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Scotts Classic reel lawn mower package

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  • We looked at all the different large reel lawn mowers available and chose to carry the Scotts Classic because we feel it is the best large reel mower in regard to price, performance, quality and features.

    This package features the Scotts Classic reel lawnmower, along with a grasscatcher and a do-it-yourself sharpening kit. It's everything you need to maintain your mower for years to come!

    The Scotts has several features that set it apart from other reel mowers. It has a full 20 inch cutting width, giving it a cut as wide as a traditional gasoline powered lawnmower. It weighs just 30 pounds, which is very light for a mower of this size. Compare that to a walk behind gas mower that can weigh 80 to 100 pounds!

    Check out our entire section of Push Reel Mowers or Electric Mowers!

    The Scotts push lawn mower has a very high 3 inch maximum cutting height, making it ideal for people who like to keep their lawn very tall. (Most people keep their lawn between 1 and 2 inches.) The Scotts Classic mower is a good choice for tall grasses, like Tall Fescue. Cutting height for the Scotts Classic reel mower can be adjusted to a minimum of 1 inch for people who want to keep their lawn at an average height.

    This manual mower has five blades, which is standard for push reel mowers, and the optimal amount of blades for ease of pushing and superior cutting.

    Looking for the right push mower? Take a look at our Reel Mower Reviews: Lars's Quick Picks.

    The Scotts reel mower also features a unique pair of small back wheels to help reduce drag and increase maneuverability. It has a one to two year sharpening interval, depending on usage. You'll typically be able to go at least two years with a new mower, and then sharpen every one to two years after that.

    The sharpening kit contains an application brush, grinding compound, and back-lapping crank. The grinding compound is non-toxic, water based and has a value of 120 grit.

    Check out the Mascot 21 inch 6 bladed reel mower it has the widest cutting path and will mow any grass type

    The mower body is fully assembled, and you only have to assemble and attach the handle. The handle comes in six pieces and only takes about 15 minutes to put together with an adjustable wrench.

    See how to sharpen this reel mower step by step here.

    Feature overview

  • 20" cutting width means you'll get a cut as wide as a power mower.
  • Height range 1" - 3" gives you the option of an extra tall maximum cut or average cut.
  • Quick-snap height adjusters makes it easy for you to choose 9 different cutting height settings.
  • Dual 6" rear tracking wheels mean that even though it is a larger mower, it is still easy to maneuver and push.
  • 5-spider, 5-blade ball bearing reel provides the optimal number of blades for ease of use and superior cutting.
  • 10 inch composite wheels with radial tread tires means long lasting wheels with good traction
  • Heat treated blades provide a good cut and longevity.
  • Welded reel hood protects shrubs and overhanging plants from the blades.
  • Loop style handle with foam grip give you a comfortable and durable grip.
  • 2 year warranty so you know it will last for years to come.


  • Things to keep in mind with any manual mower
    1. Manual reel mowers don't cut tall weeds well (but they do great on grass!) . Because of the design, the reel will roll over tall weeds and dandelions without cutting much. So they aren't a good choice to mow a vacant lot, but they'll do superbly with a grass lawn.
    2. If you don't mow weekly, it's going to be much harder to push. You know how a gas mower will bog down when you try to mow grass that hasn't been cut in weeks? Well, it's like that with a reel mower, except you're the motor.

    Other items that go well with reel mowers:
    Toro cordless string trimmer for edges and tall weeds.
    Long neck grass shears for a lightweight, manual solution to spots a mower can't reach.

    What Our Customers Are Saying:
    "I also wanted to let you know that the Scotts Classic works great on Zoysia. I have been in contact with Lars prior to purchasing it and he was not sure how it would work on a patch of Zoysia we have. Our Zoysia is almost all green and growing now, and it works great."

