EGO Power+ Select Cut LM2156SP Review

21 in. 56 Volt Battery Self-Propelled Lawn Mower with 10Ah Battery and 700W Turbo Charger, Black


Final Score

4.2 / 5 from 451 users

EGO Power+ Select Cut LM2156SP | Tools Official
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We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The EGO Power+ Select Cut LM2156SP's twin blade 'Select Cut' system and mulching capabilities ensure that it delivers neat, even cuts and superior mulching performance, even when dealing with tall and thick grass without causing clumps. (38 reviews)

    • “(1) Twin blade “select cut” is quite effective at giving a neat cut. I’m guessing the arrangement provides a bit more lift to provide an even cut, even with the standard mulching blade.(2) Mulching seems better than my previous EGO, even traversing in a few longer areas of grass I have caused no clumping as the machine powered through and chopped the blades nicely.”

    • “Can’t even tell the lawn is mulched. Even when mowing a thick lawn down low.”

    • “It does a nice job cutting the lawn and leaves it looking great.”

    • “This unit was a select cut and we've kept the mulching two blades in use as assembled”

    • “It sounds like a toy but cuts better than any gasoline engine I have ever used.”

    • “The mower cut well, including shaving some evergreen tree roots that were at/above ground level. The mower also cut, on one pass, a lot of the onion grass that grows in clumps in yards around here.”

    • “Love the mower and how well it cut my grass and mulched the clippings.”

    • “Was amazed at the cut delivered and it chopped up the grass clippings I did not see any left behind in my yard.”

    • “I was using the mower in the setup it ships with - mulching blade and plug, and the grass looks perfect.”

    • “The mulching cuts the blades into fine remnants that truly mulch.”

  • The mower comes with different battery options, including 7.5, 5.0, 4.0, and 2.5 amp-hour batteries, offering flexibility and extended run times. (26 reviews)

    • “it came with two batteries - one 7.5 and one 5.0 (plus I got two with the trimmer bundle -- 4.0 and 2.5).”

    • “I got the deal where you get a 7.5 battery plus a free 5.0 battery”

    • “The batteries DO charge up pretty quickly, especially with the Turbo charger, so I feel you could pretty much go non-stop with 3 (or even 2 with more efficient mowing techniques) batteries.”

    • “I have like, 3 smaller batteries that would fit it, so I could easily snag one and finish off the yard if needed.”

    • “the 7 1/2 amp hour battery works really well”

    • “It came with a fast charger and the battery will last almost to were almost done. The second battery that came with this package is used to finish the lawn cutting.”

    • “I bought it with a free spare 5.6 V battery and I have fused both batteries multiple times while mowing.”

    • “The 7.5ah battery was more than enough to do my lawn.”

    • “The included free 5Ah battery is ready for use if needed”

  • The mower is reported to have strong power output, capable of handling heavy grass and delivering full-width cuts without bogging down. (26 reviews)

    • “When it hits the really long stuff instead of bogging down like a gas mower it actually speeds up.”

    • “This thing blazed through my slightly overgrown grass without missing a beat.”

    • “Our grass was a bit high and thick in some places and I was able to mow right through it at the full width of the mower without any bogging down.”

    • “This thing really does have power, stronger than my past few gas mowers (Craftsman). More than enough for dry, heavy (but not crazy) grass.”

    • “Mower has plenty of power.”

    • “This mower surprised me with how much power it has”

    • “Does not not stall in tough grass.”

    • “times when my gas mower might have died in long wet grass, this thing just persevered and pushed through.”

    • “I traded in my Honda mower for this, and feel like I have just as much power”

    • “Cut my front yard cut is amazing then started on the back yard that was 8 inches tall and wet the EGO cut it with ease filled the bag full never bogged down”

  • Users note that the mower operates quietly compared to gas mowers, reducing noise for the operator and the neighborhood. (21 reviews)

    • “Quiet for me and neighborhood.”

    • “Otherwise it's quiet.”

    • “The mower is quiet in contrast to our gas mower.”

