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Model:
2000-20
Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower

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Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower
 
4.6

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Productive workout tool

If you want an easy way to get some sunshine and nice cardio workout while being productive then using the 20" Scott's Classic Push Reel Mower is perfect.  Bought one because...Read complete review

If you want an easy way to get some sunshine and nice cardio workout while being productive then using the 20" Scott's Classic Push Reel Mower is perfect.  Bought one because areas of the yard get more sun and moisture so the grass grows 4 to 1 faster than the remainder of the yard.  In this area the dog prefers to do his living so keeping the grass at an accomadating height is prudent. Taller grass can harbor more ticks and fleas. The time it takes to go over the lawn with the 20" Scotts Classic Push Reel Mower is comparable to the time it takes to mow the lawn with an electric mower. There is not a difference between the cut of the lawn other than foot prints show up more.

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Scotts classic 20inch push mower its cheap and ok 4 small yard.

Scotts classic 20inch push mower is a good mower for a ground floor apartment or very small lawn. But wouldn't buy it if my yard was big or wide that would be more work...Read complete review

Scotts classic 20inch push mower is a good mower for a ground floor apartment or very small lawn. But wouldn't buy it if my yard was big or wide that would be more work then help. The push mower would be more clean up by keeping the bladze clean and sharp .But it is good when it time to store it in tite place so that great when u have small storage place. 

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4.0

Eco-friendly and easy to use

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from WV, USA

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Pros

  • Easy to Push & Steer
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult On Inclines
  • Grips Easy To Fray
  • Hard To Mow Around Things

Best Uses

  • Medium lawns
  • Mulching
  • Relatively Flat Lawns
  • Small Lawns

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

I really enjoy using this mower. Both cost and environmental impact are important factors to me when buying tools, so I was thrilled to find this while shopping for a new mower. No gas to pay for, and in a few weeks (depending on how often you use it,) it pays for itself. It is a bit difficult to mow up inclines if you have a rugged or steep yard, but not impossible. At some points, it really depends on your physical strength. Great for small to medium size yards, but if you have a large, unwieldy yard, you may want to look elsewhere. It's also difficult to get around lawn ornaments or buildings that may be in your yard, but weeding (by hand or with a weedwhacker) can easily clean that up. Plus, it gives you a fantastic workout! It's so lightweight that my favorite way to clean it is to gently shake it off, instead of spending ages brushing it out. The handle covers may fray a bit, but can be easily replaced or repaired. Would definitely recommend to people with moderately-sized, relatively flat yards.

 
5.0

Best For Small Spaces

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from USA

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

I bought the Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower when I lived in my apartment. The yard was very small and I didn't have room for a full size push mower. The mower was very easy to assemble. I had it together in about twenty minutes. I really like how easy this mower is to use. It rolls right over the yard without really having to strain yourself any. The performance of the reel mower is great, it always leaves an even cut with each use. I feel as if this is a safe mower to use for my children. I have let my eleven year old mow and haven't worried about him getting hurt. The Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower has been very durable. I have been able to use it in regular grass as well as some taller weeded areas with no problems. I have been using the reel mower for a few years now and it still works as good as the day that I first purchased it. I would most definitely like to recommend this mower to anyone with smaller yards or areas to maintain. This has definitely been a purchase that was well worth the money.

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5.0

A little more work, but worth it.

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from Nesconset,ny

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

I absolutely adore this push reel mower and I'm so happy I purchased it. When I first seen it online, it brought me back to when I was little and used to help my grandfather cut the lawn with his. I do have a regular lawnmower, but I cannot use it because of a spinal condition I have and can't use it because it's so heavy, so pretty much my husband does. So I purchased this so I could be more involved too. The day I tried it I fell in love. First of all its light which is what I wanted. It cuts more precise than my regular mower. Also I can mow the lawn at any time without waking my neighbors or having to listen to the regular mower. It's so great and honestly it's not that much longer for cutting. A lot of people have a misconception that push reel mowers do not work and take forever, but it takes maybe at most an additional ten minutes to do my yard and I have a decent sized yard. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who maybe can't push a mower, hates the sound of them, or just likes the classic push reel. It's really great. Thumbs up.

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3.0

Great for Micro Lawns

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from Hartford, CT

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

In my efforts to be green I purchased the Scott's Classic 20 inch Push Mower about eight years ago after reading how wonderful it was.

Well, it may be wonderful if you have about three square feet of lawn to mow or are really, really into hard exercise. For those of us who just want to mow our lawns it's probably not the best option.

Once I got the hang of it this actually wasn't horrifically difficult to use. It does take quite a bit of work to get even a small patch of lawn mown though. I liked that it mulched and made absolutely zero sound so I could mow at dawn if I wanted to without bothering the neighbors. I never did, but I could have.

It did a nice job of cutting the grass evenly and not leaving behind any grass clumps.

if you have a micro yard of just a couple hundred square feet or a specific area that you like to mow more often then this may be a good option for you. However, if you have a larger lawn it's really not ideal. Unless you really, really want to get the exercise. And you will get plenty of exercise! I was sweating buckets and exhausted after finishing only my front lawn.

I'd consider this a novelty item, or a decent backup for my power mower, but it is not for everyday use.

