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Worx WG788
 
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$359.78 - $719.55
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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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2.0
Not enough power, poor battery
8/9/2014
Pros
Easy To Wash Off
Cons
Weak Performance
Best Uses
Comment:
I've owned Model WG780 for 4 years. The 788 replaced it. From the start, this mower disappointed with weak cutting. I've had to limit it to half-swaths to keep the motor from lugging down almost to a stop on week-old grass growth. This became my standard routine. I also noticed that the vacuum effect I admired on a gas mower was missing with this mower. Pass over leaves and they remain on the lawn!<br /><br />Now the battery is losing power even though it's fully charged. I'm cutting quarter swaths when the grass is thick, like two weeks after fertilizing. Replacement batteries are nearly $200. Time to return to gas?<br /><br />I have never recommended this Worx mower to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
An Expensive Lesson in Reliability
7/13/2014
Pros
Very Good While It Lasts
Cons
It Doesn't Last Long
Best Uses
Comment:
I was very happy with my WG788 cordless mower until it suddenly stopped working 13 months after I received it. (I don't know why I thought my experience would be better than others who commented about this problem.) I contacted the company, asking about the location of a local service center so that I could determine the source of the problem. I received their standard e-mail (due to the unusually high volume of e-mails....etc.) and was informed that the company has no service centers anywhere. I asked how I could go about trouble-shooting my mower without a service center and was told I should just buy a new battery. I explained to them that the LED read-out showed that the battery is fully charged. They responded by saying that even though the LED's indicate the battery is charged, that doesn't mean it's actually charged. Bottom line is they want me to spend $200 on a new battery in order to trouble-shoot my mower.<br /><br />So...if the battery is NOT the problem I have spent $200 and I still have no way of determining what the problem is. The mower has a warranty of 24 months but if the battery isn't the problem it appears that I have no way of showing that the product is defective.<br /><br />If the battery IS the problem then I have spent $15 per month for the privilege of mowing my own lawn.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
WORX batteries will let you down
6/25/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I've bought several WORX battey powered lawn tools, including the predecessor to this mower, based on CR's recommendation. They are mechanically well-desinged, but the honeymoon ends quickly. The batteries all ie in just a couple seasons of use, and this includes batteries of diffent types and voltages. Since I'm only usning them a couple dozen times a year, its the equivalent of your smart phone battery dying in a month.<br />Choose a differnt brand, or budget for a new battery every year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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