    Related products:
    Scotts Classic Reel Mower without catcher and sharpening kit
    Brill Razorcut 38 with grasscatcher

    Summary:
    Extra tall 3 inch maximum cut, extra wide 20 inch cutting width and still only 30 pounds. Includes sharpening kit and grasscatcher.
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    Product Reviews

    Average rating is 5
    5.0
    I bought this mower after my 2nd gas powered mower broke down and joined the collection of non-working yard equipment in my garage. I love this mower. It’s quiet, it’s clean, and it cuts wonderfully. It will miss weeds and such that have grown up past a couple of inches, but once you pull those up the first time you mow, they aren’t a problem. This mower is worth every penny.
    By:  MuNcH
    Tennessee0.3
    5.0
    I got this mower over others because a review I saw noted it was made in the USA. Ends up that it is made in China.

    This is a good mower, but if you are looking for made in USA, this isn’t it

    Otherwise, works fine on flat, more difficult on bumpy areas, sometimes have to go over the same area from a few different directions.

    I’m a happy camper!
    By:  Dave
    Boston0.3
    5.0
    I’m a new homeowner, and purchased this mower on this site a month ago. My new reel lawn mower came to my house in three days. This mower works wonderfully. It’s quiet enough to mow without bothering neighbors, it even makes neat stripes in the lawn. It’s light weight and easy for me to manuver. They work better when you walk faster. The gas sucking engine lovers in my family are amazed by how well it works, and get such a kick out of it they have all tried it out, even though they shook their heads when I ordered it. I like knowing that by cutting my grass I’m not polluting. My only gripe is that I wish the handle were a bit more sturdy, it seems week at the point where the handle screws together. Buy this mower, you won’t regret it.
    By:  Brandi
    St. Louis0.3
    4.0
    I researched Reel Mowers a little on Web. Although marketed by Scott’s, the Classic is mfg’ed by American Lawn Mower. It clearly states on the Scott’s carton - Made in USA. I bought mine at HD and very pleasantly surprised. Pretty EZ to push, manuevers and cuts grass far better than my "fossil burner". Actually, did lawn quicker, taking into consideration "fuel, oil, move truck out of garage, etc". Quite pleased. And, no oily grit or clippings on you, no exhaust smell. So far, so good.
    By:  Jim
    Georgia0.3
    3.0
    I wanted to so badly to like this Mower. It has an excellent cut quality but a very poor build quality. It is very easy to assemble but, as other reviewers have noted, there is no way that this mower’s handle is built for the long haul. It appears to me that flat washers (supplied by you, the new owner) straddling both sides of the handle prior to e-clip insertion should cut down on the twisting and imprecise feel but I didn’t keep the unit long enough to find out. The unit was much harder to push than anticipated with a much higher noise level than anticipated but I believe that to be due to the contact design. I assume the non-contact (more costly) designs to be superior in this regard but unfortunately, I have yet to find one that offers the same 20" cutting width as the Scotts. The higher push effort seemed specific to the right wheel drive assembly. I disassembled the drive wheel assemblies, verified adequate lubrication and re-assembled them to no avail. I assume the issue to be a mild misalignment in the bearing pocket. Based on the noticeable wobble in a couple of the blade holder disks in the welded reel assembly and a very rough appearance in the left side bearing retainer, imprecise welding and/or assembly is the likely culprit my mower’s disappointing attributes. Great concept. Great price. Great cutting width. Great cut quality. Cheap handle. High push effort. Poor noise quality. After three cuts, it’s back in the box and on its way back. Too bad.
    By:  Craig
    Wisconsin0.3
    5.0
    I bought this lawn mower earlier this summer. It is very easy to use and it takes pretty much the same amount of time to cut my yard with this compared to my 6.75HP gas mower.
    One con is that the cut is not as neat as a gas mower, but in a day or two you would not see the difference. Highly recommended.
    By:  Madhu Sreedhar
    Elmhurst, IL0.3
    5.0
    This is the single best purchase I have made this summer. Not only is it easy to use but my lawn looks great. I am saving money by not getting my lawn cut by someone else, getting healthier from the exercise, and not adding to the pollution. All in all great. Highly recommend it.
    By:  DKP
    Iselin, NJ0.3
    3.0
    Like another reviewer, I want to like my Scotts, but can’t. And you may as well write down the part # for the handle (31098-3 www.reelin.com) because youíll need a couple soon enough. At least they’re cheap, $7.05 - but thatís because they really are cheap. The business end of he mower does well-enough, but the handle is simply a mistake.

