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Cordless lawn mower

Anyone got a cordless mower, I know they can be dear, think you must get what you pay for, a Bosh is about £290, that, to me is a lot of money, and some reviews on then are good and some bad.
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  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 3,622
    Garden Which do comparisons & I think GW might have included some in their last review.
    AB Still learning

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,026
    Price isn't necessarily a good indicator of quality, but in the Which review the lowest priced Best Buy was £350 and the majority were well over £400.  It is worth checking the cost of an additional battery if you have a largish garden.  I know the price for one model is over £150!
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 305
    Thanks for all that will definitely do a lot of research before I decide, will have to time how long it takes to mow the lawn, then see the battery life, am sure I'm now thinking about next year 
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,026
    I've been mowing my neighbour's lawn recently, using the Gtech Cordless mower and have a couple of observations.  It's light and easy to move around and has a battery life of about 40 minutes.  It works really well on dry grass as long as you don't try to take too much at a time.  If you do it doesn't seem to have enough oomph to get the grass into the grassbox and you end up with lines of grass on the lawn and a second pass is required to pick that grass up.  As long as you can work within its limitations it seems a decent enough piece of kit.
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 305
    Thanks kt53, for £399 not very good recomendation, but great to have hands-on knowledge.
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,009
    I had the Bosch a few years ago. It was light but could not cut both my lawns using two batteries. Eventually returned it to Am*zon and got refund after Bosch said there was nothing wrong with it...………..bought a petrol Honda instead. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 305
    I think it only takes me under half hour to cut my lawn, so wonder if battery will last
  • hogweed said:
    I had the Bosch a few years ago. It was light but could not cut both my lawns using two batteries. Eventually returned it to Am*zon and got refund after Bosch said there was nothing wrong with it...………..bought a petrol Honda instead. 
    And I bet there was a world of difference!
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 564
    edited September 2018
    IMO Cordless lawnmowers are not ready for primetime, too feeble. Too expensive. When I see professionals using them I shall change. 
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,504
    It’s been a it’s been a huge time saver for me

    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1013073/ozito-cheap-cordless-mower
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