Submitted by Mike on Sat, 2012/12/15 - 21:25.
A friend of mine on therealnicaragua site, Cookshow (Kevin) commented that it would be much productive for manual labourers in Nicaragua to use scythes rather than machetes.
My response was as follows.
Learning how to use a scythe properly is not easy. It is a complicated skill and the learning curve is rather steep. Also, you will end up using muscle groups in your body that are rarely used by most manual labourers and you will be sore for the first couple of months.