Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher Review

Go green with the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with grass catcher. This walk behind mower with its classical design and simple construction helps save thousands of dollars annually on gas bills, maintenance and more without having to compromise on the mow quality or the ability to mulch in summer.

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Push Reel Mower


  • 16 inch cutting deck
  • 5 blades
  • Adjustable grass catcher
  • 10 inch large wheels
  • Height adjustment from 1.25 – 2.25 inch
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • 4-years warranty

Greenworks 16-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher 25052 (Renewed)

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In-depth Review of the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher

Ease Of Use

Straight out of the box, the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher comes with the handle detached. It takes just 8 nuts and bolts, a wrench and about 10 minutes to assemble the handle and get started. Instructions are simple and easy to follow including the part on how to use the adjustable grass catcher attachment. With adjustable straps and the ability to sit low near the throw of the blade arrangement, the grass catcher add-on is actually a pleasure to use.

Once assembled, it only takes a few seconds to get started. Set the cut height and push the mower forward to begin slicing through grass. As long as you don’t have uneven terrain, chugging this mower should not feel too physically taxing. The helical 5 blade setup definitely helps as it cuts grass finer than a normal reel mower, such that you can leave it on the lawn as mulch if you intend to mow weekly

Cut Quality

Don’t expect the mower to take care of everything in its way. It will inevitably choke on twigs and leaves. Nevertheless, as long as its flying on grass, it ought to churn through all the green in its way until an even cover is left. Remember to occasionally check the blade arrangement for blockage as even a tiny twig will hamper its efficiency. Usually multiple passes are required to finely manicure a lawn with a push mower but the Greenworks 25052 reel mower manages the same cut quality as a gas mower with only a single pass, provided you don’t have to mow more than 2.25 inch of grass height at a time.

Height Adjustment

While this walk behind mower comes with a simple height adjustment mechanism, you won’t get multiple options. You can however choose between 1.125 to 2.25 inches, which may seem less at first but for those who intend to regularly mow their lawn be it rain, sleet or the hot summer, this will not pose much of concern. As for others, remember to set the height to the highest possible option for the first pass and on the consecutive pass, settle on the height that you actually want to finish with.


Being a reel mower, the Greenworks 25052 really does not need any maintenance. Moreover, with an ample 4 year warranty cover, anything that can possibly go wrong other than blunt blades is covered by the manufacturer.

Cost Effectiveness

Priced competitively with respect to competing reel mower brands and models, the Greenworks 25052 is an easy-to-use effective reel mower. The grass catcher works just fine and with the ability to mulch when necessary, this mower is a well worth the investment, even if you already have a gas or electric mower.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Competively priced
  • 4-years warranty


  • Chokes on twigs and leaves


Total Score

Great Reel Mower with BagGreenworks lawn mowers are all about harnessing the manpower. If you feel your lawn is small enough for a reel mower and you want to have the option of mulching as much as collecting cut grass in an easy to dispose collecting bin then the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Mower with grass catcher is all that you will ever need.

8.3Editor’s score
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9User’s score
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16 inch


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CARB Compliant

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