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GreenWorks 25112 13 Amp 21-Inch Lawn Mower Review

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If you’re even mildly familiar with the challenge of handling a heavy, bellowing mower, the GreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp,  21-inch lawn mower will first of all make you heave a huge sigh of relief. This new-age corded mower runs on an incredibly powerful 13 Amp Electric Motor, and has a rock-solid 21 inch stainless steel deck for impeccable grass cutting. It’s sleek, lightweight and foldable structure belies its sheer versatility, be it in terms of rear bagging, side discharge or mulching to nourish your lawn with natural manure. Though not self-propelled, its two 7 inch front-wheels and 10 inch back-wheels are strategically aligned, for effortless dragging.

GreenWorks 25112 13 Amp 21-Inch Lawn Mower review

Product Info:

  • Walk behind Lawn Mower
  • Electric –  corded
  • 13 Amp motor

Features:

  • 21 inch stainless steel cutting deck
  • 3-in-1 (mulch, bag and side-discharge)
  • 7 Height Positions
  • Foldable Handle
  • Weight: 53.1 lbs
  • 4-years warranty

In-depth Review of the GreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp, 21-inch Lawn Mower

Ease of Use

Assembly-wise, theGreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp, 21-inch lawn mower is literally a dream-machine with no complicated parts or confounding assembly-line of screws and bolts! Straight out of the box, with the mere unfolding of the handle and adhering the discharge bag, this lawn mower is all ready to breeze through your lawn. However, please do remember that there is one grey area- knowing how to handle the cord. For starters, you ought to know that the length of the cord you purchase is inversely proportional to its gauge. So for a 100 feet extension cord (which I use), it needs to be a 14 gauge, and if you need a 150 feet one, the 12 gauge one is required. It is no doubt a hassle initially, to make sure the cord stays behind you and doesn’t get to the front. But trust me, you’ll get used to it as you keep mowing. Otherwise, the sheer ease of maneuvering this lightweight machine (especially the wheels are angled bang-on and run butter-smooth), makes up for the fact that you need to pay heed to the cord hanging behind! Here is a really neat instruction video by Greenworks on the cord retainer for extra easy usage of you mower without any troubles.

 

Cut Quality

A common complaint that many consumers (including me in the past) have had with GreenWorks, is that the blades aren’t sharpened to the fullest when the shipment is received. I’ve been told by Customer Care that this is in fact, a safety feature. And especially in case of this GreenWorks Corded Mower, it hasn’t been a problem at all, because the cut quality was surprisingly great. As an experiment, I used it to snip through different varieties of turf grass-patches of Perennial RyeGrass, Zoysia and even some rough Bluegrass. The cutting was fairly uniform. In fact, the final look of the lawn clearly reflected that it was mowed by a seasoned professional (which it was!) An important tip I’d like to give you, is to make sure you wipe the 21 inch stainless steel deck dry, prior to storing it in your garage after a mowing session. The reason is simple of course- to avoid any chances of rusting and improve longevity of the blades!

 

Height Adjustment

As far as the height leveling of the GreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp, 21-inch lawn mower is concerned, you can chose from a cutting level as deep as 3.75 inches, to one as low as 1.75 inches. There are a total of 7 different heights that you can chose to mow at, depending on the height of your grass, topographical conditions, presence of thatch, weather conditions etc. For instance with cool season grasses, it wouldn’t be a wise decision to mow it too short unless it’s Early Fall. Whereas in the case of warm season turf grass, wait till Late Spring before you decide to go on a massive cutting spree!

GreenWorks 25112 Height Adjustment

You got 7 height settings to choose from.

GreenWorks 25112 Height Settings Detail

Easy Single Lever Height Adjustment

Motor Power

One of the best aspects of mowing your lawn with the GreenWorks 25112, is that this corded gizmo will save you on a lot of time and effort, trying to ‘doubly or triply’ go through lush patches. Unlike several other flimsy, low power mowers, this one will just charge through thick and thin with amazing unstoppability. The phenomenal 13 Amp motor will definitely not make you want to reach out for a mask or a pair of ear muffs, but it does its job at superlative efficiency. Way to go GreenWorks, for coming up with this awesome lawn maintenance machine!

