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Electric Lawn Mower

Best Electric Lawn Mower in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best electric lawn mower in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

A lawnmower is essential to maintain the health of your lawn. And if your lawn is of medium or big size and you want to save manual effort, an electric lawn mower is exactly the thing you need. So, since you are clear about what type of lawnmower you need and the only hurdle is choosing the best electric lawn mower in India, we have got you covered.

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Rating

Cutting Width (in cm)

Collection Box

Power Rating (in Watt)

Pro's & Con's

Self-propulsion

Weight (in kg)

Cutting Mechanism

Cutting Height (in mm)

Collection Box Capacity (in litres)

Speed (in RPM)

Carry Handle

Height Adjustment Level

Warranty

EMAX32S-GB Electric Lawn Mower

Black + Decker

EMAX32S-GB Electric Lawn Mower

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9.5 / 10

12/2020

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32

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1200

Bag fill indicator
Cable storage
Handle height adjustment
Foldable handles facilitate compact storage
Closest edge cutting
Not suitable for large lawns
Hand-push
7.4
Rotary/Metal Blade
20-60
35
Not mentioned
3
2 years

Black + Decker

BEMW451BH

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9.4 / 10

12/2020

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32

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1200

Bag fill indicator
Ideal for smaller lawns up to 300m
Blade security brake
Foldable handles enable compact storage
High-performance blade delivers 80% better collection
No cable storage
Not suitable for large lawns
Hand-push
10.15
Rotary
23-63
35
Not mentioned
3
6 months

Black + Decker

EMAX38I

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9.2 / 10

12/2020

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38

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1600

Bag fill indicator
Cable storage
Adjust the cutting height with a single 'soft touch' lever
Foldable handles allow compact storage
Closest edge cutting
Challenging to assemble without instruction
Hand-push
14.7
Rotary/Metal Blade
20-70
45
Not mentioned
6
6 months

Sharpex

1800 Watt Electric Lawn Mower

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9.1 / 10

12/2020

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40

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1800

Razor-sharp blades cleanly and swiftly trim
Durable wheels with metal gear rim inside
The spinning blade rotates like a helicopter and leaves your lawn looking professionally manicured
Multiple handle height positions
Compact and slim frame with folding handles
Bulky
Hand-push
25
Rotary
20-75
55
2800
6
6-months warranty against manufacturing defect

Sansar Green

Makita ELM3720 Electric Lawn Mower

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9.0 / 10

12/2020

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37

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The coloured signal flap indicates when the collection bag is full
3-cut maize system for picking up fallen leaves
Maintenance-friendly polypropylene cutting deck
Powerful and quiet electric motor
Cable management
Not ideal for medium to large-sized yards
Hand-push
14.80
Rotary
20 – 55
35
3500
3
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Kisan Kraft

1400-Watt Electric Lawn Mower

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9.0 / 10

12/2020

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40

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1.8hp powerful motor
Ergonomic design
Portable
Large grass box capacity
Easy to assemble
Bulky
Hand-push
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Rotary
25-70
50
2900
5
6 months

BKR®

300 Electric Lawn Mower

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8.8 / 10

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30

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1000

Even cutting
Lightweight
Ideal for small lawns
Easy to assemble
Stronger blade
Not at all suitable for wet grass
Hand-push
13
Rotary
Not mentioned
25
2900
3
Not mentioned

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EMAX32S-GB Electric Lawn Mower


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Pro's & Con's

Bag fill indicator
Cable storage
Handle height adjustment
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Closest edge cutting
Not suitable for large lawns

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Hand-push

Weight (in kg)

7.4

Cutting Mechanism

Rotary/Metal Blade

Cutting Height (in mm)

20-60

Collection Box Capacity (in litres)

35

Speed (in RPM)

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Carry Handle

Height Adjustment Level

3

Warranty

2 years

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Aditi Lohia

Buyer's Guide - Best Electric Lawn Mower in India

Maintain your lawn like a pro!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for electric lawn mower

What should you look for when buying a new electric lawn mower?

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Use Cases: The best electric lawn mower for you

Which type of electric lawn mower is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for electric lawn mower

Best practices for electric lawn mower usage and care.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for electric lawn mower

1.1 Types

There are several types of lawnmowers, but when we talk about the electric mower, it is further divided into two categories- corded and cordless.

Both corded and cordless electric lawn mower comes with its advantages and disadvantages.

Corded mowers come with power cords. This type is best only if you have an outdoor power source and a lawn that is of small or medium size. Otherwise, you will need an extension cord, and you do not want to string several power cords together to reach the corners of your lawn. Moreover, you have to be careful avoiding situations where you might trip on the power cord, or worse, run over it with the mower and slicing them in two. On a good note, with corded mowers, you don’t have to worry about enough power to finish the whole job in one go.

A cordless or battery-powered mower gives you freedom from power cords and problems associated with it, including winding up the cable and storing it. Your only concern will be how much part of the job you can finish before the battery runs out. Therefore, check two things- area that a fully charged cordless mower can cover before the battery runs out and the total time the mower can run on a single charge. Usually, there is one or another area where performance suffers. For example, cordless lawnmowers that can run longer sometimes do not cut through thicker varieties of grass.

There are several types of lawnmowers, but when we talk about the electric mower, it is further divided into two categories- corded and cordless.

Both corded and cordless electric lawn mower comes with its advantages and disadvantages.

Corded mowers come with power cords. This type is best only if you have an outdoor power source and a lawn that is of small or medium size. Otherwise, you will need an extension cord, and you do not want to string several power cords together to reach the corners of your lawn. Moreover, you have to be careful avoiding situations where you might trip on the power cord, or worse, run over it with the mower and slicing them in two. On a good note, with corded mowers, you don’t have to worry about enough power to finish the whole job in one go.

