Keeping your lawn from growing into an unruly mess can be a tedious task, but if you have the right corded lawn mower, the job can go by with hardly breaking a sweat (not literally). In this comparison guide, we’re going pit three corded lawn mowers in a battle royale to see which brand—Greenworks, BLACK+DECKER, or Sun Joe—is most deserving of your love. Read on to find out!
The motor is the heart and soul of any corded electric lawn mower. The beefier the motor, the better the tool will cut tall grass and weeds without bogging down. The Greenworks is sporting a large 12-amp motor that delivers a no-load cutting speed of up to 3600 RPM. The heat-treated steel blade will cut grass like a knife through warm butter, leaving a 20-inch trail of grass clippings.
20-inch Steel Deck
The Greenwork’s deck is made of rugged steel to withstand bumps and bruises when gliding it along grassy terrain. The blade reaches the full 20 inches from side to side to clear humungous lawns in fewer passes compared to the other models. There’s a slight tradeoff of maneuverability around tight corners, but the lightweight design of this tool (56 pounds) makes lifting and repositioning the lawn mower a breeze.
3-in-1 Cutting, Mulching, Bagging
The Greenworks is one of the most versatile corded electric lawn mowers out there. With three modes to choose from, you can leave your yards as spotless as you’d like without switching between heavy tools. The cutting feature discharges clipping to the side to feed your lawn with natural nutrients, or you can attach a rear bag to collect all clippings for disposal elsewhere. If you have a compost heap or tumbler at home, you can make use of the mulching tool to cut grass down to a mulchable size.
Equipped with a 10-amp motor, you might expect the B+D to be incapable of performing as well as the Greenworks, but this simply isn’t the case. The B+D’s delivers a cutting speed of 4000 RPM to totally and utterly demolish tall grass and weeds in the blink of an eye. The result is a 15-inch trail of stubby grass remains. All of the clippings are stored inside of a detachable debris collection bag.
30% Better Clipping
B+D claims that this lawn mower performs 30% better than other models on the market. Whether this claim is true or not, we don’t know, but what we’re sure of is that the winged blade does an excellent job on most if not all yards with any grass type of most reasonable lengths.
6 Adjustable Height Positions
Whether you’re looking for a military buzz cut or not, this B+D corded electric lawn mower can deliver. It offers six adjustable height settings ranging from 1 to 3 inches to leave your lawn looking exactly as you want it to. However, if you’re super-picky about how your lawn looks, you might want to consider checking out the 7-setting height positions on the Greenworks (1/2 to 3-3/4 inches) and Sun Joe (0.98 to 2.87 inches).
Sun Joe MJ403E
The motor in the Sun Joe is somewhat in the middle ground between the three. Packing a 13-amp motor that spins a 17-inch mower blade at a rate of 3500 RPM, the Sun Joe isn’t nearly as powerful as the previous models. However, that’s not to say that it doesn’t do an excellent job at mowing and mulching. Plus, it weighs a mere 31.5 pounds, making more much easier to lift and reposition than either the Greenworks or the B+D.
Cutting and Mulching Action
The Sun Joe doesn’t offer toss grass clippings to the side, but instead every strand of mowed grass gets stored inside of a 12-gallon detachable fabric bag. By placing a mulching tool inside of the Sun Joe, you can further cut grass clippings down a quick decomposing size for your compost heap or tumbler.
Safety Instant Start
The way the Sun Joe works is by pressing a safety and simultaneously pulling on the lock lever. This two-step system ensures that children or irresponsible adults will not expose themselves to the dangers of a 3600-RPM mower blade. The lever needs to be pulled continuously for the mower to work.
Greenworks vs. BLACK+DECKER vs. Sun Joe: Which Corded Lawn Mower Reigns Supreme?
Based on our findings, the Greenworks takes the cake with the B+D coming in at a close second. The Sun Joe trails in third place, but it’s not a bad lawn mower at all—in fact, it’s an inexpensive mowing-mulching machine. Whichever brand you decide to go with, your conscience can rest assured that your new corded electric lawn mower will not leave a tremendous carbon footprint on the environment.
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