New McLane Reel Mower user w/ question
I'm new to the site and forums so if this is in the wrong forum, my since apologies.
Last week I picked up a 20" McLane Power mower (the one with the Briggs and Straton Engine). I used it for the first time this weekend and liked the results, but noticed that it left quite a few blades of grass uncut. Is this a sign that the reel needs sharpened and/or adjusted? Or is this a function of my inexperience with the mower?
My next question centers on the cutting height. I live in the wet Seattle Metro area, and my grass is pretty thin (sorry don't know the type). Is there a generally accepted standard for cutting height? I've got the front wheel adjusted all the way to the highest cutting height, and just found that the rear wheels can be adjusted as well.
Any help and suggestions are more then welcome. Thanks in advance.