A cordless or battery-powered mower gives you freedom from power cords and problems associated with it, including winding up the cable and storing it. Your only concern will be how much part of the job you can finish before the battery runs out. Therefore, check two things- area that a fully charged cordless mower can cover before the battery runs out and the total time the mower can run on a single charge. Usually, there is one or another area where performance suffers. For example, cordless lawnmowers that can run longer sometimes do not cut through thicker varieties of grass.

1.2 Lawn Size

Lawn size has a significant role to play in deciding which lawnmower to buy. Lawn size will determine what should be the type, self-propelled feature, weight, deck size, etc. of the mower. In other words, many other features depend on this one feature.

Lawn size has a significant role to play in deciding which lawnmower to buy. Lawn size will determine what should be the type, self-propelled feature, weight, deck size, etc. of the mower. In other words, many other features depend on this one feature.

1.3 Terrain

Terrain means nature of lawn. Is it flat and clear or hills and obstacles? A standard push or a reel mower is best for a small flat lawn. Whereas for hilly terrain, pick a self-propelled mower, which uses its engine to power the wheels. If you have rocks, fountains, flower beds or any such obstacle you need a mow that can be easily manoeuvred. A zero-turn radius mower that is easier to steer around will be best to fight such a situation.

Terrain means nature of lawn. Is it flat and clear or hills and obstacles? A standard push or a reel mower is best for a small flat lawn. Whereas for hilly terrain, pick a self-propelled mower, which uses its engine to power the wheels. If you have rocks, fountains, flower beds or any such obstacle you need a mow that can be easily manoeuvred. A zero-turn radius mower that is easier to steer around will be best to fight such a situation.

1.4 Starting Technology

Like gas-powered landowners, electric mowers do not call for pulling a heavy starter cord to start them. But there are different options available to get an electric mower going. One is, insert a key and pull the starter handle. Some mowers use a key and starter button option. The first one types mower come with a safety mechanism: if you let go of the handle, the machine shuts off.

Like gas-powered landowners, electric mowers do not call for pulling a heavy starter cord to start them. But there are different options available to get an electric mower going. One is, insert a key and pull the starter handle. Some mowers use a key and starter button option. The first one types mower come with a safety mechanism: if you let go of the handle, the machine shuts off.

1.5 Cutting Height

Consider cutting height for each model you shortlist. Typically, it varies from 20 to 70 mm, depending on the model. Lawnmowers come with a minimum cutting height of 30 mm as well, which can be frustrating in case of short lawns!

A  standard lawn height ranges from 35 to 45 mm, a short lawn height is between 20 to 30 mm while a pasture will be around 50 to 60 mm. Take height settings also into account. Most of the models come with 3 to 8 height settings. Different height settings come in handy when you have an overgrown lawn.

Consider cutting height for each model you shortlist. Typically, it varies from 20 to 70 mm, depending on the model. Lawnmowers come with a minimum cutting height of 30 mm as well, which can be frustrating in case of short lawns!

A  standard lawn height ranges from 35 to 45 mm, a short lawn height is between 20 to 30 mm while a pasture will be around 50 to 60 mm. Take height settings also into account. Most of the models come with 3 to 8 height settings. Different height settings come in handy when you have an overgrown lawn.

1.6 Cutting Width

Wider cutting blades simply means a few rounds required to cut the grass.

  • For small lawns, i.e. up to 50 sq. m., choose a mower with a cutting width between 30 cm and 34 cm.

  • For medium lawns, whose area is between 50 – 150 sq. m., get a mower with a cutting width between 35 cm – 40 cm.

  • For lawns with an area of more than 150 sq. m., a mower with a cutting width bigger than 40 cm will be best.

Wider cutting blades simply means a few rounds required to cut the grass.

  • For small lawns, i.e. up to 50 sq. m., choose a mower with a cutting width between 30 cm and 34 cm.

  • For medium lawns, whose area is between 50 – 150 sq. m., get a mower with a cutting width between 35 cm – 40 cm.

  • For lawns with an area of more than 150 sq. m., a mower with a cutting width bigger than 40 cm will be best.

1.7 Weight

The weight of a lawnmower plays a crucial role not only in the case of a manual type mower but electric as well, especially when the propel type is hand-push. Therefore, you must check the type of material used to make that electric lawnmower. After all, you don’t want to buy one that needs too much strength to use. The general rule is that the more metal there is, the heavier the mower will be. This is the reason that petrol mowers are usually the heaviest. Similarly, mowers designed especially for bigger lawns are bulky, as they have larger frames and wider cutting blades.

The weight of a lawnmower plays a crucial role not only in the case of a manual type mower but electric as well, especially when the propel type is hand-push. Therefore, you must check the type of material used to make that electric lawnmower. After all, you don’t want to buy one that needs too much strength to use. The general rule is that the more metal there is, the heavier the mower will be. This is the reason that petrol mowers are usually the heaviest. Similarly, mowers designed especially for bigger lawns are bulky, as they have larger frames and wider cutting blades.

1.8 Power Rating

The power of electric lawnmowers is measured in watt, and 'W' is the symbol used for it. A lawnmower must be powerful to cover the lawn in minimum time. A lawnmower with 100 to 1300 W power can cover 300 m² property. Whereas,1400 to 1800 W is right for covering the area above 300 m² and below 700 m².

The power of electric lawnmowers is measured in watt, and 'W' is the symbol used for it. A lawnmower must be powerful to cover the lawn in minimum time. A lawnmower with 100 to 1300 W power can cover 300 m² property. Whereas,1400 to 1800 W is right for covering the area above 300 m² and below 700 m².

1.9 Lawn Edges

Mowers that help in cutting close to the lawn edges and around the obstacles save your time spent afterwards in trimming the missed grass using a grass trimmer or shears. So, a mower with features like grass combs is always perfect.

Mowers that help in cutting close to the lawn edges and around the obstacles save your time spent afterwards in trimming the missed grass using a grass trimmer or shears. So, a mower with features like grass combs is always perfect.

1.10 Adjustable Height

As per lawn care experts, you should cut the maximum thirty per cent grass of its overall height. Cutting the grass at a level shorter than this weakens it and make it prone to disease and less resilient in the event of a hot, dry spell.

