Skil PM4910-10 Review

PWR CORE 40 20-Inch 40V Brushless Push Mower Kit Includes 5.0Ah Lithium Battery and Auto PWR Jump Charger

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Final Score

4.4 / 5 from 328 users

Skil PM4910-10 | Tools Official
Skil PM4910-10 | Tools Official
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We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Multiple reviews mention that the Skil PM4910-10 mower is lightweight, making it easy to maneuver and push without requiring much effort. (29 reviews)

    • “I must say it is a great, lightweight mower that’s more than capable!”

    • “Much lighter and easy to fold down for storage and clean underneath.”

    • “This mower is light weight and you do not even need to use the self propelled mode.”

    • “I was surprised by how light weight the mower is.”

    • “It's astonishingly lightweight, virtually all plastic, so maneuvering it around the hills here is no workout at all.”

    • “The handle folds down too, which makes it quite compact for storage, and is light enough for me to pick up with one hand.”

    • “It’s amazing how powerful and lightweight this mower is.”

    • “Lightweight yet sturdy.”

    • “Love its light weight and low center of gravity.”

  • The battery life is praised for being sufficient to mow large areas, with some reviews mentioning it can mow a yard and a half on a single charge. (24 reviews)

    • “We mowed our 5000 sq ft yard, bagging the grass and leaves, mowed our neighbors side yard, and still had a 1/4 battery power to spare.”

    • “The included 40V battery can cut my entire front and back lawn using the self propelled 80% of the time and battery will still have 50% life left.”

    • “After mowing it twice, I still have half of the battery life left.”

    • “My yard is about 1/4 to 1/3 of an acre, and I can finish with one battery.”

    • “My yard is just under a 1/4 acre and if I mow regularly I can mow the entire yard on 1 battery charge.”

    • “The battery last a while due it it coming with a 5ah, so unless you got a super large yard or have a lot to cut it's no problem on one charge.”

    • “The battery lasts about 1 hour of continuous use, which is typically enough for me.”

    • “I have a quarter acre to deal with. This mower cut the grass almost effortlessly and I still had 25% battery left.”

    • “Battery life is good, I can mow just about all of my yard which is probably 1/4 acre.”

    • “the battery life is AMAZING (I mow my front and back yard and it only goes down 1 out of 4 notches)”

  • A number of reviews praised how easy the mower is to use, with simple start-up and operation, suitable for various users including the elderly. (23 reviews)

    • “If you can push a carpet sweeper you can push this mover. I am 76 yr. old and enjoy yard work but mowers were so heavy even if it is self propelled. The SKIL is perfect for the elderly and is a great way to get in an exercise.”

    • “This machine is really easy to use.”

    • “Real easy to unfold and start mowing.”

    • “Mowing is a breeze. So quick and easy someone who has difficulty walking can do it. Man, woman or child.”

    • “I'm amazed at how easy this mower was to set up and operate.”

    • “Love the push button start, cuts beautifully, and with the adjustable speed it really has made a chore way easier.”

    • “It's so easy to mow with, no more struggling to corner.”

    • “First - there's a BUTTON to start the mower. No more of those cord yanking things - just a gentle push, and this thing is purring!”

    • “So easy to use - just push a button and go.”

  • Reviewers appreciate the quietness of the battery-powered mower compared to traditional gas-powered mowers. (10 reviews)

    • “pretty quiet”

    • “I like the quietness of a battery powered mower ( my first one).”

    • “Love the life of the battery and the quiet f the motor (still louder than I was expecting)”

    • “Plus the quiet sound and not walking through exhaust really makes a difference!”

    • “It is quiet enough that I can push the mower with one hand and talk on the phone with the other and they cannot hear it!”

    • “I'm surprised at how quiet this lawn mower is, when I'm used to the roar of a gas-powered mower.”

    • “So light and quiet.”

    • “it is so quiet compared to the gas trimmer.”

    • “It is very quiet and does not feel that powerful, but it does handle this lawn with no problem.”

    • “Quiet.”

  • Several reviews note that the Skil PM4910-10 mower requires minimal assembly out of the box, typically just inserting the bag support onto the bag. (8 reviews)

  • The battery charges fully in a relatively short amount of time, with one review specifying around an hour and another mentioning even faster charging times. (8 reviews)

    • “Battery was fully charged in around an hour.”

    • “charges in 15 min enough to give you a drink break.”

    • “The battery charged fully in less than two hours.”

    • “Battery charged in a little over 2 hours after I used the mower and depleted 90% of the battery in about an hour maybe 50 minutes.”

    • “Charges fast.”

    • “how fast it charges.”

    • “First off I took 45 minutes to charge not 15 minutes”

    • “Charges super fast!”

  • The mower's ability to fold down makes it easy to store, requiring little space. (7 reviews)

    • “Much lighter and easy to fold down for storage and clean underneath.”

    • “This mower folds up and takes very little space.”

    • “I like the way it folds up for compact storage.”

    • “The handle folds down too, which makes it quite compact for storage, and is light enough for me to pick up with one hand.”

