Argos Worx WG778E 2 x 20 volt Powershare battery lawnmower £119.99
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Argos Worx WG778E 2 x 20 volt Powershare battery lawnmower £119.99

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Found 10th Jan
OK so this will soon be the old model and is due to be replaced by the WG779E.2 model which hasn't been released yet, due (31/1/2018), and is on Amazon for pre-order at £199.99. The only difference I have spotted is the new model is 34cm cutting width and this one is 33cm. I've been looking at this mower for a while as I have 2 Worx Powershare 20 volt drills & batteries. So I will have 2 sets of batteries to use with this lawnmower. Half the weight of my current Honda Izy petrol 16" lawnmower. Seems to be enough stock around at the moment. My first deal & thanks to everyone for all the good deals I've had on here.
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Seems like a good deal I wonder if it has a brushless motor ?

I replaced my Petrol with a 36v mower with a brushless motor and its done the job well for two seasons now. As you say much lighter.
Edited by: "jerrysimon" 10th Jan
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jerrysimon18 m ago

Seems like a good deal I wonder if it has a brushless motor ?I replaced my …Seems like a good deal I wonder if it has a brushless motor ?I replaced my Petrol with a 36v mower with a brushless motor and its done the job well for two seasons now. As you say much lighter.


I've had a look through the paperwork and there is no mention of specifications for the motor, it has taken me 15 minutes to assemble, only needs a philips type screwdriver.
Safety key is on a lanyard, could be removed to stop children playing with the mower or remove the batteries.

All the best for 2018, and lets save some money!
Very tempted. I spend longer dealing with extension cables than actually mowing my two lawns.

The three year guarantee is reassuring, but I presume it doesn't cover the li-ion batteries fading? (I've just bought the refurb Dyson V6 and noticed battery fade is excluded from the warranty)
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terriclarkfan12 m ago

Very tempted. I spend longer dealing with extension cables than actually …Very tempted. I spend longer dealing with extension cables than actually mowing my two lawns.The three year guarantee is reassuring, but I presume it doesn't cover the li-ion batteries fading? (I've just bought the refurb Dyson V6 and noticed battery fade is excluded from the warranty)


Battery warranty is 12 months only. Product needs to be registered within 30 days to get the 3 year warranty.
Batteries supplied with the mower are 2.0Ah, my Worx drill batteries are 1.3Ah.
Edited by: "whathesmeg" 10th Jan
That's a great price - my Bosch battery mower was over £400, though it does make a wider cut. A replacement battery for my Bosch costs more than this mower and I use other compatible tools too!

Has anyone used the Worx and Bosch and can comment on a comparison? The Bosch is great but there's nothing fancy about it!
Edited by: "Besford" 11th Jan
My wife is gonna get really pissed off with this site...
Good price for a lithium mower. This won't suffer from battery fade as it lithium not nicad or NiMH.
2ah battery, gawd that's got to be a massive pull on those batteries.

Be interesting to find the C rating on an individual cell.

My Ryobi came with a 5ah battery I'm guessing for this reason
mxer4504 h, 48 m ago

2ah battery, gawd that's got to be a massive pull on those batteries.Be …2ah battery, gawd that's got to be a massive pull on those batteries.Be interesting to find the C rating on an individual cell.My Ryobi came with a 5ah battery I'm guessing for this reason


The batteries are used simultaneously, so I guess that's equivalent to 4ah. My Bosch only has one 2.6 ah battery and has done good work for 5 seasons
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There is enough space in the battery compartment for the larger capacity batteries. I had got to the point that I didn't cut all my grass at the same time with my heavy petrol mower. This is a better deal if you already have some of the Worx 20v Powershare tools. The only downside to this system like the Ryobi One, you really want to have enough batteries, and not get caught out with tools that don't work when the battery design changes and you cannot get replacement ones.
A quick look on Amazon and the 4.0Ah batteries are around £60 each which would double the price of this mower, and you would not want big batteries to share with a hand tool. Some 3rd party 3.0Ah batteries on there but with mixed reviews.
Thank you, been looking for a replacement for a Rotak electric, the wire drives me mad. Also got last Strimmer from Homebase for £30 so 4 batteries available when mowing.
Edited by: "Reading1800" 11th Jan
I think the batteries are connected in series, so the capaacity is not doubled.

I have a Florabest (strange name, German) brushless 36v mower that has 37" cutting width and I have quite a large garden. I think this one would only be suitable for small gardens. Picked mine up for £149 from a post on here.

which.co.uk/new…09/

I have a second battery as they were used on other power tools and I picked one up cheap. As long as I cut it every week or so it only requires one 2.6Ah (93.6Wh) as the brushless motor is very efficient, hence why I asked about this one.

