When my grass is tall and I mow around my house, I'm forced to blow grass either onto my chain link fencing, or into my driveway. Both directions makes a mess, and looks terrible. I generally choose the chain link fence to plaster grass on rather than my stone driveway. With the reel mower it cuts the grass effortlessly and all the clippings drop behind the mower. No mess!! I did have to take it slow though, because if the reel mower gets bouncing alot, the cut quality gets worse. So I mowed in 1st most the time. I wouldn't mow my whole yard(1.8 acres) with it, but for around my house, garage, and landscaping it does great.
That is good to know. I think mine would be fun to use. I would use it when the grass is not too long. I may get that thing into the garage and do some work on it. How hard is it to get it adjusted and sharpened? I've heard that it can be a real pain to get them adjusted and sharpened properly.