 x 18 x 13.8 inches.
  • It weighs 40.4 pounds.
  • Manufactured by Fiskars Garden
  • Product Dimensions Item Weight 40.4 pounds
  • No oil or gas is required.
  • It is light weight.
  • It is quiet
  • Several cutting edge structures
  • Four wheels for easy rolling
  • Easy assembly
  • Exclusive StaySharp trimming system offers a durable blade performance.
  • Inertia drive reel

This state of the art manual push mower has been designed to offer efficiency and swift grass cutting. The four wheels make it 40% easier to push as compared to other lawnmowers.  

Fiskars lawn mower has an additional 75% cutting ability due to the inertia-drive reels, hence providing a much perfect cut that will improve your compound’s outlook.

This manual push power uses The StaySharp cutting technology to ensure the cutting blades stay sharper for longer. This feature ensures that the blades do not touch to reduce friction and thus improve the life span of the blades for durable cutting performance. They are hence eliminating the sharpening cost.

30% Easier to Push: This reel mower’s advanced technologies combine to reduce push force by 30% compared to competitive reel mowers.

The superior cutting system makes this manual push power suitable for all types of grass. With no struggle, it can maneuver even on tough grass, thus providing a seamless cut.

The wide diameter InertiaDrive reel with heavy blades improves this mower’s cutting power by 50%; thus, it can cut through thick grass and small twigs with much ease.

It is cost-efficient as it does not require any form of power sources such as gasoline or oil. At the same time, it is eco-friendly as it does not produce emissions.


  • Long-lasting cutting blades
  • Superior cutting blades hence favorable on all grass types
  • Environmental friendly
  • No power source required


  • May not provide a fresh cut
  • The handle grasp does not last longer

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5. Earthwise 1715-16EW 16-Inch 7-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

Earthwise 1715-16EW 16-Inch 7-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower, Gray/Silver/Green

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  • Manual power source
  • 16- Inches cutting width
  • Manufactured by Earthwise
  • Dimensions of 27 x 23 x 47 inches
  • Cutting heights of ½ inch by 2 ½ inches
  • It has 7 blades
  • It is made of metal
  • Comes in three colors grey, silver and green
  • Durable, sharp blades made of Alloy Steel
  • 10 inches Composite wheels
  • Steel side plate that is unbreakable
  • Eco friendly
  • It weighs 27 pounds

This manual push mower offers a precise cut that will leave your lawn with a stunning overall look. The robust, sharp blades ensure that the grass is professionally trimmed to bring out the desired impression.

Earthwise reel mowers are lightweight; hence they are easy to maneuver in your backyard. The lightness guarantees easy storage as it can also be changed, therefore making it much convenient.

This reel mower does not have an engine, making it environmentally friendly as it does not produce any kind of emission. Simultaneously, it is budget-friendly as it does not require any kind of power sources such as gasoline or electricity.

Earthwise reel mowers guarantee a seamless and quiet grass cutting experience. This helps to eliminate the nuisance associated with loud mowers, which may cause distraction in the neighborhood.

Low maintenance is why most groundskeepers mostly desire it, as it does not require many skills to use it. All your need to do is push it and trim your lawn to the desired size and design.


  • It is environmentally friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Requires no power source
  • Made of durable Alloy Steel 
  • Relaxed roll wheels


  • The wheels are too much lightweight and may fall off on the lawn
  • The hand grasps do not last longer

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6. American Lawn Mower Company 1204-14 14-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower, Red with Grass Catcher

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  • It has a cut a cutting width of 14 inches
  • Its ball-bearing reel has 4 blades
  • Robust 8.5 inches polymer wheels
  • Lightweight as it weighs 19 pounds
  • Alloy Steel heat-treated blades
  • 1 inch to 1.75 inches adjustable blade height
  • Eco friendly
  • 14 inches polymer wheels
  • The grass catcher is made of robust polyester fabric that is the rot-resistant plastic bottom.
  • The frame wire is heavy duty Made of durable plastic bottom.