You need an adjustable height function because the height of the grass can vary. The reasons could be irregular mowing. And even if you do trim the grass regularly, grass can grow faster or slower at different times during the year. So, this feature comes in handy in either situation.

There are two aspects to consider while looking for this feature. First, the ease with which the mower’s height can be adjusted and second, height options. Speaking of the first aspect, some mowers have a separate lever for each wheel, and these can make things difficult at times because bringing all wheels at the same level is not easy. Also, there are mowers that adjust all the wheels simultaneously, although these can sometimes be hard to operate. While considering the second aspect, pick a mower that has at least three height options and the height range is between 38mm to 100mm.

As per lawn care experts, you should cut the maximum thirty per cent grass of its overall height. Cutting the grass at a level shorter than this weakens it and make it prone to disease and less resilient in the event of a hot, dry spell.

You need an adjustable height function because the height of the grass can vary. The reasons could be irregular mowing. And even if you do trim the grass regularly, grass can grow faster or slower at different times during the year. So, this feature comes in handy in either situation.

There are two aspects to consider while looking for this feature. First, the ease with which the mower’s height can be adjusted and second, height options. Speaking of the first aspect, some mowers have a separate lever for each wheel, and these can make things difficult at times because bringing all wheels at the same level is not easy. Also, there are mowers that adjust all the wheels simultaneously, although these can sometimes be hard to operate. While considering the second aspect, pick a mower that has at least three height options and the height range is between 38mm to 100mm.

1.11 Deck Size

The deck is that area that is attached to the wheels and covers the blade. If you look underneath a mower to access the blade, it means you are looking under the deck. Therefore, the general rule is deck width is equal to cutting width. If deck width is 20 inches, then with each pass of the mower, you will be cutting a 20-inch-wide swath of grass.

With a larger deck, you will cut more grass with each pass. But they have a downside as well. They are hard to navigate around the obstacles like flower beds and bushes. Smaller decks come in handy here as they are easy to manoeuvre.

The deck is that area that is attached to the wheels and covers the blade. If you look underneath a mower to access the blade, it means you are looking under the deck. Therefore, the general rule is deck width is equal to cutting width. If deck width is 20 inches, then with each pass of the mower, you will be cutting a 20-inch-wide swath of grass.

With a larger deck, you will cut more grass with each pass. But they have a downside as well. They are hard to navigate around the obstacles like flower beds and bushes. Smaller decks come in handy here as they are easy to manoeuvre.

1.12 Cutting Units

Type

Reel or cylinder mowers

In this, low power is required, and it works only for flat surfaces, not suitable for abandoned lawns.

Rotary

It needs an engine to run. The grass bends a little in this mechanism which further causes uneven and slightly ragged edge. It works great on the hills and rough terrain.

Airbag

The airbag is challenging to direct in a straight trajectory. However, it is manoeuvrable and suitable for rough terrain.

Type

Reel or cylinder mowers

In this, low power is required, and it works only for flat surfaces, not suitable for abandoned lawns.

Rotary

It needs an engine to run. The grass bends a little in this mechanism which further causes uneven and slightly ragged edge. It works great on the hills and rough terrain.

Airbag

The airbag is challenging to direct in a straight trajectory. However, it is manoeuvrable and suitable for rough terrain.

1.13 Sound

Most of the lawn mowers make a sound while operating. And some of them produce a noise loud enough to annoy you. Some lawnmower comes with mufflers to diminish the sounds of the lawnmower; you can look for this feature for silent operation.

Most of the lawn mowers make a sound while operating. And some of them produce a noise loud enough to annoy you. Some lawnmower comes with mufflers to diminish the sounds of the lawnmower; you can look for this feature for silent operation.

1.14 Durability

Look for features like maxi-clean filters or the overhead value technology (OHV) as they give a longer life to the machine. 

Look for features like maxi-clean filters or the overhead value technology (OHV) as they give a longer life to the machine. 

1.15 Grass Box

The capacity of a grass or collection box lies between 30 to 60 litres. For a small garden, a grass box with a 30-litre capacity will be sufficient. For medium and extensive gardens, a grass box with 30 to 50 litres and 50 to 60 litres capacity will be enough.

The capacity of a grass or collection box lies between 30 to 60 litres. For a small garden, a grass box with a 30-litre capacity will be sufficient. For medium and extensive gardens, a grass box with 30 to 50 litres and 50 to 60 litres capacity will be enough.

1.16 Carry Handles

Usually, electric lawnmowers are lightweight and can be carried by one person. However, some of them call for two people as well. In any case, if there is no prominent place to hold on to, the tool can prove to be uncomfortable. Check for carrying handles and an ergonomically designed handle will give you utmost comfort. Try not to lift a mower by its handlebar as the weight will not be distributed evenly in that case, and also, the handles might not be able to bear the weight of the rest of the mower.

Usually, electric lawnmowers are lightweight and can be carried by one person. However, some of them call for two people as well. In any case, if there is no prominent place to hold on to, the tool can prove to be uncomfortable. Check for carrying handles and an ergonomically designed handle will give you utmost comfort. Try not to lift a mower by its handlebar as the weight will not be distributed evenly in that case, and also, the handles might not be able to bear the weight of the rest of the mower.

1.17 Handlebar

The type of handlebar matters as it adds to the comfort and determines storage and transport. The adjustable handlebar helps you in adapting the height of the handle as per your requirement. There are lawn mowers that come with foldable and removable options to make the machine movement and storage easier.

The type of handlebar matters as it adds to the comfort and determines storage and transport. The adjustable handlebar helps you in adapting the height of the handle as per your requirement. There are lawn mowers that come with foldable and removable options to make the machine movement and storage easier.

