Worx WG775 14-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review
In many ways, the WORX WG775 cordless electric lawn mower has everything going for it when compared to other mowers. It’s not gas-powered, so there’s no need to worry about fuel, oil, spark plugs, and filters. It’s an electric mower and runs on a 24-volt rechargeable battery–which gives you about 30 minutes of mowing time (one-fourth of an acre)–so you don’t have to worry about purchasing, handling, or maneuvering around an awkward extension cord. Admittedly, the 30-minute run time WILL be too short for some yards, so keep that in mind if you have a medium- or large-sized yard. If that’s the case, you’ll be charging the battery multiple times.
The Worx WG775 give you the 3-in-1 options to bag, mulch, or discharge your clippings, and the 3-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee isn’t bad either. With dimensions of 26.8” x 16.1” x 13.2”, the WG775 may look a little bit like a toy, but if you have a small yard it’s a great buy. This manual push mower is lightweight, highly maneuverable, and sturdy, though it’s made of plastic. You can push it up slopes with no problem if your small yard happens to have slopes.
When the grass gets tall the WG775 electric mower isn’t quite as agile or effective due to the small wheels. But it’s an environmentally friendly machine that doesn’t release harmful emissions or require smelly gas cans.
- Cuts up to 6,000 square feet of grass on a single charge; up to 30 minutes of runtime
- Highly manageable mower at only 33 pounds
- 3-in-1 functionality offers mulching, rear discharge, and bagging
- Lead acid battery is removable for easy charging separate from mower at any location
- Easy-to-read battery power level indicator
- Push-button starting–no pull cord
- Ergonomic upswept handle reduces fatigue and improves control
- Handle is collapsible for easy, space-saving storage and easier transport
Understand that the Worx WG775 has a narrow cutting width of just 14 inches, but then again it’s made for small lawns. Heck, it probably works best for small gardens. The battery is great and will run for around 30 minutes on a single charge and cut about 6,000 square feet of grass. The rechargeable battery is located on top of the deck and is removable or you can charge it while it’s plugged in the mower.
Mowing with the Worx 775 is actually kind of fun. And for those who are arthritic or have those “bad bone days,” it’s much easier to walk behind than many of heavier gas-powered mowers on the market. Like the mower itself, the rear bag, which has a plastic frame, is rather small and fills up fast. Yet it’s simple to remove and refit. You can carry it and empty it easy thanks to its handle.
The Worx WG775 isn’t designed to handle tough, weedy, debris-filled yards. It’s more suited for finer grass on smaller yards. The small-sized wheels (6.5 inches front and rear) may make maneuverability an issue at times.
Also, keep in mind that the battery charger does not automatically shut off when the battery is fully charged. So you’ll overcharge the battery if you don’t keep an eye on it. This could result in the overheating of the battery, which can permanently damage both the battery and the charger. So keep an eye on it, set a timer, do whatever you need to do to make sure the battery doesn’t overcharge. Also, after about a year of use, the battery in the Worx WG775 will last for shorter and shorter periods of times.
Ease of Use
The Worx WG775 has a nickname of Lil’ Mo’ for good reason. Some may even describe it as “cute.” More importantly, it covers small yards with ease on just one charge, doesn’t require a cord, and is lightweight. The included battery pack can be removed and charged anywhere, and the 3-in-1 function lets you mulch, bag, or discharge your clippings. No matter your size or height, the WG775’s adjustable handle should suit anybody’s needs. You can adjust it with no tools and doing so only takes seconds. And I’ll mention it again–the WG775 is blessedly cordless.
Cut Quality & Options
The adjustable cutting-height lever is on the left side of the mower and has six heights that adjust from 1.8 inches to 3.3 inches. Adjusting this lever is somewhat awkward, so if you’re looking to adjust your lawn height at different levels in different spots of your yard, you might become a little annoyed. But if you keep the lawn height the same throughout, adjusting the lever isn’t a big deal. Due to the fact that it’s not designed for tough grass, weeds, and debris, mowers may have to go over certain areas of the yard if they don’t have fine grass.
The mulch function is awesome; the clippings that are left behind when mulching are finely cut and blended nicely into the yard. You don’t even need to use a weed whacker after mowing with the Worx WG775 because it gets so close to edges of yard obstacles. And it’s quiet. You can mow at 7 a.m. in the morning and probably know one would even hear you doing your thing, possibly even your next-door neighbors! The 14-inch cutting deck is one of the smallest ones out there in the power rotary lawn mower class, but if your lawn is small that’s not a huge deal.
Recharging a drained battery will take about four or five hours. It’s recommended to charge the battery after every single use, even if it’s not fully drained, so that you have a fully charged battery for the next mowing job. Also, during the cold winter months, you’re supposed to charge the battery every other month. Doing this will extend the life of the battery.
Overall, this mower is a piece of cake to put together and get going. When you’re done mowing, simply fold over the handles and store it in a shed or your garage.
The included safety key prevents the accidental starting of the mower, a situation in which someone could possibly get hurt.
If you’re sick of noisy mowers rumbling all day in your neighborhood, consider cutting down on all that noise pollution with the cleaner and quieter Worx WG775. With no oil or gas to mess with, you’ll also be using a greener product that’s better for the environment. The powerful 24-volt battery will cover 6,000 square feet on a single charge. What’s more, the compact and lightweight makeup of the mower makes it an ideal machine for smaller-sized yards or yards that have numerous obstacles to maneuver around. The mower is made of plastic, which makes it lightweight but also more prone to becoming damaged. Still, the overall sturdiness of this mower is impressive. What’s also cool is the battery power indicator located both on the charger and the lawn mower.
All things considered, the WG775 is an inexpensive choice. Why? Simply put, it requires less maintenance than gas-powered mowers, doesn’t require spark plugs and air filters, and you don’t have to fill the gas can. Also, because it trims so close to obstacles, you don’t have to worry about paying a yard boy to whack weeds or pay for a weed whacker to do it yourself. With all these things you DON’T need, the nice price of the WG775 pays for itself almost right away. Worx is known in the mower industry as producing high-quality products at prices that are economical, and the WG775 is no exception.
- Removable battery (no cord)
- Foldable handles
- Lightweight, maneuverable, and compact
- Push-button starting
- No emissions
- 3-year warranty; 30-day money back guarantee
- Made of plastic
- Charger doesn’t automatically shut off
- 30-minute runtime
- Cutting width of 14 inches
- Rear bag fills fast