If you’re not a fan of filling a mower with gas, changing the oil, and cleaning out the carburetor, why not get a cordless lawn mower instead? They need a lot less maintenance, which means they can save you money. They are quiet while operating so you can work without destroying your hearing or upsetting the neighbors. These two models from WORX are ideal for small yards and homes without a lot of storage space. Let’s review them both and see which one will be the best for you.

worx wg775

worx wg775

worx wg782

worx wg782

 

 

WORX WG775 Lil’Mo 14-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower with Removable Battery and Grass Collection Bag

WORX says that this mower can cut 6,000-square feet on one charge. That’s great news for people with smaller lawns. Even better, it’s a 3-in-1 mower. It mulches, bags, or discharges at the rear onto the ground as it cuts.

Mulching is a time and money saver. It requires the user to insert a mulch plug and then the mower will re-cut the clippings into tinier bits before it expels them. The blade has a special mulching fin for this very purpose. The tiny bits can be left on the lawn. This solves the problem of raking up the grass after mowing and saves on buying as much fertilizer.

If you don’t want clippings on the lawn, or you want to save them for your garden, the WG775 comes with a bag. The bag holds up to almost a bushel of clippings. If you’re not sure what a bushel translates into, don’t worry, here’s the explanation. A full bushel of Kentucky bluegrass weighs 14 pounds and fits into 8 gallons. The bag on the WORX WG775 holds about 6.5 gallons of grass clippings so it weighs about 12 pounds when full. There is an indicator, a flap, on the bag that tells when it’s ready to empty.

Speaking of indicators, the battery can also tell you the status of its charge. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to recharge. According to many users, the battery lasts about two years before it needs to be replaced. They mention that it is essential to keep it protected from moisture. Keep in mind that it’s lead-acid, so the liquid inside it is corrosive.

Starting the mower is very simple: insert the key and pull the lever. There’s no cord to yank; it’s very straightforward. When you’re done mowing, the handle collapses so that the mower can be stored in a smaller space. It only weighs 32 pounds, so it’s actually easy to transport inside a car.

The battery is quick to remove and has a carrying handle. That makes it easy to take it inside the house to charge if you don’t have a place in the garage.

There are just two downsides to this mower. One, the wheels are small, only 5.5 inches in diameter. If your yard has longer grass or tough terrain it won’t be easy to push. Two, changing the mower height requires the user to adjust each wheel independently. This takes a little time, but at least there are only three settings, so it’s not too hard to get them all set evenly.

More features of the WORX WG775 lawn mower:

  • The mower has a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 3-year warranty
  • The battery has a 12-month warranty
  • The cutting height adjusts between 2 inches up to 3.5 inches
  • Included in the box with the mower are the battery and charger, bag, and mulch plug

 

WORX WG782 14-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower with IntelliCut

The WORX WG782 has two advantages over the WG775. It can cut up to 10,000-square feet on a single charge and it has IntelliCut. Ten thousand square feet is a bit more than the size of the average American lawn these days. WORX says the mower runs up to 40 minutes. Keep in mind that the blade is only 14 inches long, so this is a narrow mower. That could be helpful if you have tight spaces to squeeze through, but it means you’ll be going back and forth quite a bit to cover the yard.

Why does the WG782 cut up to 10,000 square feet while the WG775 does only 6,000 on a charge? They are almost the same mower except for IntelliCut. This is WORX’s system for giving this model longer runtime as well as power when needed. Imagine that you’re running over leaves that you want to mulch. No problem, move the IntelliCut switch to the Power setting. When you’re back to plain old lawn, move it to the Quiet setting. Power gives more torque and Quiet is just regular old cutting.

Like the other mower, the WG782 can mulch, bag, or expel clippings out the rear. It comes with a plug that needs to be inserted for mulching. The bag holds up to 0.85 bushels of clippings, and that translates to about 6.5 gallons or almost 12 pounds of grass.

Starting the mower is easy by inserting the key and pulling the lever. The battery pops out for charging indoors. Although it is the same battery as the one in the WG775, the included charger is different and takes 5 to 7 hours to refill the battery.

After the mowing is complete, the handle collapses so that the mower can be stored in a small space, like the trunk of a car. The mower only weighs 32 pounds.

Like the other mower, there are a couple of challenges. The wheels are small at only 5.5 inches in diameter. Because of that, the mower is much easier to push if the grass isn’t too tall or the ground soggy or rough. Again, the mower height changes between 2 inches, 2.75 inches, and 3.5 inches, but each wheel has to be adjusted independently.

More features of the WORX WG782 mower:

  • It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 3-year warranty
  • The battery has just a 12-month warranty
  • Included in the box with the mower are the battery and charger, bag, and mulch plug

 

Recommendation

These two 14-inch WORX mowers are best for people with smaller lawns under a third of an acre in size. They are quiet and require little maintenance, mainly charging the battery and sharpening the blades yearly.

If your lawn is 6,000-square feet or less, consider getting the WG775. Otherwise, the WG782 covers up to 10,000-square feet on one charge. As a bonus, the WG782 has the IntelliCut feature that allows for more power when needed, such as for mulching leaves.

 

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