American Lawn Mower 1204-14 Review

Take Control of Your Turf with the American Lawn Mower 1204-14 14-Inch Deluxe Hand Reel Mower

The 1204 hand reel mower by the American Lawn Mower Company also producers of Great States products, is a powerful precision cutting tool designed to cut almost all turf grasses.

Its unique design and polymer wheels make it easy to maneuver giving you a lot more control while you conveniently mow your lawn.

Perfect for people who…

This walk behind mower/ hand reel mower is great for those who have smaller yards. This is perfect for those who are looking for a simple equipment to efficiently have their lawns looking healthy and well manicured with less time, effort, and money. It is very easy to use and control so you won’t have to keep pushing and pulling for hours over a rough edge.

Operation and Functions

This deluxe hand reel mower provides clean, precise scissor-like cut for most turf grasses – especially for cool-season grasses like bluegrass, fescue, and rye. Most walk behind or push reel mowers have difficulty with these types of grasses. Now with a more affordable price, here is the solution that has even more features to offer.

It features ½ to 1 ½ cutting height and 14 inch cutting width.

The handles are zinc-plated with plastic grips for greater comfort.

Performance and Design

It has 8 ½ inch diameter high impact polymer wheels with integral molded tread for easy maneuverability.

The three-spider one blade reel ensures lasting performance along with an alloy steel reel, a bed knife blade, and an adjustable three-section roller.

These blades passed through thorough quality inspection by cutting paper 1/3000-inch thick, much thinner than a blade of grass to ensure precision cutting performance. They are also low maintenance.

Assembly is required.

American Lawn Mower 1204-14 Pros

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use and store
  • Quiet
  • Low maintenance cost

American Lawn Mower 1204-14 Cons

  • Doesn’t cut through twigs and branches very well but if you put in some more speed and build some momentum, it can cut right through
  • Taller grass can get stuck
  • Assembly is required so if it’s not done correctly, some of the bolts may fall out so just make sure that you have assembled the way it should
  • You may have to mow your lawn more often
  • If you have a slightly bigger or average yard, this may take some time so this is really only for small lots


This hand reel mower is the perfect solution for keeping your grass well manicured and healthy without the hassles of gas and electric cords. This is great for small lots and is very easy and safe to use. You can let your kids try it with your supervision. It cuts most turf grasses very well. Its uniquely designed polymer wheels make it easy to maneuver and push around making your lawn mowing chore faster, more convenient, and even more enjoyable. With its very affordable price, this mower is a great buy for your small yard.