Einhell are a German company and you can usually rely on the Germans to manufacture a quality, robust product and from what we have seen this product is a chip off the old block.
– Simple yet effective and sturdy
– High quality cutting blades
– Very light and easy to manoeuvre
– Environmentally friendly with no motor
– Compact for easy storage and moving
– Few moving parts and low maintenance
– Cuts grass incredibly well
– Has a sufficiently large 40cm cutting width
This simple yet effective Einhell BG HM40 hand lawn mower is a great piece of kit for those who have a small area of grass to maintain and do not want the expense, maintenance costs and annoyances which come with electric or petrol mowers. It is basic, but well built and has the following key features:
- 40cm cutting blade
- Weights in at only 8kg
- 23 litre grass collector
- Adjustable cutting heights, from 15mm to 35mm
Approx. price range: £50 – £60
What Users Say
Users love the finish that this mower gives to your lawn. Some have commented that it will give a “bowling green” finish, but obviously that requires you to have a flat lawn with good quality grass.
Comments about the assembly have us thinking that some find it a little challenging to assemble in order to get it cutting properly, but those who have managed it successfully really love how it performs. Although some people have said that it was hard work to use, perhaps they didn’t realise that it was a hand mower which you have to push by hand…
- Very lightweight and easy to move around your lawn
- Quiet, no cables and easy to store
- Gives a great cut and finish to your lawn
- Cheap and environmentally friendly
- Can require some patience to assemble and configure to get working effectively
- Does not cope with longer grass but that is not what it is designed for
What We Say
We love manual mowers because we think it’s great exercise, good for the environment and makes you appreciate spending time in your garden. When you have worked hard to get the lawn cut and there is a nice finish to it, it’s rewarding, but maybe that’s just us…This Einhell hand push mower is reliable, well built, cheap and easy to use.
Hand mowers in general are not designed to deal with large areas of grass or unkempt lawns which require more industrious style mowers to keep under control, so don’t be surprised if this cannot deal with long grass, it’s not what it was designed to do. This mower will, however, maintain a good lawn easily and keep the lawn looking very crisp and well cut. The finishing cut that it produces is very good, especially for a cheap mower like this.
You have to spend a bit of time assembling and configuring it correctly so that it cuts effectively but that’s going to be very similar with all hand mowers that you own and will require some adjustment to get the blade sitting nicely for a clean cut.
The fact that it is so light may not always be of benefit. For example, when you hit longer grass which needs a bit more of a push you may find the lighter mower doesn’t give you enough purchase on the ground to push through it without the mower jamming or sliding. This is not what the mower was intended for but it’s just something to consider.
Is it Right for you?
If you appreciate spending time in the garden, want to be a little more environmentally friendly, like to get a workout in while mowing the lawn and would like a beautiful finish to your well kept lawn then this compact little model is a great choice. It’s cheap, too, and can be stored very easily with low maintenance costs so there is nothing much to think about. Buy it!
Where to Buy
You can easily order this through Amazon today and have it with you in a matter of days ready to use when the sun shines.
Einhell BG HM40 Hand Lawn Mower
German designed and built, very affordable hand mower that delivers a great cut and is easy to store.
Advantages: Cheap, small, lightweight, German built
Disadvantages: Assembly can be fiddly
Approx. price range: £50 – £60