American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK)

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  • Manual push
  • 16" cut
  • 4 spider, 5 blade ballbearing reel
  • 10" rubber wheels
  • 1/2" to 2-1/2" cut height
  • Includes sharpening kit
  • Optional bag: Ace no. 75458
  • Starts every time as there is no engine.
  • Doesn't need gas or spark plugs.
  • Doesnt pollute the environment with fumes or noise.
  • Great source of exercise
  • 1 year warranty


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American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK)
 
4.1

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Easy to push & steer (13)
  • Adjustable cut-lengths (9)
  • Ergonomic grips (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small lawns (14)
    • Mulching (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Do-it-yourself (12), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for uneven yard and low trees

    I was tired of struggling every year with my power mower. I have ulnar tunnel, and have a very hard time with pull-start engines, especially after being stored for winter. By the time...Read complete review

    I was tired of struggling every year with my power mower. I have ulnar tunnel, and have a very hard time with pull-start engines, especially after being stored for winter. By the time I get to actual mowing, it's a struggle to push the power mower over the uneven yard. I went to Ace to look at reel mowers, and was home mowing in the time it usually takes me to get the power mower out and filled. "MADE in USA" and "on sale", who could resist? (They had me at MADE in USA!) I initially didn't know if the one I had looked at online was the same mower I bought. I was afraid of the handle issue others had noted. I have problems with my power mower handle being loose due to the constant tipping necessary to get it over uneven ground and my being too short for the handle. I don't have that problem with this mower as it moved quite smoothly over the lawn and is better suited to my height. I used it at my mom's to get under trees, on slopes, and other places her riding mower can't cut. Taller blue grass does require several passes but I don't foresee that being a problem with regular cutting."Problems" 1. My neighbor must have felt sorry for me as she had never spoken to me before but asked if I'd like her to do the portion outside my fence because SHE has a "power mower". 2. The dog isn't scared so I kept having to shoo her out of my way.Next time I go to Ace, I'm checking to see if they have the bag in stock.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Do not purchase

    This product's aluminum handle bent and broke off after less than 3 months of weekly use on a 0.5 acre yard. It's not worth the money.

    This product's aluminum handle bent and broke off after less than 3 months of weekly use on a 0.5 acre yard. It's not worth the money.

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    4.0

    Surprisingly Easy

    By Kevin

    from Shakopee, MN

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Push & Steer
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Small Swath

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

      ~10,000 ft^2 and takes about the same time as bagging

       
      5.0

      Terrific mower!

      By A happy mower

      from Forest Grove, OR

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
      • Easy to Push & Steer
      • Lightweight
      • Simple To Sharpen

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Lawns

        Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

        I purchased this same model of reel mower about 8 years ago, but left it at my last residence for use by my tenants. It works as well today (as long as I keep it sharpened) as it did the day I bought it. Upon moving across the country, I ordered this one without a moment of hesitation. This mower is a paragon of simplicity, user-friendliness, and utility. And the best part is that I haven't purchased gas for my mower in 8 years. Bravo, American Lawn Mower company. Nice these days to see a product that is so well manufactured and so perfectly simple in design.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        You get what you pay for!

        By John

        from Shaker Heights, OH

        About Me Handyman

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Cuts Unevenly
        • Requires Constant Maintenance

        Best Uses

        • Small Lawns

        Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

        Had this for four years until the handle broke off. Probably mowed 1/6th of an acre an average of 15 times per year. Rusted over completely after year 2, the rubber pieces that allow you to adjust the height broke after year 1, forcing us to mow in the lowest position. Basically, most of the components are of poor quality and in order to keep it going you need to be gentle and do consistent maintenance. It might be worth it for the price, though, since it's relatively cheap.

         
        4.0

        Perfect for my little backyard.

        By OBH

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Pros

        • Easy to Push & Steer
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mulching
          • Small Lawns

          Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

          I have a small backyard and wanted a cost effective and reliable mower. This was easy to assemble, carry and push...very pleased with this purchase.

           
          4.0

          Great little mower

          By Simplifyourlifetoo

          from Illinois

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
          • Easy to Push & Steer
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Lawns

            Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

            Easier to push than grandpa's mower. Does a nice job.

