Perfect for small yards
I live in a townhouse and have a fairly small yard. I needed a lawnmower that was small, lightweight and easy to handle. This Sun Jo fits the bill. When I took the mower out of the shipping box, it was very lightweight. It included the mulching bag, the mower, the handle and the instruction book. I did not even have to read the instructions to put it together. It was very simple. The handles fit into slots on either side of the mower. Press a button and they easily slip out of the slots. Just lift up the back plate and the mulching bag has two hooks that fit on either side of the mower. I did find the hooks, which are permanently made into the plastic case of the mulching bag, to be a little difficult to put on easily, I had to focus on getting them into their slots to get the bag to stay attached. Plus, if the hooks broke off, I would not be able to use the mulching bag. When you lift up the back plate, to put on the mulching bag, the top of the plate is on a spring. That gives the plate the tension to stay close against the mulching bag. As with any spring, they get looser over time. That is somewhat of a concern. One feature I really like is a hook that is on the top handle. You have the ability to loop your extension cord onto this hoop. One end plugs onto the lawn mower cord and the other end into your power outlet. This keeps the cord away from the mower path. Press the start button, on the handle, and grab the handle with the metal bar that keeps the motor running. It did a great job. It easily cut the grass and it is fairly quiet. It did not stutter on medium height grass and it cut the blades of grass cleanly. After mowing the grass, it took me all of 5 minutes to take the handles off, unhook the mulcher and dump the clippings, unscrew the two handle extension so they could fold down and place the mower back in its shipping box. I am storing the mower in a closet under my stairwell. I figure that it is keep it out of the weather and keep it clean.