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Kobalt 80v mower w/ 2 batteries: $400 (or as low as $336) @ Lowes (online & BM)

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Kobalt 80-Volt Max Brushless Lithium Ion (Li-ion) 21-in Deck Width Cordless Electric Push Lawn Mower with Two Batteries

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-8.../999929526

Product Description:
  • Kobalt 21-in cordless electric push lawn mower offers an eco-friendly way to help maintain your lawn
  • 80-volt max brushless motor with electric start delivers great power and runtime, ensuring the ultimate cutting performance
  • 7-position single-lever height adjustment allows you to achieve the perfect cut on all grass types
  • 3-in-1 design allows you to mulch, rear bag or side discharge your grass clippings
  • 21-in steel cutting deck provides durability, so you can easily tackle hilly areas and overgrowth
  • Includes two 80-volt max, 2.0-Ah Li-ion batteries and 30-minute charger for added convenience
  • Includes bagger, so you can collect grass clippings as you mow for a tidy-looking lawn
  • 7-position single lever height adjuster for the perfect cut on all grass types
Product Comparisons & Reviews:
4.5 star review average from 200+ reviews.
Run-Time: Some reviewers mentioned that the mower runs for 30-minutes on one battery charge. They also mentioned that this is approximately the same amount of time is needed to charge a battery. Since there are two batteries included this enables continuous use of the mower as long as one is always charging. Seems like a huge plus.

Comparisons: Less expensive than the popular, but less powerful, Ego 56-volt and the Greenworks 80-volt mowers. Based on reviews, the Kobalt 80v seems to be in the same ballpark (please only respond to this comment if you actually have used the products!).
Warranty: 5-years

Price & Discounts:
  • $449 on lowes.com now through 4/10 (10% off regular price).
  • $399 after adding a 50 off 250 coupon.
    Note: Coupons are available on Ebay for $0.99 (there's probably somewhere to get them free but I didn't bother to track that down).
  • 5% Discover at home improvement stores this quarter
  • 11% Discount: Lowe's mail-in rebate -- https://www.lowes.com/pdf/11percentrebate.pdf (for select locations)
Final price after all discounts: $336
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I bought one of these last summer. I like it.
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I have this same 80V two battery kobalt lawn mower, bought with 10% coupon year back. I like it very much. For about 3000sft lawn (not flat), it uses one battery when it's dry outside and mowing every month. But when lawn is wet or if I did not mow for like 6 weeks, then I need to use both batteries. But i like the mower, much lighter and it's definitely not loud at all (comparing to my neighbor's gas mower). When I mow after lot of growth, I do two passes, so use both batteries.
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I have this same 80V two battery kobalt lawn mower, bought with 10% coupon year back. I like it very much. For about 3000sft lawn (not flat), it uses one battery when it's dry outside and mowing every month. But when lawn is wet or if I did not mow for like 6 weeks, then I need to use both batteries. But i like the mower, much lighter and it's definitely not loud at all (comparing to my neighbor's gas mower). When I mow after lot of growth, I do two passes, so use both batteries.
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I bought one of these last summer. I like it.
It seems like a good alternative to the Ego. The Kobalt is less expensive and more powerful and people seem to be very happy with it. I haven't tried mine yet so it's good to hear that after a year you still have good things to say.
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Glad it advertises electric start. I'd hate to be pulling a cord on a battery powered mower.
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Love mine. paid 400 last year on a similar sale and using those 10% off gift cards ontop from ebay. Not sure if any of those deals are still available right now but might want to check. The mower got me through the season no problem. Haven't tried to power it up yet this season but no reason it wont.

This model is a rebranded greenworks, but the batteries and ever so slightly different and therfore batteries and accessories are not interchangeable. If you planned on getting other tools, just consider that I have noticed the greenworks tools going on sale all the time, but rarely see the other kobalt tools on sale. On the other hand the Kobalt tools have 5 year warranty over the 4 years on the greenworks tools. this mower has my recommendation fwiw since it is the first mower I owned outside of a manual push reel mower.
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how does this compare to greenworks deal from yesterday. is it worth spending extra if you are buying it for first time
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This model is a rebranded greenworks, but the batteries and ever so slightly different and therfore batteries and accessories are not interchangeable
There have been threads about Poulan 40v and Greenworks 40v products being interchangeable after just trimming a few small plastic pieces. Out of the box, they are designed to be slightly different and not interchangeable just like you described. I wonder if it's the same situation with Kobalt 80v and Greenworks 80v. Have you seen them side-by-side or read any comments on this?
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how does this compare to greenworks deal from yesterday. is it worth spending extra if you are buying it for first time
The primary difference is the amount of power and this was the deciding factor for me. Many people complained about not enough power with Greenworks 40v and that they have trouble mowing if the grass isn't completely dry or if the grass gets very long.

Some people also mention quick charging with this mower but I read slightly different specs on that depending on which site I was on so I assume the charging is faster with the Kobalt I'm not sure how much.

There is also the difference of batteries only being compatible with products from the same brand. HOWEVER, If this is a rebranded Greenworks mower then I have a suspicion that the Kobalt 80v batteries may be compatible with Greenworks 80v products in a similar way as the Poulan/Greenworks 40v batteries.
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batteries last 30-40 minutes and charge in the same amount of time so u can get continuous use if u just keep one on the charger (it comes with 2 batteries). I should mention one minor annoyance, the mower auto detects grass thickness and spins the blade faster. the problem is there is about a 3 second lag built in, probably so it isn't changing constantly. So if u have a patchy lawn, you will have it ramping up and down in power. I didn't have trouble cutting my thick patches on the slow speed so it's not like u need to stop and wait for the change.
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You are not locked into any 1 brand if you go gas. Gas mowers are cheaper, more powerful and have unlimited run time as well.

From CR:

Highs
• Relatively quiet operation
• Easy to push, pull, and turn.

Lows
• Subpar at dispersing clippings evenly in side-discharge mode.
• We judged this model only so-so for cutting evenness in its mulching and side-discharge modes.

If you want to have electric then go all the way and get a robotic mower...\

http://www.provantage.com/positec...fgodTOYLiA

From CR:

Highs
Low price
Easy to install
Easy to program
Cutting performance was among the best
Ongoing operation was easy to maintain
Four-sided cutting blades were easy to change

Lows
Can get stuck in small depressions
Trimming required around the charging station and obstacles like trees
Initial installation will take 2 to 3 hours
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i have this lawnmower and its really great for 1/4 acre or smaller sized lawns. any larger and i would suggest the self propelled ego. it may not have the same power as gas-powered machines, but battery-powered ones are quieter, no smell and much less maintenance.
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I bought the 40V version in 2015. I will never go back to gas...
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Lowes also has the 11% mail in rebate going right now. I cant seem to find the pdf online. I have it printed at home.

Edit- found it
https://www.lowes.com/pdf/11percentrebate.pdf
Link includes rebate form and list of participating stores
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Lowes also has the 11% mail in rebate going right now. I cant seem to find the pdf online. I have it printed at home.
only for certain areas...(think Menard areas)
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