The American Lawn Mower Company 18 inch Reel Mower is my favorite for cutting the lawn. I know some may think its silly and exhausting, but I enjoy using it. Maybe its because of the workout/exercise you get or the old fashioned appeal of it, but I prefer it over more modern and complicated machines. It is super simple to use and really does do a good job of cutting the grass down to a reasonable level. It is fun for my kids to use too and they have a good time whenever they have this as a chore. It is a sturdy, long-lasting cutter and we have had no problems or complications with ours. When this one dies on us or gets too old, or rusty we will be purchasing another. Performance Great! Leaves grass short and fresh and lasts depending on your grass, weather, etc. Handling Simple, easy and practical. Durability Ours has lasted for years. Safety Just keep away from the blades and you are good. Ease of Use Really simple and fun to use. An enjoyable workout.