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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78%of customersrecommend this product102 of 131reviews
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78%of customersrecommend this product102 of 131reviews
I really like this mower. I wanted electric, but the battery run ones appeared too heavy. I expected (or hoped) that using this would be similar to my vacuum (as far as the cord goes). It is not far from that experience. As long as you keep your eyes on the cord, the mow is great. It is quite, easy enough to push but still gives a workout. I live on 1/4 acre on a hill, so I work up a good sweat. I've used it on wet(ish) grass and it performed great.
This is my first purchase and decided to go with electric as messing with gas engines and winterizing and stuff would have been a hassle. It does the job for me. Going for Homelite all the way with electric tree pruner chainsaw, 2-in-1 blower, edger.
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Review 44 for 20 in. Electric Lawn Mower
from McLean, VA, USA
One rock and the motor broke
PostedMay 7, 2012
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
After two years, the mower went over a large rock (1-2"). Of course the blade was damaged but the mower started vibrating strangely, just a little, so I investigated. The bottom of the motor has a very weak open mount holding the lower motor bearing. The mount had cracked in four places, and when I examined it the motor stator fell down. It is repairable if the part was available, but the repair cost would be more than the mower. Also, the mulching feature only works if the grass is totally dry and not too long, and it often crushes down and misses a line of grass because of weak suction. Other than that, it is ok for a 1,000 sq. ft. yard like mine. Treat it really well and be prepared to replace it all when you would only expect to replace a blade.
My 1st Homelite lawn mower worked great. I use the bagger alot (for the grass and leaves )and never had a problem with the performance of the lawn mower until I HIT a metal object in my yard. It worked for a while but it had to be replaced. Purchased another lawn mower 2yrs ago with no problems. My only complaint - the bagger riped, and now I have to replace it. Overall, love the features and performance of the Homelite Lawn Mower.
Pros: Cuts Well, All In One, Easy to Use, Mulches Well
This mower performs well and it gives you four ways to expell the clippings(side discharge, side bag, rear bag and mulch option). The mower is perfect for small to medium lawns. I am very impressed with the ease of operation.
I was using my Father-in-laws Craftsman 6.5 HP gas mower was was never pleased with it. The mower was heavy, unwieldy, choked on grass higher than four inches, and was simply messy to use. I was considering purchasing another gas mower but thought I'd give a corded electric mower a try as all my other garden equipment (weed eater, hedge trimmer, chainsaw) is corded. Unfortunately, the B&D corded mower was not available at my local Home Depot so, after some discussions and advice from "Mark" (at the Santa Ana, CA store), I selected this model.
I was pleased with how easy it was to step. It's light weight and simple to use. The directions were straight forward and presumed you could read (as opposed to Ikea's). My lawn is a combination of Bermuda and St. Augustine and I've not mowed for several weeks so, in keeping with Mark's advice, I started with the highest setting and worked my way down, eventually getting the lawn down to an acceptable height. I really appreciate the light weigh and ease of use, particularly after manhandling the 90lbs Craftsman around.
My lawn is about 1,500 sq ft and I've only used the mower once (this afternoon). Will update my post again after I've had some additional time with the mower. Quite pleased with my purchase.
Pros: -pricewise great bang for the buck -no messy gasoline issues -simple assembly -nifty power switch handle thingy -very effective cutting -mulch mode works well
Cons: -not cordless (but not as expensive as cordless) -sometimes still have to go over same area twice, but not very often -little on the heavy side -possible problems with grass catcher bag inlet / mower outlet, which is not a problem if you are mulching but might be a problem otherwise - check the other reviews which address this issue
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS MOWER FOR THE BELOW TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR CATEGORY.
I am a first-time mower. Wanted something on the cheaper side but not something that doesn't perform. Looked at the B&D mower that is similarly priced, but in the end went with this one due to 1) higher max cutting height and 2) better online reviews. Assembly took 5 minutes. I decided to mulch so no need for the grass catcher bag although it looks okay - keep in mind another reviewer mentioned problems with the small outlet size so I don't know if the grass catcher would work well, however since I mulched it didn't matter. Mower is heavier than I would like liked but again, the lighter-weight competitor didn't get as good reviews so I'm willing to deal with it. Not to say it's heavy - I could still lift it out of the box myself and I am not a super strong person. Was surprised at how effectively it cut the grass, especially at lower cut height setting. Quieter than I imagined. I would recommend. Will update in a few months if anything changes, since this review is written after the first mow (which went well).