    • “It is just SO much easier to just press a button and go, and a LOT less dramatic cutting the lawn without all the noise and vibration.”

    • “Additionally, I wanted something quieter and this thing is very quiet compared to my regular mower.”

    • “No longer must I put up with the deafening noise of a gas powered engine”

    • “I love how quiet it is and now get a little aggravated by the neighbor’s noisy gas mower.”

    • “Runs quiet”

    • “Even the noise level is much less than my gas mower.”

    • “So quiet the neighbors asked when we cut our grass.”

  • The EGO Power+ Select Cut LM2156SP, being battery-powered, eliminates the need for traditional gas mower maintenance such as managing gas, oil, spark plugs, and air filters. (18 reviews)

    • “No hassles with gas, oil, spark plugs, air filter & such.”

    • “No smell, no gas, no oil.”

    • “No filling gas cans, changing oil, fowling plugs, clogging air filters, etc.”

    • “I like not having to deal with oil and gas.”

    • “Being battery-powered, the mower eliminates the need for maintenance associated with gas-powered mowers”

    • “So nice not to have gas fumes.”

    • “Sure beats keeping oil and gas in my shed!”

    • “Also, no gas and oil to deal with. I won't miss the maintenance of changing the oil and air filters at the end of the season.”

    • “I also like no longer needing to purchase and store gas and oil”

    • “I feel like I have just as much power without the hassle of buying gas and doing tune ups.”

  • The mower features easy start-up with a button press and simple height adjustment for cutting preferences. (15 reviews)

    • “As advertised, it is easy start and easy to adjust height.”

    • “It is just SO much easier to just press a button and go”

    • “Fast and easy to get set up out of the box. Read the instruction book, charged the battery, and decided to mow the lawn”

    • “I initially didn't realize the rails had to be fully extended to start the mower, but starting it is really easy.”

    • “Just charge up, set the handle to what is comfortable, and you are good to go.”

    • “The range of adjustments for cutting height and walk behind speed are good.”

    • “all I had to do was unfold the handlebars and extended them get the battery on the charger, slip in the battery and it was good to go”

    • “This mower's design is so intuitive you don’t need to read the manual to understand the controls”

    • “it's nice to push a button to start a mower”

    • “There are eight height adjustments. I have my EGO set at three, and my yard looks beautiful after a fresh cut.”

    • “Very little set up with the mower”

    • “Easy to set up and use.”

    • “Easy to assemble and did a great job.”

  • The batteries of the mower are interchangeable with other EGO tools, enhancing versatility and convenience for users who own multiple EGO products. (13 reviews)

    • “Interchangeability of the batteries with the five other EGO tools I enjoy.”

    • “I already have an ego leaf blower and ego trimmer, so I thought it made sense to try the mower.”

    • “I decided to try this mower, as I have an EGO leaf blower and hedge trimmer.”

    • “I have other EGO tools I use so I've been a fan of ego for some time.”

    • “The extra battery is nice too, since I have other EGO products.”

    • “We've officially bought into the system, so our mower, edger, and blower all use the same batteries.”

    • “Having the extra battery and fast charger, I immediately bought the backpack blower”

    • “I've had an EGO chainsaw and trimmer for years and have been very impressed with them”

    • “Went to battery as I have EGO string and hedge trimmers.”

  • The mower can be folded in half and stored vertically, saving space in storage areas. (10 reviews)

    • “flip a couple of clips, fold it in half and store it vertically in the corner.”

    • “After mowing, blew off dust with air compressor, removed battery and folded up to store. Easy!”

    • “Easy to store in the garage because it folds up to stand vertical.”

    • “I like that it folds easily when stored.”

    • “Stands up to store out of the way.”

    • “it folds away nicely in my garage”

    • “I really like the fact and simplicity of storing the mower as well.”

    • “Very light, quiet, and easy to store.”

    • “easy to store”

    • “Stows away neatly.”

  • The EGO Power+ Select Cut LM2156SP offers a solid warranty, and the mower includes an extra set of blades, which users find to be a valuable addition. (5 reviews)

    • “And when I say blades, it has two mulching blades attached and comes with an extra pair of blades to boot.”

