Best Reel Mowers In 2019 – (Reviews & Tested by Experts)


After doing 45 Hours of research, testing & consulting we are convinced that the American 1815-18 is the best reel mower in 2019.

This mower comes in 4 different models like 14" with 4 blades, 14" with 5 blades, 15" with 5 blades and 15" with 5 blades.

You can trust this company because they are in business for over 120 years.

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American Lawn Mower
This is a lightweight and easy to use mower with cutting height adjustment and 2 years of warranty.
FEATURES
  • Adjustable Cutting Height
  • Easy to use mower
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • 5 tempered alloy steel blades

7 Best Reel Mower - Reviews

1. American Lawn Mower - Best Overall

In our tests we found this mower lightweight, solid and easy to use. And performs incredibly well in our tests.

It's 18" cutting width is good for any medium size lawn. It also comes in 14" with 5 blades, 16" with 5 blades.

It's 16" with 5 blades model have only 4$-5$ difference in price as compared to this 18" with 5 blades at the time of writing.

So, we recommend you to go with 18" reel mower.

You can quickly adjust its height from 1/2 to 2-3/4 inches. And it also lets you to fold it's handles.

2. Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower

Scotts 2000-20 performs well in our tests and it is runner-up of our list.

This mower also performs good in the tests conducted by thewirecutter.

In our tests it provides cleanest cuts to the different types of grass. It has cutting width of 20-inch which is the widest option available for any reel mower.

It is a lightweight and easy to maneuver mower. And it's newer version comes with a grass catching bag. But overall the mower remains same.

3. Fiskars 18-Inch StaySharp Max Reel Mower

Fiskars 18-inch StaySharp mower is the #3 in this list and provides you good cut but it is less elegant.

While testing we find that the blades never touch it's reel which provides improved sharpness and performance.

This mower also cuts as good as listed above two. But it is much heavier than the two.

Its front wheels makes it easy for you to maneuver and also its new design allows it to throw grass forward.

But the best thing is its 4-inch cutting height that higher than any other reel mower available.

4. Great States 415-16

This is provides 16-inch cutting width with height adjustment ranging from 1/2-inch to 2-1/2-inch.

This mower provides plenty of power to mow with great ease. It have moderate weight like Scotts 2000-20 mower. But have cutting width of only 16-inches.

The only downside of this mower is its narrow cutting width and less cutting height adjustment levels.

But one thing I can tell you is that it can give your lawn a satisfactory cut.

5. Greenworks 20-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower

Personally I love all the products of Greenworks. And this is one of them. It have a really nice looking design with 20-inch cutting width and a grass bag which allows you to collect grass easily.

The cutting quality is not as good as the mowers listed above but with features like grass bag, 20-inch cutting width, nine height adjustments, easy pushing and warranty make things in favour of this mower.

In our tests we don't encounter any jamming issues cutting 8"+ grass. But I am pleased with the performance of this mower.

Choose You Best Reel Mower

So, this is our list for you. We still recommends American Lawn Mower as it is easy to use and affordable too! But if you need any additional assistance you can comment below. I will be grateful in helping you.

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