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Swardman Reel Mower Review

If you're in the market for a battery or gas powered reel mower, Swardman's mowers may be the answer. They are a premium reel mower brand that is loaded with features and known for their reliability.

Swardman, a Czech company, opened in 2013, and they create high-end reel lawn mowers with excellent cutting ability. Swardman designs their reel lawn mowers for home use and offers both gas-powered and battery-operated reel mower options. The blades on Swardman mowers do not tear or chop like other reel mowers but instead, the blades slice and cut gracefully as though cut by scissors. 


Swardman offers four different reel mower models. The first two options, the Edwin 2.1 45 and the Edwin 2.1 55 are gas-powered reel mowers. The Edwin 2.1 45 is intended for lawns up to 6500 square feet. The Edwin 2.1 55 was designed with lawns up to 20000 square feet in mind. Besides having a working range difference, the Edwin 2.1 has a working range of 45 inches whereas the Edwin 2.1 55 has a 55-inch working range. 

EngineBriggs & Stratton XR550 Briggs & Stratton XR550
Power2.40 kw 2.40 kw
Range45cm (18 in)55cm (22 in)
Cutting Height4 – 45 mm 4 – 45 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity1.90l 1.90l
Lawn SizeUp to 600 sqm (6500 sq ft.)Up to 2,000 Sqm (20,000 sq ft.)

Swardman’s two options for battery-operated reel mowers are the Electra 45 and the Electra 55. Like the Edwin 2.1 45 and the Edwin 2.1 55, the Electra has a working range of either 45 inches or 55 inches. Unlike the Edwin 2.1 though, the Electra is a battery-operated reel mower. The Electra 45 and Electra 55 both operate on a LiFePO4 battery. Since these are battery-operated mowers and do not have an engine, they are very quiet, meaning the family will be able to sleep in on a Sunday morning while the yard work gets done. 

BatteryLiFePO4 LiFePO4
Noise level67 dB67 dB
Range 45cm 55cm
Cutting Height 4 – 45 mm 4 – 45
Weight 53kg 59kg
Mowing Range1,400 sq m (15,000 sq ft)1,400 sq m (15,000 sq ft)


The Edwin 2.1 45 and the Edwin 2.1 55 both have a Briggs and Stratton XR550  engine. The Briggs and Stratton XR550 has low emissions and a fuel capacity of 1.91 liters. Briggs and Stratton are a reliable and trustworthy outdoor power equipment company located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They have been in business for many years creating high-quality outdoor gear.

Briggs and Stratton’s engines are reliable and easy to maintain. The Edwin 2.1 45 and the Edwin 2.1 55 are also self-propelled lawnmowers. The self propeller works through a drive system with a squeeze bar handle and the engine then drives the motor, all the user has to do is guide it. 


One of the best features of a Swardman reel mower is the cut design it leaves behind as it slices through the grass. The look of a lawn after a Swardman reel mower goes through it will have the backyard looking like a golf course or a baseball stadium. 

Swardman’s battery operated reel mowers are very quiet compared to gas powered lawn mowers, even the Edwin 2.1! The battery operation is a popular feature of the Electra reel mower, people really appreciate how quiet it is. 

Swardman reel mowers are also cylinder mowers. A cylinder mower uses a sharp spiral blade horizontally and the grass is then fed through the spinning blades and is cut with a stationery knife. 

Cut Quality 

Swardman Electra Reel Mower metal deck

Swardman’s reel mowers cut grass in an English style. The English style cut lawn originated approximately in the 17th century and is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Back in the 17th century those who could afford large pieces of land and didn’t have buildings on it were deemed to be rich. 

The deck of a mower is the part that protects both the user and the engine from the blades and any dirt or rocks that might get kicked up and cause an injury while mowing. Most decks are made of plastic, steel, or aluminum. Usually, the lower-end lawn mowers are the ones that have a plastic deck, although that is not always the case. The Swardman mowers are protected by a metal deck that is not only strong and capable, but it is also stylish. 


The metal deck which protects the blades from any debris is a very durable cover compared to other reel mowers which use materials like plastic for their decks. In fact, there are not many plastic parts at all on the Swardman reel mowers. Almost all of the reel mower is made from metal. The metal deck makes the Swardman stand out from the other reel mowers on the market. 

The Electra, Swardman’s reel mower that is battery operated, boasts a long-lasting battery. According to the Landzie Website, the Electra can mow up to 15,000 square feet on a single charge. The metal finishings and the long-lasting battery make the Swardman reel mower a mower that will be in the family for a very long time. 


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The Electra reel mower was specifically made for an easy, cordless experience while mowing the lawn. Big or tall, no matter what size you are, the Electra is an easy reel mower to use. It is easy to maneuver and manipulate which makes for a stress-free day. 

Swardman also offers customers the option to customize their reel mowers. Customers can choose from many different colors and handle materials to design their own custom lawn mowing experience. Swardman mowers are so high tech they even have a cup and smartphone holder.  


Compared to other reel mowers on the market, The Edwin 2.1 and the Electa are very stylish lawnmowers. The metal exterior gives the reel mowers a unique look that helps them to stand out visually from other reel mowers on the market that use plastic or aluminum decks and materials. 

Build Quality 

Edwin 2.1 build

The Edison 2.1 and the Electra are very well-made mowers. They are both made with a high-quality and durable metal material. A reel mower made of metal is much more likely to last than a mower made with plastic or aluminum materials. 


One positive aspect of the Swardman reel mower is that the Electra reel mower is a cordless and battery-operated mower that allows for easy move-ability. The Electra model has low operational costs because they are not powered by an engine. 

A major con of buying a Swardman reel mower is the high price. The costs for the mower range between $2,100 and $4,000! Yes, $4,000. You pay for what you get though because all Swardman reel mower reviews say that it is a high-quality lawnmower. 

Wrapping It Up

Even though Swardman reel mowers come at a premium cost, they are exceptional mowers that will last you a long time. Between the Edwin 2.1 and the Electra Swardman reel mowers, the best one is the Electra. The Electra is a low-maintenance option since it is battery-operated.

The battery is also long-lasting and one charge can go as far as 15,000 square feet. Honestly, there is no bad choice, either of the Swardman model mowers is quality and durable lawn mowers that come from a reliable business.

What Do You Think?

We hope this Swardman reel mower review helped you pick the best model for you. Which Swardman reel mower do you like best? Let us know in the comments below.

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