 

Maintenance

GreenWorks 25112 13 Amp Foldable Handle

Easy storage thanks to the foldable handle

Having been a landscaping enthusiast for years, I’ve always stuck to facts, solid research and provided my customers with holistic info. You see, GreenWorks Mowers may have certain faltering in terms of the blades needing to be sharpened after a while, the mulching not as fine as expected etc. But I’d go with these beautiful models any day, as opposed to traditional, heavy duty gasoline mowers. The reason is simple. The maintenance hassles are close to zero, and almost all of the models (including this one, the GreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp, 21-inch lawn mower is covered by a 4 years- materials, parts and workmanship warranty. No messy fuel mixing, no motor greasing, no overheating and no pull cords that get defunct with time.

 

Cost Effectiveness

Adjudging the cost-effectiveness of any given lawn mower is a complicated task. That’s because you need to think of all cost components like initial investment which includes the selling price, cost of add-ons (like cord reel and extension cord in this case), maintenance-related costs, fuel or electricity cost, cost of batteries in case of cordless mowers etc. Thankfully in case of the GreenWorks 25112, you can instantly rid yourself of battery replacement and fuel costs. On a rough estimate, the electricity costs you somewhere around 9 cents an hour (going by the stats of the 13 Amp Motor drawing in 120 V power). So you cannot help but marvel at the fact that you’ve partaken an attractive deal!

GreenWorks 25112 13 Amp Lawn Mower

$193.99


PROS:
  • Resilient Steel Deck
  • Efficient 13 Amp Electric Motor
  • 3-in-1 mower

CONS:
  • You need to get used to long cord while moving around

8.7 Total Score
Effective Corded Electric Mower!

Here’s a machine that transforms the ‘traditional monotony’ of lawn mowing into an enjoyable and completely non-stressful activity. Given its power-packed performance, fuss-free operation, minimal noise and zero emission, it goes without saying that this eco-friendly model from Greenworks is backed by solid research and the latest technology. Hence, the GreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp, 21-inch lawn mower is counted amongst the most effective corded lawn mowers available for domestic use today!

8.8Editor's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
8.5
Height Adjustment
8.5
Motor Power
9
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
9
8.5User's score
Ease of Use
7
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustment
9
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
10
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8.7 Total Score
Effective Corded Electric Mower!

Here’s a machine that transforms the ‘traditional monotony’ of lawn mowing into an enjoyable and completely non-stressful activity. Given its power-packed performance, fuss-free operation, minimal noise and zero emission, it goes without saying that this eco-friendly model from Greenworks is backed by solid research and the latest technology. Hence, the GreenWorks 25112, 13 Amp, 21-inch lawn mower is counted amongst the most effective corded lawn mowers available for domestic use today!

8.8Editor's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
8.5
Height Adjustment
8.5
Motor Power
9
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
9
8.5User's score
Ease of Use
7
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustment
9
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
10
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General Info

Brand
GREENWORKS
Mower Type
Deck Size
21 inch

Features

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

Height Settings

Blades
1
Height Positions
7
Max. Height (inch)
3.75
Min. Height (inch)
1.75

Motor Info

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

Buyer Guarantee

Warranty
1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Otis E. Burnham June 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    4.25
    Ease of Use
    70
    Cut Quality
    80
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Motor Power
    80
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    Like me, if you are one that has been using heavy lawn mowers to cut the grass their whole life, this one will be a sigh of relief. Coming to pros and cons:

    + PROS: 1)Highly efficient blades 2)Cutting speed is great 3)Great height adjustment feature 4)Highly cost efficient
    - CONS: Just one – it does not move on its own. You have to drag it. Although, it’s easy to drag but I expect self-moving mowers at this price tag.
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