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CORDED ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER BUYER'S GUIDE: How To Pick The Perfect Corded Electric Lawn Mower. Mowers Direct product experts discuss tips for buying a corded electric lawnmower. Advice on deck size, grass clippings and power sources for corded electric mowers.

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How to Pick the Perfect Corded Electric Mower

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Corded Lawn Mowers

Going green is as popular as ever. So are corded electric lawn mowers.

They are ideal for smaller yards and don't cost a fortune in gas and maintenance. Best of all, they are great for the environment, reducing your carbon footprint.

When it comes to purchasing a corded electric lawn mower, there are three important things you should consider:

Deck Size

Corded Mower Deck
Corded electric mowers come in a wide range of deck widths – from a 14” cutting path up to a 20” cutting path. Obviously, the wider the cutting path, the fewer trips you’ll need to mow your lawn, and the faster you can move on to other activities.

A wider cutting deck costs more, so you’ll need to decide if you want to pay a little more now for a little extra leisure time later.

Grass Clippings
Corded electric mowers give you the option of a 2-in-1 design, so you can side-discharge clippings on your lawn or mulch the clippings, which release nitrogen, a natural fertilizer.

With a 3-in-1 model, you will also be able to bag your clippings and keep your lawn looking neat and clean. Corded electric mowers don’t always do a good job when bagging, but they are very efficient as mulching mowers.

Extension Cords
Electric Mower Extension Cord
Corded electric mowers are powered by an extension cord and draw energy from an electrical outlet – just like a vacuum cleaner. Also, like a vacuum cleaner, corded electric mowers have the problem of dragging a cord behind.

You'll only be able to mow in a radius the length of your extension cord from your outlet. So to reach the far corners of your yard, you might need to use a different outlet.

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