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4.0

simple but effective

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from San Diego, CA

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

This is a simple yet effective lawnmower. The Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower is like having a free workout machine. Since it does not have a motor, you have to be the motor and push the lawnmower. How effective the Scotts push reel mower works depends on how well you are as the operator. I enjoy suing the Scotts push reel mower because it is a lot more cost effective and more environmentally friendly than a traditional gasoline powered motor. It costs a lot less than a gasoline motor and is easier to maintain. It does not require gasoline and is easy to use maintain and clean. Grass is easily removed and it gets you a free outdoor workout just like how people got exercise in the old days.
I would highly recommend the Scotts push lawn mower because I really enjoy using it. I mow my lawn about every two weeks or even more often if needed. It is great for small household yards but probably not for bigger yards as it might be too much work for a tiny push mower.

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5.0

Great for a small yard.

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from Elko, Nevada

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

I bought this lawnmower originally for my children to mow the lawn because I had to learn with one I pushed myself without it doing any work, so I wanted them to have to do the same though. I forgot how much better of a cut that your lawn gets when you use an old fashioned push mower until I got this one. My front yard is kind of small so this is the mower that I use on it all of the time. It works so well and cuts the grass so easily and so even, it looks so beautiful when it is done. It pushes very easily and the blades were very sharp already and did not need any sharpening done to them and haven't yet and we have had this for three years now. It does get tiring using this mower after a while so I would not recommend using this if you have a huge yard because you will be exhaust, but it does give you a great work out. My kids now use this to cut other peoples lawns and make some extra money, and they always get so many compliments from how well it works. It works great and for a great price you can not go wrong with this!

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5.0

Great mower

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from Southfield, MI

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

We picked up 2 different push reel mowers on a clearance table at Home Depot. One of them was this Scotts Classic 20 inch push reel mower.
Since it was a clearance item it was already put together so I can't rate that process as some other people did. When we got this mower it was totally ready to go the second we got home. I love that I don't need to worry about gas and gas cans with this mower. I'm not a big strong woman, so for me to be able to push it easily was impressive. Also, I have a hard time pull starting our gas mower so this was absolutely fantastic!

Performance
This worked really well. There were a few spots that I had to go over a second time but I didn't find that to be very inconvenient. I definitely think that the positives outweigh the negatives with this push reel mower!

Ease of Use
For me, this was pretty comparable to pushing a gas mower without the self propel on. It feels like a bit of a workout, but I like it.

Engine Power
Since there is no engine I didn't feel right rating this down for a feature it's not meant to have.

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5.0

Mowing Through the Rolling Blackouts! Jealous?

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from Sonora, CA

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

I love our Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower. Whenever the power was out, I was the only person on the street mowing my lawn without worrying about running to the gas station with a can. Now that we live off the grid and don't have electricity and the nearest gas station is over an hour away, our reel mower has earned it's weight in gold! It pushes surprisingly easily too. We had a "push mower" growing up and it was always dull, heavy and impossibly hard to maneuver, but the Scotts Reel Mower cuts the grass beautifully, handles well and is actually enjoyable to use. I'm a light-weight and still have no problem using it. The fact that it's also better for the environment is just an added bonus! It had a much lower price tag than other mowers too and is a much more compact convenient size to stow away in the shed than my clunky old gas mower was. All around a great investment so far. No regrets.

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5.0

Small lot in a suburban area, great idea

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from USA

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

This was wonderful when I lived in the city. It took me about 2 hours to mow a small city lot.
I live in the country now and my property requires different equipment for different sections due to its topography. It's main use now is for my bar ditch. I also use it in my garden for paths.

Performance
It works as advertised. The blades, at least on mine needed to be sharpened immediately. Keeping it clean and sharpening the blades regularly helps it perform better.

Handling
I like that it doesn't take a huge amount of muscle power to push it around. The kids use it, as part of their chores and they have no problems pushing it.

Durability
I've owned my mower for a long time. I keep it clean and have the blades sharpened regularly. It is mainly used for my bar ditch that is very rocky. It has held up well.

Safety
I mainly use my mower in loose rocky areas. It does not kick up rocks like my gas powered equipment. I also do not need to wear a dust mask while mowing with it.

Ease of Use
What can I say if you can walk and push at the same time, it's easy. If the blades aren't sharp and the grass is high, it will not get the job done.

Engine Power
This is a manual push mower, so the only engine power is you.

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5.0

You can't get a greener lawnmower than this!

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from Flint, MI

Comments about Scotts Classic 20-inch Push Reel Mower:

I have an incredibly small yard and purchased my Scotts 20inch push reel mower. I love it. It suprisingly glides through the gras and delivers a smooth even cut. It's a great way to get some cardio in and keep your lawn looking great without any emissions at all. These Scott's push real mowers are great for small yards and frequent mowings. The 20 inch cutting radius makes the job seem a lot smaller than it is also.

Performance
As far as push reel mowers go I am very impressed with the perfomance of the Scott's. It is very easy to push through even moderately tall yard grass, and doesn't leave clumps or large shreds of grass that need to be raked up also. Plus the grass that is left behind fuels future growth and soil renewal.

Handling
It is extremely lightweight and easy to handle. It's a safe and effective way to get into ditches where the angle of cutting might be awkward for a gas powered push mower or tractor.

Durability
Scott's push reel mower is incredibly durable. It only needs occasional sharpening and greasing as it only has a few moving parts. It's one of only a few really well built products that is made to last over the years.

Safety
Scott's push reel mower is the safest mower that you can possibly get. There is no motor other than your own power. When you stop it stops. Aside from actually swinging it at somebody, I don't see how you could possibly get hurt while properly using it.

Ease of Use
Just push and go. There's nothing really more that can be said.

Engine Power
It's all up to you. Are you a Corvette or a Cavelier? There is no engine built on this Scott's push real mower so the engine power is entirely up to your personal strength and stamina.

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