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#1 of 19 Old 05-21-2009, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i have tried the obvious....home depot, walmart, lowes, ace hardware....nothing!! i figured with the push for environmentally friendly things and organics these would be everywhere this yr!!

we live in the merrimac valley, but i would travel up to an hr to not have to order one. so that would be hmm southern me/nh, just south of boston, west out to probably what exit 25-30 or so on 495, coastal and like reading and north....im desperate

or if anyone has seen one on craigslist, freecycle or the like that i missed - im not totally opposed to gas or electric i guess.....but i really dont have much to spend on this what with all the projects i have going at our new/old house

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I have one it's an old style push mower with blades. The blades probably need to be sharpened and I'm in RI (about 1.5 hrs away). But we're willing to part with it if you want it.
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They are also called "Reel mowers". Sometimes garden supply stores will sell them. Maybe even Sears.

I just checked and you can get one at Sears.

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I have one it's an old style push mower with blades. The blades probably need to be sharpened and I'm in RI (about 1.5 hrs away). But we're willing to part with it if you want it.
im gonna be in blackstone ma on sunday.....how far are you from there?

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I did get mine at an ACE Hardware last summer - maybe call and ask if/when they'll be stocking pushmowers. It might be too early in the season? I also saw a number of them on Craigslist when I was hunting for them. Good luck!
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not really local but you can find them online

http://www.qvc.com/qsearch/search.aspx

I had a hard time last yr trying to find one locally as well. Half the people had no idea what a reel mower was. I am happy I found it. I used it mainly to reduce the need to have to rely on our gas mower (we have thicker brush and do need the gas mower every so often) but the push one does a great job. I have had neighbors ask about it. I leave it outside and while the kids play I do a bit each week so the yard looks maintained and I get a little excersize in
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Hi Katie,
They seem to be plentiful in urban areas (because of the postage stamp yards I guess). We're in Cambridge, and I saw reel mowers at the Home Depot here in Watertown and at the Tag hardware in Cambridge just this past week.

good luck!
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Hi Katie,
They seem to be plentiful in urban areas (because of the postage stamp yards I guess). We're in Cambridge, and I saw reel mowers at the Home Depot here in Watertown and at the Tag hardware in Cambridge just this past week.

good luck!
postage stamp property is popular here too....maybe it is too early? perhaps i will stop at the hd in somerville on the way through on sunday

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I got mine at a country store in VT. But I seem to recall Ace hardware selling them a few years ago.

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do you have benny's up there? they have them.
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you said you would be in blackstone sunday. I just went online to home depot and the one in bellingham has them.

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your local farmers supply should have them!

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I got one at Benny's last year (it was way to much manula labor though and I gave up). You could try there

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I've seen them at the Vermont Country Store.

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I got mine on Craigslist a few years ago. The seller tried to use it and found out, surprise...you have to use manual labor. So after cutting three blades of grass it was way too much work so they were getting rid of it. One person's trash another's treasure? Worked for me!
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oh, we just sold ours on Craigslist (southern NH)...sorry!

But we originally ordered it through Ace. They don't necessarily have them in the store, but you can order if you go up to the counter and ask.
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I have one in Townsend if you still need it that I have been looking for a good home for. It is only a year old from Sears (Craftsman). We used it with out smaller yard and it worked great but now we have lots of land and it's not traditional 'grass' in a lot of places! Send me a PM if you are interested!
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Push mowers in MA are hot! You should be able to find one (maybe not cheap) pretty much anywhere. Many folks want one. (Beats the gym. lol) So maybe in the rush you won't find one, but they are there. They are being advertised by Lowe's and Home Depot! I love it! Go green. :
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do you have benny's up there? they have them.
yup. i was coming to ask the same thing. that's where i found mine (in ri).
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