WORX WG788 Electric Lawn Mower Review
Editor Rating - 7/10
Customer Rating - 6.3/10
WORX is one of the most interesting companies when it comes to inventing new lawncare products. We remember when the first WORX 3 in 1 trimmer came out and caused such a buzz (one team member actually bought one). WORX products are known for their sharp design, and unique features-this mower is no different.
How did this appliance maker create a top notch e-mower? Let’s find out.
|Ignition Method:||electric start|
|Included Accessories:||Grass bag, mulch plug, side discharge chute|
|Clipping Discharge:||Rear bag/Mulch/Side discharge|
|Consumer Warranty:||2 year mower/1 year battery|
- Intellicut TM: This is WORX’s fancy way of saying they have 2 settings on their mower. One setting is called “Quiet” and operates the mower with less power (ergo less noise). The quiet setting is great if you are trying not to disturb neighbors/sleeping children. If the grass is not very tall “Quiet” will be the perfect setting, because it extends the runtime to 1 hour.
The other setting on the machine is “Power,” and, as you may have guessed from the moniker, it increases the power of the mower so you can tackle tall grass. The only disadvantages to “Power” is that it increases the noise and decreases the battery life.
These features are operated by an easy to manipulate dial, so switching settings mid cut is painlessly simple.
2. Adjustable Handles: The top handle can be adjusted, and the bottom of the handle can be folded. Although, this mower cannot be stored upright like the EGO Power+ or Toro Smartstow the folding manages to cut down on the garage footprint.
- Durability: There have been reports of the battery getting progressively weaker to the point where the life is so short that the entire lawn can’t be cut. This is a very real concern with battery powered electronics. Similarly, the metal in the handle has been reported to break. One user solved this problem by reinforcement with tape/pipe, but this solution is not ideal. These are the main downsides to the WORX-it does not have great longevity.
2. Deck/Dimension Discrepancy: The cutting width is advertised as 19 inches, but in reality it ends up being 18 inches. The deck is 19 inches, but that doesn’t translate into the cutting width being 19.
3. Heavy: At 87lb this mower is the heaviest electric mower we have reviewed. It is not self propelled, so be wary that it will take more work to push up inclines. On level ground it will be fine.
The WORX WG788 is a machine with promise and great ideas, but still has some issues to work out. If WORXs could make the battery more reliable, and strengthen the quality of some of its linkage components this would be a fantastic mower. Unfortunately, even though they have great marketing videos, the WORX is a lesser option when compared against heavy hitters in the e-mower landscape. In the end, we recommend the WORX if you are dissatisfied with our top 4 battery mower recommendations (see full guide here).