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Ryobi 16" 13Amp Electric Mower for $79 at Home Depot

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Went to my local Home Depot to pick up some plant food and saw this. Don't know how good it is but it has 4.5 stars on Amazon. Need comments from experienced users; positive or negative are all welcome.
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Created 08-07-2020 at 01:49 PM by NLccc
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I was premature... the amps should have told me it's corded...
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Corded is usually bad for most yards.
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16" is small, too many passes. Get a used Ego for $200-300 and call it a day.
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Bought it at full price recently. If you have a small lawn its great. Super lightweight, like a toy. Gets the job done fairly well. It did buckle on parts where my grass was extremely overgrown, but I did had it at the lowest cutting setting at that time. After I changed it to 3, I never had an issue. Just keep in mind you're gonna need a good 12 gauge extension cord and mowing with a cord takes a little bit of getting use to. Overall I prefer over my gas lawn mower.
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Corded is usually bad for most yards.
I love my corded mower. Tons of power, no maintenance, and no battery charging. As long as you are mowing in a pattern you should never have to worry about running over the cord. Been using mine for a decade+ with no maintenance besides sharpening the blade and rewrapping the handle with bicycle tape.

16" deck on this one, though, that would be a bit of a bummer.
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Appears to be this [homedepot.com] mower?

Brickseek linky [brickseek.com].

On clearance in my area, but OOS in all but one store, and that one is showing "low stock". Must have been discounted for a bit.
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Bought it at full price recently. If you have a small lawn its great. Super lightweight, like a toy. Gets the job done fairly well. It did buckle on parts where my grass was extremely overgrown, but I did had it at the lowest cutting setting at that time. After I changed it to 3, I never had an issue. Just keep in mind you're gonna need a good 12 gauge extension cord and mowing with a cord takes a little bit of getting use to. Overall I prefer over my gas lawn mower.
Gas stinks. So unhealthful. Rather be inconvenienced over having cancer.
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Gas stinks. So unhealthful. Rather be inconvenienced over having cancer.
Guess you don't drive a car either. Or you must have a Tesla.
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It is great i got one... Have small front yard.... Very quiet... Bought the 50ft extension cord from Walmart at 12.xx dollars... I would buy again
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when i first saw these popping up with the number of amps, i figured it had a bunch of battery slots. oh well. i figure dealing with an extension cord still beats the anguish of yanking a gas powered starter cord 40 times. Smilie
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Guess you don't drive a car either. Or you must have a Tesla.
Yes ev is much better. But at least an ice has a catalytic converter. Gas mowers you are breathing in pure toxicity. Its so bad you can smell it on your clothes. Dont understand why people are okay with that.
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I love my corded mower. Tons of power, no maintenance, and no battery charging. As long as you are mowing in a pattern you should never have to worry about running over the cord. Been using mine for a decade+ with no maintenance besides sharpening the blade and rewrapping the handle with bicycle tape.

16" deck on this one, though, that would be a bit of a bummer.
I think the inches is not too big a deal. Mowers like these are designed for small lawns in the first place since your extension cord is not supposed to be more then 100ft. The big advantage of this ryobi over the much cheaper sunjoe 14inch 14-15 amp ($50 or less on sale all last year and earlier) is mulching capability and compact storage.

I envy this one a bit, and the smaller 13 inch version, due to it's easy storage. There are plenty of small homes near cities that the smaller form factor is a big plus. Taking an extra 10 minutes every two weeks is a bit of a pain (but if you mulch it's quicker), but you can't add square ft to your storage area without moving really. If I see it in a home depot for this price I'm probably a buyer and will leave my sunjoe taken apart in deep storage as a backup. I really dislike how much space the sunjoe takes fully put together. I could stack two+ ryobies on top of each other for the same space it uses.
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full price and out of stock around me according to Brickseek.

I bought a 20" corded about 4 years ago and it is starting to have issues with really tall grass, so may be needing another one soon.

I have no issues with corded mowers, just start close to the house and work your way away, cord is not an issue. Even my 13 year old son has figured it out.
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Something which often surprises people is that while gas lawn equipment Doesn't use that much gas, it polluted (particulates/smog) waaaaay more than even the thirstiest gas vehicles. 30 minutes of leaf blower usage is apparently about 800 miles of driving in a raptor V8 F150 truck, despite burning barely any fuel.

At this point for retail (aka consumer) lawn equipment use battery/electric is the way to go. For industrial applications gas has some merit, though I wish regulations limited pollution on them just as they do with cars. Lung cancer/asthma is no joke.
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