Considering going to electric lawn mower... looking at Ego and Kobalt ... any insights?

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kemper

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HD has a 90 day return policy.  Go get an Ego mower.  Use it for 90 days.
If you like it - keep it - you are all good.
If not - return it for a full refund.

Results vary based on lawn type, mowing habits, and user expectations.
I am happy with my 21" SP.
Best way to determine if it will work well for you is to use it for a while.
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Ego's batteries and chargers are technically superior ( heat management allows longer life in theory, along with faster charge times).

I have not used Kobalt products nor have I researched them, but I do know that Ego's mowers are the highest rated mowers of any type (gas, electric or battery) on Home Depot's site.
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I have been using an Ego 20" for 2 years now and love it so far. I get about 40 minutes cutting time which is just perfect and battery takes about 15 minutes to recharge mower cuts great even when grass is a little wet.
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I think everyone here is at least a little biased toward Ego, but consumer reports is an unbiased reference and every Ego model scores much better than the highest rated Kobalt.

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I bought the Kobalt last year and loved it. While using it this year, I had issues with sparking and the side discharge chute falling off. After calling Kobalt about it, I returned it for a fully refunded trade for a new one at Lowe's. On the new one, the side discharge flap has started falling off. I really like the rest of the mower; but may have to return it if I can't figure out how to make the chute stay attached. (The birds don't seem to like it when stuff flies up at them). *One acre lot*
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Thanks for the suggestion. The headlight on it sounds super intriguing. It gets rather hot during the day in Alabama. :-)
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The headlight works very well.  It is not just there so they can add it to the list of features, it actually allows me to mow in the dark.
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That's impressive. I'm pruning a bunch of smaller trees that were never pruned before and satisfactorily mulching the smaller limbs. Does the Ego handle small twigs well?
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just ask my poor 20" EGO.  It's literally a chipper vac with twigs from my back yard. Handles them find.  I would never run over a branch though.  It could destroy any mowers shaft.
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Thanks for the feedback. I generally reduce the small branches with manual loppers prior to mulching them. That way, they mimic twigs. As previously mentioned, my Kobalt mower performs well, except the side-discharge chute doesn't seem to adhere to the frame firmly & often detaches.