Ease of use of self-propulsion mechanism on the LM2102SP

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I noticed from the pictures of the self-propelled mechanism on the LM2102SP that you have to grab it on the right-hand side of the handle - is it awkward, or does it cause hand or wrist pain after a while?  I've had some carpel tunnel issues in the past, and I don't want it again!
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Woody Crandall

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Absolutely not an issue.  Lever position is perfect whether hand on top or side and minimal pressure is needed to close and maintain. 
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I’m with woody. Never had any issue or found the grip to be in comfortable.
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Yep, never had a problem. I typically use the mower with my hands on the sides of the upright, and both the bail bar and SP handle are positioned to easily hold.
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No issue with the right hand, wrist, or elbow (I have tennis elbow). There are times, however, when maneuvering the lawnmower I wish there was a left handle or some type of crossbar. The reality is you will most likely use self-propelled on this mower less than previous gas mowers. 
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!  Sounds like it would be just fine.  I have a follow up question - I only have a few passes that probably need the self-propelled portion (mowing on the edge of a hill; the rest is fairly flat, although it's pretty bumby.  Do think the self-propeller mower is really necessary, or would I be just fine with the LM2101?  I takes me about 30-35 minutes to mow - I think the size of my yard is under 1/4 of an acre, but I'm not 100% sure.  
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my property is very flat and I had the very same question.  Went for the self propel and am glad i did.  It isn't hard to push but is much nicer with SP.  Also no problem with location of SP handle.  Just need to get used to releasing the lever for turns and then re-engaging.  
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If you're getting older like me, and hope this to be my last mower - get the self propel.

My yard is completely flat and I use it all the time.  I ain't no spring chicken.

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Sounds like I can't miss with self-propelled version.  Thanks for tips!