Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower Review

2-in-1 Battery Lawn Mower with 7-Position Height Adjustment – 2 Batteries & Charger Included

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Final Score

4.2 / 5 from 4973 users

Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower | Tools Official
Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower | Tools Official
Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower | Tools Official
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We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower is noted for being very light, making it easy to push even without self-propulsion. One user compared it to a toy lawn mower in terms of ease of handling. (52 reviews)

    • “Without the batteries in, it honestly feels like my kids' old toy lawn mower. No joke. With the batteries in, it's not much heavier and I could easily push it with one hand, which means ANYONE in my family can now cut the grass.”

    • “Very lightweight. Surprised it worked so well!”

    • “Light weight. Not self propelled but light enough to push without effort.”

    • “The Worx is easier to use and much lighter in weight.”

    • “it’s very lightweight. This makes cutting very easy and less tiresome. It does not have any drive power, but it’s so light you don’t need it.”

    • “the mower is light weight, easy to maneuver.”

    • “Lightweight and easy to maneuver around bushes and decorations.”

    • “Lightweight and easy to operate. I don't have a shed yet so I have to carry it to and from the cellar doors. Cumbersome but no where near as bad as it would be with a gas engine.”

    • “I love that it is lightweight and portable. Comfortable & and light to push even during my knee & and foot injury.”

  • Multiple reviews appreciate that the mower is battery-operated, eliminating the need for gasoline and oil. It comes with two batteries that can handle small to medium-sized yards on a single charge. (28 reviews)

    • “It came with 2 batteries and a double charger.”

    • “I love that it’s gas and oil free no need to keep refilling.”

    • “I finally made the move to a battery-powered mower.”

    • “I dreamed of a small, battery operated, lightweight lawn mower that was easy to push around on my small lawn and didn't require me to purchase and store gasoline.”

    • “Only mowed my yard twice but got both mowings off the first charge of the batteries.”

    • “I would highly recommend this mower if you're looking for a battery-powered mower at a decent price”

    • “I knew I didn't want the hassle of a gas-powered lawnmower, and I saw this Worx model on a list of the best small battery-powered mowers.”

    • “No gas, oil, spark plugs, filers, winterizing, etc.”

    • “Very pleased and very happy to not have the gas mower smell.”

    • “Starts easily and the batteries recharge quickly”

  • Several users mentioned that the mower is easy to assemble, typically requiring just to attach the handlebar. (22 reviews)

    • “Unboxing was easy and it came in two boxes, so it was in perfect condition. Assembly was a cinch and only took about 5 minutes, basically just attaching the handle bar.”

    • “The mower required no assembly other than screwing the handle together.”

    • “It was super easy to assemble.”

    • “Easy to assemble, light weight.”

    • “It was easy for me to assemble.”

    • “The unit is easy to set up”

    • “It was easy to put together.”

    • “I was able to put this together with no problem!!”

    • “This lawnmower works well and is easy to assemble.”

    • “Assembly: Easy peasy.”

  • Users are generally satisfied with the cutting performance, noting that it performs well on small to medium-sized lawns and provides a smooth and even cut. (13 reviews)

    • “it did an amazingly even cut. For a small yard, it does the job well. Worked very good on drier grass.”

    • “The Cut was smooth and even.”

    • “Cuts great.”

    • “Cuts very well, even tall thick grass gets mulched to very fine particles.”

    • “I am pleased with the job this mower does.”

    • “Last pro: it does a good job cutting my grass. There is a real metal blade that spins fast. This is a real mower, same safety precautions necessary.”

    • “Cuts evenly and picks up lawn debris.”

    • “Still an amazing mower. The mulching capability is great, and I like that it gives more power if you're going through really thick areas.”

    • “It mows everything in its path evenly--unlike the reel mower that can just flatten but not cut seed spikes, sedges, etc. this machine leaves a uniform cut, no need for a final pass with the weed trimmer to get the stragglers.”

  • The Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower offers both bagging and mulching options, with users finding these features to work effectively for their lawn care needs. (11 reviews)

    • “However, both the bag and mulching options work just the same, and the bag easily held the clippings for my entire front lawn without emptying partway through.”

    • “The first use I used the bag to collect the winter debris. It did a great job filling the bag, it was easy to put on and take off and empty. I then switched to the mulching mode for the following mows. I inserted the black mulch piece and removed the bag, it did a great job.”

    • “Plus the catch bag is amazing! It picks up everything, including mulched leaves and weeds.”

    • “The bag is great and mulching is easy, breezy!”

    • “I use the mulching feature each time. I've tried bagging it once and that worked great too.”

    • “The mulching capability is great, and I like that it gives more power if you're going through really thick areas.”

    • “The bag is small, so it does fill quickly, but the mulching attachment works great, even on longer grass.”

