Perfect for small yards
Had this mower for some time
Reliable easy to use
Cyrs for approx 20 min on a charge
No need to buy new complete battery
Can just change the 2 smaller batteries inside the battery case . Can do that with small amount of knowledge. Or your battery store will do it.
I get 2 years per battery.
Bladeseasy to sharpen
I wash the mower no problem with hose
Then spray wd40 around steel bits.
Look anyone who says this mower sucks is dreaming. There great for small mowing like 20 minutes worth. ...
Awesome Results from Cheap Plastic Rubbish
I bought this fantastic Worx 24v battery mower about 7 years ago (edit: my model is the almost identical WG785E). To be clear, like everything these days, it's a cheap, poorly made plastic piece of rubbish that's probably not expected to outlast the standard Australian 2 year warranty period.. as it was, within the first 12 months, plastic pieces like the Worx logo and the starter key mechanism had fallen off and I had to fix them to have it continue working. I'm quite handy anyway, so I didn't care less that unimportant plastic bits were dropp...ing off. But the important stuff - wheels, frame, motor, electrics etc all seemed to be sticking together well enough, and still is today, 7 years on. Anyway, as far as mowing goes, this thing is absolutely epic - better than any cheap petrol mowers I've ever had, and by a long way. It's so good that I very much look forward to mowing my 200m2 thick Queensland Blue Couch grass lawn at least twice a week now. Normally I despise mowing... this thing's like a magic trick.. it makes me want to mow, it's so enjoyable.. (!?). The included 24v lead acid battery (which is actually 2 x internal 12v batteries) from new used to last me about 3 mows between recharges (which will take about 8 hours), so I guess with reasonably thick grass, that's about 600m2 of lawn for me.. excellent for a pile of cheap plastic! Oh, also, my WG785E model's got two operating modes - turbo, and quiet. Turbo's the main one I use, but quiet (which I thought was going to be a total sham) mows thick grass almost as superbly as the turbo mode does, and it barely makes a noise! I was completely stunned.. it's fantastic! Anyway, be prepared for cutting quips from your bogan petrol-mower mates.. lol. I've only just replaced the batteries after 7 years, and until recently, those original batteries lasted almost as long as they did new. So at least a good 5-6 years I got from them - brilliant. The Battery World new replacements were only AU$40 each, AND had a much higher capacity than the originals, so now I get 5 huge mows out of each charge.. approx 1000m2 of mowing standard fairly thick lawn.. that's so good. So in general, this plastic shoddy junk mower completely bests any other cheap to good petrol mowers I've ever had, and for once rather than stinking of petrol and despising the lawn, I get out there twice a week and get it on! I have hedges too, so the extremely sporty-low profile of this thing means I grow grass right up to the bottom edge of the hedges, because this thing sneaks in under the low hedge without damaging it.. my old petrol mower was too tall to get anywhere near that, and used to break the hedge down low to the ground. So it is very manoeuvrable. Remember though, like a lot of petrol mowers, it's not going to produce a lawn-bowls perfect lawn.. You need a petrol cylinder roller mower for that. But generally, it cuts as well as most petrol mowers do, in my experience. If mine dies - I'll be searching for another one. I'll never go back to stinking of petrol.. lol.
Never Would I Buy A Worx Product Again!!
I bought a worx battery mower about 4 years ago and can not get a battery for this mower? The mower was not cheap and is sitting in the shed doing nothing and this is so wrong, I'm looking to buy another battery mower now but sure as hell won't be Worx! so unfair they should be made to give full refunds back for this mower mine was the 24v total waste of money not one bit happy.
The battery failed within 3 rounds of charging - by the third time it would not charge past the first indicator light. Then it just stopped charging outright. Sent it away through Masters and then after 3 weeks got a brand new replacement battery - it was pretty much dead on arrival - battery would not charge. Fortunately this time around Masters agreed to give me a refund.
Don't buy this nonsense - got a Ryobi (although it's much more expensive) - no issues at all.
End up spending more to make it work. JUST DO NOT BUY WORX.
