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 from Kansas City, MO,  May 19, 2010

VERY PROMPT shipping.... and cannot beat the price. I saved $30 off ****** list price too boot! Good JOB OVERSTOCK! Just yesterday used for the first time my new Earthwise 20" cordless mower. It did a nice job cutting and mulching in my opinion. Liked the easy start (after figuring out that the key is a pretty snug fit and has to go ALL the way in.... wrestled the thing into my trunk and lugged it to authorized service center thinking it was defective and looked like an idiot -by the way... Earlier called Earthwise 800 number with questions three different times before I finally found a person that knew anything... and don't call on weekends - they don't answer. AND that isn't really Earthwise you are calling but rather some "sort" of tech support (marginal) or distribution company). ALSO, need to realize that the battery indicator on the mower doesn't light up unless the mower is RUNNING! Anyway, back to the mower itself. I was pleased at how it cut,,, but was fearful of low battery life after about 40 minutes. Have to step lively if you want to finish a yard (mine is pretty small) on only one charge and have tall grass. Plus... my hand was aching from holding the lever on and had to stop several times to rest my aching right hand (finally cheated and used a rope). The biggest problem is it is SO DARN HARD TO PUSH! WOW!!! I have done my share of mowing with gas mowers that were NOT self-propelled and NEVER have I encountered any mowers even close to the awkwardness and difficulty in maneuvering and the sheer physical force needed to push that thing around my relatively flat yard. True grass was somewhat tall in the back but beware if your yard has the slightest incline or slope or lots of twists and turns, you definitely have your work cut out for you.Especially if you are short -handle setting is a little too tall. I was debating what would happen first, my finishing the yard,,, or fainting. If you mow frequently, you can cancel your membership to the gym and just mow! Kill two birds with one stone. PROS: Eco-friendly, quiet, cuts nicely (if grass isn't too tall), Easy to change cutting levels, Great strength-building/cardio workout. CONS: battery life questionable, hand cramps and potential for stroke or heart attack. Fine for small, FLAT yards. Hope I don't have significant battery issues or wheel problems I have seen in other reviews. SO FAR, I would recommend to others but must keep in mind the drawbacks.

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