I have found it much lighter and easier to use than my petrol mower.
Edited by: "jerrysimon" 11th Jan
This appears to be a good value mower for people with small lawns, unfortunately mine is quite large and too wild so this wont be suitable even with spare batteries.
What’s classed as “small” I’m planning on getting this for approx 100m2 garden would it be ok?
I would say that's not small maybe small to mid. Electric mowers perform much better with brushless motors hence why these brushed motor mowers are cheaper.

Something like this which is about where they start price wise.

fruugo.co.uk/gre…wcB
Edited by: "jerrysimon" 11th Jan
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Donniey3 h, 42 m ago

What’s classed as “small” I’m planning on getting this for approx 100m2 gar …What’s classed as “small” I’m planning on getting this for approx 100m2 garden would it be ok?


On the box it claims 120 sq m - 230 sq m on a single charge, depends on length of grass and if it's wet etc.
jerrysimon4 h, 36 m ago

I would say that's not small maybe small to mid. Electric mowers perform …I would say that's not small maybe small to mid. Electric mowers perform much better with brushless motors hence why these brushed motor mowers are cheaper.Something like this which is about where they start price wise.https://www.fruugo.co.uk/greenworks-gd40lm45-40v-4ah-45cm-brushless-mower/p-8310533-20285939?gclid=Cj0KCQiAs9zSBRC5ARIsAFMtUXGROK7FNuOT9xRJ4S3j-fTsojEMWDby4cEPHFpZje7ytJyApUKsqqgaAo9wEALw_wcB


Is the difference worth the extra price? Don’t know much about them.
Donniey1 h, 33 m ago

Is the difference worth the extra price? Don’t know much about them.


The 36v brushed one I tried did cut my lawn, but the brushless one certainly performs better and the battery lasted longer. Pays your money takes your choice I guess.
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Tested mine yesterday, did about 8 sq metres before I got the battery low warning. Swopped to my drill batteries 1.3 Ah and did approx 90 sq metres on the smaller batteries. Grass not very long and quite dry for a winter cut. I'm not concerned about the short battery life as they won't get up to full capacity until they have had a few charge cycles. I've had the 1.3 Ah batteries for nearly 2 years so they have had approx 6 charge cycles each.
Smaller cut than my 40 cm Honda Izy, but not noticeable as the Worz handles much better and still cuts at walking pace.
Fills the grass bag up right to the last bit.
No more fetching and storing petrol.
whathesmeg2 h, 31 m ago

Tested mine yesterday, did about 8 sq metres before I got the battery low …Tested mine yesterday, did about 8 sq metres before I got the battery low warning. Swopped to my drill batteries 1.3 Ah and did approx 90 sq metres on the smaller batteries. Grass not very long and quite dry for a winter cut. I'm not concerned about the short battery life as they won't get up to full capacity until they have had a few charge cycles. I've had the 1.3 Ah batteries for nearly 2 years so they have had approx 6 charge cycles each.Smaller cut than my 40 cm Honda Izy, but not noticeable as the Worz handles much better and still cuts at walking pace.Fills the grass bag up right to the last bit.No more fetching and storing petrol.


This.
Not used mine yet, but as above, smaller cut than my existing petrol mower, but at least I won't get a lung full of smoke when I do the first start, no noise worries, no storing the petrol for it, and have a collection of worx tools already.
whathesmeg14th Jan

Tested mine yesterday, did about 8 sq metres before I got the battery low …Tested mine yesterday, did about 8 sq metres before I got the battery low warning. Swopped to my drill batteries 1.3 Ah and did approx 90 sq metres on the smaller batteries. Grass not very long and quite dry for a winter cut. I'm not concerned about the short battery life as they won't get up to full capacity until they have had a few charge cycles. I've had the 1.3 Ah batteries for nearly 2 years so they have had approx 6 charge cycles each.Smaller cut than my 40 cm Honda Izy, but not noticeable as the Worz handles much better and still cuts at walking pace.Fills the grass bag up right to the last bit.No more fetching and storing petrol.


Can I just check...was the initial cut really just 8 sq meters? Was quite tempted by this deal but would like to cut my lawn all in one go.
I've just noticed that this brushless motor one is just £10 more and has a 4.0Ah Lithium-Ion battery
argos.co.uk/pro…674
I wonder if that is a better buy?
Edited by: "agnes" 17th Jan
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It takes a few charges for new lithium batteries to retain their full charge. So I wasn't concerned by the short battry life. The second set of batteries are drill batteries that are 2 years old (1.3 Ah) but still cut the rest of my grass.
Edited by: "whathesmeg" 17th Jan
@agnes Is that link the one you intended to post?
terriclarkfan9 m ago

@agnes Is that link the one you intended to post?


Oops, thanks a lot terriclarkfan....correct link added now!
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