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Earthwise Electric Lawn Mower 50220 Review

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Forget about gas, fumes and oil with the Earthwise electric lawn mower 50220. This petite colorful machine powers up with a single press of the start button, discharges from the side, mulches or collects in the rear bag while handling multiple cut height adjustments with ease.

The V shaped handle with cushioned grips add to the ergonomics of the mower and coupled with its lightweight nature make it a perfect fit for those with a tiny lawn or yard. But, don’t let the tiny frame fool you because this is, at the end of the day, a thorough-bred workhorse.

Earthwise 50220 Electric Lawn Mower review

Product Info:

  • Walk behind Mower
  • Electric (corded)
  • 12 Amp. motor

Features:

  • 20 inch cutting deck
  • Comfort V-handle
  • Triple discharge option
  • weight: 62 lbs.
  • 2-years warranty

In-Depth Earthwise Electric Lawn Mower 50220 Review

Ease Of Use

Assembly straight out the box takes about 15 minutes although the last 10 minutes are spent removing all the protective packaging over the mower. This push electric mower features a 20 inch cutting deck with a moderately powered motor that draws 12 Amps and tops out at 3,500 RPM. What it means is that you need not be in a hurry mowing your lawn. It handles moderate sized lawns rather well and can even tackle tough patches of rugged grass as long as you don’t set the height too low.

As for the V shaped handle with cushioned grips, they feel much like the handles you find in a gym so they are absolutely comfortable.

The only gripe I have with the Earthwise Electric Lawn Mower 50220 is its tendency to cut-out under heavy duress. Thankfully, the engine does not blow out suddenly. It tends to gradually die down when pressed too far. Another nagging worry is the front wheels that are a tad too free. They tend to wobble and move when pushed ahead, while this is a design element of the mower making it easier to turn and such, it does make things a tad bit harder trying to keep the mower straight in line on uneven terrain.

 

Cut Quality

No doubts here on the cut quality. Regardless of the grass type, as long as you don’t cut too low you will find yourself satisfied at the end of the day. It does offer a single lever height adjustment tucked in front of the right rear wheel. Really nice is the triple discharge option. You can either mulch, rear bag or side discharge with this mower.

 

Height Adjustment

Earthwise 50220 Height Adjustment lever

Multiple height adjustments with simultaneous all-wheel response using the single lever near the right rear wheel helps quickly change height. This is important as the Earthwise walk behind lawn mower tends to die on heavy patches or when it is pushed beyond 3,500 RPM. Just increase the height by one point, pull back a bit and start over again when this happens.

 

Motor Power

While the motor is rated at 12Amp, it does not run at the highest possible RPM. With a 20 inch cutting deck, the blades are larger than normal electric lawn mowers and it needs more speed to plow through thicker growth. This is why at times the motor may drop out. Thankfully, excess load does not abruptly stop the motor as it gradually powers down. You simply have to start over again and make sure not to push it beyond its capacity.

 

Maintenance

The handle bar grips tend to tear off over months of use and the front wheels will need regular tightening owing to their freedom. Other than these minor niggles, you will eventually have to sharpen the blades as they lose their sharpness. On way to avoid early replacement of the blades is to always spray PAM on them before each session.

 

Cost Effectiveness

At its price, the Earthwise 50220 is a large, heavy and multi-purposed mowing machine. It isn’t exactly the best in the market neither is it the most powerful and adept, but it is an all-rounder with equally good performance in all areas. There are similar priced mowers with slightly smaller cutting decks that might be better but I feel for the price it is well worth the investment.

 

Earthwise 50220 20-Inch 12 Amp Side Discharge:Mulching:Bagging Electric Lawn Mower Review

$199.00 $229.99


PROS:
  • Multiple height positions
  • 3 discharge options
  • good cut quality

CONS:
  • Motor needs more power at highest RPM

8 Total Score
Great Overall Performance!

The Earthwise 50220 corded electric mower reduces the time required to mow your lawn, eliminates the need of refilling the gas tank and helps your neighborhood sleep easier through the mornings. It offers you a good overall performance.

7.7Editor's score
Ease of Use
7
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustment
8.5
Motor Power
7.5
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
7
8.3User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
8.5
Height Adjustment
7.5
Motor Power
8.5
Maintenance
8.5
Cost Effectiveness
8
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8 Total Score
Great Overall Performance!

The Earthwise 50220 corded electric mower reduces the time required to mow your lawn, eliminates the need of refilling the gas tank and helps your neighborhood sleep easier through the mornings. It offers you a good overall performance.

7.7Editor's score
Ease of Use
7
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustment
8.5
Motor Power
7.5
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
7
8.3User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
8.5
Height Adjustment
7.5
Motor Power
8.5
Maintenance
8.5
Cost Effectiveness
8
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General Info

Brand
EARTHWISE
Mower Type
Deck Size
20

Features

Mulching
Bag
Side-Discharge
BBC
Speed Control
Electric Start
CARB Compliant

Height Settings

Blades
Height Positions
Max. Height (inch)
Min. Height (inch)

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Motor Info
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

Buyer Guarantee

Warranty
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  1. Reply
    JohnnyBr May 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    4.05
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    80
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Motor Power
    90
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    70

    This mower is handy and easy to use. It keeps me away from all the hassle that is required for the maintenance of a gas mower. A good thing about it is that it works wonderfully even when the grass is a bit too long between the mowings.

    As I have a smaller yard, I am easily able to manage its cord, I guess the cord wouldn’t be a problem for anybody with this particular model.

    The height can be adjusted easily which is great when the grass gets too long and this can be done by switching between the bagged and the mulching mode. It works pretty quiet, which too is a plus point.

    + PROS: Great performance, Metal frame, Light and easy to move around, Cuts smoothly.
    - CONS: The cord can sometimes be a pain.
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  2. Reply
    Samuel Price June 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm
    4.25
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    70
    Motor Power
    80
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    I have a small house on a large corner lot. I really do not like mowing at all. Perks of this wonderful mower: It does not cut out or choke and stall. With extension cord I was able to do the entire yard. (I opened a window and plugged it in inside the house) It has plenty of power and chews through the grass and weeds like I never dreamed possible.

    + PROS: There is no smell of fuel or smoke when I mow and the darn thing is pretty quiet too!
    - CONS: NONE. Admittedly, this is my first foray into electric mowers. Perhaps at some point I may want a rechargable mower but noted from other users that the batteries are costly to replace.
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