I like to use a reel mower. There are several reasons for this:
2. seems better for the environment
3. quieter (my dad had hearing loss from loud appliances: mower, snowblower, shaver)
My previous reel mower experienced a bent & nearly broken handle, courtesy of my son, who does not know his own strength and who just keeps pushing, no matter what happens.
Since the last reel mower did not last long, I decided to go on amazon.com to look for something different. I chose the Fiskars 6201 18-Inch Staysharp Max Push Reel Lawn Mower, because it looked sturdier than the one i had been using.
Unfortunately, it turned out not to be so much sturdier. Here is a photo of the front wheel with a huge chip out of it.
Just another broken thing driving me nuts.
You'll notice this is my third blog in a row about things that have broken.