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Worx WG788
 
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$388.03 - $523.30
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Summary: This Worx 19-inch battery-powered push mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-battery push mowers
About - Worx WG788

The Worx WG788 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the WG788 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Features & Specs - Worx WG788
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 19
info Engine size 36 volts
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User Reviews - Worx WG788
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1.0
Customer service issues
8/29/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
This worked well for four years, then the battery wouldn't hold a charge. The replacement battery was on back order at Worx, but we got one on line. It arrived fully charged; we used it once, then it wouldn't take a charge. Had to argue vehemently to get a new one under warranty from Worx; this one arrived not charged, and will not take a charge at all. <br /><br />The charger is applying appropriate power to the battery. As much as I like the quieter approach to mowing the lawn, I'm going back to gas.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
4 Years and counting!
8/5/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Battery Power
Easy Bag Release
Easy start
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Low Maintance
No Gas
Cons
Best Uses
Bagging
Small Lawns
Comment:
I cut about a third of an acre, I have never ran out of power and this is my 4th summer using this mower with the original battery. This Worx mower has not needed any maintenance or repair. The bag is small but so easy to remove and replace that is no problem either. I would recommend this mower highly!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent reliable and convenient mower
5/20/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Lightweight
Long Run Time On Battery
Plenty of power
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Small Lawns
Comment:
We've owned this mower three years -- our first electric, and it's been great. I ordered it based on good reviews through Costco, and it's done well. The battery lasts a good length of time. We have nearly one-acre, and we have plenty of power left when finished. (Obviously) easy to start. It mulches well, goes through heavy grass -- we don't bag, so I can't comment on that. <br />It is SO convenient not to have to mess with gas, that's a plus. Noise level is quite reasonable. No complaints. It has never required any maintenance, and the blade has stayed sharp. We're sharpening the blade for the first time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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