Snapper XD 82V MAX (SXDWM82K) Review

21-Inch Electric Cordless Brushless 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower


Final Score

4.1 / 5 from 1240 users

Snapper XD 82V MAX (SXDWM82K) | Tools Official
Snapper XD 82V MAX (SXDWM82K) | Tools Official
Snapper XD 82V MAX (SXDWM82K) | Tools Official

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We spent 9 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The Snapper XD 82V MAX has two 82V batteries, and many people can mow large areas with just half a battery's charge. They've reported that each battery lasts about 45-50 minutes. (45 reviews)

    • “I was able to mow my ~2,800 square foot lawn on ½ of one battery. ... I can attest to the ~45 minutes of run time on a single battery, which should allow for about 90 minutes when using both included batteries.”

    • “Batteries??? OMG. I am wondering if they're not actually ZPMs from Stargate Atlantis! For those of you who cannot appreciate the reference, suffice to say, they are a very good size, and have a real good quality heft to them- along with a little button to show you how much power is left. There are two of them, and they charge in less than 30 mins. Use one up, charge it while you use the other, or weed whack, or take a break.”

    • “It took me 50 minutes to cut my entire lawn. I used half the charge in each of the two batteries. This is exactly what the manufacturer estimated.”

    • “The battery last a very long time, I am so amazed by how long the battery last.”

    • “I have had zero issues with the batteries as far as running time goes. Very consistent in their run time between the two included batteries. Recharging is quick so I can go from battery to battery if I need to.”

    • “I was able to mow my entire yard on one battery (about 40 minutes), and there was still one bar left on the battery gauge.”

    • “The 2 batteries ran for about 45 minutes and charged in about 45 minutes so I never ran out of power”

    • “Two batteries that charge quickly and for a few pennies worth of electricity is all it needs to mow a fairly large yard.”

    • “The batteries last about 40-45 minutes, and by the time I run one down, the next one is already charged.”

    • “Although I use both batteries, I barely make a dent in the second one. 08/26/20 Update: The battery life has gotten better over the past few months. I’m not sure why, but even if the grass is tall the lawn only take a single battery to cut now - and it has enough juice left in it for the blower.”

  • Another common review is that this mower is quieter than gas-powered ones, which makes mowing more enjoyable. (42 reviews)

    • “Mower is very quiet. My wife came out while I was using it and it was the first thing she noticed and mentioned.”

    • “It is very quiet”

    • “It is about as loud as my new cordless electric tooth brush. You absolutely do not need ear protection with it.”

    • “I was just intrigued by the idea if a quiet low maintenance mower. My girl friend called me while I was cutting the grass and surprisingly I was able to talk to her through the bluetooth headphones I was listening to music on. Yes this thing is that quiet.”

    • “my neighbors all tell me they can't hear it because it's so quiet”

    • “The mower is quiet: my little kids can push it without being intimidated.”

    • “This battery Snapper is so quiet, I can now hear my cell ring.”

    • “It's pretty quiet, so I can mow earlier or later in the day without my neighbors thinking I'm a maniac.”

    • “It is quiet, if you are used to typical gas mowers you wont believe how quiet this runs.”

    • “It's very quiet while running”

  • Many reviews highlight the mower's strong power. It can cut through thick grass and overgrown areas without slowing down, even in tough conditions. (38 reviews)

    • “It very impressively and effortlessly powered through it all. ... This battery-powered mower is noticeably more powerful than the gas-powered mower it is replacing.”

    • “It’s actually cutting over 1 foot high dandelions!!!”

    • “It cuts excellently, powerfully, and equals the quality of a gas mower. It FEELS like a gas mower. It feels GOOD. The Snapper absolutely DESTROYED them.”

    • “This mower cut like a champ. One pass was enough. there was NOTHING left standing. Not a blade of grass, not a weed.”

    • “The Snapper didn't choke up at all, but instead actually sent more power to the motor and spun the blades faster. Made very short work of it, and because the mower was lighter than my gas one, it wasn't nearly as much of a chore.”

    • “The mower has plenty of power (certainly as much power as any gas powered mower I have used) and is very well built (better than any gas powered mower I have used).”

    • “Easily cuts through tall grass and you can hear the engine idle up when you get into thicker grass.”

    • “It was quiet, light weight, and had plenty of power to cut my thick grass.”

    • “It was quite a shock when the mower hit the tallest and thickest section and instead of bogging down the mower reved up putting even more power into the blade. It blew through everything effortlessly.”

    • “The load sensing motor actually works as advertised. You can hear the motor and blade spin up as the mower hits heavier/thicker grass. Where the old mower would struggle, this one just applies more power and carries on like nothing is going on.”

  • Users note the mower feels sturdy and well-built, giving them confidence that it will last a long time. (28 reviews)

    • “Mower feels solid. Good quality design and build.”

