Mascot, Brill 38, Fiskar's Reel Mower Review
I have started a reel mower collection. I think of these mowers like pieces of art. I will be reviewing all these mowers for those who are considering one. My fist reel was my mom's craftsmen. It was the gateway reel to my collection. After loving the cut from the Craftsman, I figured getting a better reel would be worth it, I was right.
My first purchase was the Mascot 18''. This mower is a Cadillac. It can cut thru heavy southern grass like butter. The mower is made in China but assembled and set up by the strict standards of the Amish. My first season with this mower was awesome. I have the large wheel design. Setting the cutting height is easy. I have no sticks, stones, or weeds in my lawn. It has a little undulation, but nothing drastic. The mower is heavy (40lbs) but will glide with ease. I keep my centipede at 1.5" so i cut twice a week in the summer. The overall construction of this mower is very solid. I paid $269 on line for this mower and have not one regret.
I purchased the Brill 38 razor cut during the winter and have not used it yet. I purchased it online from Clean Air Gardening as a returned unit and saved $150. Unit was delivered in perfect condition. From first glance its a good looking mower that is a whole lot lighter. We will see how it performs against the Mascot.
I just picked up the Fiskar's yesterday off Craigslist used for $75.00. I got a super deal as it was basically brand new. From first glance it seems to be well built like the Mascot, but I have yet to cut with it.
I will do my best to answer any question about these mowers to help anyones decisions.
Thanks for looking.