I purchased my first Neuton several years ago. My mother liked it so much, she also bought one. I use it for everything, I don't baby it. I use it like I'd use a gas powered mower. I was ambiguous about buying one, but, I talked to a lady who'd ripped out a muscle in her shoulder pulling on the starter rope on a gas powered push mower, that made the decision for me. I use it everywhere in my yard, the edges, mowing down small trees, branches...whatever is lying there. Like I said, I don't baby it. I really love the fact that there is basically no maintenance, no dirty gas to burn, no oil to spill, and it's very quiet. I suppose I should sharpen the blades, but, haven't found it necessary yet. I just tip it up and clean the grass out from under the deck The only real complaint I have is that the battery NEVER lasts longer than 2 years. I bring it into my house for the winter, plug it in once a month to recharge, just like the instructions say, makes no difference. In fact, I needed a new battery last year, but, managed to get along without the push mower. But, I am ordering a new battery as soon as I get done writing this review. When the battery is fully charged, I can, typically get 45 minutes to 1 hours worth of mowing. A lot depends on the length and thickness of the grass. Anyone with a small lawn could easily cut the whole thing before the battery needs recharging-which will take about 12 hours, or overnight. I especially like how light the mower is , very easy to push and very easy to adjust the height of the cut. I would definetly recommend this mower, specifically for women, since you don't have to pull a rope to start it or mess around with a gas can/bottle of oil. I purchased one that had been returned, so it was a little cheaper than a brand new one. I also like the fact that the mower is so quiet, you could mow at 2 AM and not disturb your neighbors.
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