    • “First off, everything about this mower SCREAMS quality, and durability. The whole mower part is quite sturdy, metal mostly, and feels really good.”

    • “The construction quality is very good.”

    • “It is very well-built though and feels nice and sturdy”

    • “It lives up to the Snapper name for quality. Briggs and Stratton also did themselves proud.”

    • “The mower has plenty of power (certainly as much power as any gas powered mower I have used) and is very well built (better than any gas powered mower I have used).”

    • “It is built as solidly as my old gas one and I feel like it has the potential to last as long as my previous gas mower but we shall see. Very solid construction.”

    • “The Mower has one handle to raise and lower the deck. It has a steal deck heavy motor. Mower doesn’t feel light and cheap.”

    • “This is not a plastic mower like other electric types.”

    • “I never thought about buying a snapper mower before, but this one is impressive and snapper did a really good job designing and building it.”

  • The rapid charger is praised for its ability to quickly recharge batteries, reducing downtime between mowing sessions. (23 reviews)


    • “There are two of them, and they charge in less than 30 mins.”

    • “Battery charging is quicker than I expected as well. It takes less than 30mins I estimate to recharge an empty battery.”

    • “The batteries charge quickly.”

    • “The charger is very fast, and will charge a depleted battery to full capacity before I can use up a fresh one, so there's really no need.”

    • “Batteries charged super fast about 30 minutes each and have lighted power level indicators.”

    • “Recharging is quick so I can go from battery to battery if I need to.”

    • “Two batteries that charge quickly”

    • “The charger charges the batteries one at a time in about 30 minutes per battery.”

    • “You are able to place the drained battery on the fan cooled charger and it will be charged before you can drain the power from the second battery”

  • Users like that there are no exhaust fumes, which makes mowing cleaner and more pleasant. (19 reviews)

    • “No more smelling like exhaust fumes when done mowing the yard. Good times.”

    • “You can take a deep breath any time you want and not have to worry about getting a big hit of carbon monoxide.”

    • “No more breathing in fumes, pouring gas, oil, cleaning the carb out.”

    • “No gas, no running to the gas station, no storing gas, no dealing with gas preservatives, no stains on the ground, no oil, no filter, no stink”

    • “Just turn it on its side, no gas or oil spill coming out of this mower”

    • “I never have to put a gas can in my car, never have to worry about it spilling and stinking up my car.”

    • “Of course, it requires no gas and no oil.”

    • “Two years of no gas, no oil, and easy cutting is the best feeling. Not having to keep a gas can and oil around have been extremely nice.”

    • “The absolute best part is not dealing with gas or oil and zero pull string to start, just press a button!”

    • “Plus not smelling like gas when you get into the house is nice.”

  • The ability to store the mower in an upright position is frequently mentioned as a space-saving feature that users love. (17 reviews)

    • “I removed the battery and stored the mower in its upright storage position (love this feature for the space it saves).”

    • “you can fold the handle down to store it upright in a corner”

    • “fold and stand on tail to save space when not in use”

    • “I can store it vertically because it doesn't have any fluids, so it takes up less space in my small garage.”

    • “The fact that you can store this thing up right (no fluids) has increased garage space and yet another thing to love about this.”

    • “it’s folds up nice for storage in my garage”

    • “Easy to fold down the handle, and store upright.”

    • “I love how the unit folds up and stores in a vertical orientation, taking up less than 1/2 of the floor space as the old mower.”

    • “I appreciate that it can stand for storage since there are no fluids to be concerned with leaking.”

    • “Since my garage is small, I was especially interested in the "fold for storage" feature; thankfully it's easy to use and provides nice space savings.”

  • Users have reported that assembling the mower is simple, taking as little as 10 minutes without needing to constantly refer to the manual. (15 reviews)

    • “From unboxing to full “assembly” took about 10 minutes (what needed to be done hardly qualified as assembly).”

    • “Very little assembly (just look at the included pictures on the instruction diagram if you are unsure of the hard plastic locking arm things).”

    • “it’s crazy easy to use and set up”

    • “The mower was easy to put together, and folds for storage and transport.”

    • “It was very easy to assemble.”

    • “Once unboxed it is easy to set up.”

    • “Set up was easy, and I'm generally an unenthusiastic assembler.”

    • “I was able to assemble it at night in the garage very quickly”

    • “Only had to screw on the upper handle and put on the bag.”

    • “It's super easy to assemble”

    • “This mower practically assembled itself!”

    • “The mower had very little assembly”

    • “It arrived a day early and I had it set up in less than 10 minutes.”

  • A feature that's liked is the power-saving mode. It changes how much power the mower uses based on how tough the grass is, which helps the battery last longer. (13 reviews)

    • “Mower has a power saving feature where, if it’s not working very hard, powers down slightly to conserve and prolong battery life.”