    • “EGO Offers a wonderful warranty which is one of the reasons we purchased this. Also comes with an extra blade which is a plus.”

    • “It also comes with an extra set of replacement blades and all the necessary attachments.”

    • “Comes with two extra blades which both serves a different purpose.”

    • “Great products and excellent warranties”

3 reasons not to buy

  • While the EGO Power+ Select Cut LM2156SP mower is generally powerful, the battery life may not be sufficient for larger lawns without needing a recharge or swapping to a backup battery, which could be inconvenient for some users. (19 reviews)

    • “I went through the 5.0 battery and had to use the 4.0 to finish my quarter-acre yard.”

    • “The only thing that would make this better, would be more battery life. My yard is not all that big, and I have the 10-amp battery, but it was not able to finish the whole thing.”

    • “I was surprised by how quickly the 10ah battery discharged (~30 minutes)”

    • “The 10Ah battery takes 3 charges to mow a 3/5 acre lawn”

    • “If wet, then the mower loads up with clippings every pass down the length of the lawn...also saps battery life.”

    • “Does go through battery fast in high grass.”

    • “Even without self-propel mode, I can’t finish without switching batteries about three-fourths of the way through and I have the large 7.5 amp-hour battery.”

    • “Battery charge is good for “up to” 80 minutes of “light duty use”. I get more like 60 minutes”

    • “I found that the batteries last for about an hour on a full charge, and the batteries charge in about 70 minutes. I have a large yard, and it takes me about two hours to do the whole thing.”

    • “only issue is stated battery life .5 acers / its doesn't meet that standard and it takes 2 charges to complete .4 acers.”

  • Some users found the mower too heavy and awkward to handle, especially when dealing with uneven ground, obstacles, and making turns. This made it difficult for some to use the mower safely. (17 reviews)

    • “This mower is way too heavy and cumbersome to safely operate in the real world with uneven yards, obstacles, and constant turns.”

    • “I noticed that if I hit a bump it wanted to lift and missed mowing a small part of the lawn as the drive wheels were still pushing.”

    • “I found that it was better to turn the speed way down or even off when doing tight spaces or around things like legs of a playset so that I was not fighting the self propelled pull.”

    • “a little hard to handle with the speed when turning”


    • “The mower is heavier than a comparable gas mower, and consequently, using it without self-propel mode requires more effort to push.”

    • “Mower is longer than a traditional mower so I found making turns a bit awkward.”

    • “Be careful when you maneuver as it may feel it would run over”

    • “The drive controls are difficult when making a180 degree turn up against a fence or tree.”

    • “Very difficult to turn around when in tight quarters like at edge of property or around flower beds.”

  • The self-propel feature's engagement mechanism received criticism for being overly sensitive, causing accidental activation or deactivation during use. Users preferred the previous mower's system that was perceived as more intuitive and user-friendly. (6 reviews)

    • “the one negative for me so far is the solution for engaging the self- propelling feature. The two embedded switches in the handle are not as holistic a user interface as the previous model. First time I used the new mower I wanted to move it over two feet after putting battery in; when putting my hand on the handle to give it a slight shove I unintentionally engaged the embedded switch and the mower started zipping away. Same thing when cutting; I typically use the drive when going up the slight rise in my front yard but not at other times and I find it counterintuitive to position my hands on the handle such that it doesn’t engage (particularly when maneuvering the mower when your hands tend to move around a bit). Vice-a-versa, once engaged if your hands move slightly it disengages too easily. I guess I could dial the speed back to zero after disengaging, but repeatedly dialing that off and on (and finding right speed when on) would be a PIA. I liked the previous scheme of the lever you would pull back to lie against the handle much better - was a more conscious and positive step to engage the drive, and easier to keep engaged as your hand moves about a bit on the handle. Safer too, IMHO.”

    • “It took me a minute to figure out the self propel system, setting the speed was really tricky for me. ... What I noticed that I didn't like was that the self propel wheels are the rear rather than front. Coming to a corner or turning around meant releasing the handle buttons for the control, keep the bale depressed so the blade keeps going, tilt and turn then go again. If you release the bale and the blade stops, you have to push the button on the control panel while simultaneously squeezing the bale ....... hassle.”