             
            4.0

            QUITE

            By LINDA

            from SWEETWATER, TN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Lawns

                Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                MOWER ITSELF IS FINE. IT GOES UNDER A RAIL FENCE. DELIVERY WAS TERRIBLE. THE STORE HAD IT ALMOST A WEEK & NEVER CALLED ME.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is not your Grandfathers Mower

                By Amy

                from Bethlehem, PA

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Push & Steer
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mulching
                  • Small Lawns

                  Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                  I absolutely love this little dynamo! It's so lightweight and cuts like a champ! Every single time I use it I absolutely rave! Best purchase I've made in a long time!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Well built base

                  By Jason

                  from Huntington, IN

                  About Me Handyman

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clean cuts
                  • Easy to Push & Steer

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Healthful workout
                    • Small Lawns

                    Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                    Great for small lawns and a person that likes a little workout with there lawn care. Cheaper than going to the gym. Cut the lawn great had to do multipliable passes the first time I used it.(long grass) Handle could be a little more sturdy.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Easy to use Mower

                    By Karson

                    from Moreno Valley,CA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Lawns

                      Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                      Easy to assemble. Easy to use. Remember to clean grass out of blades regularly. Its a good Idea to use WD40 on it regularly, I have been doing it after every use. Great for small lawns, best when grass is not too long.

                      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Whistle (and exercise) while you work!

                      By Anita

                      from St Louis, MO

                      About Me Do-It-Yourself

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                      • Easy to Push & Steer
                      • Ergonomic Grips
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Lawns

                        Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                        I bought my reel mower because both of my other mowers were in the shop. I am on an acre lot and normally use my rider mower to cut it. I am 54 years old and dont usually seem to either find the time or muster up the motivation to exercise. Cutting my grass with my reel mower is a way to kill two birds with one stone. My lawn is now more beautiful than ever and I've lost 15 pounds so far this summer. This mower just glides thru my grass, is quiet so i can cut early morning or late night, and i feel invigorated afterwards! I will admit that i mow sections at a time because of the intense cardio workout, but i take a few fifteen minute breaks and am finished mowing in just a few hours. On top of everything, I am saving money on engine oil and gasoline and protecting the environment. I see no cons whatsoever with using this mower to cut my grass and am so glad that I rediscovered that they are still available.

                        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for uneven yard and low trees

                        By J lea

                        from Rapid City, SD

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                        • Easy to Push & Steer
                        • Ergonomic Grips
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscaping
                          • Mulching
                          • Small Lawns

                          Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                          I was tired of struggling every year with my power mower. I have ulnar tunnel, and have a very hard time with pull-start engines, especially after being stored for winter. By the time I get to actual mowing, it's a struggle to push the power mower over the uneven yard. I went to Ace to look at reel mowers, and was home mowing in the time it usually takes me to get the power mower out and filled. "MADE in USA" and "on sale", who could resist? (They had me at MADE in USA!) I initially didn't know if the one I had looked at online was the same mower I bought. I was afraid of the handle issue others had noted. I have problems with my power mower handle being loose due to the constant tipping necessary to get it over uneven ground and my being too short for the handle. I don't have that problem with this mower as it moved quite smoothly over the lawn and is better suited to my height. I used it at my mom's to get under trees, on slopes, and other places her riding mower can't cut. Taller blue grass does require several passes but I don't foresee that being a problem with regular cutting."Problems" 1. My neighbor must have felt sorry for me as she had never spoken to me before but asked if I'd like her to do the portion outside my fence because SHE has a "power mower". 2. The dog isn't scared so I kept having to shoo her out of my way.Next time I go to Ace, I'm checking to see if they have the bag in stock.

                          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Easy to use Mower

                          By CindyLou

                          from Flagler, CO

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                          • Easy to Push & Steer
                          • Ergonomic Grips
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Lawns

                            Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                            Easy to assemble. Easy to use and clean grass out of blades. Great for small lawns, best when grass is not too long.

                            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Wonderful Mower!

                            By Angela

                            from Franklin, TN

                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                            • Easy to Push & Steer
                            • Ergonomic Grips
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Lawns

                            Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                            We just bought a house that had previously been occupied by renters and needless to say, they did not take care of or pride in the lawn at all because it was not theirs. The grass was very tall and there were quite a few weeds. This mower cut through them no problem. Just keep some WD-40 on hand to put on it after each use and you'll have no problems with the blades not turning or rusting. Our lawn is now one of the best looking lawns on the block. Our new neighbors even commented about how nice it looked and that they are glad someone is finally living there that actually takes care of the yard.