    OK, the mower in action. Iíve got about 1400 sq. ft. in back Ė not small; not big and I hate gas-powered mowers blah-blah-blah . . . the usual. I got a "big" Brill first. If I had a golf green, it might be OK, but the low height of cut coupled with the narrow width - you have mow twice a day if you get any rain at all. Nice machine, but honestly, I donít know what the Germanís mow with those things. It certainly isnít American grass. I gave that up after a couple of years. Got the Scotts.

    The Scotts works well enough - I guess - but between the weight and the wheels pushing down the grass, you always end up with a quilt-work look. It does the job, but there’s no pride in it when you get done. It looks coarse and rough, and un-mowed stripes are impossible to avoid, or do anything about, even if you do a 2-pass criss-cross. When Iím done, I donít stand there admiring my work . . . I just grumble and put it away. Not much in the way of job satisfaction Ė especially if you have to blame your tools.

    By the way, I gave my power mower to my neighbor when I got my first reel mower and occasionally I have to borrow the thing back. As much as I hate to say it, a fast pass with the power mower ends up looking a lot better than being careful and methodical with the Scotts. The wonders of suction pulling up the grass and the wheels being inside the cutting circle.

    I donít think Iím dumping on the Scotts. It cuts the grass and if thatís all I cared about, it would be OK Ė as long as the handle held out. And itís probably better than most of the other unpowered alternatives. But I think Iím done with it. Next time, Iíll probably get a cordless electric mower and hope it does a better job. I hope.
    By:  MZ
    Oregon0.3
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    Scotts Classic reel lawn mower package

    Product Reviews

    Average rating is 5
    5.0
    I bought this mower after my 2nd gas powered mower broke down and joined the collection of non-working yard equipment in my garage. I love this mower. It’s quiet, it’s clean, and it cuts wonderfully. It will miss weeds and such that have grown up past a couple of inches, but once you pull those up the first time you mow, they aren’t a problem. This mower is worth every penny.
    By:  MuNcH
    Tennessee0.3
    5.0
    I got this mower over others because a review I saw noted it was made in the USA. Ends up that it is made in China.

    This is a good mower, but if you are looking for made in USA, this isn’t it

    Otherwise, works fine on flat, more difficult on bumpy areas, sometimes have to go over the same area from a few different directions.

