LawnMaster ME1218X 12 AMP 19″ Corded Electric Lawn Mower Review

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LawnMaster ME1218X Electric Lawn Mower 12AMP 19-Inch
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A Great Corded Electric Lawn Mower

A corded electric lawn mower for small yards

Positive
  • 12 Amp electric motor
  • 18-inch cutting blade
  • 2-in-1 mulching feature
  • 6 Position height adjustment
  • Foldable for easy storage
Negatives
  • Small wheels
  • Up to 50 foot range
  • 1-inch between blade and deck

Corded electric lawn mowers like the LawnMaster ME1218X tend to be a very cost-effective and convenient way to maintain a relatively small suburban lawn. All you need is a 50-foot extension cord to power the 12 Amp electric motor, and your legs provide the momentum to move it around the lawn with ease. This is thanks in part to the four 6.7-inch diameter wheels as well as the fact that it only weighs just 35-pounds.

The 12 Amp electric motor in the LawnMaster ME1218X was designed to propel the 18-inch cutting blade at a robust 3,600 RPMs. This is more than sufficient to harvest the kind of grass you find growing in most suburban lawns.

The powerful electric motor is also great for when you want to make use of the 2-in-1 versatility of the LawnMaster ME1218X. You can set it up for mulching in a matter of moments, which will then reduce the harvested grass clippings into tiny bits. Not only does this type of mulching technology help prevent problems with thatch build-up on the upper layers of the turf, but it also promotes fast decomposition, which can even help feed vital nitrogen back into the turf to promote healthy growth.

The 18-inch cutting blade is housed inside the 19-inch diameter cutting deck. The deck is made from a special type of high-impact, heavy-duty plastic. Not only does this provide rigidity and support, but it also means you won’t have to deal with rusting issues that so frequently consume lesser gasoline-powered lawn mowers.

The height of the cutting deck can also be easily adjusted to any one of 6 distinct settings. This lets you set the 18-inch cutting blade as low as 1.5 inches for times when the grass is growing quickly, or leave the blades as high as 4-inches in dry times when you want to preserve soil moisture levels.

When you are done cutting the grass, this corded electric lawn mower’s handles fold up easily. When you consider that the LawnMaster ME1218X only weighs 35-pounds, you can easily tuck it away on a shelf, or perhaps even hang it carefully from a heavy-duty equipment hook.

Key Features

  • 12 Amp electric motor
  • 3,600 RPMs
  • Corded electric lawn mower
  • 18-inch diameter cutting deck
  • 6 height settings
  • 2-in-1 side discharge or mulching
  • High-impact plastic cutting deck won’t rust
  • 6 height settings
  • 1.5 to 4-inches

Performance

The 12-Amp corded electric motor in the LawnMaster ME1218X does a good job of propelling the cutting blades up to 3,600 RPMs. It’s also a very nimble lightweight lawn mower that only tips the scales at 35-pounds. The 6.7-inch diameter wheels are a little small for tackling a bumpy lawn, and might lead to scalping if your lawn has bulging tree roots. Though for your average small suburban lawn that’s clean and level these wheels will glide with ease.

Ease Of Use

The LawnMaster ME1218X is a relatively easy-to-use corded electric lawn mower. The powerful 12 Amp electric motor does a great job of harvesting the grass clippings whether you have it set up for side discharge or mulching. The height of the cutting deck is also easy to adjust on the fly.

You also have to like the fact that it only weighs 35-pounds. It makes the LawnMaster ME1218X nimble when navigating around the lawn, while also making for easy storage.

Special Features

The 2-in-1 versatility of the LawnMaster ME1218X lets you mulch or side discharge depending on the prevailing weather conditions.

The height of the cutting deck is also very easy to adjust. You can dial it down as low as 1.5-inches or as high as 4-inches, on the fly, in just a few moments.

The foldable lightweight storage of the LawnMaster ME1218X is also convenient for homes with a small garage or storage shed.

Cut Quality & Options

The LawnMaster ME1218X was designed to let you customize the cut to the ideal conditions for the weather. This means setting the 19-inch cutting deck up as high as 4-inches when the weather has been dry for a week or two to help preserve soil moisture levels. Then you can dial it down as low as 1.5-inches for times when the grass has been growing quickly and you need to keep it tamed.

You can further customize the LawnMaster ME1218X for side discharge or mulching to best meet your turf’s needs. If you can’t always cut the grass frequently, the mulching feature of this corded electric lawn mower will go a long way toward preventing dry thatch buildup.

There are two minor complaints with the LawnMaster ME1218X. The first is the cutting deck diameter is 19-inches, but the cutting blade itself only has an 18-inch diameter cutting path. This one-inch difference is a little more than some of the competitors. So, just make sure to overlap your mowing path by more than half an inch with each turn.

The other is simply the limitations of all corded electric lawn mowers. You see a standard household extension cord can only deliver a truly reliable stream of current for up to 50-feet. If you need to cut the grass beyond that range from the nearest outdoor outlet, then you will need to upgrade to a heavy-duty commercial-grade extension cord.

Maintenance

The LawnMaster ME1218X requires almost no maintenance. You don’t have to worry about recharging batteries or changing oil. Just store it properly, and change the cutting blade as needed.

Safety Features

The LawnMaster ME1218X has all the standard hand controls that you expect to find on a corded electric push mower.

Cost-Effectiveness

The LawnMaster ME1218X is much more cost-effective than a similar size electric or even a battery powered electric lawn mower. You don’t have to worry about the cost of fuel, oil changes, spark plugs or even the cost of replacement batteries.

One minor thing to note about the LawnMaster ME1218X is that it only has a 1-foot power lead. You will need to invest in a 50-foot extension cord for a small lawn. If you need to cut grass more than 50 feet from the nearest outdoor electric outlet, you should seriously consider investing in a heavy-duty commercial-grade extension cord.

LawnMaster ME1218X 12 AMP 19″ Corded Electric Lawn Mower Review
LawnMaster ME1218X 12 AMP 19″ Corded Electric Lawn Mower Review
$142.99 1 used from $131.55 2 new from $142.99
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LawnMaster ME1218X Electric Lawn Mower 12AMP 19-Inch
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