The 1705 reel mower by the American Lawn Mower Company is a simple, efficient blade and reel mower fueled by manpower. No need for gas, cords, or charging.

This highly effective machine is designed for ease of use even without the power of electricity or battery. You will be surprised by its performance compared to other more advanced types of mowers.

Perfect for people who…

This mower is perfect for smaller, relatively flat yards. It is very easy to assemble so you can start transforming your yard to a healthy well manicured lawn out of the box. It is very easy to use and can be operated by anyone in your home even children – with supervision.

At its very reasonable price, you will be amazed at how fast you can take care of those nasty grasses without exerting too much effort. So it does not only save you money but also your time and energy.

Operation and Functions

This is a hand pushed bent reel mower specifically designed to cut low-growing, creeping grasses. Now you don’t have to worry about smelly gas or messy cords and it is also very safe and easy to use.

It is a 4-spider, 7-blade compared to the previous basic model with 5 blades it gives you a greatly improved cutting performance.

Cutting Heights Great for Low Cut Yard Design

The ball bearing reel design gives you cutting heights which are ranging from ½ to 2 ¼ inches with adjustable 7-section roller and 3 position adjustable wheel height. So if you want to have your yard cut to a low cut height or if you have Bermuda grass in the summer, this is perfect. Also, this will be very useful when you over seed with rye in the winter.

Durability, Design, and Quality

It is made of durable tempered alloy steel with an unbreakable steel side plate.

It also features a set of durable 10-inch composite wheels with radial tread tires and molded hub caps.

The bar frame is 1 inch welded torsion and the handles are flare-style painted.

Performance and Ease of Use

It can be put together in about 10-15 minutes.

The handles are cushioned grip so they are very comfortable making your mower easy to push around.

It features a 16-inch cutting width for quick, maneuverable action.

American Lawn Mower 1705-16 Pros

The price is very reasonable for its performance
Easy to use
Very quiet
Little to no maintenance cost

American Lawn Mower 1705-16 Cons

Not for cutting tall, thin grass stalks
This is only for relatively flat yards so it won’t perform as well in bumps and inclines
The handles may fold down a bit too low which could cause it to eventually break so you have to be careful not to bend it too low


This is a nice and effective reel mower made for cutting smaller and relatively flat yards. As compared to gas mowers, the 1705-16 does a great job at a more affordable price. It is very easy to use and doesn’t harm the environment.

Although this is only ideal for smaller lawns, it does the job fast and gives you good workout so if you are into it, you can also use it for an average sized yard. This is perfect for those who don’t like to deal with the hassles of gas, cords, and charging.