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The only thing this mower doesn’t use to catch the eye is chrome — though I must confess if it did I would just have to have one, so this way is probably better.  The WG712 does have a great deal of mower bling, however.  It’s Worx entry into the “next-gen” lawncare market and looks to make a stylish statement.

The rugged yet sporty — did I actually just call a mower sporty? — electric (yep, it’s electric) mower is built for small yards and homes with its small footprint and even smaller blade.  The 13 Amp motor provides cutting power for the 16″ blade. The cutting deck adjusts from 3/4″ to 2 3/4″ with the one-hand mechanism.  The handle folds and collapses for a compact, easy-to-store form factor.  The grass box holds up to 13 gallons of clippings and detaches for emptying.

The drawback is, of course, that it plugs in — no batteries.  There are also the old cautions of running over your extension cord or running cords everywhere, but the reality is that people who need a rig like this won’t have to be careful or worry about cords for long.  The little electric mower will be cleaned up and put away before someone with a large yard is even done with half.  Small yard means small hassle.

It’s electric and good looking.  Ok, I give: that’s sweet.  Putting one in the garage will set you back around $220, which is extreme until you consider that the little electric mower won’t see near as much wear and tear as its gas powered cousins.

WG712 Electric Lawn Mower [Worx]
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6 Responses to Finds: WORX 16″ Electric Lawn Mower

  1. Nick Carter says:

    Even though we have 4 acres, we’ve been considering getting an electric mower just for the small fenced off areas near the house – the DR mower is overkill, and a pain to weave in and out of tight corners.

  2. MikeR says:

    We had a Sears battery powered mower for a while and it worked great on our small lawn. There was never any question if it was going to start, and it was very light and quiet. The battery did die after about 5 years of use. I’m not sure I’d want to mow with a cord thought.

  3. Greg Smith says:

    this thing isn’t battery powered. How 2006.

  4. nrChris says:

    It looks like a Ridgid!

  5. ambush27 says:

    mike, you could always replace the batteries in your mower, they’re probably just sealed lead acid, make sure to get deep discharge batteries if you replace them though otherwise they won’t last long.

  6. It is a good machine.
    It is easy to hold down.
    It’s quiet. You will not worry about the sound effect to your neighbours
    It cuts close to the edge
    It is friendly with environment. You and your neighbor will not have to breathe in toxic fumes.

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