anyone on here use a push reel mower? the house i just bought has a significantly smaller yard than the place i used to rent. i really don't need the gas push mower. i found my grandparents old push reel mower, who knows how old it is. i'd really like to "restore" it. last fall, i tried to push a section of yard at my parents house (they had the mower in their storage) and it cuts beautifully. Its just pretty rough looking, and im sure it could cut better with some sharper blades. any tips on bringing this thing back to life?
i was planning on trying to rust dissolving products and then repainting, but there is some decals on the bottom for the height adjustments. i'd really hate to lose those. i suppose i could paint them back on? i dunno, i'm in no hurry to get this done. i can use my gas push mower until i get this project finished.