PowerSmart 40V Review

17" Cordless Electric Lawn Mower, 3-in-1 Brushless Push Lawn Mower with 4.0Ah Battery & Charger


Final Score

4.2 / 5 from 42 users

PowerSmart 40V | Tools Official
PowerSmart 40V | Tools Official
PowerSmart 40V | Tools Official


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We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Multiple reviews highlighted the PowerSmart 40V lawnmower's lightweight nature, making it easy to maneuver and operate, even with one hand. (15 reviews)

    • “I love the easy start and the light weight of this lawnmower perfectly fit for small lawn”

    • “Very light weight.”

    • “one can push and pull this mower with the ease of one hand after making proper height adjustments for the surface area one is cutting.”

    • “I like how lightweight the mower is and it's really easy to maneuver.”

    • “I love how light it is!”

    • “I was very pleasantly surprised at how light it is and how easy it is to push.”

    • “It's light, and easily maneuvered.”

    • “Cuts grass great and is surprisingly light weight !”

    • “I was worried because it’s not selfPropelled but it’s so light that it doesn’t matter at all.”

    • “Lightweight and easy-to-use.”

    • “Lightweight, easy to use.”

    • “Lightweight and easy to move around.”

  • The lawnmower offers three options for grass clippings disposal: side discharge, collection bag, or mulching, catering to various user preferences. (6 reviews)

    • “One has three options for disposing of grass clippings – Side of mower discharge, Grass collection bag (included), or Mulching which is a mowing technique that finely shreds grass into small particles – then blows back onto a lawn evenly.”

    • “The side chute works well if you want your clippings returned to the lawn but I don't really like that so we've been using the bag.”

    • “You can skip the bag if you want, by changing the side chute.”

    • “Another thing I like about this is having side discharge which is first time I've seen on a lawn mower.”

    • “Great being able to adjust easily between bagging or discharge when cutting.”

    • “I bagged the front and mulch the side yard.”

  • Flexibility in cutting height adjustments was praised, offering multiple settings to suit different lawn conditions. (4 reviews)

    • “This mower has five height settings (1.18” – 3.0”) to choose by moving front and back wheel lever up or down to desirable cutting height.”

    • “Adjusting the height is simple and straightforward.”

    • “My current gas mower is very difficult to change the height, but this mower makes it extremely easy. Instead of having to raise or lower all 4 wheels to the same height, this only has two levers (one for the front wheels, one for the back).”

    • “Height adjustment for wheels is a bit sticky at times but manageable.”

  • Users appreciated the mower's compact size and the ability to fold it for easy storage, making it ideal for small spaces. (3 reviews)

    • “I give bonus credit for the way this mower is compact and folds up neatly for shed storage.”

    • “The handle folds easily.”

    • “Folds up for easy storage, which is really nice, and it’s too heavy to move around.”

  • The PowerSmart 40V lawnmower features an easy start mechanism, appreciated by users for its straightforward and reliable operation. (2 reviews)

    • “I love the easy start and the light weight of this lawnmower perfectly fit for small lawn”

    • “It has a push button start which so far has worked great, no issues with starting.”

  • The lawnmower operates quietly compared to traditional gas-powered mowers, making it less disruptive and more pleasant to use. (2 reviews)

    • “Coming from using a traditional gas-powered mower, one instantly notices how light and quiet this cordless battery-operated mower is.”

    • “This lawnmower is the quietest that I have ever used. It's nearly pleasant to mow the lawn while using it, without the loud noise and the smell of gas.”

2 reasons not to buy

  • The PowerSmart 40V lawnmower is made from plastic, which some users feel contributes to a sense of cheapness and may impact its durability over time. (3 reviews)

    • “It's made from plastic.”

    • “Horrible quality”

    • “There was a borderline of cheapness (plastic component mower parts), and efficiency of usage with positive thoughts going for efficiency over cheapness.”

  • The lawnmower only comes with one battery, which may not be sufficient for larger yards or thicker grass. Users might have to wait for the battery to recharge to complete mowing. (3 reviews)

    • “Anything more than that will require you to wait a few hours for the battery to cool down and recharge. I have to leave the yard half mowed until the recharge, then come back and finish it later.”

    • “I would strongly recommend going gas powered if you have any kind of yard that is large or tall/heavy grass as this mower could make it an all day affair between charging and mowing.”

    • “It does take a bit of planning to use as you need to make sure that the battery is charged enough.”

Bottom Line

The PowerSmart 40V lawnmower is a lightweight, easy-to-use tool perfect for small to medium-sized yards. Its simple maneuverability allows for one-handed operation, and it offers three options for grass disposal: side discharge, collection bag, or mulching. Users appreciate its adjustable cutting heights and compact, foldable design for easy storage. It starts effortlessly and operates quietly. However, it's made of plastic, which might affect long-term durability, and it comes with just one battery, which could be limiting for larger tasks.


Cutting Width (in)17 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height3.9"
Min Cutting Height1.5"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty3 Years
Weight39.7 lbs.

Special Features

  • 3-in-1 System: This mower can handle grass clippings in three ways: side discharge, mulching, or bagging.
  • Advanced Side Discharge Function: Makes mowing easier by reducing friction on the lawn.
  • Sturdy Steel Deck: Built tough with a steel deck and cuts a 17-inch wide path, good for yards up to 1/8 acre on one battery charge.
  • Brushless Motor: Runs quietly and lasts longer than other motors.
  • Adjustable Cutting Heights: You can adjust the cutting height in 6 different positions from 1.5 inches to 3.9 inches.
  • Space-Saving Design: Folds up for vertical storage, saving you 70% more space.
  • Included Accessories: Comes with everything you need: a 40V battery, charger, grass bag, and manual.
  • Warranty and Support: Has a 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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