    • “It’s interesting that one of the selling features is the ability to fold up the handle for easy storage.”

    • “Adjustable handle folds for easy storage.”

    • “folds up”

  • Some reviews mentioned the cordless and battery-operated nature of the mower as a plus for being environmentally friendly. (5 reviews)

    • “my family is trying to do its part to save the planet… so here we are!”

    • “No gas or engine to crank.”

    • “i love it. no gas or oil or spark plug.”

    • “I'm done having gas, at least lawn mower wise, now that I got SKIL's !! 💯👍🏿”

    • “I made the switch from gas to battery.”

  • The inclusion of a grass bagger in the Skil PM4910-10 is noted, and it is mentioned to work well for collecting grass clippings. (4 reviews)

    • “even comes w the cuttings bag.”

    • “I have also used the bagger with no issues.”

    • “I've only bagged once and that worked very well.”

    • “The bagger works very good too just to pick up grass, pine needles, etc.”

  • Adjusting the cutting height is described as a simple, one-handed task by multiple reviewers. (2 reviews)

2 reasons not to buy

  • Sometimes the Skil PM4910-10 mower stops working in very thick areas, although it starts back up again. This issue has been noted by more than one reviewer. (7 reviews)

    • “sometimes conks out in the very very thick area but starts right back up again!”

    • “My wife used it on her parents tall grass, and it did quit a few times because it was clogged.”

    • “The mower bogged out because the blade couldnt spin but it was fine once moving past the heavy thick patches.”

    • “does stop if u hit a really thick patch”

    • “it constantly has to be restarted because it clogs and shuts down.”

    • “Can stall out in really tall grass but that was my fault.”

    • “I started it up and not even 1 minute into the job it stopped running. I had to restart it again and again just to get through a small patch of grass.”

  • A user indicated that the mower audibly bogs down on tough clumps of grass, noting that it's underpowered compared to their previous gas mower. (7 reviews)

    • “This little toy is no match for tough turf. Perhaps the Skil Corporation subscribes to a different meaning of the word 'powerful' than I do.”

    • “It preforms well on timely cutting, but lacks power and will still with more growth or overly dense foilage.”

    • “The mower bogged out because the blade couldnt spin but it was fine once moving past the heavy thick patches.”

    • “if I let the grass get a little too long, and I leave the blade height at a lower setting, then it can stall out from not having enough power. In those cases, I have to raise the blade height so it's not cutting through as much grass.”

    • “Is it as powerful as the Honda? Of course not, but just don't wait until it's a foot tall.”

    • “Do not try to take it very short if the grass is high.”

    • “Power is a lot less the Gass powered”

Bottom Line

The Skil PM4910-10 mower is a lightweight, easy-to-use, and quiet battery-powered mower. Ideal for large yards, its battery lasts long enough to mow about a yard and a half on a single charge and recharges quickly. Minimal assembly is needed, and it folds down for easy storage. Users appreciate its simplicity, including easy height adjustment and a functional grass bagger. However, it may struggle in thick or tough grass, occasionally bogging down or stopping.

Facts

BrandSkil
Cutting Width (in)20 inch
FeaturesBagging, Electric Start
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1.5"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty5 Year Limited
Weight58.07 lbs.

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Special Features

  • Comprehensive Kit: The mower comes with a strong battery and a quick charger, so you don't need to buy anything extra to get started.
  • Digital Brushless Motor: The motor is powerful and works like a gas mower but without the hassle of gas and oil.
  • Industry-Leading Bagging: It collects grass better than other mowers in its class.
  • Extended Battery Life: The battery lasts 25% longer because it stays cool, and it will last twice as long before needing a replacement.
  • Rapid Charging: You can charge the battery from 0% to 30% in just 30 minutes, meaning less waiting around.
  • Push-Button Start: Starts easily with just the push of a button.
  • Compact Storage: You can fold the handle and store the mower upright, saving space in your garage or shed.
  • Quiet Operation: It's quieter than gas mowers, making it more pleasant to use.
  • Lightweight Design: It's easy to move around and carry, so anyone can use it.
  • Versatile Cutting Options: You can adjust the height and choose to mulch or bag the grass clippings.
  • Eco-Friendly: Runs on a battery, so you don’t need gas and it’s better for the environment.

FAQ

  • Q:

    What is the outer width from wheel to wheel?

  • A:

    The outer width is 20 inches.

  • Q:

    Does the 2.5AH battery work with this product? If so, does it have less power and shorter runtime?

  • A:

    Yes, the 2.5AH battery works with comparable power but has a shorter runtime.

  • Q:

    Is it necessary to purchase additional protection for this product?

  • A:

    It is not necessary to purchase additional protection. Many users have had no issues without it.

  • Q:

    How can one register for the 5-year warranty within 30 days if delivery takes a month?

  • A:

    For information regarding the manufacturer's warranty, please contact SKIL Customer Support at 1-877-754-5999.

  • Q:

    How well does this mower perform on hilly areas?

  • A:

    The mower performs excellently on hilly areas. It is easy to use and not overly heavy, making it manageable on slopes.

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