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NaturCut USA 16040 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (10)
Easy To Use (9)
Quiet (8)
Easy To Store (6)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Cons
Difficult To Use (4)
Expensive (3)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
This Mower Will Not Cut (1)
61% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Carolyn N.
Tulsa, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/27/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For The Older Generation
I bought the lawnmower after deciding I didn't want to buy from one of the big box stores.
Assembly was easy,(I'm 85 and arthritic). My lawn is small and the 16" width works fine. Very easy to push and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants a quality mower.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Carolyn Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Rachel
Hanover, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reel Mower
Am renting and owners loaned me a sears mower to mow the small lawn. It stinks, i dislike putting gas in it and it takes
over 6 pulls to start it (it is called an 'easy start' mower, not now!.) I HAD ENOUGH.

Decided to get an old fashioned REEL MOWER. Got this one mainly because it only needs sharpening every 5+ years and it seems highly rated. I buy quality items, not cheap one's.

It works well, just needs adjusting for the height you want it to cut. I admit however I am surprised... more
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Ashton Grandy
Waltham, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/7/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Use And Lightweight, Not Perfect Manufacturing
Out of the box the paint (powder coat?) had some areas that were very thick and chipping, but not chipping down to bare metal, just chipping off chunks. No big deal. It also arrived out of adjustment, so step one was to set the blades. Other than that, it's a very solid tool that is effortless and easy to use. Lightweight and easy/small to hang up in the garage. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Oh, it does not cut tall grass well, it just kind of bends it over instead of cutting, use... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Quiet, Durable
Ashton Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Maurice O.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/14/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Brill Replacement
My 10 year old Brill cordless broke apart 3 weeks ago. The 2nd battery died last year ($100 last time I bought a new one). I have been using it as a push mower ever since. Needless to say Brill is no longer selling the cordless in the US. Since I have been using a non powered mower I decided to replace it with a regular reel mower. Based on your recommendation I bought the NaturCut 16". I have used it twice and like the wider cutting path and light weight.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Store
Maurice Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
Maurice Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks so much for the great service from your recommendations, to ordering and delivery."
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Michael K.
Friendswood, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
I am writing this approximately 2 weeks into the life of my new mower. I was a bit hesitant when purchasing it, wondering if it really did the job. I was not let down. It's been a couple of weeks and I have cut my grass more often simply because I like using my new mower. My 7 twins can even use it and beg me on a daily basis to cut the grass. I live in zone 9 and it works just fine with the grass I have. I am pleased I decided on this mower.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Store
Michael Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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John
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/20/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Good Reel Mower
Very good mower - easy to put together and easy to use.

Some of the other ratings were correct in that this type of mower is for specific types of grass. For example, our front yard had been reseeded and is primarily Kentucky bluegrass. No problem there, although you might want to cross cut (cut it a second time at a 90 degree angle) for a really nice cut.

In my backyard, it's a little more difficult as its a hodgepodge of weeds and different types of grasses. If you want a good cut and... more
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Dave F.
Vancouver, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/4/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Mower
I live in Soutwestern Washington, and recently decided to fire my yard guy and mow the yard myself because the yard guy was expensive, didn't do that great of a job, and most importantly I need the exercise.

I decided to go with a manual reel mower. After spending some time looking at mowers both on line and at the Big Box stores, I decided to order from Mowers Direct and to purchase the Naturcut.

When it arrived, it took me all of about 5-10 minutes to assemble, and it's the easiest... more
Dave Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Gary O.
Columbus, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Small Yards
I have a small yard just getting started. The thicker the lawn, the better this works. Thin areas with some weeds, the mower just knocks the grass over. I think the better the grass becomes the better the mower will work. The mower itself works as expected.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store, Price
Cons: If Your Lawn Is Thin Has Weeds I Don't Think This Is For You
Gary Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
Gary Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Priced right & delivered very quickly."
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John M.
Asheville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Naturcut Ideal 40
Avid gardener
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Lawn Must Be Almost Perfect And Level For Cutting, Lawn Must Be Almost Prefect And Level For Smooth Cut
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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John K.
South Haven, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/5/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Must Mow 2-3 Times A Week
I live in SW Michigan. My gas mower needed repair and I decided to find an alternative to the gas/oil hassle. My lawn is about 1/8 acre. Assembly was straight forward, but the package was missing a bolt, wing-nut and cotter pin. I had parts in the garage that worked, so finished assembly, checked the blade clearance and went out to cut. The lawn hadn't been cut for two weeks and required 3 passes. A week later, it was the same thing... the lawn was too high and the mower just laid the grass... more
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive, Packaging
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Meghan
Ballston Spa, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Disappointed
I bought this so I could help my husband mow a hill in front of our house. The hill is too steep for a ride on and we do not currently have a push mower. I was very excited to find this. It arrived quickly but was missing screws. We called to have them sent, but they were never received. We purchased some new screws and had the mower assembled. The lawn was not too high. The mower was difficult to use on a hill. I looked at it as a work out, but even then it was still a challenge. It cut... more
Pros: Quiet, Price
Cons: Unreliable
Meghan Does Not Recommend This Mower
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B Stein
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Amazing!!!
I don't mind admitting that I was quite nervous about buying a 'powerless' mower but after using this mower 3 times I could not be happier with my decision. Having said that I feel that I should explain the 2 star rating for features: there really aren't many (any?) features but it really doesn't need any. All that is necessary to use the mower is to adjust the height but once that is done I'm all set. If my lawn were much bigger than what it is I might have to take more of a rest during... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Quiet, Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
B Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Cheri P.
Traverse City, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/18/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointed
The first time I used this mower one of the wheels fell off. It's been used twice and both times I've had to mow over each spot 3 times just to get most of the grass cut so it looked like it had been mowed! If it wasn't for our vacation, we would have returned it before the deadline. Now we're stuck with a reel mower that doesn't cut grass.
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use
Cheri Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Cheri,
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your reel mower. Since this unit does have a 2 year manufacturer warranty, you will want to call the manufacturer at 1-888-806-6879 for assistance.
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Paul K.
Fresh Meadows, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Did What I Needed Under Adverse Conditions.
Moved into a new house with a small (1000f^2) ill-kept yard that needed to be neatened up until I figured out what I'm going to do long-term. Patchy high grass, weeds, twigs, rocks and some trash, I had low expectations of a rotary push mower working at all.

