I've used this mower for 5 seasons now. If you've seen my two earlier posts, I've been disappointed in the overall cutting ability of this machine and poor bagging, especially when the grass is thick or long, but it is quiet, the battery charge has never quit on me, and other than sharpening the blade once a year there has been no maintenance expense or hassle.<br /><br />This fall, I decided to try a new blade. I bought a Univerasal 20 replacement blade from Home Depot ($18), got it sharpened and put it on. (another advantage about electric over gas, you can flip the mower on its side anytime you want.) I noticed that the new blade is much thicker and probably twice as heavy as the blade that comes with the machine, and it has an upward flange on each end of the blade. Well, the difference in cutting ability is amazing! The machine now sounds like a propeller airplane, it has amazing upward suction and thrust of the clippings into the bag, and it mulches much better, too. I used it for vacuuming up the leaves. It cleared the lawn almost as well as my neighbor's Honda gas mower.<br /><br />Of course, there is downside. The heaviness of the blade is much more work for the motor, so the charge lasts only about 1/2 the time, about 30 minutes. So if you have a large lawn, this would be a problem. (My mower is 5 years old, so it's also possible that my battery ain't what it used to be). I also don't know if this heavy blade will shorten the life of the motor or battery, but I've already gotten my money's worth out of it. <br /><br />Something to consider is you're not satisfied with this mower and your lawn isn't too big.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.