The Homelite 20 in. electric walk-behind mower features a 12 Amp zone start and a 3-in-1 side discharge that also functions as a bagger and provides mulching capability for your convenience. The cutting height can be adjusted between 1-1/2 in. and 4 in. using the single-lever control for a customizable mowing process.
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77%of customersrecommend this product96 of 125reviews
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Ease of use
77%of customersrecommend this product96 of 125reviews
The mower is pretty much assembled out of the box. The instructions were easy to follow in order to put the grass catcher attachment on. Just plugged it up and away I went. It is a bit heavy...but my backyard slopes after a certain point, so it's a bit trickier to mow. I am very pleased and sure my neighbors are happy that I am keeping the grass trimmed!!!! Great product and I recommend it highly.
I am a physically fit woman who has mowed for years with a traditional gas mower. I love this electric mower because it is lightweight, and easy to push, and instantly starts up with the handlebar (no yanking a pullcord), has no smell or mess involved with gasoline and oil. I feel that if I had to mow very early or late in the day, that it would not be too loud for my neighbors. The mulching component, means that there is NO cleanup after the mowing process. I simply put the mower back in the garage. No safety issues with buying, storing or pouring extra gasoline in my home (garage). The only disadvantage is learning to maneuver with the very long cord. I developed an easy system on the second mowing session. I will NEVER return to gas mowing!
Started off fine but it quit after the fifth time I used it. Tried to plug it back in but kept throwing the breaker. Changed receptacles but got the same result. Motor is no good. Had a B&D the lasted 10 years but it was only 8 amps and would bog down but it never did burn up like the Homelite did. Would not recommend this to anyone
This is the first lawn mower I purchased, and I absolutely love it. It was easy to assemble. We have a smaller yard, and it works great. It cuts even and doesn't leave any stray pieces of grass behind. It is also very quiet compared to gas mowers. Getting use to the cord takes time, but after awhile, it becomes habit to just flip the cord when it gets in your way. I would highly recommend.
While using this mower for the first time, I quickly noticed that 12 amps is definitely not a lot of power in comparison to other mowers I have used. However, it got the job done on 5-7 inch tall grass & weeds without choking. The only reservation I have with this mower so far is the switch control lever that is used to start and stop the engine is plastic and not very sturdy. I'm not sure how it would break but I expect it to sooner than later. Aside from that, it seems like a fairly good mower for light weight use. Also, being that this is a corded electric, moving the cord around can get annoying. However, it's a small price to pay for a low-maintenance, no charging, and no gas & oil required mower.
I purchased this in September of 2012. By June of 2013 and only about 15 uses, it was dead. I was very careful to adjust the cutting height has needed, kept it clean, basically did everything I could to maintain it, and it still didn't last a year. I originally had a 20 year old Black and Decker electric; I'm going back to that brand. Save your money and do not buy this.
Cons: Not Durable
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Review 48 for 20 in. Electric Lawn Mower
Failed After 1 Year!
PostedMay 1, 2013
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
I really liked this mower when I first started using it, then it started having problems with the power cord that is attached to the mower. I was careful to be gentle with the cord, even so, the cord attachment started to fail where it enters the housing on the handle, causing the mower to lose power intermittently as the cord shifted. Now it has melted at the attachment where the extension cord plugs in. I literally cannot unplug the extension cord from the mower and it smokes when the mower is turned on. I used the recommended 12 gauge extension cord. Beware. This thing is low quality junk!
I have a small grass area and on my first use of this lawn mower, my grass was at least 8 inches tall. However, with the many settings this mower has, it had no problem gliding right thru it! Just a flick of the handle and it instantly starts right up! Its powerful, light and easy to manuver. I used a heavy extension cord and I don't recommend it; use a light one.
I've had mine for 3 years... I probably use it harder than it was intended. No gas, no oil, just plug it in and go... I did have to sharpen the blade approx. once a month... It is very quiet.. I am 6.2 and had no trouble with the height of the mower. I like being able to adjust the cutting height with just one lever..
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Mulches Well, Light Weight, Easy to Store
Got the mower 2 days ago, assembled and tried it yesterday.
I was worried that It wouldn't have the power to take down the grass as high as it was, but even on a medium/low setting it chopped away.
+ <5 min easy out of box setup +adjustable up to 4 inches. +powerful enough for 9+ inch weeds and grass +Lightweight (no battery) +most of the noise is from actual blades spinning and cutting. +no vibrations in the handlebar due to a gas engine.
And complaints about dealing with an extension cord...as long as your not making a maze around trees, its not a problem. Its like dealing with a vacuum cleaner.
Only CON: Wish it came in bigger than 20", like 22".
I liked the different heights, discharge areas AND the bagger. The price was good, especially with free shipping. Dragging/flipping the cord was/is more work than I wanted. The blades were not as sharp as needed. Even with overlapping passess, there are always stray blades sticking up. The sharpening costs will be a real negative expense. It is heavier than I expected. Guess gasoline engine will win next time.
This mower is quiet yet powerful enough to get the job done. I recommend it for smaller yards because of the use of extension cords. It is well built and the types of discharge/mulching option vary for a person's choice! It was also easy to assemble.
Spot on!!!! Does a great job once you get a cutting patern down so you do not have to move the cord around as much. I have a small yard and can knock it out fast with this mower. I gave top review even though the foam around the handle has torn and needed to be taped. No big deal at all.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Great Engine, Mulches Well, Light Weight, Easy to Store
I'm renting a house with an average-sized front yard that slopes. The owners left a gas-powered mower that is supposed to be self-propelled but that feature is non-functional, so I decided to buy my own mower. Not wanting to deal with hauling gasoline home or checking oil, along with the environmental impact, I decided to go electric. Due to price and weight, I decided on corded instead of battery-powered. I found this mower at a great price but was concerned about the reviews from a couple of people saying they thought the mower would be lighter. I'm a woman, no spring chicken but in pretty good shape, but I didn't want to end up with a beast to push around like the one I was replacing!
I have to say that I love this mower. I found it to be extremely easy to assemble, and it is actually quite light even as I use it on my sloped lawn. I've mowed twice and used the grass catcher, which is very easy to remove and put back on. Several reviewers mentioned the cord being a challenge, but I agree with the one who said that if you can vacuum then you can use a corded lawnmower. It really hasn't been an issue.
I realize that this is not the most heavy-duty mower I could have bought, but it seems to be solid enough for my purposes, and is definitely a good buy for the price.
Wanted to go electric but my yard pushes the limits in terms of size and configuration. Needing a 100' cord concerned me for increased resistance and motor overheating. I use a 12 gauge cord which so far has worked well. Cord maneuvering adds very little time in cutting the lawn and not smelling like gas is great. The mower actually cuts and mulches better than my old Craftsman mower. So far I am very happy with the purchase.