The American lawn mower will make your lawn appear better. The robust shape blades will guarantee a clean, neat cut that will leave your lawn spectacular.

The heat-treated Alloy Steel will give you a lifetime service as they are much more robust and durable. No need for occasional sharpening of the blades as they are protected from rusting.

It does not produce any kind of emission hence making it eco-friendly. It does not have an engine that makes it budget-friendly as it does not require any power source. All is needed is human energy to push the manual mower across your lawn.

It is much easier to assemble the lawnmower as it is not complicated. It also comes with a user manual that helps if one may experience difficulty in assembling this American lawnmower. 

The American lawnmower is suitable on all lawn types because of its tough blades and the 14-inches wheel, making it maneuver even on rough and bumpy lanes.


  • Environmental friendly
  • Suitable for thick grasses
  • Made of strong Alloy Steel blades
  • No power source required
  • Easy to use


  • The blades may get stuck in debris and twigs
  • You may have to take several passes to make a clean cut

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7. Greenworks 18-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher 25062

Greenworks 18-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher 25062

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  • It has a self-propelled power source.
  • Dimension of 25 x 43.5 x 33.75 inches
  • Greenworks is the brand name.
  • 18-inches cutting width
  • 4- Inches rear wheels and 10-inches front wheels
  • Height adjustments with 9 positions
  • Cutting height range from 1 ¾ inch to 2 ¾ inches
  • Offers rear bag capabilities and mulching as a result of the 2-in-1 feature
  • Zero aerosol emissions
  • Contact-free blades
  • Price: $99.99
  • Limited Tool Warrant of 3 Years

The Greenworks 18-Inch Reel lawn mower provides a swift and neat cut. This is as a result of robust shape steel helical blades. The wheel difference makes it easy to maneuver across the lawn with ease. 

The contact-free blades of this lawnmower guarantee a seamless and quiet cut. Zero noise production provides a peaceful and tranquil grass cutting environment.

This well-crafted lawn mower is suitable for cutting all types of grass regardless of height.

This lawn mower’s clean, sharp cut helps prevent the grass from disorders such as diseases and insect attacks, thus making your lawn healthier and greener.

Greenworks reel lawn more is cost-efficient as it does not require any kind of power source. It is also eco-friendly because it does not produce any type of emission which may be hazardous to the environment.


  • Easy to use 
  • It is quiet, does not produce noise pollution
  • Suitable for all grass types
  • Quicker and efficient
  • Very easy to use


  • May not be fully adjustable
  • May need occasional blade sharpening

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8. DuroStar 16″ 5-Blade Height Adjustable Push Reel Mower

DuroStar 16" 5-Blade Height Adjustable Push Reel Mower

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  • Has height adjustments with a twist knob
  • It has 5 steel blades
  • Dimension of 44 x 19 x 22.5 inches
  • Adjustment positions range from ½ inch to 2-Inches
  • Comes with an attachable grass catcher
  • It weighs 26 pounds
  • Durostar is the manufacturer
  • A cutting width of 16 inches
  • 10-inch durable wheels
  • Zero noise and fumes production
  • Zero gas required
  • 5 heat-treated rotary blade

DuroStar manual push power lawn mower guarantees a swift and easy cut for an excellent lawn appearance. The 16-inch cutting width makes it easy to maneuver in rough and bumpy lawns.

This lawnmower is eco-friendly as it does not produce any fumes that may be hazardous to the environment. Zero noise production is guaranteed by using this lawn more, thus creating a peaceful and tranquil environment.

The blades’ adjustable range position makes it easier to trim the lawn to your desired height and style. The robust rotary cutter is suitable for all grass types, making it convenient to cut thick grasses.

It is relatively easy to use as it does not require any kind of skill. All you need to do is adjust the blades to your desired specifications and then push across your lawn.


  • Eco friendly
  • Easy and safe to use
  • Zero sound production
  • Suitable on all grass types
  • Robust and durable blades


  • It may take a long time to provide a clean cut.
  • May get stuck over debris and twigs.
  • The grass catcher is not firmly attached and keeps on falling off.

