Up for review, is the GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower. This small electric lawnmower might seem unimpressive at first glance, but it does just as good of a job cutting grass as some of the bigger models on the market today—just as long as you don’t expect it to cut too large of an area. Let’s take a closer look at this little mower.
The first thing I noticed when this was delivered to my house is that it requires no assembly whatsoever. It came just about fully assembled, right out of the box, and only needed a few adjustments to get it ready to cut grass. That’s something to like with any mower.
Another thing that I noticed about the GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower is that it is a corded electric lawnmower. Which means that it doesn’t take batteries like other electric models. Instead, you have to plug this in using an extension cord that’s rated for outdoor use. Unfortunately, it didn’t come with one, you have to supply your own.
Which really brings me to my first point about this lawnmower. Since it’s tethered to its power source with an extension cord, that really limits how far you can use it. And that means that you either have to get a really long extension cord or string several of them together.
The next thing you need to consider is that it only has a 16-cutting swath. Which is quite less than the 20-inch cutting swath a lot of mowers have. This fact, combined with the fact that it’s corded, means that this lawnmower is not really good for big yards. Not unless you want to do a whole lot of work.
This mower does have a few things going for it. For instance, it is very lightweight. I think that it’s one of the lightest lawnmowers that I’ve had the pleasure of using. Which means that it’s easy to move around and easy to push. It’s also very quiet, which I really like as well.
It also has a push-button start and once it’s on, it vibrates very little. In fact, there were a few times that I thought that maybe it wasn’t on and it had come unplugged or something. However, that wasn’t the case at all. It’s just really smooth and quiet.
It might be kind of small, but man does it really feel like it’s well made. I had the utmost confidence in it as I tried out the mulching and the rear bag feature. It did both of these jobs fairly well, but I thought the bag was a little small, and as a result, I spent quite a bit of time emptying. Other than that, I think it did a great job on the portion of my yard I decided to try it out on.
And when I was done with it, I simply put it in my shed. Its convenient size allows it to be stored in a variety of different locations: your basement, your garden shed or your garage. Which I’m pretty thankful for because my shed (as well as my garage) is about filled to the rafters with stuff.
By the time I was done with the GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower, I was pretty impressed with the results. It did a great job cutting my grass, even some of the higher grass, and it was quiet and had little vibration. And although it’s a little too small for larger yards, I do think it will deliver the best value to those with regular or small-sized yards.
Being small in size it's easy to use and store. Well built, pretty light and quiet compared to others. No real assembly required. To me, this one delivers the most for the money!
- Well built
- Extremely lightweight
- Good for small yards
- No assembly required
- Pretty inexpensive
- Low vibration
- Only has a 16-inch cutting path
- Not intended for larger yards
- Bag is small
- Needs an extension cord