    • “I found that it was better to turn the speed way down or even off when doing tight spaces or around things like legs of a playset so that I was not fighting the self propelled pull.”

    • “Occasionally it would lock the wheels, and I would tap the throttle quickly to let it freely roll backward.”

    • “The only minor negative I have is the self propel isn't as nuisanced as I would like. There's a pretty good jump in speed between each setting.”

    • “Instructions says to push forward a little to get it to release the transmission to pull back - that does not always work so trying to pull back and the drive wheels are locked.”

Bottom Line

The EGO Power+ LM2156SP is a quiet, battery-powered lawnmower with a double-blade system for a sharp cut and excellent mulching, even in thick grass. It offers a range of batteries for longer use, easy start-up, and height adjustment. Plus, the batteries work with other EGO tools. It's foldable for easy storage and comes with a good warranty and extra blades. However, the battery may not last in big yards, it's heavy for some, and the self-propel can be touchy.


BrandEGO Power+
Cutting Width (in)21 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1"
Power SourceBattery
CategorySelf Propelled Mowers
Warranty5 Years
Weight55.3 lbs.

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Special Features

  • Select Cut multi-blade system: Lets you pick the right blade for the job, whether you want to chop the grass into tiny bits, suck up all the clippings into a bag, or just get a longer runtime.
  • Touch Drive self-propelled technology: Makes the mower move by itself with just a light touch, so you don’t have to push hard.
  • 56V 10.0Ah ARC Lithium battery: Packs enough juice to mow for up to 75 minutes without needing a recharge, so you can finish the lawn in one go.
  • 8.3 ft-lbs of cutting torque: Has the strength of a gas mower to plow through thick grass without bogging down.
  • High-efficiency brushless motor: Runs smoother and lasts longer than older motors, saving you trouble and money over time.
  • Variable speed self-propel: Allows you to change how fast the mower moves, so you can go at your own pace.
  • Eight cutting height positions: Gives you the power to adjust how short you cut the grass, from just a trim to a full-on buzz cut.
  • 3-in-1 function: Can spit the clippings out the side, collect them in a bag, or mulch them back into the lawn for extra nutrition.
  • Quick and easy push-button start: Starts up with just the push of a button, no more yanking a pull-cord.
  • 21-inch deck: The wide cutting area means you finish mowing quicker because you cover more ground with each pass.
  • Bright LED headlights: Lets you see what you’re mowing in low light, so you can cut the grass early morning or late evening.
  • One-handed height adjustment/Folds for compact storage: You can easily change the cutting height with one hand, and the mower folds up small to save space in your garage or shed.
  • Includes Mulching Blade, High Lift Bagging Blade, Extended Runtime Blade, and Upper Blade: Comes with different blades for different cuts, so your lawn looks just how you want it.
  • 700W Turbo Charger: Charges the battery super fast, so you can get back to work in no time.


  • Q:

    What is the efficiency of the lawnmower in collecting cut grass?

  • A:

    The mower is designed primarily for mulching and performs well in this function.

  • Q:

    Which generation of battery is included with this lawnmower?

  • A:

    The mower is supplied with a fuel gauge battery, which is the latest in the series.

  • Q:

    Is a charger included with this mower, and can it mulch leaves effectively?

  • A:

    The lawnmower comes with a 7.5Ah battery and charger. It is capable of mulching a moderate volume of leaves, though it is advised to keep the underdeck free from excessive debris. For additional support, contact the EGO team at 1-855-346-5656.

  • Q:

    Can a 5.0AH battery be used with this lawnmower, or is a 7.5AH battery required?

  • A:

    While the 7.5AH battery is recommended for the best performance, the mower is compatible with a 5.0AH battery.

  • Q:

    Does EGO honor the warranty for purchases made through Amazon?

  • A:

    Yes, EGO will honor the warranty for mowers purchased through Amazon.

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