For a reel mower I'd say this unit works pretty well. I found I had an easier time cutting dandelion leaves and such when I lowered the cut 1/2". It has a nice feel to it overall; the handle fasteners don't seem to get loose over time. The blade action spins nice and smooth, doesn't take much of a push to get them going. The powder coat is nice to keep it looking nice, clean and rust-free.