Manual KOs there are only three varieties: Lithuanian, crust and serpan. Each of them has the tools with a cloth of different sizes.
The most convenient consider a braid-Lithuanian, as due to the longer handle than other types of this tool, mowing becomes less time consuming. In accordance with the room size steel blade (knife) mowers call Lithuanian "Pyaterochka", "shesterok" and so on. there are five rooms of this tool: №№ 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. The length of the canvases, respectively, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 cm and 1 m.
Spit-crust reminiscent of a long sloping hammer and equipped with a curved handle. This tool is used in cases when you need to mow the grass on the ground with lots of bumps and bushes. Here the crust is very effective, but it has one drawback: we have to work a half-bent position.
Spit-serpan as well consists of a steel blade and the handle. Her knife with a short: its length of 35 cm it looks like a sickle. This tool is convenient for mowing overgrown grass with large stem.
The technology of using hand scythes
The technique of mowing grass for any kinds of braids is one and the same: the left hand hold the snath, and the right is strengthened in its upper part the handle. Getting started the left leg put forward, and then perform in front of a narrow swing of the scythe's blade. During mowing the grass "heel" of the braid should be held almost level with the ground, stepping back from her only 1-2 see "the Nose", that is, the narrow pointed part of the blade, you need to keep raising it slightly.
When the stroke is completed, the right foot moving to the level of the left that before the next stroke again put forward. The hand movements should be smooth, with the same effort, without jerks. You should try to mow so that the "heel" of the snath raked up cut grass and cast it aside, forming a low cushion. So gradually moving in the right direction. In order to make the job less time consuming, every 15-20 minutes stop and namachivajut the edge of the blade.
It is extremely important to choose the right number of braids. If you want to remove the grass on the level ground, fit a No. 9 or No. 10. In the area where a lot of shrubs or tussocks, it is better to use No. 5 or No. 6. If the topography of the site is not full of irregularities, but they are still present, you need to take the scythe No. 7 or No. 8. These recommendations apply to the spit of the "Lithuanian".