GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower Review

When I first saw the GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower, I wondered if this mower would be large anough to do any sort of mowing job. After all, it’s pretty small, or as my wife would put it: adorable. No matter what you call it, however, one things is for certain. If it doesn’t do a good job at cutting the grass then it’s “cuteness” level isn’t worth anything. So let’s check out this little mower and see if it has the power to handle my yard.

When I first received this corded electric mower, I noticed that it was pretty easy to put together, no thanks to the instruction manual. The instruction manual that came with my mower was poorly written and kind of confusing. It does tell you the gauge of extension cord that you need to safely operate this mower but it doesn’t do a good job telling you about its features or how to put it together. Nevertheless, the mower was simple to put together. All I had to do was attach the handles and it was good to go. Just remember, like all corded mowers, this one doesn’t come with an extension cord. You’ll need to purchase that separately.

Another thing I noticed about this mower is the wheels were really small. It would have been nicer to have large back wheels. After all, larger wheels are better at navigating uneven surfaces and makes it easy to push the mower up a hill. However, I understand why this mower has small wheels—it’s small and isn’t intended for anything but easy and basic lawn mowing on small yards. Its small wheels are good for mowing around flower beds though, as their compact size doesn’t get in the way.

I do like that this mower has an 18-inch cutting deck and can side discharge or mulch your grass. And I have to say that this “cute” mower really does do a good job at cutting the grass. I didn’t have any problems cutting my lawn—as long as the terrain was even and the grass wasn’t too tall. But it does have a surprising amount of power.

I would think that the GreenWorks 25012 12-Amp Corded 18-Inch Lawn Mower is a mower that is good for small city yards or for use in the garden. It’s a good little mower, but I don’t see it being used for anything more than that.

8.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

I would think that it's a mower good for small city yards or for use in the garden. It's a good little mower, but I don't see it being used for anything more than that.

Performance
8
Features
8
Ease of Use
9
Value
9
Quality
8
PROS
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble
  • Well built
  • Quiet
  • Very Compact
CONS
  • Intended only for small yards
  • Not good for hills or rough terrain
  • Needs an extension cord
  • Instruction manual could be better
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