In this video, Lars from CleanAirGardening.com presents “a terrific German-made mower” that he recommends. It is the Brill Razorcut 38 Push Reel Lawn Mower that comes from, you guessed it, Germany.
The Brill Razorcut 38 is, says Lars, very similar to the Luxus 38. It weighs only 17 pounds, so it is easy to pick up and maneuver. You can even hang it up in your garage to save space.
Like the Luxus 38, the Brill Razorcut 38 Push Reel Mower has five welded steel blades and it works on the silent-cut principle. What this means is that the blades don’t make contact with the cutter bar and so there isn’t any metal-on-metal friction when it works. Because the blades have a flat edge, rather than a sharp edge, you don’t need to sharpen them; all you do is to adjust them from time to time.
According to Lars, the Brill Razorcut 38 comes with an improved handle design. The mower is supplied in a box and even though the handles are supplied loose, it takes less than ten minutes to attach them to the mower. Better still, you don’t need any tools.
The Brill Razorcut 38 has a 38 cm cutting width, which is about 15″, and it can be adjusted to between 15 and 45 cm for cutting. That gives it a cutting height from about ¾” to just less than 2″, making it quite versatile. Adjusting the cutting height is simple, as Lars demonstrates. All you have to do is turn the little orange knobs on either side of the mower.
While the Brill Razorcut 38 is a good choice for most grasses, Lars says that if you’ve got a thick grass like St Augustine, Bermuda or Zoysia growing in your garden, then you will need to use a mower that is heavier than this one. That seems to be its only disadvantage.