1.18 Mulching

Taking the mower with a filled grass box to the compost heap to empty the box is a physically demanding task. To avoid this, people prefer a lawnmower with a mulching mode. It is a setting that finely chops and redistributes grass on your lawn and not collects it. There is no need to empty your grass collector, and there is no gradual increase in weight due to slowly filling collector bag. However, mulching is a setting best used for lawn maintenance and not lawn makeover because too many grass clippings on your lawn can damage the healthy grass.

Taking the mower with a filled grass box to the compost heap to empty the box is a physically demanding task. To avoid this, people prefer a lawnmower with a mulching mode. It is a setting that finely chops and redistributes grass on your lawn and not collects it. There is no need to empty your grass collector, and there is no gradual increase in weight due to slowly filling collector bag. However, mulching is a setting best used for lawn maintenance and not lawn makeover because too many grass clippings on your lawn can damage the healthy grass.

1.19 Self-propelled

Heavier lawn mowers need a lot of effort to push manually. Mowers like petrol or gas type have larger wheels, and a wider frame due to which having a self-propel feature in their case is really helpful. Before buying, you must check the self-propel feature carefully because moving the mower at a set speed is not suitable for all people. There are mowers available with adjustable self-propel function as well which lets you set your own pace. So, neither you will have to push, nor you have to jog along with the mower.

Heavier lawn mowers need a lot of effort to push manually. Mowers like petrol or gas type have larger wheels, and a wider frame due to which having a self-propel feature in their case is really helpful. Before buying, you must check the self-propel feature carefully because moving the mower at a set speed is not suitable for all people. There are mowers available with adjustable self-propel function as well which lets you set your own pace. So, neither you will have to push, nor you have to jog along with the mower.

1.20 Ball Bearing Wheels

Ball-bearing wheels are more comfortable to push as compared to bushing-type wheels. You need this option more in a few situations like larger yard, difficult terrain, or while hauling around a bag of clippings (with or without mulched leaves).

Ball-bearing wheels are more comfortable to push as compared to bushing-type wheels. You need this option more in a few situations like larger yard, difficult terrain, or while hauling around a bag of clippings (with or without mulched leaves).

1.21 Blade-brake Clutch

High-end walk mowers have the brake feature. It lets you release the operator control handle without stopping the engine. You can pause your mowing, get rid of the obstacle from your way and continue mowing without restarting the engine.

High-end walk mowers have the brake feature. It lets you release the operator control handle without stopping the engine. You can pause your mowing, get rid of the obstacle from your way and continue mowing without restarting the engine.

1.22 Drive System

Type

Front-wheel

It is fit only for flat lawns and provides manoeuvrability when turning.

Rear-wheel

Due to larger diameter, they work well on slopes and uneven terrain. However, a little uncomfortable when turning.

Four-wheel

It is a heavy, powerful and highly efficient system. Four-wheel is for all types of landscape and weather. It is easy to climb and descend from the hills.

Manual mowers

This is a lightweight drive system which has low power and is hard to push.

Type

Front-wheel

It is fit only for flat lawns and provides manoeuvrability when turning.

Rear-wheel

Due to larger diameter, they work well on slopes and uneven terrain. However, a little uncomfortable when turning.

Four-wheel

It is a heavy, powerful and highly efficient system. Four-wheel is for all types of landscape and weather. It is easy to climb and descend from the hills.

Manual mowers

This is a lightweight drive system which has low power and is hard to push.

1.23 Safety Options

High-end lawnmowers brands do offer a few safety features such as you need to insert and turn a child-proof plastic key in the mower to turn the machine on. Another safety feature is a guard around the deck. It prevents small rocks from being flung due to the mower’s blades.

High-end lawnmowers brands do offer a few safety features such as you need to insert and turn a child-proof plastic key in the mower to turn the machine on. Another safety feature is a guard around the deck. It prevents small rocks from being flung due to the mower’s blades.

1.24 Maintenance

All mowers demand maintenance, but, electric mowers need less maintenance than petrol mowers. You can refer to the user manual for instructions. However, 'once a year' is a good rule for most mowers. Besides, keep the blade sharp enough for better results. The safety feature, like a blade brake clutch, will need to be maintained as well to remain efficient.

All mowers demand maintenance, but, electric mowers need less maintenance than petrol mowers. You can refer to the user manual for instructions. However, 'once a year' is a good rule for most mowers. Besides, keep the blade sharp enough for better results. The safety feature, like a blade brake clutch, will need to be maintained as well to remain efficient.

1.25 Grass Management

What do you prefer while mowing the lawn? Do you like grass clipping falling outside and later sweeping them off manually? Or you are a person of convenience who would rather see them being accumulated in a bag and subsequently, you can dispose of them? The third option is mulching your lawn as that prevent invasions by weeds.
If you are happy to do manual clipping cleaning, a basic mower with primary features will suffice. In the last two cases, you need to look for grass bag and mulching feature respectively.

What do you prefer while mowing the lawn? Do you like grass clipping falling outside and later sweeping them off manually? Or you are a person of convenience who would rather see them being accumulated in a bag and subsequently, you can dispose of them? The third option is mulching your lawn as that prevent invasions by weeds.
If you are happy to do manual clipping cleaning, a basic mower with primary features will suffice. In the last two cases, you need to look for grass bag and mulching feature respectively.

1.26 Warranty

Trusted lawnmowers brand offer a more extended warranty period. Another benefit of buying from a renowned brand is that you can easily find replacement parts.

Trusted lawnmowers brand offer a more extended warranty period. Another benefit of buying from a renowned brand is that you can easily find replacement parts.

1.27 Attachments

A product that comes with various attachments or accessories is admired by many as that enhances its utility. In case of the land mower, some of the attachments could be rakes, lawn aerator, dump carts, lawn rollers, utility carts for transporting tools and materials, fertiliser spreaders, etc. 

A product that comes with various attachments or accessories is admired by many as that enhances its utility. In case of the land mower, some of the attachments could be rakes, lawn aerator, dump carts, lawn rollers, utility carts for transporting tools and materials, fertiliser spreaders, etc. 

