Green Doc, hopefully you'll see this post. I still have a little leveling to do on the lawn and still have to get the reel sharpened up. I found a dealer that's going to do it this week. I'm going to continue working on the levelness, but I went ahead and broke out the reel. Cut a little less than 1". I can tell a huge difference in the quality of the cut. I can only imagine when the blades are sharpened. Hoping to see the lawn thicken up even more now.