Best Cordless Lawn Mower – Head to Head Comparison
Cordless Lawn Mower Lineup
We reached out to several of the top cordless lawn mower manufacturers and asked if they would like to participate in our head to head article. We received 5 different models from 4 manufacturers including: Kobalt, Craftsman, Black & Decker and EGO. The models we tested include:
- Black & Decker 36V Lead Acid 19″ Single Blade Cordless Lawn Mower – Model CM1936
- Craftsman 40V Lithium-Ion 20″ Dual Blade Cordless Lawn Mower – Model 25081
- EGO Power+ 56V Lithium-Ion 20″ Single Blade Cordless Lawn Mower – Model LM2001
- Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 19″ Single Blade Cordless Lawn Mower – Model KM1940-06
- Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 20″ Dual Blade Cordless Lawn Mower – Model KM2040X-06
|Brand||Model #||Voltage||Deck Size||No. Blades||Weight**|
|Black & Decker||CM1936||36V||19″||1||79 lbs|
|* Max voltage, nominal voltage is 36V.|
|** Weight includes battery (2 if avail), but does not include clippings bag.|
Cordless Lawn Mower Features
All 5 mowers have fairly similar features included the ones noted in the table below. The EGO does offer a unique LED light system to help mow in the dark if you feel like stretching your work day!
|Brand||Model #||Deck Type||Mulching||Bagging||Side Discharge||Deck Heights|
|Black & Decker||CM1936||Plastic||Yes||Yes||No||6|
To evaluate the cut quality we mowed areas of lawn with each mower side by side. After cutting the grass with both a bag and in mulching mode we looked over the grass to evaluate how well the grass was cut. Two mowers really stood out with excellent cut quality and they are the EGO and Black & Decker models.
Both mowers did a great job cutting tall grass. To test the mowers in an extreme (really tall grass to strain the motor) case we mowed a section of lawn that was just over 6″ tall. The EGO really excelled when mowing tall grass due to it’s powerful 56V engine. The EGO also edged out the Black & Decker slightly when cutting in mulching mode and that’s was also a result of power of power. The 56V battery platform pushes the EGO LM2001 into an entire category by itself with respect to power and I really felt like I was using a gas powered mower.
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