Back home when the grass needs cutting, it is the friendly neighbourhood grass cutter on his trusty motorcycle that comes to mind. Although there are people who mow their own lawns, it is usually far and in between. Then there are the ones who believe in low maintainence lawn, aka concrete the whole thing! The only tool you need is a broom!
Here, it is the reverse. There are still the friendly neighbourhood grass cutter but they are not a common sight. Almost every home has a grass cutter of some sort. There are the huge buggy cutters where you can sit on and drive around. There are the petrol grass cutters that you "drive" from the back and there are the electric variant of the same sort. Then there are the Malaysian version which is called weedeater. And finally there are the hand powered ones like the one we got.
Almost every weekend, we hear one blaring somewhere in the neighbourhood but since we already polute the neighbourhood with my trusty chain saw cutting firewood, we decided to get something that is quiet.
It is really easy to use, even a 5 year old can handle it!