Got my high lift 20" blade from Mowermagic for my steel deck mower.

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Got my high lift 20" blade from Mowermagic. Although certainly not as detailed as John's review, my impressions: First, there is an audible difference. Not in decibels, but in the kind of sound. There is more of a "fan sound" with the high lift. Blade was well balanced, no vibration. Cut 5" grass to level 4 (3 3/8 inches), with both blades for a side-by-side comparison. I mulched. I estimate a 50 percent better cut on grass that was bent over. I was pretty impressed. Days later, I cut 4 inch grass to level 3. To my surprise,virtually no bent over grass survived the level 3 cut. Lawn looked great. Only drawback I noticed is the clippings were no shorter with the high lift blade. I expected a finer mulch. In any event, I am NOT taking the high lift blade off--ever! It will remain my blade of choice.
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Awesome!  Now I can't wait for my order to arrive!  Thanks!
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Any decrease in battery life?



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Hard to tell on battery life. I've always been able to mow the yard on one charge, approx. 5500 square feet. I was able to mow the whole yard with the high lift. Another request for EGO to implement run-time metering on their batteries. I don't have the tools to test battery life.
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I didn't notice. I could cut 5500 s.f. Before on a charge, and I can still do that with the high lift.
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As far as battery life, I also didn't notice faster RPM's with the high lift.
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It is not a mulching blade. you will get larger cut pieces. This is to be expected and has been stressed by ego many times.
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Mine munches better than it did with the regular blade.
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Thanks so much for sharing your impressions of the 20 inch high-lift blade! I was especially happy to hear that you were noticing that the high-lift blade was cutting bent-over grass better than the standard blade, because that has been one of my biggest concerns. When I was using the 21 inch plastic deck mower and the standard blade, the grass seemed to be getting pushed and matted down rather than cut in a lot of places on the lawn. I haven't had the chance to mow the lawn in mulching mode yet with the high-lift blade, so I was glad to hear at least that the high-lift blade isn't a worse mulcher than the standard blade. And maybe it will be an even better mulcher than the standard blade, as bloomz has experienced. Like you, I've been thinking that I'll probably never use the standard blade again. I'm just thrilled so far with the high-lift blade (at least on the steel deck mower).
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I mentioned it lifting up the grass that gets pushed down by the wheels in my post about my mower sucks.....

https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/my-mower-sucks-and-im-happy-about-that

I can't see myself using the standard blade ever again either, tho I admit to being slightly troubled about my battery life last week.  I'm going to time it next time I use it, then maybe put the standard blade back on and see if its deteriorating.  It's one year old.

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Check the blade balance and correct if necessary. A new blade shouldn't have balance issues, but if it does, there's a lot of energy going into shaking the mower that should be going into cutting grass instead.
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Chris, is that the 21" HL blade you are having trouble with?
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Yes, that's the one.
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OK, because this thread is becoming confusing as to which blade people are talking about.  LOL
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Our when I called them, they had both suzes.
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EGO should really make a mulching blade.
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Ego needs to make alot of things.
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Received my 20" HL blade from Mower Magic, also. Love it!

Immediately heard that it was a little louder. But, still MUCH quieter than my old Honda Harmony.

Mowed the backyard today after two days of heavy rain. It was still pretty damp. Was cutting at setting 3 and it left no lines. I also found that it mulched up twigs and other debris very nicely.

Love this mower even more now. My backyard is almost always damp. In fact, I have French drains to prevent flooding. This unit being so light means that I leave much less muddy mess near the drains on days like today.

I also notice that the tires on this mower don't collect wet grass clippings the way my Honda did.

Very, very happy.
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AWESOME!!!
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Awesome, Craig! It sounds like you were mulching instead of bagging with the high lift blade. Is that right?
I've mulched the last two mows with the high lift blade, rather than bagging. I'm really happy with the way it's mulching. Since I much prefer to leave the clippings on the grass to fertilize the grass rather than bagging, I'll probably be strictly mulching with the high-lift blade.
I also think the high-lift blade on the steel deck mower is an awesome combination. I think that combination solves a lot of problems that people have had with EGO mowers, such as lack of lift, poor mulching performance, bad side-discharge design (since with the steel deck mower you get a true side-discharge).
I can't stop singing the praises of that combination.
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Yes, have only been mulching so far. Plan to bag in the fall.
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Amazon says shipping my extra HL July 21. If you haven't ordered best go for it.