I have a fairly small yard and I love that I switched to electric. Its so nice to never have to get out there to find I need to go get gas before starting or killing my arm to try to start it after a long winter. Just plug it in and go. I worried about the extention cord but it really is easy to get used to. It has great height settings and can do short clipping or longer if needed. I have cut it when damp or dry and it works great with the catcher. Only have to attach the handle part when you get it if you order it online, very easy to put together. I would definately recommend it.
I bought this mower just under a year ago. It has been a struggle to use since new. I live in S.W. Florida, where during the "wet" season, most yards need to be cut about every five days. Initially the mower worked, but you could tell it didn't have much power. It's ability to mulch worked part of the time - if it mowed a mixture of thick grass, weeds, and patches of dead grass. If you have "thick" turf, don't bother purchasing. The grass catcher is useless. The side discharge plugs frequently. The motor has burnt up after eleven months of use. I've mowed yards for over thirty years, and know how to maintain my equipment. Again, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Not Durable, under powered !!!, design flaws for proper grass discharge
I wanted a light and gas free mower. This one was great. It's tricky to get used to using a cord outside, but vacuums are the same way. Once I mowed for about 5 minutes, it was easy. The height adjustment feature makes it a breeze to crop your yard the way you want. The mulch feature makes it easy to go over leaves if you don't feel like raking either. Two thumbs up.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Mulches Well, Light Weight, no gas!
The lawn mower is easy to put together and use, but the cord is a pain. My son ran over the extension cord the first 30 minutes we used and had me running back to Home Depot for another cord. If you take the price you spend on extension cords, you'll make up the difference for a rechargeable one. The cord connector should have a snap lock to prevent the constant disconnection when the cord is pulled a little too far. Also, even though we used the bag, we had lots of grass clippings so clean up was still a hassle. Overall, give this a B-.
After using corded electric mowers for years, I gave up on the clunky drag bags for clippings and just mulched what I could and watched as pieces of pine cones jumped everywhere. The Homelite mower has a very easy to remove and replace clipping container. You can remove it with one hand but it does take a second hand to open the outlet when putting it back. It looks good and handles well. And no gas, oil or failure to start up. It stops the blade in less than a second when releasing the handle. The cord grip isn't too convenient or effective. I just loop the cord once around the handle and then plug it in.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Durable, Powerful, Easy to Store
First let me say I do like Homelite brand. Right away on first use, I said to myself , the safety start lever (yellow lever) for starting mower was really cheap plastic. Sure enough , few months later it broke in half. Now I can barely get this thing going. Hello Homelite , if you are reading this, it seems I am smarter than your mechanical designers (and I am not that bright ) I knew immediately , even before first use, that this was probably going to be a problem and your guys didn't or just don't care about it lasting ?? No I think they are just stupid . Last Homelite product I will buy. Cheap parts.
The first summer I used this mower it worked great. I loved the thing. It had a bit of trouble getting through longer grass, but I expected that given it was battery powered. I got the mower late in the season so it got limited use. Season two I used it a few times but accidentally plugged it in too long and returned to a dead, unchargable battery. I read now this is a common problem. I purchased a new battery and a Belkin power timer that would limit charge time to three hours. Now, despite using this timer, we are at the beginning of season three and the battery is dead AGAIN.
THIS MOWER IS A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
Although I like the mower itself, it's only good if it is working. Have bought it 3 times in 3 years, last year only cost me like $99 bux so I was ok with it. I really hate the noice of a gas powered mower and having to make sure I have gas on hand and smelling like gas when done. This is why I have re-purchased -- NO MORE -- Battery lasts less than one year, by the way, it was stored indoors over the Winter! Furthermore, on my original mower I ordered a replacement battery from a company Homelite website routed me to and when the battery came, it was wrong battery and they had a zero return policy!
Cons: cannot buy parts, battery lasts less than 1 year
I bought this mower for my husband to replace our Toro mower that was stolen this year. It has been a big adjustment going from a self propelled gas mower to a push mower with a cord. He avoids the cord problem by tossing it over his shoulder so he doesn't run over it. He likes not breathing gas and oil fumes like with a gas mower and how quiet the electric mower is. He's happy so far and the sale price was unbeatable.
Pros: Powerful, Cuts Well, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Mulches Well, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
Perfect for our small yard! At first I was intimidated by it being corded, but it was actually a lot easier to handle than I thought. This mower is pretty light and cuts beautifully! I love the adjustability of cutting heights as well!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Powerful, Light Weight