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Our research shows these prices are up to 30% lower than the only other seller (Amazon.com sells the Push Mower for $402, the String Trimmer for $219, and the Leaf Blower for $185). -StrawMan86

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The self propelled mower come with 7.5Ah battery (label on it says 450 watt/hrs) which is very good (better than the Kobalt 80V/5Ah which is ~400 w/hrs). The push mower is 5am/300 watt/hrs. Rest of the tools with 2.5Ah.

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Helpful tip if you get the self propelled and don't read the manual:
If you try to reverse from self propelling forward motion, wheels will be locked. Gently push forward (manually) to unlock the wheels and then go back. There is a negative review about this on Lowes but it's not that big of deal in my opinion.
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I purchased this a few days ago when I was searching Lowes website for mowers on sale.

Here are some pros and cons from my first cut (I live in the Florida Panhandle and am cutting 2 week uncut St. Augustine on about 1/4 to 1/3 an acre. I bought the regular, non-propelled mower.

Pros:
1. Quiet. This is a bigger plus than you think. Allows early morning cuts.
2. No gas or oil
3. Much better for environment. Gas mowers are absolutely horrible for the environment. I'm surprised the EPA hasn't enacted stricter laws -- a little 4-5 hp gas mower puts out 10-30x emissions as a full sized car run the same amount of time nowadays!
4. Less vibration -- really almost no vibration.
5. Easy press button start.
6. Can fold up nicely and eliminate about 1/3 to 1/2 the storage space a regular gas mower takes.
7. About 20% lighter than the gas mower, so easier overall to push.

Cons:
1. HORRIBLE battery life. One charge lasted about 1/2 of my yard (so about 1/8 to 1/6 of an acre). Granted, this is Florida and if you don't live on the Gulf Coast where grass grows quickly and thickly, you may have better results.
2. HORRIBLE battery charging time. Search the reviews on Lowes and Amazon and everyone says it take 45-75 minutes to charge. Not even close. 3-4 hours is how long it's going to take to charge out the box. Second charge I thought would be a little less. Nope. If you only have one battery and it cuts out while mowing, might as well mow another day because you're going to have to go inside, shower, and do something else while it recharges.
3. Lot of plastic in the build. I know this is the way of today, but it just feels a lot cheaper than my metal gas mower.
4. The unknown with longevity. My current gas mower is about 20 years over with minimal maintenance. I will be shocked if this electric thing lasts half that time. We shall see.

I posted this review on Lowe's site, and they did not publish it because I gave the product one star. If they could get the battery power and recharging problems fixed, I'd give it 4 or 5 stars.
I then tried to post the review on Amazon, but due to "irregularities with reviews" (pretty much all reviews there, like Lowe's, were 5 star), you had to be a verified purchaser to review it. Fishy to say the least.

Oh if you do buy it on Lowe's, be sure to check the price of all the Lowe's in your area. I found the price was different at each and every store, with a range difference of $75!
And be sure to get a 20% off $100 coupon or a 10% off coupon (if you're not military) by purchasing one for 99 cents on eBay.
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I got the self propelled mower begging of summer, display model for $290 + tax. Very happy with it, much more powerful than my previous 13amp corded Kobalt mower. The battery has been great for me - 5000 (may be more) square feet or so and I have 30% spare left. It has steel body, unlike the EGO and Kobalt. Note about the charger - the manual says it may take 60-90 minutes for the 7.5 Ah battery to charge but it is actually 3 hours. That for me is a bonus because fast charging kills batteries. Not sure if I got the wrong charger with the mower as it was display models. A pleasant surprise is that it can propel without the blade spinning (I assume other manufacturers are the same but I did not expect it). The height settings are on the tall side - I can use #1 sometimes but never felt like it needs to go any lower. The highest setting is extra tall.

Got the string trimmer and blower 2 days ago. Mixed feelings about the blower - I wish it had attachment with smaller diameter at the end. Otherwise very powerful.

I am aware these may not be the cheapest prices for similar tools but for someone that got on this line of tools it may help. They do seem to be designed and manufactured very well. You can also use any size battery on any tool as they don't go in cavities in the smaller tools like other brands do.
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Stanley back and deck bought the craftsman brand and they are building the brand back to the quality it once was in years past. The craftsman line at sears is a lower grade quality and I would avoid them. STB uses the same battery manufacturer and builder as Dewalt. The differences are very very minimal and is basically just a rebrand of the tools, which is why dewalt now has multiple iterations on its tools.
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Thanks, looks promising. In for one. One of the reviews claims he was able to mow a 1/2 acre "totally flat" yard on one battery!

Does "on clearance" mean that this model has been discontinued? I thought B&D Craftsman was just getting started...
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This has brushed motor. The Kobalt is brushless.
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How much better is a brushless motor anyway? What would be the material impact to me as a homeowner?
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This has brushed motor. The Kobalt is brushless.
I purchased the Kobalt 40v. Nice mower, but it leaves a lot of blades of grass uncut. I don't have an especially thick lawn. Returning.

The push mower here is only 5amp. Self Propelled is 7.5. Don't really need propelled; my property is flat. A bigger battery would be nice tho. 5a is cutting it close for finishing in 1 go. I wonder if the energy the propelling motor uses offsets the bigger battery? decisions, decisions...
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How much better is a brushless motor anyway? What would be the material impact to me as a homeowner?
It would give you longer runtimes
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Thanks, looks promising. In for one. One of the reviews claims he was able to mow a 1/2 acre "totally flat" yard on one battery!

Does "on clearance" mean that this model has been discontinued? I thought B&D Craftsman was just getting started...
I have a kobalt 80v and 1/2acre flat and need 2x 2ah Batts to do it(starter went out on rider lol). I have no doubts that a single 5ah would do it
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Just for others comparisons, I have the 40v Ryobi Self-propelled and love it. The self propelled has alot of torque so I use it to mow a really steep section behind my house that's too dangerous for it to be done on our zero turn. This thing pulls the hill like it's not even there. On flat land you have to set the speed to low as it can go otherwise you will be running to keep up with it. As for cutting it has had no issues cutting everything I've thrower at it. The motor will actually rev up more as needed. This extends the battery and have never had a situation where it didn't have enough power to do the job. The bagging system works really well too. I actually hedged and trimmed all of our bushes. Then use the mower to mulch the clippings and get sent to the bag. Makes cleaning up afterwards so much easier. As for there other 40v tools I can't comment on as I use all Milwaukee M18 FUEL. I do have the Ryobi 18v trim router and belt sander. I use a Milwaukee M18 to Ryobi adapter so I can use all my Milwaukee batteries on the Ryobi tools.
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I can't speak for this mower but I have the 60v Snapper with brushless motor. It is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I preach it's convenience and ability anytime I get a chance.
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I can't speak for this mower but I have the 60v Snapper with brushless motor. It is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I preach it's convenience and ability anytime I get a chance.
I have the same Snapper mower I got for $99. Price aside, it's still going strong and will be 3 years 9/2019 and is the best mower I've owned even if I paid retail for it. These battery mowers are great. Store the batteries in the house or a controlled climate and you'll have no issues. my almost three year old batteries are as still holding the same charge as new and I'm not kidding either.
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Seems to be a re-branded EGO mower lol

Same battery 2.5 ah, 5 ah and 7.5 ah. Also same brushed motor.

No way this is made by Dewalt. Unless Chevron owns Dewalt now.
I can't say about the motor and batteries other than the capacities but the construction seems better. Ego is all plastics.
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