I have been looking for a cordless mower to replace my gas hog for a couple of years now. I didn't want to mess with an electric cord and wanted one with a removable battery for winter storage. I read reviews on several brands and models and pretty much decided on this one. I like the ease of starting, low volume and clean cutting action. Some of the reviews I read complained of the back flap getting cut up when backing up, but that hasn't happened to me; the flap isn't long enough to reach the blade. My only complaint, if any, would be the weight and the fact that I find it harder to push than my old one. Then again, I could use the exercise. So far - so good.