  • Reviewers appreciate the mower's compact size and the fact that it folds up easily for storage, making it a good space saver. (10 reviews)

    • “Compact. Oh it folds up when u loosen the handles! Easy to carry with handle. Great space saver!”

    • “It’s small so storage is better.”

    • “I also like that I can hang it or store it in any location or place i like.”

    • “Very light weight and can break down the handle and store in a small space.”

    • “Stores away nicely.”

    • “Ability to fold the handle and set the mower up on its end.”

    • “Another pro, very easy to store.”

    • “Great for my small yard and also easier to store.”

    • “The handle folds down for easy storage & I love it.”

    • “He loves that he can put it in the garage and that it doesn’t take up tons of room.”

  • The mower features a variety of height adjustments, which users find useful for different lawn conditions. (8 reviews)

    • “The height settings are good, but it seems to go too short on the lowest setting (1) unless you're maintaining a golf course or going on a month long vacation. I was at 5 (out of 7) and that seemed to be perfect (about 3").”

    • “I cut about an inch off for the first cut of the year; raised the mower up to 4” for the second cut.”

    • “Great variety of height adjustments.”

    • “It is very easy to adjust the mowing height.”

    • “I like the ease of adjusting cutting height.”

    • “This mower allows up to 4" mow height, with an easy to adjust lever to change height.”

    • “easy to adjust all 4 wheels at once with a toggle handle”

    • “I had it set at the lowest setting and it still performed like a champ.”

  • One reviewer mentioned that the mower's batteries are compatible with other Worx tools, reducing the need to buy extra batteries or chargers. (8 reviews)

    • “Disclaimer 1: I owned a Worx trimmer/edger (same batteries) before getting this mower.”

    • “I just ordered a worx weed wacker on the same 40V battery shared platform!! No need for more batteries or chargers.”

    • “Batteries are great. No loss, and being used with other tools. Love the powershare system”

    • “I have other WORX stuff and I love the interchangeability of the tools.”

    • “I liked the fact that I could buy two pairs of batteries to use for both the lawn mower and trimming tool.”

    • “I already had the Worx chainsaw, trimmer and drill that use the same batteries and have been happy with those, which is why I decided on this brand.”

    • “I have numerous worx tools that use the same batteries.”

    • “the battery charger works for all the batteries I have that are from my other WORX tools”

  • Multiple reviews highlight that the Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower is extremely quiet, to the point where it can be used without disturbing people inside the house or neighbors. (7 reviews)

    • “My wife called it my secret lawn mower because she could not hear it from inside the house. I could also hear my son and his friends talking as they played basketball in the driveway.”

    • “It is super quiet. No need to worry about disturbing neighbors or wearing ear protection.”

    • “Noise: Almost non-existent compared to a gas powered mower. No hearing protection needed.”

    • “I want to mow the lawn at 6 am, and it is quiet enough that I can do that without bothering the neighbors.”

    • “I'm resting of the noise from the gas lawnmower machines!!! Very quiet!!!!”

    • “Super quiet compared to gas powered lawn mowers. The first time I used it I brought my headphones thinking it would be loud but didn't need them.”

    • “this mower is so quiet it doesn't disturb my neighbors.”

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower's battery takes about 4 hours to charge from dead and only provides about 30 minutes of run time on mildly tall grass. This makes it unsuitable for larger lawns without multiple battery sets. (20 reviews)

    • “The battery takes about 4 hours to charge from dead. That gives you about 30mins of run time on mildly tall week-grown grass. If you cannot mow your lawn in under 30mins, do not buy. At a minimum you’ll need a second set of batteries to swap and continue.”

    • “Battery life is okay not the best but we can cut the whole yard in one mow so it’s not that awful. If we had a bigger yard it would probably take more than one charge.”

    • “Battery last for about 20 to 40 minutes depending on length of grass being cut.”

    • “Battery life: It is okay but not amazing. I think it will just barely clear the time I need to use the mower on a typical mow day (maybe 30 minutes mow time off and on throughout). If you are mowing tall/thick vegetation, the battery burns quickly.”

    • “To be fair, I should have listened to the reviews that said it could only do about 1/4 acre on a single charge.”

    • “1/4- 1/2 of the yard size gets mowed before both batteries die down and need charging.”

    • “It took three chargings to do my yard.”

    • “The batteries it came with only really got through about half the yard and I was running on eco.”

    • “The batteries only have around 45 minutes of run time.”

    • “The batteries are great but last 30 minutes. You must have a very small yard to finish it within 30 minutes.”

  • The mower bogged down in areas with taller grass, requiring the user to slow down to normal walking speed. Turbo mode might be necessary but is not always practical. (13 reviews)

    • “It bogged down a little in the areas with taller grass, but pretty similarly to my gas mower (YTD 17"). I walk pretty fast when mowing, so I had to slow down to normal walking speed so the mower could keep up on most of the lawn.”

