All caught up
So it's Consumer Reports that gets read last. Only the merest nod in passing is given by CR to non-power lawnmowers, but at least some attention is paid to the noise factor. What's astonishing is that mowers are barely noisy at all when compared with leaf-blowers. The whiny, piercing under- and over-tones of electric equipment aren't even worthy of mention. No wonder people are going deaf or losing significant hearing at earlier ages.