Scythe vs. String Trimmer Competition Video
I love using my scythe and have even made several tons of hay using it. It is good for the back and I actually feel energized using it. You develop a swinging rhythm that seems to loosen the back muscles. The scythe is also much quieter and enjoyable to use. When hay prices were high, I figured I was making about $30/hr. making hay using the scythe.