Bad Execution of Good Design

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New Mod# LM2100 mower is good design, but misses its potential due to lack of attention to detail in production.
Problem: The new mower's blade is dull because of burr along the cutting edge. Consumers' Reports advises sharpening the mower blade every month to protect the grass from disease and this defect defeats the advanced battery technology this expensive mower brought to the lawn care market and will decrease the health of purchaser's landscape. The battery has to overcome the added resistance to the blade's dull edge and your gas-fired competition has power to burn. Please correct is defect.
JTS
Gaithersburg, MD
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Jeff Silva

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Posted 3 years ago

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SCDC, Champion

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Hello Jeff,

We've all complained a bit about the blade, but it is a trade-off.  I sharpen mine after each cut. Takes about 2 to 3 minutes and it is extremely easy to remove.  

I'm sure all electric mowers use blades that are similar.
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Jeff, while it is a little disappointing the blade doesn't come with a nicer edge from the factory, it needs to be pointed out that blade sharpening is a big part of maintaining ANY lawn mower.

Any mower with a dull blade will not cut grass properly, and as a result be less efficient while increasing damage to your lawn. Also, most mower blades are not provided with a truly sharp edge from the factory, and require further sharpening for optimum performance.

As SCDC pointed out, sharper blades from the factory would be nice to see and would improve the "out of the box" cutting experience. This would not change the fact that the blade needs periodic sharpening.
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Hmmmmm, I knew my Gen 1 Ego mower was cutting better than the new one. 
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Time to tune up that blade! :-)
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Official Response
Jeff, thanks for sharing your opinion on the blade.  This is certainly something that has come up in the past and is something we're working to correct for the future.