    I’m a happy camper!
    By:  Dave
    Boston0.3
    5.0
    I’m a new homeowner, and purchased this mower on this site a month ago. My new reel lawn mower came to my house in three days. This mower works wonderfully. It’s quiet enough to mow without bothering neighbors, it even makes neat stripes in the lawn. It’s light weight and easy for me to manuver. They work better when you walk faster. The gas sucking engine lovers in my family are amazed by how well it works, and get such a kick out of it they have all tried it out, even though they shook their heads when I ordered it. I like knowing that by cutting my grass I’m not polluting. My only gripe is that I wish the handle were a bit more sturdy, it seems week at the point where the handle screws together. Buy this mower, you won’t regret it.
    By:  Brandi
    St. Louis0.3
    4.0
    I researched Reel Mowers a little on Web. Although marketed by Scott’s, the Classic is mfg’ed by American Lawn Mower. It clearly states on the Scott’s carton - Made in USA. I bought mine at HD and very pleasantly surprised. Pretty EZ to push, manuevers and cuts grass far better than my "fossil burner". Actually, did lawn quicker, taking into consideration "fuel, oil, move truck out of garage, etc". Quite pleased. And, no oily grit or clippings on you, no exhaust smell. So far, so good.
    By:  Jim
    Georgia0.3
    3.0
    I wanted to so badly to like this Mower. It has an excellent cut quality but a very poor build quality. It is very easy to assemble but, as other reviewers have noted, there is no way that this mower’s handle is built for the long haul. It appears to me that flat washers (supplied by you, the new owner) straddling both sides of the handle prior to e-clip insertion should cut down on the twisting and imprecise feel but I didn’t keep the unit long enough to find out. The unit was much harder to push than anticipated with a much higher noise level than anticipated but I believe that to be due to the contact design. I assume the non-contact (more costly) designs to be superior in this regard but unfortunately, I have yet to find one that offers the same 20" cutting width as the Scotts. The higher push effort seemed specific to the right wheel drive assembly. I disassembled the drive wheel assemblies, verified adequate lubrication and re-assembled them to no avail. I assume the issue to be a mild misalignment in the bearing pocket. Based on the noticeable wobble in a couple of the blade holder disks in the welded reel assembly and a very rough appearance in the left side bearing retainer, imprecise welding and/or assembly is the likely culprit my mower’s disappointing attributes. Great concept. Great price. Great cutting width. Great cut quality. Cheap handle. High push effort. Poor noise quality. After three cuts, it’s back in the box and on its way back. Too bad.
    By:  Craig
    Wisconsin0.3
    5.0
    I bought this lawn mower earlier this summer. It is very easy to use and it takes pretty much the same amount of time to cut my yard with this compared to my 6.75HP gas mower.
    One con is that the cut is not as neat as a gas mower, but in a day or two you would not see the difference. Highly recommended.
    By:  Madhu Sreedhar
    Elmhurst, IL0.3
    5.0
    This is the single best purchase I have made this summer. Not only is it easy to use but my lawn looks great. I am saving money by not getting my lawn cut by someone else, getting healthier from the exercise, and not adding to the pollution. All in all great. Highly recommend it.
    By:  DKP
    Iselin, NJ0.3
    3.0
    Like another reviewer, I want to like my Scotts, but can’t. And you may as well write down the part # for the handle (31098-3 www.reelin.com) because youíll need a couple soon enough. At least they’re cheap, $7.05 - but thatís because they really are cheap. The business end of he mower does well-enough, but the handle is simply a mistake.

    OK, the mower in action. Iíve got about 1400 sq. ft. in back Ė not small; not big and I hate gas-powered mowers blah-blah-blah . . . the usual. I got a "big" Brill first. If I had a golf green, it might be OK, but the low height of cut coupled with the narrow width - you have mow twice a day if you get any rain at all. Nice machine, but honestly, I donít know what the Germanís mow with those things. It certainly isnít American grass. I gave that up after a couple of years. Got the Scotts.

    The Scotts works well enough - I guess - but between the weight and the wheels pushing down the grass, you always end up with a quilt-work look. It does the job, but there’s no pride in it when you get done. It looks coarse and rough, and un-mowed stripes are impossible to avoid, or do anything about, even if you do a 2-pass criss-cross. When Iím done, I donít stand there admiring my work . . . I just grumble and put it away. Not much in the way of job satisfaction Ė especially if you have to blame your tools.

    By the way, I gave my power mower to my neighbor when I got my first reel mower and occasionally I have to borrow the thing back. As much as I hate to say it, a fast pass with the power mower ends up looking a lot better than being careful and methodical with the Scotts. The wonders of suction pulling up the grass and the wheels being inside the cutting circle.

    I donít think Iím dumping on the Scotts. It cuts the grass and if thatís all I cared about, it would be OK Ė as long as the handle held out. And itís probably better than most of the other unpowered alternatives. But I think Iím done with it. Next time, Iíll probably get a cordless electric mower and hope it does a better job. I hope.
    By:  MZ
    Oregon0.3