    • “The mower senses a no-load situation, and powers down a bit.”

    • “As a power saving feature, the mower reduces power under a light load, and kicks into full power when the load goes over some threshold.”

    • “It revs up in thicker grass and revs down as designed.”

    • “While mowing you will hear the motor gear up and then back down as you move from thick to thinner grass”

    • “Then when it feels that not much power is needed to cut, it slows down.”

    • “When grass gets thicker or wet, you can hear the mower automatically change speed to compensate for the tougher job the mower is doing.”

    • “I could hear when the sensor changed power as needed.”

  • The mower offers multiple options such as mulching, bagging, or side discharge. Switching between these modes is described as fast and simple. (10 reviews)

    • “Mower has option to mulch, bag, or side discharge. Configuring from one of these options to another is very fast and simple.”

    • “This thing also mulches very well.”

    • “The cut height is excellent as long as I slow down in the heavy parts of the grass. The bagging is consistently good for both grass and leaves.”

    • “Side discharge, mulching or rear bag options all work well”

    • “It mulches bags and side discharge.”

    • “from the mower, charger, 2 batteries and grass catcher, side discharge lid and mulch plug.”

    • “I use it mainly with the mulching feature.”

    • “I use the bag on the edges and I mulch the rest.”

    • “I haven't tried out the bagging option yet, but the mulching setup easily cranked through the last remaining leaves in my backyard.”

    • “the mulching option is very good on this mower”

  • The mower has easy-to-use height settings. A single lever adjusts all the wheels at once, which people find handy. (9 reviews)

    • “adjusting the wheel height is really simple with just one lever to do all wheel at once”

    • “And you have a single lever that adjusts height, not the usual one for each wheel.”

    • “Well designed, one lever raises or lowers the entire deck instead of dealing with all 4 wheels”

    • “The height setting adjusts ALL the wheels at the same time, omitting the need to adjust each wheel individually.”

    • “The one lever height adjustment is also convenient as I do adjust height while mowing for different areas in my yard.”

    • “Easy to use height adjustment.”

    • “It is easy to adjust the height”

    • “The single point height adjustment is the best feature, allowing for quick adjustment of mowing height from section to section.”

    • “I like the 1 handle height adjustment.”

4 reasons not to buy

  • The mower is not self-propelled, so it might be harder to push for some people, especially on uneven or hilly terrain. This could be a downside for those who like the ease of a self-propelled mower. (17 reviews)

    • “The mower is not self-propelled, which may make it more difficult to push for some users, especially on uneven or hilly terrain.”

    • “Mower is not self-propelled, but it’s light weight and very easy to push, so I could care less.”

    • “The mower is a little heavier than a gas-mower that doesn't self-propel, but probably no heavier than one of those even though this mower doesn't do that.”

    • “I was a little concerned about not having a powered drive train considering I do have small, but steep hills in the yard. The mower is light and my 10 year-old daughter can, with effort, get it up the hill. I can do it relatively easily.”

    • “Even pushing up a hills is easy.”

    • “This particular model is not self propelled.”

    • “But I might have opted for the self propelled model if she was going to be using the mower on a regular basis.”

    • “I did not get the self propelled one because everyone else was saying that its not too difficult to maneuver.”

    • “I opted for the push model rather than self-propelled to prolong battery life (and it was a lot cheaper). The Snapper is light and easier to push than my old Craftsman gas mower without its self-propelled belt engaged, but I was a little more tired and sore than normal after doing the yard”

    • “The mower is heavy - it’s built on a frame for a gas engine and might be a bit difficult to maneuver for some.”

  • Switching from a gas-powered mower to a battery-powered one might take some getting used to because they work and handle differently. This could be a short-term hassle for new users. (11 reviews)

    • “It is a little bit of a learning curve because it is just different, but overall I love it.”

    • “It took some adjustment for me to get used to it”

    • “And some of my frustration came from inexperience as a widow having to deal with mowing for the first time in my life.”

    • “This is my first experience with a battery powered lawnmower and I do not regret the decision to purchase it.”

    • “This is my first battery powered mower and I feel like it was everything I wanted in an electric mower.”

    • “Transitioning from a gas-powered to a battery-powered mower may involve a learning curve due to differences in operation and handling”

    • “after lots of hesitation going electric”

  • The mower includes two batteries, but there's only one charger, so you can only charge one battery at a time. This might be a problem for people with big yards who need to use both batteries one after the other. (10 reviews)

    • “There is one charging unit, so only one battery can be charged at a time.”

    • “It doesn't charge a battery as fast as you'll discharge the other one so this is a somewhat of losing-battle.”

    • “The charger charges the batteries one at a time”

    • “Even for my small .15 acre yard I ran through both batteries.”

    • “The batteries don't last as long. I could do our lawn before the second battery needed to be recharged. Same lawn now, and I am on the fifth battery cycle, which means waits for them to recharge.”

