Craftsman V60 CMCMW260P1 Review

21-Inch 5.0 Ah 60-Volt Max Lithium Ion 3-in-1 Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

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Final Score

3.6 / 5 from 103 users

Craftsman V60 CMCMW260P1 | Tools Official
Craftsman V60 CMCMW260P1 | Tools Official
Craftsman V60 CMCMW260P1 | Tools Official
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We spent 6.2 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The Craftsman V60 is described as light and easy to push, which is beneficial for users who prefer a mower that's easy to handle. (17 reviews)

    • “This mower glides”

    • “It is lighter than I expected, and easy to push”

    • “It is also lighter which made it easier to mow up simple inclines.”

    • “So super light weight, very easy to fold, store and adjust the handle height.”

    • “However, it is so light that even a five year old could easily push it.”

    • “The V60 is very lightweight and I have no complaints with the battery life.”

    • “Also it's fairly easy to push.”

    • “Two of the biggest advantages to this mower are how much quieter and lighter is it than my gas mower.”

    • “QUIET and LIGHT! So much easier to push and turn than gas powered mowers.”

  • The battery lasts for about two to three lawn mows, with an average of 90 minutes of use per charge. (14 reviews)

    • “The battery will most likely last two or three mows”

    • “The battery charge has averaged 90 minutes or so.”

    • “It works very well, finishing our 1/4 acre lot -- with five stand-alone gardens to mow around -- with a lot of electricity to spare, according to the meter”

    • “The battery was still going strong when I finished mowing.”

    • “Have a 1/4 acre lawn... used only 3 times so far and completed the lawn on one charge.”

    • “Good battery life (I can mow the entire .75 acres in 1.5 charges”

    • “I wanted to test the battery life and have been able to mow the front lawn 4 times without charging.”

    • “For my particular use the battery will probably last 3 or 4 mows”

    • “This machine took the beating that I give my expensive Gas Mower and did an entire ACRE in one battery charge.”

    • “I’m aware that it has battery limitations but I can usually get both my front and back yards mowed with a single charge if I mow regularly.”

    • “Even with a fairly big front lawn with St. Augustine grass, I can get 3 mows out of the battery.”

    • “get the whole thing done on a single charge (5Ah battery)”

  • The mower can be assembled in less than 5 minutes, which is convenient for users who want a hassle-free setup. (11 reviews)

    • “The mower went together in less than 5 minutes after my husband got the box open”

    • “Also: easy to set up”

    • “Very simple to assemble (it's almost completely assembled right out of the box)”

    • “It’s so easy to assemble”

    • “It's mostly put together and only requires a couple steps to get it up and going.”

    • “It was easy to set up out of the box. It’s basically already together, you just have to put the handle together and adjust it.”

    • “Assembly was a breeze”

    • “I took it out of the box and It was mostly assembled, no more than any other lawn mower.”

    • “What a breeze to put together.”

    • “Easy to set up and use.”

  • Because it doesn't use gas or oil, there's no bad smell when it's running, which is better for the environment. (8 reviews)

    • “Obviously, the smell of oil was not an issue.”

    • “I would never go back to a gas mower unless I had a truly huge lot”

    • “However, it runs better than any gas mower and is not messy and gassy.”

    • “Really like that I don't have to get gas and oil.”

    • “nothing with not having to worry about gas, and checking the oil”

    • “gas/electric mowers are often more hassle then necessary”

    • “I was going to get a gas powered lawn mower, but they stink, and I really don't like to change the oil.”

    • “No gas, no oil.”

  • The mower offers a decent and simple-to-use height adjustment system to cater to different grass lengths and user preferences. (8 reviews)

    • “It has a decent height adjustment that is simple to use.”

    • “very easy to fold, store and adjust the handle height.”

    • “it cuts your grass in 6 different heights base on what suits you best”

    • “Also has a lever for adjusting to grass height.”

    • “The height adjuster is a one handled adjustment, and it’s so easy to use.”

    • “easy to adjust cutting height”

    • “I like that the height adjust moves both the front and rear wheels with one lever”

    • “All 4 wheels with one adjustment.”

  • The push-button start feature makes it simple to operate, eliminating the frustration often associated with starting traditional lawnmowers. (7 reviews)

    • “its button start makes mowing a curse free chore”

    • “I love starting the mover with just a push of a button.”

    • “Push button start”

    • “Comes with a key you insert into the side to start it. Also there's a big red button you push in on the side to start it.”

    • “With the Craftsman cordless mower, you insert the key and use the push button start. No more priming my old gas mower, and best of all no pull start.”

    • “push a button, it starts!”

    • “My husband likes the safety key and push button start.”

  • The mower is capable of cutting through fairly high grass without issues, showcasing its effective cutting power. (6 reviews)

    • “My first mow, the lawn was fairly high and the mower had no issues cutting through it.”

    • “Just like an easy push to mow my yard which had began to get about 12 inches high and very thick. Mower bogged down as I expected it to yet kept on going without any hassle.”

    • “The tallest grass was seeding out due to my last mower breaking down. Did great!”

    • “I have a patch of yard that is very damp, and it’s hard to mow the thick, fast growing grass. I simply adjusted the height up and was able to mow the grass that was close to a foot high.”

    • “I had a hill that hadn't been mowed all season and that was my big challenge and wow, it was like cutting butter.”

