Operating a lawn mower shouldn’t be a dangerous task if you know what you’re doing and if the mower is equipped with basic safety features.
Some new models are designed with safety in mind and come equipped with a lever or bar on the handle that you must hold down to keep the engine running. Some people appreciate this feature; others find it tiresome to grip the lever the whole time. However, this feature does make it easier to pause the mower as you cross over a driveway or sidewalk.
Blade-Brake Clutch System
Sometimes you need to turn off the blades briefly but you don’t want to kill the motor. The blade-brake saves you the trouble of restarting the engine.
For additional safety, a mower should possess a rubber flap at the back that protects you from objects sent flying by the blades. Just to be cautious, it’s advised to wear goggles to protect your eyes.
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