Pre-Order the High Lift Blade for the 21" SP Mower

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Question for EGO: Is it possible to pre-order the high lift blade for the 21" SP mower that was advertised as being released in the USA in early 2017?

Is "early 2017" still on track?
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Harry

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Posted 3 years ago

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Alex Andrade

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What's the benefit of the new blade that it's coming out soon, I just bought the 21 SP and planning to try it tomorrow
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David Cline

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Higher lift—better for bagging.
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I'm waiting with bated breath as well
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You won't be able to order or pre-order the high-left blade until it's available on the Home Depot website. I haven't heard any changes to the date, so I would still keep an eye on January or February.
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Harry, Ken is correct. We typically don't offer pre-orders for accessories. We promise to keep everyone posted when this blade becomes available. It will likely be an online only product available on homedepot.com.
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Jennifer: Thanks for the update. What is the current target date for release of the blade in the US?
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Well stated, Oleg.
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Steve, I have a variety of Ego products, and some experience with a few that I don't own personally. I pass along any information I have from personal experience, but I also pass along any relevant information that has been shared by other users or by Ego's customer service representatives. Sometimes new people post questions that have been answered previously, so if I can easily pass along helpful information without making them search through two or three years' worth of posts, I'll do that.

If you actually read my comment about the chain saw, it wasn't about the chain saw itself, and I didn't say or even imply that I did. In fact, I plainly stated that I've never owned either one. My comment was about dealing with Home Depot and a shipping problem, and how to get a damaged shipment replaced. I DO have experience with that.

No, I don't drive a Prius. Never even been in one.
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BA, don't forget that you get 365 days to return the mower if you pay with an HD charge or credit card. Of course gas powered equipment is excluded from that generous return policy, so this is a huge benefit if you want to thoroughly test out an Ego mower before committing to the switch from gas.

Steve, if the Ego mower doesn't perform as well as you expect, I would definitely take advantage of the return policy. All Ego models certainly aren't the same as each other, much less to as all gas mowers. There are definitely inherent differences and unique limitations to an electric motor compared to gas motors. And there are even differences between battery types. I'm sure Ego can substantiate their "power of gas" marketing with a technical comparison on some specific dimension (likely torque). But if the mower doesn't work for you, return it and get a gas mower.

For me, the dozen ways that the Ego mower is easier to store, maintain, set up, and use are worth possibly giving up some performance compared to the latest and greatest mowers. And since it performs as well as my 15 year old Honda, I never experienced that supposed better performance to miss it.
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The few detriments, (lack of lift) are FAR outweighed by the convenience of a lightweight, battery powered mower.  I complained about the lack of lift, I was one of the first to ask how do we get the HL blade here.  so what I found so far I have to do is take about 2 minutes with a lawn rake and lift the fallen leaves to the surface, then they get chopped up just fine.

Read the Home Depot reviews, granted most of them are "honeymoon phase", but they're overwhelmingly positive.

Dang, if a mower was bugging me as much as it's bugging me I would be getting rid of it - life's too short amigo.

And, Ego apparently IS "doing something about it" (the lift problem) by releasing a "High Lift" blade.

I'll happily spend $20 to see if it helps.  If it doesn't I'll go back to the quick raking to the surface and call it good.  My serenity and peace of mind is more important to me than trying to get a company to "recall" mowers, and convince us to join the bandwagon, cuz that crap is, well - LOL

I don't miss my Honda mower a tiny bit either.

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Sorry meant to say as much as it was bugging Steve - I'd GET RID OF IT
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Bloomz, there is nothing worse than "buyer's remorse".

I made an EXPENSIVE mistake, I am a "lawn guy" and I like it to be perfect. I have had lots of mowers, all the name brands.I  read the blogs and user reports, bought the EGo. I had a huge hassle w/Home depot to get it, and I had to fight to get the right battery, after weeks I got ot use it.

I complained, no one listened...this blog wants you to think you are the problem. Most are just impressed that there is a battery mower I thnk,  but it is not a good lawn mower in my opinion. It does not cut right, the problem as I see it is that EGO blade speeds are slower than gasoline blade speeds by a lot. The grass is just not standing up when the blade goes over it. My "Guess" is that this saves the battery and they can brag about the life of the battery life.

Some ot the responders on this blog attack any user that does not annoit the EGO as the "cat's meow" of lawn mowers. I laugh at the reponders that look an awful lot like "paid by the company" to repond to anyone that complains about any little thing.The ones that are the "champions" must not have a life because if you mention the word "EGO" they are right there to defend the brand...no matter the complaint then have the brass to say "your comments are not helpful"...hahahaha "GET A LIFE"!

I made a $600 mistake and I don't like that as these bloggers and users places were the reason I bought the thing.

I see them on Ebay for sale, so there must be others trying to unlad them

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Can you put your grandson on? I bet we could have a more intelligent conversation.
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Jacob. Apparently your post from 18:22 was redacted by the powers that be. But I agree with you. Let's get on with life and end this stupid discussion. And I'm the OP of this thread. Did not intend to start a firestorm .
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Jacob, Jacob, do I sense some sarcasm in your posts??As I posted earlier, destroy the messenger, it is always the end user's fault, not the product. I just want an expensive mower to work as advertised...my SP Ego is not that.

Soon all that will be on this board will "you" champions" talking about your batteries...hahaha....all good reports to I figure too. Any complainers will be gone, if there are any left.

...did you say you drive a Prius?

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It ok harry. There are always unhappy people on these forums.

Steve, I repeat, I just said there isn't anything wrong with the blade. NEVER did i say there wasn't anything wrong with the mower.
I drive a beat down 2003 durango. So.. nope. I don't drive a prius.
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Steve never answered why he didn't return it I notice.....
So it must be all OUR fault.

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