1.28 Price

A price for any product is justified as long as that product meets all your requirements. Therefore, buy an electric lawn mower whose features match your needs.

A price for any product is justified as long as that product meets all your requirements. Therefore, buy an electric lawn mower whose features match your needs.

2. Use Cases: The best electric lawn mower for you

Which type of electric lawn mower is best for your use cases?

Which type of electric lawn mower is best for your use cases?

2.1 I have a small and manicured yard. Which type of lawnmower is best for me?

An electric hand-push lawn mower is perfect for any well-manicured yard of up to 5,000 square feet.

An electric hand-push lawn mower is perfect for any well-manicured yard of up to 5,000 square feet.

2.2 My lawn is flat and has a 400 m² area. Which type of lawnmower will be best for me?

The electric push model is suitable for flat a garden of under 500 m². At the same time, self-propelled models are used more in the case of sloping gardens or when the area is over 500 m².

The electric push model is suitable for flat a garden of under 500 m². At the same time, self-propelled models are used more in the case of sloping gardens or when the area is over 500 m².

2.3 My lawn is slightly sloped and has a complex surface with thick-stem grass. Which type of lawnmower will be suitable for me?

Both electric and gasoline lawnmower will be great in your case. If you are going to pick an electrical one, then the power should be 1500-2000W. In the case of gasoline, power rating should be 2.5-6 hp.

Both electric and gasoline lawnmower will be great in your case. If you are going to pick an electrical one, then the power should be 1500-2000W. In the case of gasoline, power rating should be 2.5-6 hp.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 Is an electric lawn mower better or gas?

Electric lawnmowers are suitable for small or medium-sized lawns mainly. Besides, they have a few advantages over gas mower such as they are less expensive, quieter, and easy to operate than gas mowers. They are eco-friendly, and you don’t have to worry about dealing with smelly, dangerous gas. However, they have a shorter range of usage as they need either power or battery to operate.

Electric lawnmowers are suitable for small or medium-sized lawns mainly. Besides, they have a few advantages over gas mower such as they are less expensive, quieter, and easy to operate than gas mowers. They are eco-friendly, and you don’t have to worry about dealing with smelly, dangerous gas. However, they have a shorter range of usage as they need either power or battery to operate.

3.2 How long do electric lawn mower batteries last?

A cordless battery lasts for about five years with regular use. The batteries need replacement when they do not last as long on a single charge or takes longer to charge than they used to. And since a quality electric mower lasts for ten years if properly maintained, so you can expect to purchase a new battery once in the mower’s lifetime.

A cordless battery lasts for about five years with regular use. The batteries need replacement when they do not last as long on a single charge or takes longer to charge than they used to. And since a quality electric mower lasts for ten years if properly maintained, so you can expect to purchase a new battery once in the mower’s lifetime.

3.3 Do electric lawnmowers consume a lot of electricity?

Electric lawnmowers do not consume much electricity. In fact, they are much more energy-efficient when compared to gas-powered motors. Typically, in the long run, a cordless mower uses the least electricity as it typically charges for less time than it runs. But do not forget that battery needs replacement every five years.

Electric lawnmowers do not consume much electricity. In fact, they are much more energy-efficient when compared to gas-powered motors. Typically, in the long run, a cordless mower uses the least electricity as it typically charges for less time than it runs. But do not forget that battery needs replacement every five years.

3.4 In which conditions can I consider a battery-powered mower?

If your lawn is short or medium-sized, has short grass and flat terrain, a cordless electric lawnmower is right for it.

If your lawn is short or medium-sized, has short grass and flat terrain, a cordless electric lawnmower is right for it.

3.5 Does a battery-powered mower need oil?

No. Cordless mowers do not have a combustion engine; therefore, they do not require oil like a gas-powered mower. However, they need lubrication of gears.

No. Cordless mowers do not have a combustion engine; therefore, they do not require oil like a gas-powered mower. However, they need lubrication of gears.

3.6 How loud can electric lawnmowers be?

An electric mower produces nearly 75 decibels which is equivalent to the noise of regular clothes washer. In contrast, the gas mower produces noise up to 95 decibels which is equal to the noise of a motorcycle.

An electric mower produces nearly 75 decibels which is equivalent to the noise of regular clothes washer. In contrast, the gas mower produces noise up to 95 decibels which is equal to the noise of a motorcycle.

3.7 How is the rotary mechanism different from the cylinder mechanism?

The rotary blade spins on a central point under the mower to cut the grass. In contrast, under the cylinder mechanism grass is cut like using scissors. Cylinder mowers do give a nice finish to the lawns. However, they are expensive than rotary mowers and not suitable for cutting long grass.

The rotary blade spins on a central point under the mower to cut the grass. In contrast, under the cylinder mechanism grass is cut like using scissors. Cylinder mowers do give a nice finish to the lawns. However, they are expensive than rotary mowers and not suitable for cutting long grass.

3.8 How to get a striped finish on the lawn?

A mower that has a roller to flatten the grass will give you a striped finish. A point worth noting is that heavier mowers tend to leave the best stripes on the lawn. 

A mower that has a roller to flatten the grass will give you a striped finish. A point worth noting is that heavier mowers tend to leave the best stripes on the lawn. 

3.9

Any convenience store or lawnmower retailer that renders lawnmower maintenance service can sharpen the blades.

Any convenience store or lawnmower retailer that renders lawnmower maintenance service can sharpen the blades.

3.10 Which lawn mower is best for cutting knee-length grass?

Only tractor lawnmower can cut grass as long as that.

Only tractor lawnmower can cut grass as long as that.

3.11 Are lawnmowers safe to use?

Any device, mainly electric, if not utilised properly, can be potentially dangerous. Generally, lawnmowers are as risky as a kitchen knife. Therefore, it is best to take safety measures when using a lawnmower, especially an electric lawnmower.

Any device, mainly electric, if not utilised properly, can be potentially dangerous. Generally, lawnmowers are as risky as a kitchen knife. Therefore, it is best to take safety measures when using a lawnmower, especially an electric lawnmower.

