Great way to get fit
i bought the mower 2nd hand, previously it was used for a small lawn. I have a big lawn, the only bug bear I have is the lawn needs to be clean before you start, meaning removing all twigs as it just locks up.
Positives, it cuts at a good height leaving the lawn looking healthy instead of to the ground, I cant get round in one hit so I do it over stages, but I also use a whipper snipper around the edges, its better for the environment
it is a good little mower but you need a flat grass area i found it very hard mowing my lawn as it i
good little mower its quite difficult to mow the lawn you need to have a level yard which I don't have. its quite difficult to move over the lawn and it doesn't get close enough to the edges so you need to use a whipper snipper. so I gave up using the mower and use the whipper snipper
Perfect for a small lawn
As the title says, this lawnmower is perfect for a small lawn. It's great because it's environmentally friendly and you'll never find yourself out of fuel when you need to mow the lawn.
If this is the only lawn mower you own, you'll need to regularly mow your lawn - as when the grass gets too long this mower becomes more difficult to use.
I would highly recommend this product.
Fine for small spaces.
It's enough if you have 50sqm or less lawn area. Works better if the grass is only 5-7 cm high. If the grass is higher than this then it takes a lot of effort or move the blade high. It's very easy to clean and can work forever if it's dry and is sprayed with WD40 after each use. Due to the small size, it can be used in tight corners.
Great for small courtyard lawns
I bought the Ozito push mower because it was smaller than the other push mowers on the market. I don't have a garden shed so didn't want a bulky push mower, this one fits perfectly into my outdoor storage box. I only have a small courtyard lawn 3 meters by two meters, so this mower is brilliant for me. The handle was easy to assemble & I bought the grass catcher to go with it which is great. It feels sturdy & well constructed. I learned that you have to give it a good push & go fast to get the best cutting action. My lawn was done in ...no time & it cut it really well, far better than I thought it would, looks like a lawn mower has mowed it. I wish my lawn was a bit bigger because I enjoyed using it. Would be great exercise on a bigger strip of lawn.
Good for enviro but you must be strong
It is simple to use but you need to be strong enough to use it. The longer the grass the harder it is to use so regular trims work better. Doesn't come with grass storage bag at the back which I recommend to get unless you want to rake up after you mow. Packs away very easy as it's so small. Perfect for small areas
Good for small yards
The cutting results are good
Great for a small yard but wouldn't recommend it for large areas
Easy to use as you just push it over the grass you want cut
Is good for building strenght in your arms and light exercise
Easy to store away in garage or garden shed
Keeps the kids occupied.
Now before you rant on and say "OMG!! What a bad parent! They're so dangerous!" Etc... Let me just stop you and say, that my kids are always supervised and this is no exception. My youngest has a rather big dose of ADHD, and struggles to focus, or sit still. This my friends is AMAZING for combining his love of rotating objects and running around. Perfect! The yard eventually gets mowed over the course of 2 or so days, but if I don't have to do it then that's a win!
Sure the mow quality isn't perfect and he has to repeat a few times. A...nd it struggles in the thicker or longer tufts. So what, haha! It keeps him busy :) I have owned it 3 months and it has probably mowed more lawns than any other lawns on this review site and it still cuts. If it broke tomorrow, I would buy another one because it keeps the kid amused.
Good for what its meant to be - a push mower
I was apprehensive after reading all the troubling reviews, but took the chance (since I had the option to return). OK lets get to the point - The Ozito push mower is NOT a normal gas/electric mower. So the usual applies:
1. It will get stuck on long weeds & sticks (pull them out beforehand)
2. Its less effective if grass is left too long
3. It does require some muscle and momentum to be effective (you won't glide thru like an ice skater!)
5. It can't cut at the edge of walls/barriers (wheels get in the way)
I believe all of the above...is standard for push mowers. However this is cheaper, quieter, and requires less maintenance. The key is to play with the blade/cutter spacing to get the most effective cut. Personally, I use ~1mm spacing (i.e. still free-rolling) and it seems to work well. Had it for 12 months or so, still no problems. If your garden is messy, uneven or poorly kept, a push mower will probably cause you more stress tho.
Pretty darn good
I have mowed my lawn twice with the Ozito. It works very well and does a great job of cutting the grass. I switched over to the Ozito after the second Flymo broke. I bought the first Flymo and on the 2nd cut a screw/knob broke. I got it replaced and the very same thing happened. It never cut the grass well in the first place. The Ozito definitely cuts very very well. Fingers crossed it will last.
Great for REGULAR lawn maintenance
I recently moved into a new house with a terribly overgrown lawn. This mower was no good as the grass was far too long, so I had to use a petrol mower to cut it down. Now I just go over the lawns once every two weeks and it keeps the grass and dandelions in control. The best bit, no petrol costs and NO fumes in my face while working.
It's worth the money and it works
It's a cheap hand mower! You push hard and it cuts grass. I didn't have any problems with assembly and I managed to cut a very overgrown lawn. It gets caught on sticks etc but you can just pull back and use your foot to turn back the blade wheel and clear it. It cuts really long grass if you kind of take a run up and just do a little at a time. Now that my lawn is short it works brilliantly!
Sick of motors running out of petrol/electricity or shorting out, I brought this to quickly do a very overgrown front lawn (4 x 3m). Bit hard to get used to but it cuts everything except for thick and very long types. Unfortunatly there is no grip on the handle, which moves continuously making use alot harder than it should (wear gloves!! I used cycling gloves). Miss matched dill-holes made assembly difficult, lost bolts while trimming.
Better for small yards and short ankle high grass, flat dry ground; sticks in moist ground.
Light weight (carried home/no car), easy to use, cuts short grass well, cheap
Non fixed handle moves constantly, cant cut tall or thick plants, glogs easy, sticks in small dents/moist soil
Best for short lawns
I really like this mower, but there are some caveats if you are considering buying one. I like it because it elimates the hassle of buying, storing and handling petrol. The other advantage is that you really don't have to take the washing in (unless you have low hanging items) because there are no fumes and the grass doesn't go far. Its biggest problem is that it tends to flatten rather than cut long grass and any clutter, like small sticks stop the blades rotating and you have to stop and clear then. I've had no problems with the blades ne...eding to be sharpened, I actually thought it was self sharpening. The other advantage is that its safe for kids to use, and mine do. If you have a short fairly well-maintained lawn, then this is great. Safe, doesn't need petrol, no fumes, less noise, does a good job on short lawns. Doesn't handle sticks or long grass.
Not too bad for the price. I only have a small lawn area so it more than adequate. I also sugest the grass catcher for it also unless you don't mind raking.
Cheap - $59, Bunnings.
Easy to assemble.
Cuts reasonably well for its price.
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