21" Self propelled Lawn Mower leaves my sidewalk a mess!

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My lawn mower leaves grass clipping all over the place. I have removed the mulching hardware and have the clipping bag attached. I empty frequently and have adjusted the height level with no change. Same problem with dry or slightly wet grass. 
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Luis Velez

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Yes, I have the same EXACT experience.  When I switched to the dual battery model, there is nothing on the driveway.  There really isn't anything you can do with this.  A few tips:

Switch to a high lift blade (available)

Make sure under the mowing deck is clean, no clumped up grass under there. 
Lubricate the underside
Sharpen blade
Cut very slow, overlapping each pass

Good Luck
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Lowering the mower to the "1" setting and going over the sidewalk with it will usually pick up extra grass.

Using the "high-lift" blade helps a bit, especially for bagging.

I'm sure the "Ego Approved" answer is to buy one of the leaf blowers and use it on your sidewalks/driveway after you mow and edge (you do own the edger too, right?)
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yes, this was the first thing i tried with no success. I have an edger and it makes even more mess. my old mower used just suck this right up or blow to the side. 
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This mower is a wonderful concept however Ego needs to perfect this issues of leaving paths of grass along the strip along with a mowhawk look.  It takes me basically three times over to go back and pick up the path of grass it leaves behind and the mow hawk strip.  I love everything about this mower except for the way it actually mows.  If you are a perfectionist as I am, it's a horrible mower.  
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Ego LM2142 dual battery mower is the perfectionists friend. :)

Reviews from people with both mowers state that it solves all of the issues you state Ego needs to address.
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The HL blade will improve the  cut if you use the bag.  It doesn't improve mulching performance, however.