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Recharge Mower PMLI-14 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (6)
Light Weight (5)
Easy To Store (4)
Quiet (3)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Cons
Durability (2)
Replacement Batteries Ar... (1)
Not Sure How It Will Hol... (1)
Expensive (1)
Low Quality (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jay B.
Chapel Hill, NC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
09
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Handle Snapped After Two Seasons
Just went to pull the mower out of the garage and the handle issue I started noticing at the end of 2012 finally fully revealed itself. If you've read any of my previous reviews, you know the problem with this unit concerns the mechanicals outside of the engine, battery and blade. I've long since let all the wheel caps stay off and lost the rear flap after a dozen mows.

About midway through the second season, I started seeing tears at the base of the grass catcher. It still holds the... more
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Bob
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Poor quality and cheap materials. Started to fall apart after 2 months. Wheels, height adjustment, push handles all broke and needed repair. Got almost 2 seasons out of battery before it went. $200.00 for replacement? Not me.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Expensive
Bob Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jay B.
Chapel Hill, NC
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Nice Surprize
Thought I owed a follow-up to my last posting after my replacement handle arrived today. The folks at Recharge sent me the part free of charge, just wish they'd have told me first since I built my own out of a piece of steel from Home Depot.

Happy to report no other issues have developed. The blade is easy to remove and sharpen, and the mower's powering through the spring growing season.
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Jeff
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower, Period.
I've used several electric mowers, ranging from corded electric black and decker to cordless Toros. This blows them out of the water. The weight of the battery and the versatility of the mower are second to none, quite literally: there are no other mowers on the market that are this light or maneuverable. If you're looking for a way to mow your lawn quickly, quietly and without much hassle, this is the winner.

In the fall, I actually used the mower as a lightweight leaf mulcher to pick up... more
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Dawne C.
Danville, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/16/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Boy How Mowers Have Changed
I haven't owned a mower in a really long time & what I've found was how much mowers have changed over the years. I didn't want to have to worry about gas, oil, filters & what not. Then I didn't want to have to drag a cord around when trying to mow the yard either. So I really shopped for the rechargeable mowers. I watched the on-line video & was very surprised that they made a light weight rechargeable mower that won't crack, dent, rust, had easy to adjust wheels & was quiet.... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Very Easy To Put Together
Dawne Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
Dawne Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I didn't have any problems with using the Mowers Direct website & didn't have problems when it came time to check out. The whole experience was a Great one."
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Karen M.
Tacoma, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/18/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Woman Hates Power Tools...
...but I love my new mower! I've been mowing my back yard with a push mower for 12 years. (I have a service do the front so it looks really good.) The old mower needed to be replaced and the lawn looked awful. Someone suggested a battery mower. So I researched and discovered the Recharge Mower (had never heard of it before). It was the perfect solution. It's extremely light, very quiet, battery comes out to re-charge or store inside, and I don't have to deal with gas or an electric cord.... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Quiet, Easy To Store
Karen Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
Karen's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Web site was easy to use. Order shipped very quickly, and product was in perfect shape on arrival."
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Fred D.
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/8/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied
I had never heard of a cordless electric mower until recently and after researching on line, I felt this Recharge mower would be perfect for my small yard. It arrived on time, was easy to "assemble" (not much required), and operates as promised. I can mow my entire yard on a single charge. I recommend it.
Fred Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Julie
Independence, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/2/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
It is perfect for my flat yard. The only negative comment I have is that the rear flap broke off after the second time using the mower.
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Derrick Henderson
Westerville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far, So Good.
Been using this mower for about a month now and have been very satisfied with it thus far. It does everything I need it to do.

Pros: Great for small yards. Lightweight and very powerful at proper cut height. Runs smooth and quiet. Works even when cutting at angles. Easy to set up, and easy to use.

Cons: Doesn't have a wide cutting radius. MUST maintain a tight grip on the bar or the engine will cut off. Not powerful enough to cut through thick grass at low cutting height.

I would... more
Derrick Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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David S.
Coventry, RI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For What I Needed.
I have an average size lawn and use a John Deere 30" riding mower but needed a smaller mower for trimming and hard to reach areas. This Recharge mower is perfect for this type of mowing. The battery lasts for two cuttings and the lightness and ease of use make this an outstanding value. Storage of this mower is so convenient and it sets up very quickly. After 2 months, I've had no issues except requests from my neighbors to borrow it!
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store, Quiet
Cons: Not Sure How It Will Hold Up, Replacement Batteries Are Very Expensive
David Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Mary S.
Minneapolis, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Perfect For Small People!
This little mower is just the thing for the small folk like myself. It's so easy to maneuver! The little battery is also very easy to manage. But compared to larger models? Yes, it doesn't run as long without charging, and the grass catcher fills up sooner and has to be emptied, and it doesn't cut as wide a swath. But so far, I'm willing to give that up for the comfort in using the Recharge. I've only had it for a month, so maybe other things will happen...but so far, It's Good!
Mary Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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James C.
Pittsburgh, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/11/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mower
Well I like the weight of it. The width 14" makes it harder to complete the job. I find that the highest height still is not the 6" that I want when putting on lowest setting it stalls with clumps of grass so I have to bag it have not been able to use mulch setting as it will stall. Its still is a good mower though, and I wish it ran for more that 30 min. Cleaning the underneath is difficult since you can not hose it off...it beats having gas/oil motors... That's all...James
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Thomas C.
Columbus, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow!!!
That's about all I could keep saying when I first used this mower!! It is light, easy to use, and will do some SERIOUS cutting! Much more powerful than I ever imagined...I've even used it on some 8" weeds along the road... no sweat. Also...Kudos to Mowers Direct...fastest and best service I've ever encountered over the internet. 3 days from order to arrival.
Thomas Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Peggy
Hollis, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not As Powerful In Thick Grass/weeds As I Expected
I have only used it once, over a week after receiving, due to unclear instructions of how to lock the handles in place. I made phone calls to the company's tech support- got a voice mail only, then sent an email. About 3 days later my email was answered with exact instructions. Why wasn't this explained or shown in a diagram in instruction book? I wasted 3 hours the day I had planned to use the mower first!