    • “I don't do a terribly good job of mowing regularly, so my grass tends to get pretty long, but this mower has still been able to power through”

  • It has a mulching setup, giving users the option to mulch the grass clippings back into the lawn as a natural fertilizer. (4 reviews)

    • “I've been using the mulching setup.”

    • “Mulches leaves surprisingly well”

    • “The mower comes ready with three mowing options. You can use it as a mulching mower, a side discharge mower, or you can attach the included bag.”

    • “it’s nice that it has 3 options for where your grass clippings go”

  • The mower fits 2.5 AH V60 batteries, which can also be used with other V60 tools. (3 reviews)

    • “I have the weed eater and hedge trimmer, they both work great with the 60V battery”

    • “This unit fits 2.5 AH V60 batteries if you have other V60 tools, so they are a good backup for less than 1/4 acre per battery.”

    • “Bonus can use this battery on other Craftsman compatible tools.”

  • The battery charges in just over 45 minutes, allowing for quick turnaround between uses. (1 review)

    • “and the battery charged in just over 45 minutes out of the box.”

  • Neighbors have noticed how quiet the mower is, showing that its low noise level stands out to others too. (1 review)

    • “My neighbor commented about the low noise level of the mower, as he didn't realize I had been mowing until he saw the grass was cut!”

3 reasons not to buy

  • There are complaints about the design, including grass clippings being blown into the user's face while in bagging mode. The mower also has too many plastic parts which raises durability concerns, and the self-propelled function is not working as expected. (4 reviews)

    • “When in bagging mode, it blows some grass clippings in your face. I am worried about it having so many plastic pieces”

    • “I'm highly disappointed with the self propelled function. It does not propel, the handle cant be shorten, it does move up or down about 1 inch in either direction.”

    • “A mower that is such a piece of garbage it feels like a plastic toy for kids.”

    • “He does not like that it is not self propelled - pushing up hill is more work than when he used a gas lawn mower.”

  • One review notes the high cost of replacement batteries, costing more than half the price of the mower itself. (4 reviews)

    • “Replacement batteries are incredibly expensive, more than half the price of the mower.”

    • “I could get one new 2.5 ah battery for $180.00, but it would probably only last 2 years also.”

    • “$200+ for extra battery”

    • “However, since you can't purchase that battery through Craftsman or anywhere else, I actually had to purchase another entire lawnmower, so I could have a spare battery. Sounds odd, but the lawnmower only cost 21 dollars more than the 5.0 ah battery by itself.”

  • The wheels of the V60 are criticized for being just hard plastic, which seems subpar for the price. (3 reviews)

    • “I don't like the wheels. They are just hard plastic and for this price point, they should have better wheels like similarly priced gas mowers.”

    • “I deducted one star because one of my rear wheels has started to wobble.”

    • “The wheels were all plastic like you would find on a child's toy.”

Bottom Line

Get the job done with the Craftsman V60 CMCMW260P1 mower. It's light, easy to push, and starts with a button—no more yanking cords! You'll have 90 minutes of cut time per charge, making it perfect for regular yard work. Assemble it in no time, and enjoy the clean operation without gas fumes. Adjust the height easily, mulch as you go, and use the same battery for other V60 tools. It's quiet, too. But, watch out for some plastic parts and the extra cost of spare batteries.

Facts

BrandCraftsman
Cutting Width (in)21 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1-1/2"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty4 Years
Weight77.2 lbs
Additional InfoVertical Folding, On-Board LED Indication, Includes Battery And Charger

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Tips for Craftsman V60 CMCMW260P1

  • The Craftsman V60 is recommended and can mow yards of up to 3500 square feet on a single charge. It is advisable to purchase a 5AH battery for larger yards.
  • It is advisable to clean the mower with a blower or rag after each use to keep it in the best condition.

Special Features

  • Powerful 60V Motor: Gives you the muscle to cut through tough grass like a hot knife through butter.
  • Versatile 3-in-1 Functionality: Lets you chop up the clippings to feed your lawn, catch 'em in a bag for easy cleanup, or shoot 'em out the side—whatever floats your boat.
  • Robust 21-Inch Metal Deck: The big, sturdy cutting area means you finish mowing the lawn faster and it's tough enough to take a beating.
  • Convenient Height Adjustment: Got a single handle that lets you change how short you cut the grass, whether you want a putting green or just a trim.
  • Space-Saving Design: You can stand it up on its end when you're done so it doesn't hog room in your shed or garage.
  • V60 Battery System Compatibility: The battery that comes with it can be swapped with other tools in the CRAFTSMAN V60* lineup, so you're not juggling a zillion different batteries and chargers.
  • Four-Year Limited Warranty: You're covered with a solid four years of protection if anything goes haywire, so you can mow worry-free.

FAQ

  • Q:

    Is the Craftsman V60 motor brushless?

  • A:

    No. The mower does not have a brushless motor.

  • Q:

    Is a 7.5AH battery compatible with this mower?

  • A:

    Yes. A V60 7.5AH battery is compatible.

  • Q:

    How long is the battery’s run time?

  • A:

    The battery lasts for an average of 30 to 45 minutes and can fully charge in an hour.

  • Q:

    How does the mower perform on slopes?

  • A:

    The mower is lightweight and is easy to use on slopes.

  • Q:

    Does the mower come with a charger?

  • A:

    Yes. The mower comes with 1 V60 Lithium-Ion Charger and 1 V60 5AH battery.

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