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Cordless lawnmower suggestions

After running over and cutting the wire for the second time on my lawnmower I have decided to go for a cordless.  I do not need an expensive all singing and dancing one as my lawn is quite small.  I have been looking at Spear and Jackson and Ryobi ones as they both have them at around £200.  I know nothing about different brands or power and wondered if anyone has any suggestions.  I just want it to be reliable and to cut grass, nothing more.
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  • Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem North WalesPosts: 217
    @susananwms we have got one for the front lawn - it came  from the Toolstation
    https://www.toolstation.com/search?q=cordless lawnmower

    It's charged by a small solar panel, which just gives enough oomph for the front
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,038
    If your lawn is small and fairly level, and you don't want to let it get really long between cuts, a push-along cylinder mower would cost less and have less to go wrong.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,379
    OH bought a Bosch and he's very pleased with it.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • susananwmssusananwms Posts: 200
    Thanks for your suggestions, will consider all your advice.  Still not made my mind up yet but must admit had never considered a push along cylinder type of mower.  I always thought they came with no container for the clippings but have seen them now with the attachments
  • VictorMeldrewVictorMeldrew Peak District foothills, CheshirePosts: 433
    I bought the Bosch Rotak rechargeable when they were first available. At the time it was a revelation. I'm still using it 8 years on and it does the job but the trigger mechanism is all plastic, has obviously worn, and keeps clicking off inadvertently, which is annoying. The blades also leave a lot to be desired - they blunt very easily, even on the odd bits of bark chipping that inevitably end up on the grass. But the batteries are the expensive bit, and I've got three, so I'm reluctant to jump ship cos' they'd then be wasted  :|
    Every now and then I like to do as I'm told, just to confuse people
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,038
    Thanks for your suggestions, will consider all your advice.  Still not made my mind up yet but must admit had never considered a push along cylinder type of mower.  I always thought they came with no container for the clippings but have seen them now with the attachments
    My push mower is a Bosch AHM 38G. The collection box sits on the back (between the machine and your feet) so it's more maneuverable than one with the box sticking out in front. It's an open collection box so some bits miss it but it collects the vast majority (as long as I empty it before it overflows).
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,596
    The Which? reviews of cordless mowers for small lawns gave first place to Spear & Jackson S2434 with a score of 74%. In positions 2 to 7 were
    Stihl RMA 325 67%
    Gardena Powermax 18/32 66%
    Bosch City Mower 18 65%
    Bosch Rotak ergoflex 32 65%
    Flymo mighti mo 300 64%
    Mountfield Princess 34 64%

    Only three push mowers were reviewed and they did not fare very well compared to battery models

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,038
    Hmm. I see my mower got 52%.
    Pros "Good at cutting short grass on a small fine lawn".  I have three small-ish (not teeny tiny) areas and the grass is a mixture of types. Over the years I've overseeded with mixes of primarily bents and fescues but there's still some coarser grasses in there.
    Cons "Lacks power to tackle even a family lawn; poor grass box". I find the grass box fine (comments in my post above). I wonder about the review criteria - it's an unpowered push mower - the power comes from the user and if puny old me can do it, so can most able-bodied adults I would think. I can mow all of mine in half an hour or so (extra if I want to trim the edges with hand shears of course).
    I wouldn't recommend any cylinder mower (hand or powered) on a steep slope or lumpy bumpy uneven lawn, or one that's allowed to get long between cuts, but for cutting little but often on a level lawn it's fine, and it copes OK with the first high cut of the year when the grass is a bit shaggy as long as it's reasonably dry.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,720
    If you search under BOSCH ROTAK 32R there are suggestions and comments there. 
    Sorry I don't know how to post the link.
  • TenNTenN Posts: 121
    My mother in law has a Ryobi one (which she allows me to use to cut her grass). Keeps charge well, light, and decent enough cutting height and grass box size. Her grass covers about 30 foot by 50 foot so not small. Also came with a two year guarantee which included the battery.
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