                            (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good, but handles shear off

                            By Patrick

                            from Poy Sippi, WI

                            About Me Handyman

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                            • Easy to Push & Steer
                            • Ergonomic Grips
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Handle bars shear off

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscaping
                            • Small Lawns

                            Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                            Good lawn mower. Cuts grass well over normal lawn that is not graded flat. After constant use for the summer, handle bars shear off at the bolts when reel gets clogged by a twig. Need to keep spare handle bars on had to replace broken ones. Like all reel movers, will not cut when grass gets too high.

                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Clean, quiet, does the job

                            By prarigrl

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Push & Steer
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Jerky Transitions

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Lawns

                            Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                            I use this to mow a standard size suburban backyard, and smaller grassy area near the front curb. I am over 60 and find that this mower takes hardly any effort to push, and I enjoy the extra exercise I get walking around with it. I bought it for environmental reasons, and find that it is actually a time-saver too. No going to the store for gas, no fussing trying to start a motor, easy clean up, and of course IT CUTS THE GRASS. One problem: the little e-clips that holds the handle in place near the reel will pop off if I turn the mower too sharply, and can be hard to find in tall grass. They only cost about a nickel to replace, so I bought a few extra to keep on hand.

                            (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Lousy Handle

                            By Bob

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Handyman

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                            • Easy To Start
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Handlebars too narrow
                            • Handle too short

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Lawns

                            Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                            My shoulders and upper back ache after only a few minutes with this mower! The grip should be much wider!

                            (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            No school like the Old School!

                            By Travis

                            from New Castle, IN

                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Cut-Lengths
                            • Easy to Push & Steer
                            • Ergonomic Grips
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                                I was surprised to see these "old school" mowers at my local Ace. I had just read about them online and found out that they were made in a local town. It was sort of a novelty at first, mowing like Ward Cleaver, but then I really feel in love with the results. My grass has a uniform look now and there aren't clippings blown all over the sidewalk that I have to sweep up. And of course, I love the quiet and cleanliness of this mower. No spilt gas or oil, and I can mow at 7am if I want to.

                                (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Do not purchase

                                By jws37205

                                from Nashville Tennessee

                                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • cheap aluminum handle

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                                  This product's aluminum handle bent and broke off after less than 3 months of weekly use on a 0.5 acre yard. It's not worth the money.

                                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best 100 dollars I ever spent!

                                  By Laxy Student

                                  from Wisconsin

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Value
                                  • High Quality
                                  • Light Weight

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • College students
                                  • Rentals
                                  • Small yards

                                  Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                                  I'm a college student who just recently moved off of campus. My roommate and I found this wonderful little rental which has a small yard in front and a medium sized yard in the back with what we like to call "the evil hill" between the two. This mower is the best 100 dollars I've ever spent! The yard with the "evil hill" mows in less than 20 minutes, and since the mower is push powered we can mow the lawn as it fits to our schedule, not the neighbours. Plus we're saving a few bucks on gas, which is a major plus these days.

                                  (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Love it!

                                  By Carrie P

                                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                                      I bought my push mower last spring. I loved it so much I bought my dad one for Father's Day. Now, his neighbors are asking him where he got it. I love my mower, and it is so much better for the environment. It is great exercise too!

                                      (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I decided to buy one ...

                                      By Billie W

                                      from Oklahoma City, OK

                                      Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                                      I decided to buy one since the price of gas is so high. Plus it is good for the air quality. I will always be able to keep my grass cut with or without gas being available. I am 52yrs old and used one as a kid and decided to go back to one. It's not as hard to push as a gas powered one. I like the way it makes my grass look too. It seems healthier looking.

                                      (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I love this lawn mower. I ...

                                      By Michael F

                                      from Naperville, IL

                                      Comments about American Lawn Mower® 16in Reel Mower with Sharpening Kit (1415-16SK):

                                      I love this lawn mower. I got one 2 years ago when I was 12 (I'm 14 now) in the summer of 2005 at my local Ace store. My parents didn't believe I would stick to it, as it is harder to use than our old gas mower. However, it has been great. If you double-cut your grass (up and down each row), then it will come out better than a gas mower (the scissor-cutting action is better for the grass too). It takes about an hour for the average suburban property, but it's not too bad. This mower gave me abs and biceps, and I'm not complaining! It's also safe and ecofriendly (the best part). This is the best mower I've ever used. I'll never go back to gas!!!

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