The best features: very light weight, color, extremely quiet, easy height adjusting... more
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David Ellis
The Villages, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/11/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower We Love It !
We searched the internet for this type of mower, and the price was reasonable so we purchased it and never had any problems.
David Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Would recommend this to any one..."
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Glenn
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For My Yard
I have a small yard but it still needs cutting, I did not want a loud, smelly, leaky gasoline mower. This one is just what I need. This is the 3rd year of use I had to have a battery replaced under warranty but it was no problem. The yellow tri-shaped wheel covers are not all there now and the rear sweep (?) required reinforcing. I got the weed eater too. I don't like buying cheep stuff and I have had mowers that barely last a year and some that have lasted several. But they all required oil... more
Glenn Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Jay
Chapel Hill, NC
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
End Of Season Report
I think these will be my last comments about this mower. I am still happy with the purchase, but continue to see problems with the mechanical design. I stopped putting the front wheel covers back on after about the seventh time they fell off. The latest issue has to do with the grass catcher. The nylon mesh already has a hole in it near the bottom.

The battery remained strong all season and my son even made a few bucks mowing the neighbor's lawn after they moved out and the house... more
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James
Orange Park, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/3/11
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recharge Mower
Love the mower! Perfect for my needs. The battery remains strong during the entire mowing process.

Highly recommend it for those who have smaller lawns.
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Bruce J.
Bothell 98036, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/12/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Perfect For My Use!
There is no story to tell.............it is perfect
Bruce Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Chris
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/13/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower For Price And Size
Very happy with this mower. Easy to use, and lightweight. The only thing I would change is the width. I wish it was a little wider.

Have to make lots of passes because it is narrow. But I just count it as an extra workout. For someone who doesn't want to deal with pull starts, gasoline and spark plugs, this mower is ideal.
Chris Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Earl Handley
Wilmington, DE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/19/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Is Easy And Quiet
The mower was easy to assemble. It runs much quieter than the gas mower I had. It is easy to push, and it cuts the grass very nicely. I use the grass catcher.
Earl Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Susan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/13/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased!
I've had my share of grief mowing lawns thru the years due to my small size and weight. This mower was made for me! Light, easy to maneuver, charging is a breeze. Haven't had it long enough to discover any problems, but I'm definitely pleased with it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Durability
Susan Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Ken B.
Bishop, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/29/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rechargable Mower
I like this mower very much so far. It actually behaves much better than I had expected.
Ken Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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John
Greenbelt, MD
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Needed Light Mower
Since I have to bring my mower up stairs from the basement to cut my small front yard, the Recharge Mower is the perfect fit for my situation.
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Jay
Chapel Hill, NC
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Recharge Update
I've had the mower for about a month now, and wanted to provide people with the benefit of my experience. I'm still very happy with the unit and have recently switched to bagging as the lawn continues to grow. The cut is good.

As I mentioned in my previous review, I had a few doubts about the mechanical design of the mower. I'll add two more points to this statement: 1) the rear 'flap' is too big and the blade ripped mine off the unit about the second or third mowing when I was pulling it... more
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Jay
Chapel Hill, NC
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far, So Good
After reading everything I could find on-line about battery operated lawn mowers, I narrowed my choices down to only those containing Lithium Ion batteries based on the drawbacks associated with lead-acid alternatives. More than just the extra weight, reviews for lead-acid powered units always mentioned the slow and steady death of the charging and mowing abilities.

That choice gave me about three alternatives, but the Bosch unit wasn't available in the U.S. and I didn't want a reel mower. ... more
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James R.
La Verkin, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/16/15
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
James In Sw Utah
Retired living in an arid environment.
Pros: Easy To Use
James Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I like it. I have a small back lawn so the battery has power to spare. It folds up easily for storage. No messy oil & gas. The height adjust easily too. The one thing I have problem with is the handle & front wheels stick out in the front making it hard to get close in corners. The collection bag works well. I use the mulch mode mostly and that works well also. Over all happy with this mower for my use."
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Richard M.
Westminster, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth Buying This Product
If you're looking for a well made and dependable lawn mower this is for you...while the width is small, it is good for small yards and dependable .
Richard Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Barbara L.
Ashland, WI
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Mower
I used this mower for the first time today. I am a smaller woman and not too strong. This isn't the most powerful mower and doesn't cut thru tall grass with ease. But it is LIGHT, easy to push, easy to start, easy to assemble and easy to adjust the cutting height.

I had to do some areas twice as the grass was a little long but the light weight, no starting worries, or no gas fumes or smell far outweighed the longer mowing time. I highly recommend this mower especially for a smaller... more
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Dennis F.
Sacramento, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/12/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Satisfied Customer
I've used this mower three times. So far it has operated very nicely. It is extremely light weight and easy to operate.

I love the light weight battery- it charges quickly.
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