It took a lot of back and forth with the blades at the highest level but it did an acceptable job in 20 minutes with surprisingly less effort than I expected. The blade height adjustment slips to shorter settings and might work better... more
Paul Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Sue
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/15/12
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leaves More Than It Cuts!!
I bought this based on many reviews, it's expensive and I am on SSD so this was a major outlay of cash for me.....very disappointed, here in the Southeast, it cut virtually nothing except clover. The height adjustment is a joke, infinite setting, which means you have to line it up carefully and precisely before tightening the knobs, no dedicated slots, which would have been an excellent idea for so pricey a mower.

I've used way less expensive reel mowers in the past, and gotten great... more
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Paul
Phoenix, AZ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/12
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I Give It A Mixed Review
I live in Phoenix and just re-landscaped my back yard, removing about 3/4ths of the grass I used to have. I decided to get rid of my old gas mower in favor of a reel push mower. With the new quiet mower, I could cut my lawn at first light which in Phoenix is about 5:45 AM in the summer without worrying about waking the neighbors. I now have about 700 square feet of tiffgreen. After reading your reviews, I chose the NaturCut 16040.

The lawnmower and bag were very easy to assemble and took... more
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Doreen
Coldwater, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/11
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like It
My husband assembled the handles quickly and we both tried it out. He thinks it is a good mower, but prefers the speed of a gas powered mower. I mowed yesterday and liked it. No, it's not fast like a gas powered mower, but if time is not an issue, why not use a quiet, efficient machine that makes a necessary task into a light workout?
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Gregg
St George, UT
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Mower
It's been a few years since I last used a push mower but this one has changed everything. It handles Bermuda grass effortlessly and with my small lawn I can easily mow it several times over just for the fun of it. I'm very pleased with the quality and construction. Assembly was a snap and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to Go Green.
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Bruce
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Value In A Reel Mower
My dad taught me how to set up, maintain and use craftsman reel mowers, so I have something to compare the ideal 40 with. It is normal when using reel mowers to only mow 1/4 of the swath with each new pass, that way you cut what the wheels laid down, clean up what was left behind and mulch some more. Reel mowers are great for high grass heights, as are is recommended in drought-stricken areas, provided you mow regularly, weekly in my case.

The ideal 40 has done a great job. It is so light... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Bruce Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Vickie Fishburn
Bowling Green, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/5/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Much Not For A Woman To Use
It's a disappointment.
Vickie Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Vickie,
Reel mowers are a greener alternative to gas powered mowers, but they are powered manually. If the blades are sharpened and adjusted properly, these mowers can work quite well unless the grass is too long.

With these mowers, you want to take mow more frequently to shave off just the tips of the grass and maintain growth.

You can test the cutting ability with a piece of paper. It should slice through the paper like well sharpened scissors. If not, try sharpening the blades and adjusting their closeness to the stationary blade on the frame.

If you have any questions, call us toll free at 1 (800) 837-8247. We'd be happy to help you out with some tips and tricks to making it work better for you.
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Sarah C.
Charlotte, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Workout But It Works!
We have a large patio and a good bit of yard that is ground cover. We don't have a great amount of yard that needs mowing and this is perfect for that.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Quiet, Price
Sarah Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Kate
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawnmower
This lawnmower cuts great and nothing gets left behind. It is easy to push and gets the job done fast.
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Nona
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cuts Well
Love my new mower. It was very easy to order, arrived quickly and was a snap to put together. I had it out of the box and was cutting my grass in 10 minutes. I live in a new condo and the association takes care of the landscaping unless you fence in any portion. I have 2 Yorkies and fenced in a small area in the rear so we would have some room to play off leashes, therefore, the need for the mower. The mower cuts the grass well and since it's a small area, I am very happy that the mower is... more
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Charles P.
Jackson, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/10/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Mower
I love my new push mower. My grandfather had one, so I feel like a kid using it. I like the simple exercise and no fuss with gas or electricity .
Charles Recommends This NaturCut USA Mower
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Andrea R.
Albion, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Didn't Perform As Promised
The mower couldn't handle moderately high or thick grass. The video of the fellow happily plowing through tall grass is bogus. Out of the box and with sharp blades, this mower just would not cut! It might be fine for thin grass that is not too tall, on a small lot. But don't expect it to replace a power mower. More's the pity - I really had high hopes for this one. Oh, dear, $200+ wasted.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Expensive
Andrea Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Loren G.
Willingboro, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
I Want My Money Back
I purchased this mower after reading the reviews and watching the video. My gas lawn mower broke and I wanted to try the reel mower in an effort to be kind to the eco system.

This is by far the worse purchase that I have ever made.
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Expensive, This Mower Will Not Cut
Loren Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Loren,
We're sorry you're not satisfted with your purchase. Here is a link to our Mower's Direct Return Policy.
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