Like everybody in this review page said, it was good for a year. Then the battery won't give me a full charge anymore it only last 5 mins of mowing. Charger light start to flash after a few hours of charge and slowly drain the battery (no idea why it decided to drain it). Worx said the battery is dying and tried to sell me a new one for over $100. This is ridiculous, I always charge it immediately and keep it charged all the time. Basically followed the instruction and the battery failed almost right after the warranty ended (only 12 months on ...battery). Opened up the battery and found 2x 12v SLA battery in series. Batteries were just some el-cheapo chinese crap. Circuit insulation was inadequate (just few piece of double-sided tape stuck between the PCB and the battery terminals). Battery case design was a big problem, it was air-tight so the SLA batteries got not much way to cool down, slowly cooking the it every time you charge it. I'd say this is simply designed to fail. End up forking $300 and a lot of soldering to replaced the SLA with 2x 10ah 12v LiFePo4 batteries and a new charger. Yes they are not cheap but it is now working like a dream. 10ah Lithium weight only half of SLA, give a hell lot of power, and it can sit unplugged for a year not losing any charge. If anyone looking to buy a Wrox tool I'd suggest to spend more to get something better quality. I'd never buy anything from Worx again.
Great .....for the year it lasted
Bought this last year. Found mower easy to use, light and did our average sized yard in one charge. Needed several hrs to recharge - left it overnight usually. After one year and two days it stopped in mid run. Got a refund under the 2 yr warranty but disappointed that it did not last as enjoyed using it. The battery was the lead type not the lithium one.
Brought one of these from Masters December 2013. Have exactly the same charger problem as Jefft104. Took the battery and charger back to Masters in Jan 2014 and it was sitting there for two weeks without any news. I was told that the battery was coming for half a year. Worx did not follow up my case. After repeated phone calls, Worx finally offered me a 40V 33cm model as a replacement. In July 2014, I eventually returned the mower. Two weeks after that, Worx comes back with the same 24V 40cm model and not the 40V33cm model as promised. I...was screwed. Will not recommend Worx products to anyone due to appalling treatments. Buyers beware. Does the job. If you have a working battery It takes too long to charge. 3 days instead of the 10-12 hrs as specified
good mower terrible charger
I really like my mower but the charger is hopeless. I returned 3 times for a replacement and all are defective. They charge the battery, red light full on but when fully charged instead of going to a green light as it should and maintaining full charge, it begins blinking and discharges the battery. The trick is to time how long you charge it and disconnect the charger when you are near full charge. This is a factory design defect in my view and my retailer could not help other than cheerfully replace the charge to no avail. If fully charged the cut time is good and the mower works well. The lawn bag could be larger but I can live with that.
light easy to manouver and no petrol
charger and bagger
I would not recommend this product. The battery died after a year. While it did work it was convenient and did the job of cutting my front lawn and two nature strips. I got the manufacturer to replace the battery once and then when it died again I couldn't be bothered. Product should just work, it was expensive enough. Not value for money. Now I just pay someone to come and cut my grass monthly.
Pros: REALLY quiet, doesn't blow grass everywhere so don't even need to use the catcher (which I couldn't use with my old mower anyway cos it got too ...
Excellent choice for larger lawns
I've been contemplating purchasing a battery mower for a couple of years now, eyeing off the expensive Bosch and Ryobi 36V Lithium Ion models in particular. My elderly Mum has the Ryobi 36V model which I've used once- it's nice and light and suits her smaller yard (however the battery life does seem short and would not seem adequate for a normal suburban lawn.)
The Worx mowers have a lower voltage battery, but more importantly have a significantly higher battery Amp/ Hour rating. This means the battery is capable of supplying the required cur...
Makes me want to mow the lawn!
I love my 24V cordless electric mower. It is easy to start & easy to use. Great results. The battery life is excellent!!! I have mowed my average to large yard 3 times & the battery doesn't need recharging yet. The Bunnings & Masters salesmen 5! Of them said its only good for very small yards??? They are very wrong glad I researched it myself. It's a fantastic lawn mower. Can I mow your lawn?
Excellent Battery life. It can mow 6 tennis courts on a single charge.
Best mower experience I've had
Bought this cordless lawn mower last week and surprised to find out that it has more power than my old petrol engine mower (148cc). Unlike my petrol mower, this mower easily handled very long grass that was growing on our backyard (about 40cm). And it didn't even stop once!! The petrol mower used to stop at least 7 or 8 times.
Also light weight so easier to push it around. I felt like doing the mowing again this week. And no petrol fumes! A single charge of the battery lasted the full session (about 1.5 hours) and more charge left. I did abo...ut 200 sqm of cutting, and the battery still had about half of the charge left. Of course I've only had this mower for a week. So I'll review the mower again in a few months. Reliable, easy to use, didn't have to refuel mid-session and didn't have to restart multiple times
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