When we bought our old house 16 years ago, we bought an inexpensive Craftsman push mower to care for the smallish lawn. It held up well (a little less so after our kids started using it), but has been showing its age lately. I patched the rusted-through deck with duct tape (which worked quite well), and I've had to rebuild the carburetor every couple years when it didn't want to start. Last week, even cleaning the carb wasn't enough to keep it running, so I decided it was finally time to upgrade. I did lots of research and ended up coming home with another Craftsman that was very similar in concept to our old mower. Given the amount of time I spent on this decision, I figured I should share my thought process with you all.