Product Type: Flymo Lawn Mower
Newest Review: ... believe it has only been used 3 times because it looks so old. I love the big song and dance Flymo make about the Easi-Reel Cable Sto... more
Waste Of Money
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Advantages: Light; Easy to put together; Adjustable handle height
Disadvantages: Doesn't cut the grass very well; Has trouble on lawns that aren't dead flat
Because of the work my dad does we've got about 6 mowers, but when one day I decided to go a bit mad in the garden I realised I didn't know how to switch any of them on because they all looked majorly complicated. This was last summer and I was determined to cut the grass myself because I'm the one who uses the garden the most out of all of us, so I went to the garden centre up the road and the guy in there recommended this one being as I'm not all that tall and my arms are a bit puny! It was on special offer at the time and I paid £28.00 for it but the price now is about £40.00..... and that's a rip off because this mower is not very good at all.
It comes in quite a big box and that's a good thing because even though it made it heavy to carry back to the car at least it meant most of the mower was already put together. All I had to do was fix the handle in place, attach the grass box and push the blades in. I was a bit surprised that the blades were plastic instead of metal but I don't know very much about mowers so assumed this was normal. It was all very easy to put together and within a few minutes the shiny new mower was ready to go, all I had to do was plug it in and mow the grass. Yeah, right!
The problem is this mower just doesn't work properly, I should have took it back while it was still under guarantee but I didn't think about it and now it's 16 months old there's no chance of me getting my money back.
It's TOO light. The mower hovers nice over the grass but it's impossible to put enough pressure on it to get the plastic blades to cut the grass, even though it's a 1000W mower there's hardly any power in it and it seems a bit stupid making it so powerful but giving you rubbish blades that have trouble cutting even the short grass.
You can adjust the handle height and that's about the only good thing about this mower because it means we can all use it even though in this house we're all different heights. My dad never bothers with this one because he prefers his heavier petrol lawnmower, and watching him cutting the grass with that I can see why because it looks a much smoother and quicker job than the jerky way this one works.
The mower feels very flimsy to use and it will only manage grass that is quite short already, one part of our garden grows madly quick and it took me forever to get a half decent finish with this mower because I had to keep going backwards and forwards over the same patch of long grass. In the finish I ended up getting the strimmer out on that part to cut it down so that I could mow over it with this, and that seems a bit stupid to me because it meant I was doing the same job twice!
This mower also has big problems if your lawn is a bit bumpy, ours is pretty good but like most gardens it's not dead level. If the blades hit any big stones they will chip and that makes it even harder to get a good finish mowing the grass, I've just been out to the shed to look at the mower so I could get all the information I needed for this review and looking at the blades they are so chipped and dented that you wouldn't believe it has only been used 3 times because it looks so old.
I love the big song and dance Flymo make about the Easi-Reel Cable Storage because all that means is you wrap the cable round the handle and a little clip keeps it in place! It works and stops the cable dropping down and getting all tangled up but it's nothing spectacular and definately not a selling point now I've seen it in action!
One plus point is that the mower is definately light weight and I was able to use it pretty easy, mind you it's so light that that probably explains half of why it's so bad at cutting the grass...... and that's stupid because isn't that what a lawn mower is supposed to do???
Not recommended..... the grass will need strimming either before or after you've used this mower and the plastic blades are not very durable or good to cut with.
Summary: A Rubbish Mower That I Wish I Had Never Bought, It's Just A Waste Of Money
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