Summary: Experts still recommend wearing hearing protection for any lawn mower noise over 85 decibels. To operate the mower, Honda requires users to hold down a lever against the handle to engage the blades. When released, a flywheel brake stops the blades from spinning and turns the engine off. A few owners find it inconvenient to restart the mower each time they need to empty the bag.
Pros: Easy to start, Excellent mulching and bagging, Extensive warranty