    • “When i first used it my grass was 6-8 inches high so the high setting helped work though ,other wise at a lower level the mower would not cut and stop, not enough power.”

    • “So it shuts off when the grass is to much. I misunderstood this for the battery being discharged. I figured out not to let it get over worked and it started to work better for me. Shuts off and I turn it back on and do the other way.”

    • “I had it in eco mode 80% of the time, had to switch it in turbo for the foot tall grass.”

    • “I wouldn't recommend using this in tall grass or anything other than regularly mowed areas.”

    • “The Turbo switch doesn't make the suction any better, instead, it is meant for tall grass when it is 6" or higher.”

    • “Another thing is it chokes up pretty badly around tall grass or grass that is very plush.”

    • “It did shut off when I got to a high patch of grass.”

    • “You def need to adjust the height for taller grass because it does jam if you just go head on into thick tall stuff.”

  • The mower is very lightweight, mostly made of plastic, and needs to be handled with care. The foam handle has been reported to tear easily after minimal use. (13 reviews)

    • “Without the batteries in, it honestly feels like my kids' old toy lawn mower. No joke.”

    • “Handle with care. It’s all plastic so don’t abuse it. After my 2nd mow with it, the foam handle has already torn on the edge.”

    • “it does, in fact, look and feel a bit like a toy! :-)”

    • “So basically, this is cheap imported plastic stuff. What was I expecting.”

    • “Durability - I have some concerns here due primarily to the fact that it is made almost entirely of plastic. I don't like running the plastic wheels on asphalt because of the wear factor.”

    • “It is too lighter, feels like it is floating on top of the grass, cheap hollow plastic wheels doesn't grip the sidewalk.”

    • “Another con: because it is small, it looks a bit like a toy. (Not a toy, it has a fast moving metal blade).”

    • “Also Works lawnmowers are shere junk. At leat my opinion. Cheap plastic everything.”

    • “the blade caught a thumb-sized rock and shot it at the inside of the mower deck, cracking the "Fence" part of the deck”

    • “First thoughts were this thing is a kids toy.”

Bottom Line

The Worx 40V 17" Cordless Lawn Mower is a lightweight, easy-to-push mower that runs on batteries, eliminating the need for gas and oil. It's simple to assemble and performs well on small to medium-sized lawns, offering smooth cuts and options for bagging and mulching. The compact design folds easily for storage. However, its battery takes 4 hours to charge and runs for about 30 minutes, making it less suitable for large lawns. The plastic construction requires careful handling.

Facts

BrandWORX
Cutting Width (in)17 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Bagging
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1.5"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty3 Year Limited
Weight35 lbs.

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Special Features

  • Quick-Start 40V Power: Easy to start with a button and a handle, runs on two batteries, good for small lawns up to 1/8 acre.
  • Power Share Compatibility: Uses the same batteries as over 140 other Worx tools, so you can use them for more than just the mower.
  • IntelliCut Technology: Automatically speeds up or slows down the blade depending on how thick the grass is, saving battery and making mowing easier.
  • Compact and Lightweight Design: At only 35 lbs., it's easy to push and move around, even uphill. The handle folds down and there's a handle to carry it, making it easy to store and transport.
  • 7-Position Height Adjustment: One lever changes the cutting height from 1.5" to 4", so you can cut the grass just the way you like it.
  • Quiet Operation: Runs at 89 decibels, which is much quieter than gas mowers, making it more pleasant to use and better for your neighbors.
  • 2-in-1 Bagging/Mulching: You can either mulch the grass clippings to feed your lawn or collect them in a bag. The bag has an indicator to show when it's full.
  • Charge-Level Indicator: Shows how much battery is left so you know when to recharge.
  • Dual Battery Charger Included: Charges both batteries at the same time, so you don’t have to wait long between mowing sessions.
  • Ideal for Tight Spaces: The 17" cutting deck and slim design make it easy to use in narrow areas and small yards.

FAQ

  • Q:

    Does this product support mulching or is it only for bagging?

  • A:

    The product includes a side discharge chute, so it supports both mulching and bagging.

  • Q:

    Can these batteries be used in the string trimmer?

  • A:

    Yes, all Worx Powershare tools that use 20V batteries can interchangeably use any of their 20V batteries.

  • Q:

    Why does the description state that the charger and battery are sold separately? Does the mower not include them?

  • A:

    There are two purchasing options available: one includes the batteries and charger, while the other does not, which may be ideal for customers who already have compatible batteries and chargers.

  • Q:

    Is this model self-propelled?

  • A:

    The WORX Nitro WG743 model is not self-propelled.

  • Q:

    Can this product mulch and bag leaves for a small garden and driveway?

  • A:

    Yes, it is suitable for mulching and bagging leaves. It is designed to be a quiet and lightweight alternative to gas-powered equipment, making it ideal for small gardens and areas with leaf fall.

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