Posted March 10 2005 - 11:32 PM
| I bought a manual reel mower a couple of years ago, but gave up on it because the cut was often uneven. |
This usually happens because of one of or a combination of three possibilities:
- The mower blades needed sharpening
- You let the grass grow too high between mowings
- The mower was improperly adjusted.
FYI. But you will not get a perfectly even cut with a reel mower unless you're using the professional ones they have at golf courses. I don't mind the slight uneven cut, you don't notice it unless you're looking for it.
| Unless the grass is bone dry, the mower wheels bend the grass and the reel doesn't provide the suction of a spinning blade to pull it up in time for the next pass. |
So you need to apply a little more strategy in choosing mowing time than with hydrocarbon burning mowers.