I bought this lawnmower several years ago. It's heavy and somewhat unwieldy. The blade was not at all sharp when I bought it. I just bought a replacement blade from Sears; it was not sharpened at all. I don't know about you, but I'm not set up to sharpen blades at my house. I want to slap it on and go.
I had an old mower from Sears. I never sharpened the blade and it cut well till it died. I think Sears products are going downhill, and I'll never buy another.