My riding mower is in need of some maintenance and it will be a while so I decided I would go and purchase an inexpensive push mower to get me by. I bought on price alone but am very pleased with the initial quality right out of the box.
Assembly was simple and all I needed was to add the provided break-in oil and gas and it started right up! Setting the deck height was also easy with one lever for the front and one for the rear. No more lever at each wheel, I like the new arrangement!
This mower allows the owner to either catch the clippings or bag them and, depending on my mood...today I bagged and my lawn looks great!
Well Sears joke of a warranty/return policy is over and getting it fixed will probaly cost more than a new one. It constantly sputters and stalls even though its been lubed, oil changed, spark plug changed, and air filter cleaned. Guessing its a carb issue but im not about to drop anymore $ on this thing. Craftsman name has gone downhill, most of their products are now made in CHINA.
After a couple of months of using it, after it warms up the engine cuts out. It doesnt die, but acts like it is.
Had this lawnmower for over a season now. Cranks 1st time every time. No problems at all. Love the 'clean' look of the yard with the bagger and dump in my garden after cutting (my veges love it). Only wish sometimes it had a side discharger. Got this after fighting with my bigger mower that I just couldnt get cranked. Wore my arm out. So yes, I love this one! Thanks so much SEARS!
Have had this lawn mower for two years and am not quite sure it will finish out the season. Never has run smooth.
One nice thing is that it is so lightweight, but if it would only work.
If it hadn't been a gift, I would have taken it back.
No more Craftsman for me.
<p>I bought this mower in Aug 2010 and it's now Aug 2012. I have 3/4 acre lawn that I meticulously maintain every week. After the first season I just threw it in the corner through out the winter meaning to get around to putting some fuel stabelizer in it but never got around to it. Sure enough, wouldn't start...easily removed air filter and carb and a can of carb cleaner later, runs like new. The engine is just fine if your not trying to cut terribly short. Its seems as though it is easly bogged down if an excess of grass is there. I will probably buy a heavier duty mower that is self propelled next time but I really dont have any issues with this product. If you have a smaller to medium size lawn and don't need it to drive it self, this is a solid buy. Last note, once primed properly this mower starts extremly easy.</p>
<p>Bought this on sale and it had been returned without grass catch bag. Ok because I didn't need to bag grass. I wanted it for use on uneven and rough terrain and it's perfect for that. Also disdn't want it to be heavy or expensive. It started un the first pull and has run great. Fits my needs well. </p>
I purchased this lawnmower in the spring of 2011 for light and clean up mowing that my lawn tractor could not do (kids play yard, under trees). At first it seemed like a nice inexpensive mower, but then I had problems with the throttle spring. Very poor design, I have to keep adjusting it because it is very thin and cheap. At the beginning of 2012 mowing season, I was adjusting the back wheel height and the lever snapped off and just last night 6/21/2012, the right side of the upper handle snapped. I have never seen such poor quality in a piece of equipment. I will not purchase anymore lawn tractors or lawn mowers with the craftsman name. Thanks for reading my review.
Within two months the handle broke. I've now had this mower a year and the handle has broke again. This is a safety hazard and the Commonwealth's Attorney General has been notified of the defective and dangerous nature of this product.