Sturdy push mower that made short work of my small front and back yards. Cutting height was easily adjustable so that taller grasses were not an issue. The grass catch in the back is a nice feature, however I found myself frequently clearing the grass to the back of the catcher from around the blades. Overall, if you don't have much lawn to cut, this is a great option.
I have a small yard so I didn't want to invest in a heavy duty mower or have an electric cord to trip over. If the grass is low and slow grow and soil and very even this is an okay mower. Easy to maneuver. HOWEVER The grass catcher is useless, the hooks do not anchor well at all, the slightest bump or turn while in motion the whole basket comes right off. I spent more time trying to keep the catcher in place then it took to assemble and mow the yard. This feature was the reason I bought this model, very disappointed.
This is a nice mower, I live in a zero lot line, so, the little grass we have to mow, this tool works perfectly.
Cannot handle any uneven terrain whatsoever. Takes multiple times going over the grass to cut. The grass is not contained and falls over the side. Will be returning.
For $100 bucks (which was the sale price) it's a great deal. It took some time to be delivered to the store for pick up, but once delivered, the automated pick up process was a breeze. I also liked the fact that it was very easy to assemble. As for the actual usage, it was great..it definitely cut my grass. It's not so good at cutting grass shoots, but with the absence of a motor, that's understandable. I removed the catch bag because it took no time for it to fill due to my grass being somewhat high...you must not allow your grass to grow too high in order for this mower to be really effective. Overall...I really like the mower.
I got this to fill in for the powered mower from sears that keeps breaking and have used it 2 times so far. It works well even though my lawn is kind of uneven it is still easy to use. Though the bag doesn't hold much and if I go too fast a lot of the clippings miss the bag but that is really not much of a problem.
The Craftsman 18" Reel Mower fits my needs and am very satisfied with my purchase.