    • “The mower comes with two batteries but only one charging unit, which means only one battery can be charged at a time.”

    • “This could be inconvenient for users with larger lawns that require the use of both batteries in quick succession.”

    • “I have a 9000 sq ft hard, and can't mow the whole thing on a single battery.”

    • “Forget the fact that it takes way to many battery changes to complete my small yard.”

    • “when this happens the charging battery is about 10min still from a full charge.”

  • The mower is said to have less suction power than gas mowers, so it might not pick up twigs and heavier debris well. This could be a problem for people with tree-filled yards and need a mower with strong suction. (8 reviews)

    • “What was very disappointing though was the mower has very little power compared to a gas engine. So the revs are lower and thus the suction is weak. It will pick up the grass it cuts and dry leaves, but if you have a lot of trees like me it won't pick up any twigs and most of the other droppings from them. For my spring clean up it does a poor job of vacuuming up that mess.”

    • “Neither one of them can even come close to the ability of gas lawn mower to vacuum up acorns or or small heavy debris”

    • “neither the greenworks, nor the ryobi lawn mowers seemed to have the power that my old gas powered Toro had.”

    • “the suction is okay at best for clippings. They tend to sit close to the entrance of the bag, so we empty the bag more often.”

    • “If you have a really thick or dense yard, I would recommend going to gas”

    • “Seems like it does not have the power to push the clippings into the bag.”

    • “My only complaint is that it always seems to leave some grass clippings on the lawn”

    • “you can push it fast through high and thick grass but it will leave a few strands uncut”

Bottom Line

Get the job done with the Snapper XD 82V MAX cordless mower (SXDWM82K). This durable machine cuts through tough grass with ease, lasting 45-50 minutes per battery. It's quieter than gas mowers, and there's no exhaust—making your mowing cleaner and more enjoyable. The rapid charger gets you back to work fast, and its compact, upright storage saves space. With simple assembly, easy height adjustment, and multiple mowing options, it's a solid choice. However, it's not self-propelled and has less suction for debris.


Cutting Width (in)21 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height3-3/4"
Min Cutting Height1-2/5"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty5 Years
Weight90 lbs
Additional InfoBriggs & Stratton 2.0Ah Lithium-Ion Battery, Battery & Rapid Charger Included, Vertical Storage

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Tips for Snapper XD 82V MAX (SXDWM82K)

  • When pulling the mower backward, release the self-propel lever first then give the mower a small nudge forward to release the drive.
  • Battery life is dependent on use. Engaging the self-propel and mowing thicker grass can drain the batteries faster. You can purchase extra batteries for extended use here.
  • To keep it in the best condition, clean the mower after each use.

Special Features

  • Extended Run Time with Briggs & Stratton 82V MAX Batteries: The two powerful batteries let you mow for up to an hour and a half without needing to recharge — that means more mowing and less waiting.
  • Rapid Charger Included: No long waits for batteries to charge. The fast charger gets them powered up quickly so you can get back to work sooner.
  • Self-Propelled Drive System: The mower moves on its own, so you don't have to push as hard, saving your back and energy.
  • 21-Inch Steel Mowing Deck with 3-in-1 Design: The strong metal blade cover is built to last, and you can choose to mulch, bag, or toss clippings out the side, whatever works best for your lawn.
  • Intelligent Load-Sensing Technology: This smart feature makes sure the mower uses just the right amount of power for different parts of your yard, so it runs more efficiently and the battery lasts longer.
  • Push Button Start & Easy Height Adjustment: Start mowing with just the push of a button and easily change how short you cut your grass with a single lever.
  • Large 1.7 Bushel Bagger: Collects a lot of clippings so you can mow more of your yard before needing to empty it.
  • Seven Position Height-of-Cut Adjustment: Gives you the control to quickly pick from 7 grass heights to get the lawn look you want.
  • 10-Inch Rear Wheels: The big back wheels make it easier to steer and push the mower through rough spots and up hills.


  • Q:

    Can the Snapper XD 82V MAX mulch?

  • A:

    Yes, the mower can mulch. Ensure that the mulch plug is installed and side discharge cover is down to set it to mulching.

  • Q:

    Can you use the mower without the self-propel engaged?

  • A:

    Yes, the mower can be used and is easy to push without the self-propel.

  • Q:

    Are the batteries compatible with other Snapper tools?

  • A:

    Yes, the batteries are compatible with Snapper 82V cordless products.

  • Q:

    Can you override or control the mower’s load-sensing feature?

  • A:

    No, there is no way to control or override this feature.

  • Q:

    Does the mower come with headlights?

  • A:

    No, the mower does not have headlights.

  • Q:

    Is it easy to assemble the mower?

  • A:

    Yes, assembly consists of folding up the handle and locking it in place with 4 nuts and bolts.

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