Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the Honda 21-inch Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower we should point out that the model numbers HRX217VKA and HRX217K5VKA are used interchangeably by Honda to refer to this lawn mower and there do not appear to be any differences between the two. That said the best adjective to describe the HRX217VKA is powerful.
The Greenworks 20-inch 12 Amp Corded Lawn Mower has a lot of features that can make your mowing experience enjoyable. Since it is corded you dont need to stop to recharge a battery or gas up. It is a three-in-one that has mulching side discharge and rear bagging capabilities. There are seven cutting height positions ranging from 1.5 to 3.75 inches and you can adjust the height with a single lever. Plus the 10-inch rear wheels 7-inch front wheels and 56-pound size make it easy to push around the yard.
About 86% of the buyers who reviewed the Honda HRX217VKA on Home Depots website gave it four or five stars. Handyman left the most helpful review after using his mower for one year. He noted that its the best mower he is ever owned because of the adjustable speeds for the self-propel controller. He goes top speed and has to walk briskly to keep up. Other buyers remark that the mower cuts well after just one pass and doesnt leave stragglers clumps or lines. One buyer was impressed with how it could even handle unkempt grass over six inches high.