The Flymo Easimo is a great option if you’ve only got a small garden and you don’t really want to spend much on a lawn mower but you still want your lawn to look neat and tidy. It’s powered by electric so you will have to deal with the trailing electric cable, which some people do find annoying, but if you’re ok with that then this mower could be the one. It has plenty of plus points as you will find out below.
Flymo Easimo Review - Specifications
|Deck Size||32 cm|
|Cutting Modes||Rear Bagging System|
|Cutting Heights||20 - 60 mm|
|Number of Cutting Heights||3|
|Grass Box Capacity||29 litres|
|Cable Included?||Yes, 10 m|
Flymo Easimo Review – Key Features
- Build Quality – The cutting deck on this mower is really compact and this is one of the first things you will notice about it. I am not going to lie to you and say it looks or feels solid as a rock but it’s not too bad. It’s made from plastic and it does feel fairly robust for a plastic mower.
- Motor – In terms of the motor you’ve got on this machine, it’s certainly not the most powerful out there and I wouldn’t want to overload it and expect too much of it. This means DON’T expect it to plough through foot high grass without blinking. It’s just not cut out (no pun intended!) for that kind of job.
- Cutting Deck – The cutting deck is 32 cm in size which is ideal for a smaller garden. It’ll also allow you to get into those harder to reach areas which can be pretty tricky to get to with a bigger mower.
- Metal Blade – Within the cutting deck you’ve got a metal cutting blade which is a nice touch.
- Cutting Heights – If you want to change the cutting height this isn’t too hard. There’s three different height settings and a range of 20mm to 60mm. Now 20mm isn’t really, really short – so if you like a short finish on your lawn this won’t do the job.20mm is a perfectly tidy finish though. Anyway to adjust the wheels you just simply move the front and rear wheels. The axle of the wheels slots into 3 different grooves which determine the cut height.
- Handle – The handle is a two piece handle which you will need to fit together during assembly. You will see that half way up there are two wing knobs which connect the upper part of the handle to the bottom part. These can be loosened so that the handle can fold over for better storage.
- Starter Lever – At the top of this handle you have the starter mechanism for the mower. There are a couple of triggers with a push button located in between them. It’s a real simple to use design. Not the comfiest but nevertheless it works well.
- Grass Box – On to the grass box….. It’s got a 29 litre capacity which is about right for a smaller sized lawn. It fits onto the rear of the mower and is easy to attach and remove. You just lift up the safety flap which you will find at the rear of the mower and then attach it to the two location points you will see on the mower. Just let the flap down on the top of the grass box and you’ve done it.
- Power Cable – The cable that comes with this mower is non-detachable and is ten metres in length. 10 metres is sufficient for smaller sized gardens unless your garden is irregular shaped. It’s not a massive amount of cable though and you may find yourself needing an extension cable (bit of an inconvenience but they are pretty cheap to pick up).
Flymo Easimo Review – Assembly
There are three stages to the assembly of the Flymo Easimo, two of them are straightforward and one is a little bit fiddly. When you open up the box you will see you’ve got the mower itself, the handle (which comes in 2 parts) and the grass box. Step one is just to attach the lower part of the handle to the mower unit itself. There’s nothing hard about this really, it’s just matter of putting a bolt through, placing a washer on and then tightening up a wing knob. You don’t need any tools to do this; your bare hands are fine! Once you’ve done that you have to do exactly the same thing to attach the upper part of the handle to the lower part. Be careful here though; make sure the upper handle is the right way up. You should be able to see the push button facing upwards. Once you’ve tightened up that wing nut you’re almost done. All that needs doing now is to assembly the grass box and that’s the fiddly part.
First you just slide the “tongue” part of the grass box into the slots on the lower part of the grass box. You should hear them click into place when you’ve done it correctly. Now you’ll need the top half of the grass box and the handle. What you need to do is push the handle into the slots you will see on the top of the grass box. Again it should click into position. Phew! Almost there. The next part is the part which can be a tad fiddly and I have to tell you it’s easier to do with two pairs of hands. You have to clip the two halves of the grass box together now. You will see a series of clips around the edges of the grass box. You need to line these clips up on each half of the grass box and then firmly push them together.You should hear a loud clicking noise when they’ve clipped together correctly. You might find it easiest to just start by locating the clips at the rear of the grass box first and clicking them into position so that all the other clip points will be brought into line. This will probably take a few minutes but hey……you’ve only got to do it once!
Flymo Easimo Review – Performance
- Cutting Ability – It does give a decent cut if you use it for what its intended. Cut your grass regularly, keep it to a decent length and the Flymo Easimo will put in a decent performance every time. That’s all you can ask of it really. It does help massively that the mower has a metal blade.The metal blade cuts though the grass cleanly and is pretty strong so expect to get a decent lifespan out of it. If there’s one thing that really does annoy us about mowers these days, it’s the fact that some manufacturers (including Flymo) design their mowers with sub-standard plastic blades which tend to break after a few uses. You won’t have that problem with this blade though, that’s for sure.
- Grass Collection – The grass box has a pretty decent capacity and will store a nice amount of clippings in there before you have to stop and empty it. The mower does a good job of collecting these clippings too. The grass box is a little flimsy though and when lifting it up with a full load of clippings inside, the handle can come off! You can fix this easily by putting a couple of self tapping screws into the handle though and it’s something I’d recommend you do just to re-enforce it. Nobody wants the handle to come off the grass box when there’s a full load inside!
- Manoeuvrability – It’s really easy to push. The weight of the machine is only 8.5 kg’s so you’ve not got too much weight to be lugging around (that’s the benefit of plastic construction), although it obviously gets heavier once the clippings start collecting in the grass box. It’s definitely light weight enough for practically anyone to push around the lawn.
The Bottom Line
In this section we break down the "need to know" information to help you figure out if this should be the latest addition to your shed or garage.
Apart from a couple of issues with the grass box the Flymo Easimo is a really good option for the money. It does a good job at keeping the lawn respectable and the price tag is very reasonable too. The fact that it’s so light weight makes it suitable for pretty much anyone; I know someone with arthritis that uses one of these and he says it’s a god send! It’s straightforward to use and easy to store. Just bear in mind that with the grass box capacity, cable length and cutting deck size this mower is ideally suited to use on a small garden.
Bridget Mogale says
My fly Mo switches in for 2 secs and cuts off…. what could be the problem
Hi Bridget. This often indicates an issue with the motor or that there’s a loose connection somewhere. If the motor overheats it will automatically cut out (pretty common if you run an electric mower through tall grass, working the motor harder). So be sure to make sure that all of the air vents are unblocked so cool air can be circulated to the motor. It’s also worth checking the power cable if you’re using an extension, to make sure the issue is definitely with the mower and not the cable. Failing that, it could mean the motor is faulty and needs replacing.