“cheapism helps you find the cheapest "best buys"” — lifehacker

A variety of power sources fuel low-cost lawn mowers. The cheapest ones have no engine and rely on brute force to push them through the grass. Electric lawn mowers are best for small yards because the cords limit your freedom to roam. For larger yards, you'll surely prefer the power of a gas mower. The length of the cutting blade affects how many passes you'll need. Whether you bag, mulch, or side-discharge the clippings is a matter of personal preference; some cheap lawn mowers accommodate all three options.

Fuel Source Cutting Width Cutting Heights Side-Discharge Mulching Bag Included
Scotts 2000-20 Reel Mower estimated price $120
Manual 20 inches 9/1-3 inches No No No
Black & Decker MM275 estimated price $166
Corded electric 18 inches 6/1-3.5 inches Yes Yes No
Craftsman 37041 estimated price $275
Gas, self-propelled 22 inches 9/unlisted Yes Yes Yes
Toro 20371 estimated price $299
Gas, self-propelled 22 inches 9/1-4 inches Yes Yes Yes
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