3.12 What safety measures should I observe while using an electric lawn mower?

First of all, use any lawn mower for the purpose for which it has been made. Electric lawn mowers should never be used in the rain. Moreover, cutting should be done in the opposite direction of the cord to avoid accidentally mowing of the cable along with the grass.

First of all, use any lawn mower for the purpose for which it has been made. Electric lawn mowers should never be used in the rain. Moreover, cutting should be done in the opposite direction of the cord to avoid accidentally mowing of the cable along with the grass.

3.13 Why my lawnmower is not starting?

Reasons behind a lawnmower not starting can be different for different types. For example, a corded electric lawn mower may have a poor connection to the electric socket or the extension cord. A self-propelled mower can have a bad recoil cord. A cordless electric lawn mower might have issues with the battery, or there can be a bad connection between the motor and the lawnmower.

Reasons behind a lawnmower not starting can be different for different types. For example, a corded electric lawn mower may have a poor connection to the electric socket or the extension cord. A self-propelled mower can have a bad recoil cord. A cordless electric lawn mower might have issues with the battery, or there can be a bad connection between the motor and the lawnmower.

3.14 Can a lawn mower be used for cutting wet grass?

Lawnmowers' blades are equipped to mow wet grass, but it is suggested not to do that. First, it is a little harder to mow damp grass than dry hay. Second, mowing wet grass can damage the already damp soil.

Lawnmowers' blades are equipped to mow wet grass, but it is suggested not to do that. First, it is a little harder to mow damp grass than dry hay. Second, mowing wet grass can damage the already damp soil.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for electric lawn mower

4.1 How to maintain a mower?

  • Try to keep the area clear by removing objects like twigs, stones, and toys.

  • Never mow in the dark.

  • Major maintenance is required at least twice a year - at the beginning of the season before it’s time for the first mow, or at the end of the season when you’re planning to store it. However, this timing can vary based on geography.

  • Rather than deciding on your own, the best way to find out about mower maintenance is to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. These instructions will ensure your mower runs as long as possible.

  • Try to keep the area clear by removing objects like twigs, stones, and toys.

  • Never mow in the dark.

  • Major maintenance is required at least twice a year - at the beginning of the season before it’s time for the first mow, or at the end of the season when you’re planning to store it. However, this timing can vary based on geography.

  • Rather than deciding on your own, the best way to find out about mower maintenance is to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. These instructions will ensure your mower runs as long as possible.

4.2 How to maintain the mower’s blades?

Regular use and potential damage from unseen branches or rocks put mower blades under a lot of stress. A not-so sharp blade cuts unevenly and shreds the tips of grass blades. It results in brown and dry grass. You can ensure blades always remain in good condition with the following points:

  • Brush off the mower after each use so that debris doesn’t accumulate on the blades.

  • Sharpen the blade often using a file or grindstone, keeping the blade at a 45-degree angle.

  • Alternately, you can seek professional help and get the blade to sharpen with a bench grinder.

Regular use and potential damage from unseen branches or rocks put mower blades under a lot of stress. A not-so sharp blade cuts unevenly and shreds the tips of grass blades. It results in brown and dry grass. You can ensure blades always remain in good condition with the following points:

  • Brush off the mower after each use so that debris doesn’t accumulate on the blades.

  • Sharpen the blade often using a file or grindstone, keeping the blade at a 45-degree angle.

  • Alternately, you can seek professional help and get the blade to sharpen with a bench grinder.

4.3 How to change a spark plug?

Replace lawn mower spark plugs yearly.

  • Disconnect the plug wire to remove the existing spark plug with a plier or something alike.

  • Replace the old one with the right plug. You can either take the code from an existing plug or manual. Also, you can take the old plug with you to the market. 

  • Screw in the new plug.

Replace lawn mower spark plugs yearly.

  • Disconnect the plug wire to remove the existing spark plug with a plier or something alike.

  • Replace the old one with the right plug. You can either take the code from an existing plug or manual. Also, you can take the old plug with you to the market. 

  • Screw in the new plug.

4.4 How to clean an electric lawn mower?

Give the mower a good cleaning as and when required using the following points:

  • Remove the debris wrapped around the blade or caked up on the underside of the deck. 

  • Spray garden hose on the underside of the deck to loosen dirt and dried-on grass. 

  • Use a soft brush and soapy water to scrub the deck. Then rinse off with a hose.

  • Dry the mower thoroughly before using or storing it.

Give the mower a good cleaning as and when required using the following points:

  • Remove the debris wrapped around the blade or caked up on the underside of the deck. 

  • Spray garden hose on the underside of the deck to loosen dirt and dried-on grass. 

  • Use a soft brush and soapy water to scrub the deck. Then rinse off with a hose.

  • Dry the mower thoroughly before using or storing it.

4.5 What are the general care tips for an electric lawn mower?

  • The lawn mower’s motion and engine vibrations can loosen the fasteners and wheels. Check and tighten them from time to time.

  • Inspect the cord or battery periodically to make sure they remain in good condition.

  • Store the battery and cords in a dry place.

  • Swap damaged wheels with replacement wheels.

  • Clear your yard of visible rocks and other such damaging obstacles before mowing.

  • Mow a dry lawn to save the deck from getting clogged with damp clippings.

  • If your blade has dents or cracks, replace it and not try to sharpen it as that will only cause more damage to your lawn. 

  • The lawn mower’s motion and engine vibrations can loosen the fasteners and wheels. Check and tighten them from time to time.

  • Inspect the cord or battery periodically to make sure they remain in good condition.

  • Store the battery and cords in a dry place.

  • Swap damaged wheels with replacement wheels.

  • Clear your yard of visible rocks and other such damaging obstacles before mowing.

  • Mow a dry lawn to save the deck from getting clogged with damp clippings.

  • If your blade has dents or cracks, replace it and not try to sharpen it as that will only cause more damage to your lawn. 