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9. Scotts Outdoor Power Tools 304-14S 14-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower, Green

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  • 14-inch cutting width
  • 8.5 width composite wheels
  • Adjustable push blades with cutting height of 1 inch to 1.75 inches
  • Self-propelled power source
  • Comfy cushioned grasp
  • T-shaped handle
  • Lightweight
  • Dimension of 22.86 x 34.29 x 53.34 inches
  • Manufactured by the Golden States
  • Weighs 19 pounds

The Scotts Outdoor power tools lawn mower provides a clean and neat cut. This is because of the adjustable cutting blades, which give the option to change it to the desired grass height.

The composite wheels of the lawnmower make it move and maneuver with ease in the thick compound. This helps to ensure an even cut that will improve the overall outlook of the yard.

The robust alloy steel blades guarantee the long-lasting durability of the manual push mower. Hence it does not require frequent blades sharpening.

This lawnmower is eco-friendly as it produces zero emissions to the environment. It does not have an engine that makes it budget-friendly as no fuel is required to cut the lawn.

The cushioned grip makes it comfortable for you to push the mower across the lawn. The T-shaped handle increases its efficiency.


  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Environmental friendly as it does not produce emissions
  • Sharp and durable blades 
  • Noise-free
  • Premium quality
  • Stress-free workout


  • May get stuck on twigs 
  • The handles feel a bit small

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Factors to Consider When Buying a Manual Push Mower

  • Cost:It is important to get a manual mower that matches your financial capabilities and never compromises quality because of the price. 
  • Warranty and maintenance: Ensure you get a warranty when buying your mower so that you may be able to get free repair assistance in case the mower has a malfunction.
  • Safety features:It is crucial to buy a safe and easy mower to avoid the chances of hurting yourself while cutting your lawn.
  • Comfort: To avoid fatigue and inconvenience, you must buy a mower with a comfortable, well-cushioned handle so that you may be able to push it in your yard without much straining.
  • Durability:This one of the paramount features that you should consider so that you may enjoy a long-lasting service through the use of your lawnmower.
  • The ease in adjusting according to your cutting heights: An excellent manual push power should be easy to adjust according to your desired grass heights.
  • What grows in your yard: Some mowers are perfect for long and thick grasses. In contrast, others are good for shorter and less dense grasses, so it is essential to buy a lawnmower that may suit your requirements depending on what grows in your yard.
  • The brand: Depending on your taste and preference, you may choose to buy a mower from the brand that you like.
  • Performance: It is paramount to choose a manual push mower that may give you outstanding performance for a long and without heating up or failing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is cutting with manual push mowers better for my lawn?

Manual lawn mowers are globally recommended for a clean and neat cut with no much hassle. The fact that they don’t produce any kind of emissions to the environment makes it more suitable for home and commercial use. Manual lawn mowers have no damage to the grass and will leave your lawn looking greener and healthier.

Is it tough to push a manual push mower?

Most lawn mowers are lightweight; hence they are relatively easy for you to push along your lawn. This also acts as a form of body work out.

Are manual push mowers eco-friendly?

Manual lawn mowers are the most recommended by environmentalists because they don’t produce any kind of emission harmful to the environment.


A manual push mower is inarguably the best for environmental conservation. It does not produce any kind of emissions that may be hazardous. The clean-cut by manual mowers also protects the grass from diseases and insect attacks, thus leaving a healthy and greener lawn.

Manual reel lawn mowers are easy to use and maintain because they do not use an engine; hence, no power source such as fuel is needed. This makes them budget-friendly; all your need is small energy to push the manual mower around your lawn.

Most of the manual lawn mowers are robust and durable as they are built with heat-treated alloy steel blades. This helps guarantee the maximum utilization of the reel mower.

Why wait? Get yourself a manual push power lawn mower today and experience a quiet, seamless grass cutting session that will leave your yard looking awesome.

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