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Great States Reel Mower 415-16 Review

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Clean, precise and scissor-like cut, the Great States reel mower 415-16 skips out on oil, fumes, cords, noise and gas. Get back in touch with the roots of lawn mowing with this walk behind push mower with easy-roll wheels, adjustable height, 5 blade ball bearing reel and tempered alloy steel. Light at just 25 lbs, this mower isn’t state-of-the-art, but it definitely gets the job done every week.

I strongly advise those with a medium to large lawn who don’t really need a reel mower but would like to have one for minor touch-ups to get this Great States reel mower.

 

In-Depth Review of the Great States Reel Mower 415-16


Great States 415-16 16-Inch Standard Full Feature Push Reel Lawn Mower With T-Style Handle And Heat Treated Blades review

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Reel Mower

Features:

  • 16 inch cutting deck
  • 10-inch ball bearing wheels
  • 3 Height Positions
  • Anti-dust Treatment
  • Heat treated blades for longlasting quality cut
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • 1 year warranty

Ease Of Use

Reel mechanism rotating the blades work splendidly with not much effort necessary from the user. As long as you keep the mower moving forward, the sharp blades do the rest of the work. It takes a bit getting used to at the start if you haven’t used a reel mower before, but over time, the lack of gas refills, absolutely zero noise and the ability to manicure your lawn more than makes up for the initial inconvenience.

If only the height adjustment provided would have been slightly more than 2.75 inch, you could trim taller grass, but as it stands tall grass tends to need more passes than usual, but as long as you give your lawn weekly attention, this situation will never arise.

 

Cut Quality

It is unusual for a push mower to maintain a consistent cut quality. However, because this mower is pure metal weighing a decent 25 lbs, it does not bump or jingle on uneven terrain. The final result is a perfectly manicured lawn, when done weekly. It even manages to cut through tougher grass strains that usually clog a gas mower’s blade array.

 

Height Adjustment

Great States 415-16 16-Inch Push Reel Lawn MowerIt can go from half inch of clearance to 2-3/4 inches in seconds and the unique roller drag-along to the back ensures the Great States Reel Mower 415-16 never drops below the intended height adjustment. Besides, I tried mowing at just under one and half inches and it feels no different from using the lowest or highest setting. Just remember to always grease the blades up a bit before you start your lawn run.

 

Maintenance

Other than the annual maintenance of oiling the blades, joints and probably repainting the mower every couple of years to prevent rust, this Great States reel mower does not really need much attention. It is light, sturdy and easy to use even after months of abuse. Just stack it in your shed and bring it out on weekends without a single worry in the world.

 

Cost Effectiveness

Granted, the Great States 415-16, 16 Inch, Standard lawn mower is a tad pricy, but it is all for a good cause and happens to be cheaper than competing brands. Full metal body, easy assembly, minimal maintenance cost and relatively long lifespan more than justifies its price tag. Oh! It also happens to be silent with a pleasing whisking, snipping sound.

Great States 415-16 16-Inch Standard Lawn Mower


PROS:
  • small, well built mower
  • reasonable price tag
  • cut quality
  • 3 height options

CONS:
  • no bag


8.6 Total Score
Excellent Stand-by Reel Mower

Have a small lawn or want to go green? The Great States Reel Mower 415-16 presents a good, fair priced, alternative to polluting, noisy gas mowers. While not as quick or unforgiving like a motor powered mower, this Great States reel mower has enough to keep your weekly mowing sessions pleasant.

8.5Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8
Maintenance
8.5
Cost Effectiveness
9
8.7User's score
Ease of Use
9.3
Cut Quality
8.6
Height Adjustment
8.3
Maintenance
8.3
Cost Effectiveness
9
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8.6 Total Score
Excellent Stand-by Reel Mower

Have a small lawn or want to go green? The Great States Reel Mower 415-16 presents a good, fair priced, alternative to polluting, noisy gas mowers. While not as quick or unforgiving like a motor powered mower, this Great States reel mower has enough to keep your weekly mowing sessions pleasant.

8.5Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8
Maintenance
8.5
Cost Effectiveness
9
8.7User's score
Ease of Use
9.3
Cut Quality
8.6
Height Adjustment
8.3
Maintenance
8.3
Cost Effectiveness
9
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General Info

Brand
GREAT STATES
Mower Type
Reel Mower
Deck Size
16 inch

Features

Mulching
Bag
Side-Discharge
BBC
Speed Control
Electric Start
CARB Compliant

Height Settings

Blades
5
Height Positions
3
Max. Height (inch)
2.75
Min. Height (inch)
0.5

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Motor Info
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

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Warranty
2 Years
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  1. Reply
    David R. Gillespie May 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm
    4.3
    Ease of Use
    100
    Cut Quality
    80
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    I have bought it for my cute tiny lawn.

    + PROS: I was looking for the best mower for my tiny lawn in the backyard and then I came across this super quality reel mower. It is not that heavy to push around your small lawn and its blades will surely last for years. It makes zero noise pollution than other gas mowers.
    - CONS: If you push it on tall grass then it just slips by it as it doesn’t work on taller grass. But you should not wait for your grass to grow, just roll down this great reel mower once on the weekends.
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    Casey E. Arana May 18, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Highly Recommended Mower!

    Pros: The best thing about this mower is it is light weighted. As compared to other mowers which I have used earlier, it doesn’t generate smoke and carbon monoxide. Now, I don’t have to take a battery along with my mower as it doesn’t require any battery.

    Cons: Everything has positive and negative aspects same goes with this mower. You need to lubricate its blades after every use but that’s ok if you are looking for best price mower.

  3. Reply
    Carl T. Dugan May 30, 2016 at 10:42 am
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    Mower on which I can rely.

    + PROS: This cheap mower is very easy to assemble and it takes hardly 10 minutes for its setup. I don’t have to rely on anybody for its storage as its very light weighted. It is very quiet. This mower is perfect for a small patch of LAWN.
    - CONS: Yes! It demands a maintenance which is quite easy. You just have to lubricate its blades with WD-40 after every use.
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  4. Reply
    lawn Roller August 28, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Do you have any video of that? I’d want to find out more details.

  5. Reply
    Mike October 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    4.3
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    Would recommend this to anyone who is on the fence. Or for a christmas gift!

    + PROS: Cheap! Wonderful for small sized lawns. Low maintenance. Easy to store.
    - CONS: Blade lubrication, but it's really not a problem if you aren't lazy! And sometimes this mower has a tough time mowing in moist grass.
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