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about electric lawn mower

5.1 Edwin Beard Budding invented the lawnmower. He got the idea from a cutting cylinder at a local cloth mill.

5.2 The lawnmower was patented in 1830. However, it took around a decade for an effective machine to be put into action.

5.3 Powered lawn mowers cause 68,000 injuries in a year.

5.4 The amount of pollution caused by a lawnmower when run for an hour is equal to that of a car being driven for about 300km.

5.5 British Lawnmower Museum is a museum dedicate to the lawnmower, in Merseyside, Great Britain.

5.1 Edwin Beard Budding invented the lawnmower. He got the idea from a cutting cylinder at a local cloth mill.

5.2 The lawnmower was patented in 1830. However, it took around a decade for an effective machine to be put into action.

5.3 Powered lawn mowers cause 68,000 injuries in a year.

5.4 The amount of pollution caused by a lawnmower when run for an hour is equal to that of a car being driven for about 300km.

5.5 British Lawnmower Museum is a museum dedicate to the lawnmower, in Merseyside, Great Britain.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best electric lawn mowers in India 2021

Tall-grass, rough grass, weeds, flats, uphill, sidehill, and downhill, over roots and cut around flower beds, trees, and rocks, after taking all this into account we shortlisted our electric lawnmowers. They were further tested on additional and safety features. Also, customer’s reviews were considered to select our top seven best electric lawn mowers in India.

Tall-grass, rough grass, weeds, flats, uphill, sidehill, and downhill, over roots and cut around flower beds, trees, and rocks, after taking all this into account we shortlisted our electric lawnmowers. They were further tested on additional and safety features. Also, customer’s reviews were considered to select our top seven best electric lawn mowers in India.

6.1 Black + Decker EMAX32S-GB Electric Lawn Mower

Black + Decker EMAX32S-GB is our comparison winner for various reasons. It is the best electrical lawn mower for small and medium-sized property.

The mower is equipped with a 32cm cutting width, 35-litre grass box and has 1200 power rating. It’s lightweight, compact, features a foldable handle and comes with a comfortable and compact storage. It has three adjustable height positions to provide maximum comfort, control, and cut the different sizes of grass.

The grass box comes with a window so that you can see when it needs to be emptied. It has quick-release cable storage as well to keep the cable tidy. The lawnmower has e-drive technology due to which you enjoy high torque and high-performance cutting system. This technology makes EMAX32S capable of cutting off tall & damp grass. Another technology used in this mower is EdgeMax which ensures closest edge cutting. Moreover, the unique nose design and 10-metre long cable help you accessing hard to reach areas under garden furniture, bushes, and shrubs.

Black + Decker EMAX32S-GB is our comparison winner for various reasons. It is the best electrical lawn mower for small and medium-sized property.

The mower is equipped with a 32cm cutting width, 35-litre grass box and has 1200 power rating. It’s lightweight, compact, features a foldable handle and comes with a comfortable and compact storage. It has three adjustable height positions to provide maximum comfort, control, and cut the different sizes of grass.

The grass box comes with a window so that you can see when it needs to be emptied. It has quick-release cable storage as well to keep the cable tidy. The lawnmower has e-drive technology due to which you enjoy high torque and high-performance cutting system. This technology makes EMAX32S capable of cutting off tall & damp grass. Another technology used in this mower is EdgeMax which ensures closest edge cutting. Moreover, the unique nose design and 10-metre long cable help you accessing hard to reach areas under garden furniture, bushes, and shrubs.

6.2 Black + Decker BEMW451BH

Black + Decker BEMW451BH is similar to the EMAX32S in a few things such as cutting width, grass box capability, power rating, and cutting height. It is also corded and suitable for lawns up to 300m². It also has a foldable handlebar which makes the product compact and easy to store. Besides, there are three adjustable-height positions and a window in the grass box to let you see when the box needs to be emptied.

The point of differences is many though. It weighs 10.15 kg (2.75kg more than our winner). Unlike EMAX32S-GB, it has only six months warranty. The blade design promises to deliver 80% better collection & improved overall cutting performance than other mowers. It doesn’t have the two in-built technology- EdgeMax and e-drive. Furthermore, it vibrates less and has 23-63 mm cutting height.

Black + Decker BEMW451BH is similar to the EMAX32S in a few things such as cutting width, grass box capability, power rating, and cutting height. It is also corded and suitable for lawns up to 300m². It also has a foldable handlebar which makes the product compact and easy to store. Besides, there are three adjustable-height positions and a window in the grass box to let you see when the box needs to be emptied.

The point of differences is many though. It weighs 10.15 kg (2.75kg more than our winner). Unlike EMAX32S-GB, it has only six months warranty. The blade design promises to deliver 80% better collection & improved overall cutting performance than other mowers. It doesn’t have the two in-built technology- EdgeMax and e-drive. Furthermore, it vibrates less and has 23-63 mm cutting height.

6.3 Black + Decker EMAX38I

The EMAX38I from Black+Decker is our new long-distance champ. Had there been a category ‘electric lawn mower for large lawns’ this would have been the comparison winner. EMAX38I is like a big brother of our above two top scorers. But it is worth investing in it only if you have a big lawn to mow.

It has a 1600 W power rating. It is enabled with 20-70 mm cutting height and six cutting height settings, which makes it capable of cutting almost any size and type of grass. Besides, the single 'Soft Touch' lever makes things smoother. Since this is designed for a large lawn, the cutting width is 38 cm, and with 45 litres grass box capacity, you might have to empty the box just once.

It has the best of both world technologies, i.e. e-drive and EdgeMax. We really admire the Intelli-cable management feature because you don’t have to worry about the cable. On the downside, it is a bulky mower, but the integrated carry handle makes it easier to lift and even move around the home.

The EMAX38I from Black+Decker is our new long-distance champ. Had there been a category ‘electric lawn mower for large lawns’ this would have been the comparison winner. EMAX38I is like a big brother of our above two top scorers. But it is worth investing in it only if you have a big lawn to mow.

