Scotts 2000-20 Reel Mower Review
Like all reel mowers, this one requires more muscle power than gas or electric mowers, but Scotts 2000-20 reel mower reviews on Amazon suggest that consumers feel like they benefit from the extra effort. Users point out that they don't suffer any hearing impairment and don't inhale gas fumes or get bathed in backflying dirt and dust with this mower. Moreover, they don't have to shell out big bucks to refuel a gasoline tank and their upper body gets a good workout. On the Target website, one customer writes that this mower is so easy to use that she now does much of the mowing even though she bought it for her husband. And yet, this is not the perfect mowing machine. We read several Scotts 2000-20 reel mower reviews noting that you won't get a golf-course-like cut, and tall weeds tend to get knocked over rather than mowed; some users say a final pass with a string trimmer may be necessary. Also, it seems as though some grasses (e.g., thinner varieties) are easier to cut with a reel mower than others, bumpy terrain can be a bit challenging, and small twigs can jam the blades. Keeping the blades sharp is obviously a big help. A number of users report breakage problems with the handle, and several have resorted to duct tape to gird the thin metal.
The Scotts 2000-20 Classic Reel Mower (starting at $120, Amazon) is an almost noiseless and very low-maintenance mower that's best suited for small yards (no larger than a quarter of an acre) that are relatively flat. Its five blades cut a path 20 inches wide at any of nine heights between 1 and 3 inches. The front wheels stand 10 inches high, and the 6-inch back wheels are supposed to enhance maneuverability. The companion 2010-20SG model comes with a grass catcher and sells for about $20 more; Scotts reel mower reviews at Home Depot mostly consider the bagger a superfluous attachment.
Overall, the Scotts 2000-20 Classic Reel Mower makes a good choice for homeowners with limited space -- small yards, small garages, and no tool shed (just hang this on a wall) -- and a willingness to mow often enough to keep the grass to manageable heights. And the price is hard to beat.