I’m in the market for a new lawnmower

Does anyone have an electric or battery-powered push mower they love? (Or... hate?)

I'd love to know!

I'm also open to just buying another battery for my DIY lawnmower. Here's what I did back in 2007.

It's used 2 batteries since then. I didn't use my mower last year because I didn't feel like buying another battery!

Are electric plug-in mowers a pain in the butt? I understand they're:

1. Cheaper to buy ($150 - $200)
2. Cheaper to run ($5 - $10 for the whole season!)

13 thoughts on “I’m in the market for a new lawnmower”

  1. I've been meaning to ask? So you got tired of pushing that rolling trimmer, huh? I know a couple of people that have used electric. One hates it because their yard is not well suited, the other one is fine with his. I spent money on a cheap little gas powered one thinking my tiny yard doesn't need anything bigger. That was a mistake, especially when my yard is not flat. Don't make the same mistake.

  2. Hi Loc – thanks for continuing to think this through and offer advice!

    I really like my reel mower, but our grass was already too long to attend to it. It would look like I bent down and chewed on the grass myself, hehe!

    I posted a similar request on Facebook and a nearby friend loaned me his very OLD Black and Decker plug-in mower. (so old, it has a metal deck!)

    Because our yard is relatively small and flat – with only 1 tree in the middle of it, it shouldn't bee too big of a deal for the plug-in. The only thing that (obviously) is a bit of a bother is wrangling with the cord. They should make a retractible dealie for the cord to make it easier.

  3. Cool. Yep, that was one of the reason, dealing with the cord, but also that it did not provide enough cutting power. Good luck with yours.

  4. Yup, I'm borrowing my friend's electric plug-in mower right now! My husband it down to a manageable height, now I'm ready to maintain it with my reel mower. Sometimes it just grows too quickly!

    Nice to meet you, Graham!


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