It has a 1600 W power rating. It is enabled with 20-70 mm cutting height and six cutting height settings, which makes it capable of cutting almost any size and type of grass. Besides, the single 'Soft Touch' lever makes things smoother. Since this is designed for a large lawn, the cutting width is 38 cm, and with 45 litres grass box capacity, you might have to empty the box just once.

It has the best of both world technologies, i.e. e-drive and EdgeMax. We really admire the Intelli-cable management feature because you don’t have to worry about the cable. On the downside, it is a bulky mower, but the integrated carry handle makes it easier to lift and even move around the home.

6.4 Sharpex 1800 Watt Electric Lawn Mower

Sharpex is a renowned brand in the market of gardening tools. It has engineered and innovated a large range of products over time, and MOW-RE-005 is the best example of it.

It has a strong and powerful engine of 1800 W which makes the machine capable of cutting grass in a large lawn. It has 100 feet long clearly visible fluorescent cable which ensures you reach the corner of your garden without any additional power cable set up. The 20mm to 80mm cutting height, razor-sharp 16-inch steel blades, and 40 cm cutting width provide maximum performance even through tall grass, and overgrowth. Not only you will have to make a few passes in your lawn, but with 55-litre grass box capacity, you might have to empty it only once.

Moreover, the six adjustable height settings make it comfortable for most users. The compact and slim frame with folding handles ensures easy storage.

Sharpex is a renowned brand in the market of gardening tools. It has engineered and innovated a large range of products over time, and MOW-RE-005 is the best example of it.

It has a strong and powerful engine of 1800 W which makes the machine capable of cutting grass in a large lawn. It has 100 feet long clearly visible fluorescent cable which ensures you reach the corner of your garden without any additional power cable set up. The 20mm to 80mm cutting height, razor-sharp 16-inch steel blades, and 40 cm cutting width provide maximum performance even through tall grass, and overgrowth. Not only you will have to make a few passes in your lawn, but with 55-litre grass box capacity, you might have to empty it only once.

Moreover, the six adjustable height settings make it comfortable for most users. The compact and slim frame with folding handles ensures easy storage.

6.5 Makita ELM3720 Electric Lawn Mower

Makita ELM3720 is our best budget buy. It is a combination of 1400 W power rating motor, 37 cm cutting width, and 20-55 mm cutting height. With those numbers, it is the right fit for only small lawns. It has a few similarities with our top two rankers including 35 litres grass box, hand-push self-propulsion, rotary cutting mechanism, and three cutting height adjustment levels. However, it is almost double the weight of our winner, and there is no mention of a brand warranty.

It has a long cable and to manage that ‘cable management’ feature is also there. The coloured signal flap indicates once the collection bag is full and ultimately saves your time of checking the bag again and again. It is a low-noise electric lawn mower that comes with a maintenance-friendly polypropylene cutting deck. Moreover, the 3-cut maize system helps in picking up the fallen leaves and mowing even without a catch tray.

Makita ELM3720 is our best budget buy. It is a combination of 1400 W power rating motor, 37 cm cutting width, and 20-55 mm cutting height. With those numbers, it is the right fit for only small lawns. It has a few similarities with our top two rankers including 35 litres grass box, hand-push self-propulsion, rotary cutting mechanism, and three cutting height adjustment levels. However, it is almost double the weight of our winner, and there is no mention of a brand warranty.

It has a long cable and to manage that ‘cable management’ feature is also there. The coloured signal flap indicates once the collection bag is full and ultimately saves your time of checking the bag again and again. It is a low-noise electric lawn mower that comes with a maintenance-friendly polypropylene cutting deck. Moreover, the 3-cut maize system helps in picking up the fallen leaves and mowing even without a catch tray.

6.6 Kisan Kraft 1400-Watt Electric Lawn Mower

If you are searching for a powerful motor within the budget and maximum cutting width, then this electric lawn mower is for you. It has 1400 W - 2900 RPM (1.8hp) motor and 40 cm cutting width. It is a bit bulky, however, the carry handle and portable nature make things easier.

We are very impressed with the 25-70 mm cutting height, five adjustable height settings, and 50-liter grass collection box. Besides, the brand also gives you six months warranty in case there is any manufacturing defect.

If you are searching for a powerful motor within the budget and maximum cutting width, then this electric lawn mower is for you. It has 1400 W - 2900 RPM (1.8hp) motor and 40 cm cutting width. It is a bit bulky, however, the carry handle and portable nature make things easier.

We are very impressed with the 25-70 mm cutting height, five adjustable height settings, and 50-liter grass collection box. Besides, the brand also gives you six months warranty in case there is any manufacturing defect.

6.7 BKR 300 Electric Lawn Mower

Our rank seven electric lawn mower is for all those who want a small, compact, and portable mower at the best price for their small lawn. On our list, BKR 300 has a minimum power rating at 1000 W, least cutting width at 30 cm, and the smallest grass box of 25-liter capacity.

The BKR lawnmower has a 2900 RPM capacity. It is a hand-push mower, and with 13 kg weight, you can easily push it using your hands. The adjustable height setting is three, and the cutting mechanism used is rotary. It is our least priced mower, and with all those features, it justifies the price. Checkout reviews and comparison of best garden hedge shears, best hedge trimmers, best garden swings, best manual lawn mowers, best Solar Light for Garden in India.

Our rank seven electric lawn mower is for all those who want a small, compact, and portable mower at the best price for their small lawn. On our list, BKR 300 has a minimum power rating at 1000 W, least cutting width at 30 cm, and the smallest grass box of 25-liter capacity.

The BKR lawnmower has a 2900 RPM capacity. It is a hand-push mower, and with 13 kg weight, you can easily push it using your hands. The adjustable height setting is three, and the cutting mechanism used is rotary. It is our least priced mower, and with all those features, it justifies the price. Checkout reviews and comparison of best garden hedge shears, best hedge trimmers, best garden swings, best manual lawn mowers, best Solar Light for Garden in India.