Brill Razorcut Accu 38 Cordless Electric Reel Mower Information
The Brill Razorcut Accu38 is a German made lawnmower with high performance electric components. It is a reel mower that weighs 29 pounds. The five blades are flame hardened for durability, and it has a cutting height range of 0.7 inches to 1.8 inches (15 mm up to 45 mm). The Accu 38 Razorcut has a 38 cm mowing area, which is about 15.2 inches wide.
Brill mowers have a silent cut design where the blades do not make contact with the cutter bar when the blades spin. This reduces friction, which makes the mower a bit easier to push, and also protects blades from wear and tear. The blades can last 10 years or longer before they need any sharpening.
The 24 Volt battery on this electric mower has a run time of 30 to 40 minutes. In that time, the cordless electric reel mower can mow approximately 2,500 square feet of grass. It is not self propelled – the battery powers the spinning blades. When the battery runs out of juice, its possibly to keep using this mower as a push reel mower.
Assembling a Brill Accu38 Reel Mower
Assembling the Brill Razorcut Accu 38 is incredibly simple. There are no tools required, and it takes about five minutes, max.
The reel mower body is already completely assembled. You just have to assemble and attach the handle. As you can see from the photos, the handle comes in four pieces (the grip, the body of the handle, and two legs that attach to the mower).
First, find the arm of the handle and remove the screws at the top and bottom.
Next, attach the grip to the arm. Make sure to put the guide for the electric wire on the right side of the arm so that it matches the mower.
Then, attach the legs of the handle. These metal pieces curve out from the handle and are connected with a single bolt that goes through the handle.
After the handle is fully assembled, it’s time to attach it to the body of the mower. There are sockets that fit the legs of the handle inside the mower. They are located above the reel mechanism and are easiest to reach if you insert the handle at a 45 degree angle.
Almost done – the next step is to thread the wire through the guide posts on the side of the handle. These will keep the wire from snagging on bushes or getting tangled with anything. A third clip is free floating and should be attached around the legs of the handle to hold the wire snugly away from the blades.
One last thing – put the charged up battery in your Accu 38 electric mower!
Now you’re all done, and your assembled mower should look just like the manufacturer’s photo below.
Adjusting the Blades on the Brill Razorcut Accu 38 Electric Mower
With this reel mower, you can adjust the cutting height and adjust the separation between blades inside the mowing reel.
The cutting height adjustment changes how high the grass is cut. The blade adjustment, on the other hand, adjusts how the reel turns inside the mower, keeping the blades cutting properly when the reel turns. The Brill reel mower comes with the blades pre-adjusted, so you won’t need to mess with it initially.
The Brill owner’s manual also comes with a little strip of metal and a really complicated explanation of how to adjust the blades. That method works, but in a complicated German way. I’m going to tell you the easy American way to do the same thing!
After using the Brill for a couple of years, you might notice that it doesn’t seem to cut as well as it used to. You’ll then look down at the blades and see that the blades have a flat edge that isn’t sharp at all and you’ll think, “Gosh, the blades must need sharpening.” That’s not what’s going on though. When the mower is brand new, the blades have that very same flat edge. They are not supposed to be sharp like a knife. Look at your new mower when you get it and notice this! I even included a picture.
So how do you fix it then, if it doesn’t need sharpening? Simple! You adjust the reel. Flip the mower upside down, and you’ll see that there are two silver spring-loaded bolts that hold the cutter bar in place on the bottom of the mower. Now, go find an adjustable wrench. Next, you’ll want to just barely tighten the bolts on each side. Keep tightening until when you spin the reel, the blades knock against the cutter bar. At this point, just barely, barely loosen the bolts until there is no more knocking.
Your mower is now perfectly adjusted again, and you’re ready to mow for several more seasons! Wasn’t that easy? I told you it didn’t need sharpening!
Cool Features of the Brill Accu 38 Mower
Brill reel lawn mowers have several cool features that set them apart from most other reel mower models. They have a powder coat paint job. You can read about the advantages of powder coating versus plain old paint here.
Brill reel mowers have sealed bearings. That means you don’t have to mess with constantly oiling them, there’s no worry about rust, and the bearings are protected from yard debris.
Brill reel mowers have flame hardened, welded steel blades. This toughened steel, combined with the non-contact silent cut design, means that you pretty much never have to sharpen the blades. You just have to adjust them now and then.
The battery pack for this mower is designed for portability. It has a sleek design without protruding terminals or sharp corners and comes with an attached strap for easy carrying. In fact, it looks a bit like a tricorder from the old Star Trek tv series.
Where to Buy the Brill Razorcut Accu 38 Cordless Reel Mower
The Brill Razorcut Accu 38 electric reel mower is available from Clean Air Gardening.
Other Information About Using Push Reel Lawnmowers
Don’t forget to read the general guide to using a manual reel mower on the front page of the site.