Cylinder lawn mowers are the perfect option for homeowners who want to get a professional-looking cut on their lawn.
Because they have a cylindrical blade, they can easily maneuver around objects and create a clean, even finish.
If you’re looking for the best cylinder lawn mower in Canada, read on for our top picks.
What is a Cylinder Lawn Mower?
A cylinder mower is different from a rotary mower. A rotary mower has a spinning blade that cuts the top of the grass. A cylinder mower uses a rotating blade to cut the grass straight on. This happens when the blade goes past a fixed blade.
Cylinder lawnmowers are like big scissors. They cut the grass more cleanly than rotary mowers.
If you keep your cylinder mower well-maintained, its blades sharpened, it will cut through the grass easily and give more uniform results than a rotary mower.
Many people find it hard to tell the difference between the cut of a well-sharpened rotary mower and a cylinder mower. That’s why we describe cylinder mowers as best suited for die-hard lawn enthusiasts.
Cylinder mowers are good for cutting grass because they have a lot of different height settings. This means that you can cut the grass shorter than with other types of mowers.
A rotary mower can’t be set to cut any lower than about 2.5 cm. But you can find some cylinder mowers that can cut as low as 0.5 cm! You won’t be able to do this right away, though. Your lawn will need a lot of work before it is ready for this short of
You need to gradually adjust the height of the lawn while you are mowing it regularly. Do this 2 or 3 times per week. If you do this, then a cylinder mower is the right tool for the job.
Cylinder lawn mowers, like rotary mowers, come in both petrol and electric models and, unlike circulards, are also available as manually powered variants. Check out our current selection of cylinder mowers to see whether they’re right for you.
Is a reel mower a cylinder mower?
Hand-cranked reel mowers were the first lawn mowers, known as cylinder mowers. All you had to do was walk one across the grass and the wheels would spin a cylinder of sharpened grass-cutting blades.